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Alleged embezzler re-arrested – Jaime McCoy a no-show at court proceeding
An Atmore woman, charged with embezzling a “significant amount” of money from a local realtor whose office she managed, was rearrested recently when she failed to appear in court for a hearing on the case. District Attorney Steve Billy had not returned by Tuesday’s press deadline several calls seeking details of the re-arrest, but Escambia County Detention Center records show that Jaime LeAnne McCoy, 34, was charged with failure to…
Miss Tippytoe passes away
By NANCY KARRICK AND SHERRY DIGMON On January 22, 2005, the Escambia County Board of Education gave Cindy Johnson permission to try her Redemption’s Promise Ministry (RPM) in several of the county’s elementary schools. This was just a trial period to see how things would go. That “trial period” was the beginning of a ministry that has touched thousands of school children’s lives. For some it’s the only “church” they…
Accused sex-trafficking trio indicted
Although District Attorney Steve Billy had not responded by Tuesday’s press deadline to several phone calls seeking confirmation, published reports are that a special grand jury was called into session in late August to hear evidence against three Atmore residents charged in connection with the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. The grand jury reportedly returned bills of indictment against all three defendants — 66-year-old Mary Lue Daw, 87-year-old Charles…
Byrne holds town hall meeting
U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne, during the Atmore leg of his annual district-wide town hall tour, discussed a wide range of topics, from the possibility of war with North Korea, to the proposed border wall along the Mexican border to the return of passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast. The August 29 question and answer session was attended by more than 40 people who sought an update on various pieces…
‘Mockingbird’ coming to GECA
Rehearsals are under way for the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Show dates are September 28 – October 1, and October 5 – 9. Curtain time is 7 for night shows and 2 for Sunday matinee. Tickets, available at Atmore News, 128 S. Main Street, are $7 for GECA members, $10 for non-members. Shown at a recent rehearsal are, from left, Jadon Torres…