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Storms … again
Atmore has seen its share of bad weather lately. Although lines of storms came through over the weekend, Atmore was spared much of the damage other areas suffered. However, there were isolated cases here, such as this van crushed under a fallen tree on School Street. Firefighters Daniel White, Zack Stewart, Shane Rollin and Chief Ron Peebles cut the tree away Monday morning. News photo by Tom Tschida
Rosa Parks Breakfast planned
Every year, a group of area citizens gather to honor the memory of Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005), considered to be the Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement. They meet for breakfast and a program on a Saturday near her birthday. Selma Mayor Darrio Melton is the guest speaker for this year’s Rosa Parks breakfast to be held Saturday, February 4, at 9 a.m., in…
ECMS shines at BOE meeting
The Escambia County Board of Education met Thursday, January 19, at Escambia County Middle School. Although the board was honored as part of School Board Recognition Month, it was the ECMS Enrichment students who stole the show. They gave a presentation on Stealing Freedom, a book they read in class. But it was so much more than a book report. They displayed life-size characters they created as well as quilt…
3 shot, home invaded – ECSO investigating 2 incidents
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into two out-of-the-ordinary incidents that happened on the fringes of Atmore over the weekend, one a triple shooting and the other a home invasion. Three local men were shot, allegedly by two unknown males who tried to rob them, and another local man claimed that three people, including a child, forced their way into his home, assaulted him and left him bound and…
Reward offered in theft
Officials of Johnson Ford have offered a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who stole an expensive set of wheels and tires off a muscle car that was among the dealership’s inventory. Ben Odom, sales manager for the local auto dealer, said thieves removed the wheels and tires from a 2017 Shelby GT 350 Mustang at some time between midnight Saturday and…