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Another sinkhole
From left, Mayor Jim Staff directs traffic as Calvin Grace and Kenny Smith assess the situation.Latest street washout occurs at Main and Ridgeley By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A sinkhole that developed in the northbound lane of Main Street on Saturday, June 8, was the second such subterranean washout to occur beneath a major Atmore thoroughfare in the past three weeks. The first, blamed on a leaking water line…
Homicide
Huxford man charged in father’s death By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County (Ala.) authorities know the person they have in custody is responsible for the June 8 shooting death of a 72-yer-old Huxford man. They just don’t know yet what prompted the shooting. According to Escambia County Detention Center records, Thomas Matthew Nall, 32, remained behind bars Tuesday. He is being held under a $1 million bond, charged…
Huxford man arrested in father’s murder
A 32-year-old Huxford man has been arrested and is charged with the shooting death of his father.   According to Mike Lambert, chief deputy for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, officers were sent to a home on Highway 21 North around 10:30pm on Friday in response to a reported shooting.   Sheriff’s officers arrived to find 72-year-old Donald Nall unresponsive. They noted that he had a single gunshot wound to…
Arming our schools?
New Sentry Program raises questions By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced last week the state’s participation in a new public safety initiative aimed at providing additional security in Alabama schools that do not have a School Resource Officer. The Alabama Sentry Program, a voluntary stratagem that doesn’t mandate — but will permit — administrators in schools that do not have an SRO to maintain a…
2 in run-off, 2 incumbents win
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer Two incumbents won their election outright, but one incumbent will face a challenger in a run-off following the Poarch Creek Tribal Council election Saturday, June 2. In the race for the vice-chairman’s position, incumbent Robbie McGhee received 605 votes. Challengers Amy Bryan received 348 votes; James T. (Tim) Martin, 217 votes; and Chris Woolley, 217 votes. There were 9 write-in votes for the vice-chairman’s…