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ABC store robbed
Atmore police continued this week their search for two masked bandits who held up the ABC store on North Main Street at gunpoint last week. The heist took place Tuesday, December 12, and Atmore police patrol officers and investigators were notified around 5:49 p.m. that the state owned and operated liquor store had been robbed. While some APD personnel entered the store to determine the basics of the crime, others…
Man caught breaking in home
A 31-year-old Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Detention Center, under a $100,000 bond, this week after his November 29 arrest on burglary, theft and drug charges. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reported that Joel Thomas Klinger of a 12th Avenue address was arrested on one count each of first degree burglary, third degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, second degree theft, unlawful possession…
City looks at new recycle program
With Atmore’s recycling program recently shut down, Mayor Jim Staff and Executive Assistant Celia Lambert have been researching alternatives, including visits to various facilities. Wednesday evening, December 13, the facility came to Atmore as Jim Roberts, public information officer with Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) in Pensacola, held an open meeting at Atmore City Hall. More than 30 people attended, including a number of city employees with the street department.…
Math skills add up to success for ECMS, RPES students
Students at two local schools have been — literally and figuratively — thinking through their math assignments this year, and their hard work has generated some impressive results. Based on their November success with Imagine Math’s Think Through Math curriculum, the local students claimed six of the 10 top spots in the statewide Alabama Do Math! Pay It Forward contest. Escambia County Middle School’s fourth-graders were the state’s overall winner…
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…