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Obituaries for the week of July 26, 2017
George Lavon Caylor Mr. George Lavon Caylor, age 88, passed away Monday, July 27, 2017 in Fairhope, Ala. He was a native of Uriah, Ala. and has resided in Atmore, Ala. since 1953. He was retired from Champion Paper Company with thirteen years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member and deacon at Presley Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his…
Atmore grandmother arrested for sex trafficking – Allegedly ‘sold’ sex with granddaughter to boyfriend, 87
    An Atmore woman and an Atmore man were arrested last week after an investigation revealed evidence that the 66-year-old woman accepted money from her 87-year-old boyfriend in exchange for having sexual relations with her 13-year-old granddaughter. Unconfirmed reports are that Mary Lue Daw, who resides at an address on Third Avenue, actually held the youngster down while Charles Clarence Stacey, who listed a Pieburn Circle address, violated her…
Texas fugitive nabbed after 20 years in Atmore
An Escambia County deputy’s diligence led to the arrest of one of the state of Texas’s most wanted fugitives, a man who had been living in hiding in Atmore for the past two decades. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported Wednesday that the actions of Deputy Dereck Lowry, who was given two different names by a speeding suspect, led to the discovery that the motorist with whom he was talking was…
Attempted murder – Man tries to drown woman in Perdido Creek
An Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Detention Center this week, charged with two counts of attempted murder, along with two unrelated crimes, after he apparently tried to drown an unidentified pregnant woman in Perdido Creek recently. According to a press release issued Tuesday by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, the incident that led to the charges occurred on July 7, below the bridge that spans…
Brantley takes helm at RPES
John Brantley is the new principal at Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective July 17, 2017. In regular meeting Thursday, July 13, the Escambia County Board of Education, on recommendation of Superintendent John Knott, voted to transfer Brantley from the principal’s position at A.C. Moore Elementary to principal at RP. Last month the board voted to consolidate A.C. Moore with Rachel Patterson and Escambia County Middle School. Sandra Reid had been…