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Former casino worker, mother sentenced
A former employee of Wind Creek Casino and her mother, both of whom entered a guilty plea in federal court to charges they conspired to embezzle more than half a million dollars from the casino through the transference of “free play” credits, have been sentenced. Documents signed by Senior Judge Callie V.S. Granade of Alabama’s Southern District Court ordered that Jasmine Hansell, 26, who reportedly masterminded the scheme, serve a…
Police jurisdiction extended – APD now primary responder on calls from wider area outside city
Some residents of the areas just outside Atmore might have thought they were experiencing mild hallucinations around sunrise Friday morning, August 25, when they awoke to the sight of Atmore police patrol cars cruising their settlements and neighborhoods. Under a new deal hammered out between city and county law enforcement officials, Atmore police now carry the primary law enforcement responsibility throughout an extended area that brings a significant increase to…
State Rep. hopes legislature will tackle ‘Big 3’
Alan Baker, who is the voice of District 66 in the Alabama Legislature, said last week that he feels confident that several of his colleagues are ready to put a drab and mostly non-productive 2017 session behind them and move forward in trying to craft legislation directed at the state’s most pressing problem areas. Baker, who was elected in 2006 and is beginning the final year of his third term…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at the regular meeting Thursday, August 17. Resignation 1. Katherine Gohagin, bus driver, Atmore Bus Shop, effective August 3, 2017. 2. Brandy Baggett, teacher, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective August 3, 2017. 3. Robin Stewart, 6-hour lunchroom worker, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective August 9, 2017. 4. Daphne Joyner, science teacher, Escambia County Alternative School, effective August 8, 2017.…
Fugitive nabbed here – Boston murder suspect found on Bragg Street
For the second time in slightly more than a month, a fugitive from another state’s justice system has been found hiding in Atmore. U.S. Marshals, reportedly backed by several Atmore Police Department investigators and patrol officers, launched a sunrise, August 15, raid on a Bragg Street residence and reportedly took Andre Henderson, 34, into custody without incident. Henderson is charged with murder by Boston police in the June 26 street…