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Obituaries for the week of August 16, 2017
John “Ronny” Hoffman Mr. John “Ronny” Hoffman, age 75, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Spanish Fort, Ala. He was a native of Montgomery, Ala. and had resided in Atmore, Ala. for the past forty-five years. He was a member and past treasure at the Atmore Church of Christ. He taught his 1st year at Repton; Flomaton five years; Ernest Ward, Bratt and Northview for a total of thirty-three…
Three arrested in Wednesday shooting on Patterson Street (Updated)
   Three arrested in Wednesday shooting on Patterson Street   City police have charged an Atmore man with last week’s shooting of another Atmore man on Patterson Street, and two other Atmore men were arrested for trying to help hide the weapon that was believed to have been used in the shooting. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said Gregory Ballard, 51, is believed to be the person who fired “several…
Poarch fireman indicted on teen sex charges
A Poarch firefighter who lives in Atmore is free on $250,000 bond after he was indicted on several charges involving sex with a teenager. According to Escambia County Detention Center records, 36-year-old Michael Leon Wood of a McRae Street address surrendered to sheriff’s officers after a grand jury handed up a three-count indictment against him. Jail records show that the bond was posted by or on behalf of Wood shortly…
Couple shot – Man dies, woman critical
An Atmore man was killed and his female companion was critically wounded early Monday when a gun-wielding bandit forced his way into the man’s Broad Street home and opened fire on the two as they lay in bed. The home invasion took place around 3 a.m. when, according to police, the unknown intruder apparently kicked in the front door to the home, raced to the bedroom and began demanding money.…
Bike rider gunned down – No known motive, no arrest made
A Wilcox County man, apparently minding his own business, was killed in a brief hail of gunfire as he pedaled his bicycle along Ann Street in Atmore last Thursday night (August 3). According to a press release issued by Police Chief Chuck Brooks, 31-year-old Shawn Oneil Quarles of Camden succumbed to his wounds not long after he was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital. Witnesses told police that Quarles,…