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Firefighters save Swift Mill
The city’s top fireman and the top executive of a local lumber mill praised firefighters from Atmore and three area agencies for their work in bringing a Saturday night fire under control before it got out of hand and ran rampant through the mill. “The firefighters did an outstanding job of containing it,” said Robin Swift, president of Swift Lumber, of the blaze that erupted inside the business shortly after…
Docket set
News Staff Report The 21st Judicial Circuit Criminal Docket has been set for December 12 through December 16. The following cases are on the docket. Courtroom One Jacob Monk, UMCS; Ricky D. Taylor, burglary 3rd; Jaquan Monte Powell, trafficking – cocaine; Shelton Forney, trafficking – synthetics; Pete Anthony Jimenez, TOP 2nd, RSP 1st x 4; Leandra Corey, UPCS; Jonathan E. Haveard, TOP lst x 2; Taconius Stallworth, UPCS; Brandon Tanner,…
Driver hospitalized
An Atmore man was hospitalized after a single-vehicle mishap that occurred on Wilson Avenue around 7:19 p.m. last Wednesday, Nov. 23. According to Atmore Police Department reports, 35-year-old Scottie Hall was taken by ambulance to a Bay Minette hospital for treatment of the injuries he suffered when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed along the narrow city street. Reports show that Hall’s 2009 Dodge Avenger left the roadway…
Historic marker unveiling
Former students of Escambia County Training School will join students of state and local history, public officials and others this Friday, Dec. 2, in unveiling and dedicating a marker commemorating the former school’s designation as a historic landmark. The ceremony is set for 9:30 a.m. at 100 Martin Luther King Drive, where the former school, which opened in 1926 and closed in 1970, was established as the county’s first public…