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Council addressing recycling
Mayor Jim Staff promised during the Monday, December 11, meeting of the city’s governing body that an “open, town hall-type” meeting set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, would help alleviate at least some of the concerns over the future of Atmore’s idle recycling program. “We’ve toured the Rolling Hills facility down at Beulah (Fla.), and they’ve got a nice recycling program,” said Staff. “The man from there is coming…
Emergency yard sale
Atmore police officers question the driver of a U-Haul truck who set up an impromptu yard sale along Martin Luther King Drive last Wednesday, December 6. The man placed a hand-lettered “yard sale” sign beside the truck and opened its cargo section. He told police he “ran out of gas, had only two dollars to his name and was trying to sell some of his belongings to raise gas money”…
Plane crashes in East Brewton
A Federal Aviation Administration investigation continued this week into the December 5 crash landing of a single-engine aircraft that went down in an Escambia County farm field. According to a press release issued that day by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, ECSO personnel received a report around 1:12 p.m. from air traffic controllers at Pensacola International Airport that a Cherokee P28 “went off the radar and called…
Snow!
A rare series of snow showers that fell Friday night and into Saturday morning across Atmore and Escambia County proved area weathermen wrong and created a virtual Winter Wonderland for local children of all ages. Forecasters had predicted that there was a “slight chance” of wintry precipitation that could include snow falling across the area, but cautioned that locals shouldn’t expect any accumulation of the white powder, even if it…
Bond revoked
An Atmore woman who was arrested in July and accused of doing nothing to stop her mother-in-law from prostituting the woman’s teenage daughter, was back behind bars just 10 days after she finally was able to make bond. Melissa Deann Stoker, 37, spent more than four months in the Escambia County Detention Center before a $100,000 bond was posted on her behalf on November 20. That bond represented a significant…