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Obituaries for the week of December 20, 2017
Kattie Mae Barnhill Mrs. Kattie Mae Barnhill, age 72, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. She was a resident of Atmore; native of Stanley Crossroads, Ala. and lived most of her life in Davisville, Fla. She was a member of the Gospel Light Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Alice Buckhault; son, Alan Keith Barnhill; brothers, Jesse James Buckhault, Clinton Jim…
Snow!
A rare series of snow showers that fell Friday night and into Saturday morning across Atmore and Escambia County proved area weathermen wrong and created a virtual Winter Wonderland for local children of all ages. Forecasters had predicted that there was a “slight chance” of wintry precipitation that could include snow falling across the area, but cautioned that locals shouldn’t expect any accumulation of the white powder, even if it…
Bond revoked
An Atmore woman who was arrested in July and accused of doing nothing to stop her mother-in-law from prostituting the woman’s teenage daughter, was back behind bars just 10 days after she finally was able to make bond. Melissa Deann Stoker, 37, spent more than four months in the Escambia County Detention Center before a $100,000 bond was posted on her behalf on November 20. That bond represented a significant…
Downtown revitalization begins
“We’re gonna bring back that theater.” And that, according to Zach Mannheimer, is the beginning for Atmore’s downtown revitalization. Mannheimer is principal community planner with McClure Engineering Company, a Clive, Iowa-based civil engineering firm. He works within “Creative Placemaking for rural communities with the goal of helping them achieve economic and population growth through cultural and entrepreneurial amenities, concepts, and catalytic projects,” he is quoted as saying. According to the…