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Consolidation meeting held
If a message came from the proposed consolidation meeting Thursday evening, April 6, it was that no decision has been made. That was the message Escambia County School Superintendent John Knott repeated several times as he addressed the 45 or so people at the meeting. The proposal calls for the closing of A.C. Moore Elementary School with the two pre-k classes and the third grade moving to Rachel Patterson Elementary…
Staff named to Hall of Fame
Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame later this month. Billy Conn Madison, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, released the names of this year’s inductees: William America, Earl Etheridge, Dr. William T. Hall, Howard Shell, and Eddie Staff. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Club. Tickets for the ceremony and the meal are $25 each.…
Obituaries for the week of April 12, 2017
Betty Carolyn Allen Mrs. Betty Carolyn Allen, age 75, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Mobile, Ala. She was a native and life-long resident of Perdido, Ala. She was of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by two sons Joel Allen, Woodrow Judge Allen and one infant daughter, Marshal Beverly Allen. Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years Reuben Allen of Perdido; one son,…
Legislature back in session – Impeachment question looms
As Alabama Senator Greg Albritton was preparing Monday to return to Montgomery for the first day of the legislative session on Tuesday, he was not sure what he and fellow legislators would be walking into. “The impeachment cloud has been over us for some time,” Albritton said. “I’m not sure if we can accomplish anything with that difficulty still there.” He was referring, of course, to the possible impeachment of…
Updated: Rape suspect re-arrested – Flomaton man also facing drug charges
A Flomaton man, released from jail after posting bond on charges of second-degree rape against two Atmore teens, has been re-arrested on drug-related charges. An employee of the Escambia County Detention Center’s booking and release division reported Tuesday (April 4) that 20-year-old Trey Alexander Weekes of Flomaton was still in the facility, waiting to appear before a judge on charges of first-degree possession of marijuana and distribution of drugs to…