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Obituaries for the week of February 22, 2017
John Alfred Johnson, Sr. Mr. John Alfred Johnson, Sr., age 68, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Mobile, Ala. and had resided in McDavid, Fla. for the past twenty years. He was of the Holiness faith. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Cecelia “C.K.” Johnson of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, John Alfred (Brenda) Johnson, Jr. of Bay Minette, Ala.; two sisters,…
Man arrested on child sex charges
An Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Jail this week after his February 2 arrest on several charges related to his alleged sexual misconduct with a child. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Sonney Wayne Pruett, 21, of an Estates Lane address, was arrested after a four-month joint investigation by the Escambia Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Child Advocacy Center led to the issuance…
Atmore native appointed state AG
Governor Robert Bentley announced on Friday, February 10, the appointment of Steven Marshall, former Marshall County District Attorney, as the new Alabama Attorney General. Marshall will fill the vacancy left by Luther Strange upon his appointment to the Unites States Senate. Marshall, who was born in Atmore, is the nephew of Atmore resident Nancy Everette Helton. His parents, now deceased, were Conrad “Shine” and Mary Jo Everette Marshall. The Marshall…
Local man charged in thefts
Tyson Phillips, 19, of a Jacks Springs Road address in Atmore, was arrested recently on several outstanding warrants charging him with theft-related crimes. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, a man believed to be Phillips was spotted walking along Jack Springs Road, near Smith Dairy Road, on January 19. Deputies stopped the man and questioned him regarding his name and date of birth, but he…
Suspects nabbed
Two Tallahassee men were arrested last week in connection with the recent thefts of several vehicles in two states, including one that was taken from an Atmore dealership. According to booking information posted on the Leon County (Fla.) Jail’s website, Jaghee Anderson, 19, and his brother, 20-year-old Derrick Anderson, were arrested January 30. Each remained behind bars on Tuesday, under total bonds of $33,500 on four counts of grand theft…