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New hospital planned
ACH opts out of Infirmary management agreement By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Community Hospital Board and Escambia County Healthcare Authority have exercised a contractual option and will soon end their joint management agreement with Infirmary Health. According to a July 18 letter issued jointly by ECHA Chair Ruth Harrell and ACHB Chair Nancy Lowery and addressed to hospital staff and physicians, the contract with Infirmary provides for a…
Loxley Work Release escapee recaptured here
Alabama Department of Corrections officials have announced this morning’s (Monday, July 23) recapture of a state inmate who was one of two to escape from Loxley Work Release early this morning, and who later crashed his getaway car into a pole at the Chevron station at Exit 57. Damon Rashad Dinsmore and Cantorius Alan White escaped around sunrise from the minimum security facility, in Baldwin County. White was captured by…
ACH, Infirmary parting ways; new hospital planned
Atmore News has confirmed rumors that the Atmore Community Hospital Board and Escambia County Healthcare Authority have exercised a contractual option and will soon end their joint management agreement with Infirmary Health. According to a letter issued jointly by ECHA Chair Ruth Harrell and ACHB Chair Nancy Lowery and addressed to hospital staff and physicians, the contract with Infirmary provides for a 365-day transition period in the event of cancellation…
Active shooter drill held
Officials hope for the best, prepare for the worst By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Teachers at Escambia County Middle School have become accustomed to participating in various learning programs over the years. The program in which they participated July 13 was a horse of a different color, though. More than 120 school administrators, faculty and staff from across the Atmore feeder pattern — ECMS, Escambia County High, Huxford Elementary…
Fugitive captured
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A Brooklyn, N.Y., woman — sought by New York City Police Department detectives for the January 2017 death of one of her children — was captured last week in Atmore. Authorities are not revealing how long the woman — 31-year-old Phyllis Reinoso — had been hiding out here, but her arrest by U.S. Marshals brought to an end an 18-month search for the female…