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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…
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…
A bevy of beauties … or something like that
It’s hard to characterize the contestants in the Escambia County High School Womanless Beauty Pageant as beauties … but we’ll start there anyway. The pageant, a fund-raising project of the school’s Triton Club, was held Friday, November 18. Stephanie McGhee is the club’s faculty sponsor. The contestants were Joshua Richardson, Christian Brooks, Jacob Harrison, Joseph Bryan, Wesley Johnson, Ladanian Dailey, Trey Price, Tyrec Packer, De’Ante Bullard, Jimmy Overstreet, La’Karlton Nye,…