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Ribbon cutting for Sweet Treats Boutique
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Sweet Treats Boutique Friday, March 17. Shown are, from left, Sheryl Vickery, Lisa Reynolds, Domonique Henderson, Bub Gideons, Tamika Finklea, Myrna Monroe, Ricahrd Frye, Annie Crook, Chris Singleton, Latisha Henderon, Marsella James, Dan Taylor, Sara Milliken, Brittany Taylor, Mallorie Beachy, Madison Lundy, Brandy Giger.
Woman charged with attempted murder
A Brewton woman who formerly lived in Atmore remained in the Escambia County Detention Center this week after her March 7 arrest on charges she tried to kill her elderly mother-in-law. Brewton police reportedly took 67-year-old Sherry Diane Jackson Rowell Breceda into custody at West Gate Village, a Brewton nursing home at which the alleged victim resides and at which the crime was reportedly committed. Breceda lived for several years…
APD chief announces progress in recent burglaries
More than 80 residents of Rockaway Creek Road, Forest Hills Drive, Grubbs Street and the surrounding area gathered Monday evening (March 20) at David’s Catfish House to discuss the recent rash of burglaries that have plagued the area. “We’re here tonight to put to bed some of the rumors we’ve been hearing and to let you know what we plan to do to keep crime down in our neighborhood,” said…
May 1 new target date for Sonic opening
Finally, after some snags in securing financing and a touch of Alabama’s unpredictable weather, construction of Atmore’s new Sonic restaurant is moving full-speed ahead. If no further delays crop up, diners should be enjoying the restaurant’s wares in about five weeks. “We’re a little behind schedule, but the owners say it’s supposed to be opening May 1,” Don DeClue, project superintendent for Ft. Worth, Texas-based Horizon General Contractors, said Monday…
Motorcycle rider seriously injured
A 45-year-old Andalusia man was seriously injured Sunday night (March 19) when he missed a sharp curve in an unfamiliar Escambia County road, causing his motorcycle to run off the roadway and slide into the yard of a mobile home. Michael Wayne Wehrly was taken by Med Flight Air Ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola after the crash, which occurred around 9:05 p.m., on Curtis Road, about 100 yards…