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Burglaries ‘aggressively investigated’
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that APD investigators are using every resource at their disposal to identify and arrest the person or persons responsible for a string of recent burglaries that have plagued residents of the city’s southwestern sector. “We’ve had several burglaries around the Forest Hills Drive, Rockaway Creek Road and Grubbs Street area,” Brooks said Tuesday. “We have several victims out there, and we are…
The guy in the wall
Herb McConnell and his boss had knocked a small hole in the wall when the boss spotted something. He said he thought that was a leg in there. And it was. Herb continued knocking out pieces of the wall. Then he pointed a light down in the hole and spotted the torso and some other body parts. The men had discovered a mannequin enclosed in a wall in the Escambia…
Chili cook-off crowd light but enthusiastic – With photo gallery
A light but enthusiastic crowd turned out for Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Chili Cook-off, held Saturday (March 4) at Heritage Park. Fewer than 100 individuals were drawn to the park by the smells that emanated from cauldrons of bubbling concoctions consisting of various meats, light and dark beans, an occasional vegetable and peppers, plenty of peppers. And each vat of spicy stew also contained at least one…
Detained at daycare – Man questioned by local, federal authorities, released
An Illinois man who lingered in his van at a local daycare center didn’t wind up in jail on Thursday, February 23. But he drew plenty of attention from city, county and federal law enforcement officers before he was released. Four Atmore Police Department patrol officers, a city detective, a patrol deputy and K-9 team from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and two U.S. Marshals eventually wound up at Little…
New coach hired at ECHS
The search for a new head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School officially ended last Thursday, February 23, when the Escambia County Board of Education accepted the recommendation of a six-member search committee and hired Aliceville High’s Rico Jackson to fill the vacancy. Jackson, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 2016 Class 2A finals, was one of 64 applicants who sought to replace Royce Young,…