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Cocaine seized near school
An Atmore man was arrested on numerous felony charges after city narcotics officers armed with a search warrant turned up illegal drugs inside his home, which is located across the street from a local elementary school, on Friday (April 14). Dante Maurice Haynes, 38, lives in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue, in a house that faces the back of A.C. Moore Elementary School’s campus. He was taken into custody…
AFD fights illegal controlled burns – One citation issued
Atmore firefighters had to extinguish two separate fires on Friday (April 14), each the result of a controlled burn that was illegally set, including one that resulted in a citation. The first blaze, reported at 12:20 p.m., sent AFD and Poarch personnel to 65 Martin Luther King Drive, where a demolition crew had been tearing down a house and burning the debris a few yards away. A wind gust apparently…
Hall 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.…
Man loses leg in crash – Wife says rescue from isolated Clarke Co. area was ‘a miracle’
A Canoe man, one of Escambia County’s most noted cotton farmers, is recuperating in a Mobile hospital after he apparently lost consciousness and crashed his motorcycle in northwestern Clarke County last Saturday, April 8. Robert Wiley Farrar Sr., 65, lost a leg to the accident but otherwise suffered only minor injuries, said Susan Farrar, the crash victim’s wife of 10 years. “He’s doing pretty good, considering the circumstances,” she said…
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…