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‘Hollywood Fred’ arrested for SONA violations
One of Baldwin County’s most infamous criminals and sex offenders has found himself in hot water in Escambia County. Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported Tuesday that Fredrick “Hollywood Fred” Barkley, 55, of Atmore was arrested August 8 for three violations of Alabama’s Sex Offender Notification Act. According to a 2010 article published by Al.com, Barkley, who reportedly got his nickname from the flashy clothes he wore…
More services available at satellite
When Doug Agerton was seeking the Escambia County Judge of Probate office in 2012, one of the promises he made was to expand services offered at the satellite courthouse in Atmore. It took most of five years, but that promise is now being fulfilled. Thanks to the installation of new software, bankers, lawyers and anyone else can now have deeds, mortgages and other documents recorded without a trip to the…
Three arrested in Wednesday shooting on Patterson Street (Updated)
   Three arrested in Wednesday shooting on Patterson Street   City police have charged an Atmore man with last week’s shooting of another Atmore man on Patterson Street, and two other Atmore men were arrested for trying to help hide the weapon that was believed to have been used in the shooting. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said Gregory Ballard, 51, is believed to be the person who fired “several…
Poarch fireman indicted on teen sex charges
A Poarch firefighter who lives in Atmore is free on $250,000 bond after he was indicted on several charges involving sex with a teenager. According to Escambia County Detention Center records, 36-year-old Michael Leon Wood of a McRae Street address surrendered to sheriff’s officers after a grand jury handed up a three-count indictment against him. Jail records show that the bond was posted by or on behalf of Wood shortly…
FNB&T donates to Habitat
In April, First National Bank & Trust held their annual Celebrity Waiter event. As in past years, an area non-profit was selected to receive the proceeds. This year, waiters brought in $12,000 designated for Escambia County Habitat for Humanity. Shown at the check presentation Tuesday, August 8, are, from left, Brandy Giger, FNB&T Director of Marketing; Lisa Tindell, Habitat Executive Director; and Glen Davis, FNB&T President.