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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…
Pepsi, Nall celebrate 50 years
On August 18, 1967, Webb Nall started work at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. Just three weeks prior to that date, the Matthews family bought the business. Dale Matthews (Ash) was eight years old. Cindy Matthews (Colville) was five. Hooper Matthews III was two. Last Friday, August, 18, 2017, the Matthews hosted a luncheon for anyone who wished to come help them celebrate the family’s 50th year in business and Nall’s 50th…
Clouds block totality, but eclipse still a spectacle
Although thick clouds moved in to block the final moments of Monday’s solar eclipse, Atmore residents were more than content to have witnessed the majority of the celestial event. Monday’s solar shadowing made it the first solar eclipse visible in the United States since 1979, and millions went outside to view the astronomical aberration that occurs when the Earth’s orbit intersects the path of the moon, and the moon’s shadow…
Byrne to hold Atmore meeting
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will hold a town hall meeting in Atmore Tuesday, August 29, 3 p.m., at Atmore City Hall. Already this month, Congressman Byrne has held town hall meetings in Fairhope and Gulf Shores. After the town hall meetings this month, Byrne will have held 94 in-person town hall meetings since being elected to Congress. All of the meetings are open to the public.