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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…
Search warrant on Blackwell Lane
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a mobile home at 362 Blackwell Lane early Wednesday afternoon. Blackwell Lane is off Kaiser Farm Road, off Ewing Farm Road. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said the target of the search – Gilbert Wade Blackwell, 28 – was not at the residence at the time of the search. Blackwell was arrested about a month ago but had bonded out. Lambert…
Brown’s ‘footprint’ poured
The Brown Precision manufacturing facility, which will fabricate components for use in the aerospace and medical industries, now has a huge footprint in the red clay of Rivercane Industrial Park. A steady stream of trucks from American Concrete Supply’s Atmore and Flomaton facilities rumbled to and from the site during the wee hours of last Thursday and Friday, dumping more than 1,600 tons of concrete into a pumper to provide…
America named to Hall of Fame
Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame in April. 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. Tickets…
GECA to present ‘He Was Raised’
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is bringing the story of Easter to the stage April 6-9, in “He Was Raised,” an original work by Phil Johnson. Johnson is GECA’s artistic director. He’s also associate pastor at Robinsonville Baptist Church. The cast is as follows (in some cases, an actor plays multiple roles): 1. Jesus – Timothy Huber 2. Peter – Dietrich Bondurant 3. John – Skyler Hursh 4.…