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Mayor accentuates the positive at meeting
Mayor Jim Staff might or might not be a fan of Johnny Mercer’s 1944-era music, but he borrowed the theme of one of Mercer’s biggest hit records during his appearance at the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s April 27 edition of its Breakfast With An Elected Official series. Staff chose to “accentuate the positive” during a 30-minutes-plus oration delivered to about two dozen men and women of the local business…
BOE approves personnel changes
The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at the board meeting Thursday, April 27. Leave of absence 1. Allen Whitman, teacher, Escambia Career Readiness Center, leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, effective March 6, 2017 2. Elizabeth Mitchell, teacher, Flomaton Elementary School, maternity leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, effective April 19, 2017 Resignation 1. Josh Cockrell, band director, Flomaton High School,…
Two killed in collision – Walnut Hill woman critical after mishap; ATV crash claims teen
Two Atmore residents, including the owner of a local barbecue restaurant, were killed in a violent two-car collision that occurred Friday night (April 28) on Jack Springs Road. According to reports filed by Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Troopers, 37-year-old Christopher Henry Lowe and 22-year-old Shalonda Trenee Rudolph were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened around 9:45 p.m. Trooper reports indicate that a 1991 Chevrolet…
Tingle addresses BOE on consolidation
A.C. Moore fourth-grade teacher Anna Tingle addressed the Escambia County School Board at the regular meeting Thursday, April 26. She did not request that the school not be closed, but that the students and faculty not be split between two other schools. Superintendent John Knott and the board are considering moving the pre-K and third grade from ACM to Rachel Patterson Elementary, and the fourth grade to Escambia County Middle…
Uriah man charged in Atmore thefts
A Uriah man was arrested last week and charged with committing at least three thefts that took place recently in the Atmore area. Escambia Co. Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported that deputies responded to three different theft reports, including those in which a utility trailer, dump trailer and a boat were stolen. During the early stages of the investigation, deputies received information that the stolen items might possibly…