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Obituaries for the week of June 28, 2017
Earnest Macks, Jr. Mr. Earnest Macks, Jr., age 71, of Perdido, Ala., passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at his residence. He was a sheetrock installer most of his life. He was born in Uriah, Ala. to the late Earnest and Bessie Skinner Macks, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sylvia Brown Macks; a daughter, Donna Mooney. Mr. Macks is survived by his son, David…
Juvenile shooter sought
Atmore police continued this week their search for a 17-year-old juvenile who is accused of last week’s shooting of a Georgia man who was visiting an Atmore resident. APD Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that a warrant has been issued charging the unnamed juvenile, who is believed to be in hiding, with attempted murder. According to a press release issued by Brooks, police were sent to Patterson Street Apartments…
Tropical Storm Cindy approaches – Expected to dump rain, rain and more rain
Although Tropical Storm Cindy was still being called “Potential Tropical Cyclone Three” early Tuesday, the oncoming weather system was expected to dump more rain on an already saturated Gulf Coast as it neared landfall in Louisiana. The system is expected to move north to northwest and hit the Louisiana coast by late Wednesday, but forecasters say the low-pressure center’s impact will likely extend well to the east along the Gulf…
OWA state’s largest job creator – Second-largest investment in 2016
The Alabama Department of Commerce’s 2016 New and Expanding Industry Announcements, released in May, cites OWA as the leading job creator for the state of Alabama. The project is on track to create 620 new jobs this year alone. The report also recognizes OWA’s $361 million investment as the second-largest in the state. “The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is so proud that our business endeavor OWA is making such…
Holyfield named to boxing’s Hall of Fame
One of Atmore’s own has reached the pinnacle of success in his chosen profession. Evander Holyfield, who was born in Atmore and moved to Atlanta as a child, was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Holyfield, who earned the nickname “Real Deal” for his boxing prowess, headlined a 2017 class that also featured Marco Antonio Barrera, the late Johnny Tapia and current Showtime…