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Texas fugitive nabbed after 20 years in Atmore
An Escambia County deputy’s diligence led to the arrest of one of the state of Texas’s most wanted fugitives, a man who had been living in hiding in Atmore for the past two decades. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported Wednesday that the actions of Deputy Dereck Lowry, who was given two different names by a speeding suspect, led to the discovery that the motorist with whom he was talking was…
Attempted murder – Man tries to drown woman in Perdido Creek
An Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Detention Center this week, charged with two counts of attempted murder, along with two unrelated crimes, after he apparently tried to drown an unidentified pregnant woman in Perdido Creek recently. According to a press release issued Tuesday by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, the incident that led to the charges occurred on July 7, below the bridge that spans…
Brantley takes helm at RPES
John Brantley is the new principal at Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective July 17, 2017. In regular meeting Thursday, July 13, the Escambia County Board of Education, on recommendation of Superintendent John Knott, voted to transfer Brantley from the principal’s position at A.C. Moore Elementary to principal at RP. Last month the board voted to consolidate A.C. Moore with Rachel Patterson and Escambia County Middle School. Sandra Reid had been…
Bishop awarded Soldier’s Medal
When Kevin J. Bishop went to work on March 11, 2016, he didn’t have any thoughts that the day would be much different than most other days at Fountain. Bishop is a senior corrections supervisor at G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility and a staff sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guard. Before March 11 turned to March 12, however, the Perdido resident had established himself as a bona-fide hero, credited not…
David’s voted Bama’s Best Catfish Restaurant – Local eatery’s Facebook response also secures People’s Choice Award
Alabama Farmers Federation officials confirmed Tuesday that David’s Catfish House of Atmore was selected by a three-member judging panel as the state’s best catfish restaurant. The local restaurant was recently announced as one of four finalists from more than 250 nominations in the second annual Bama’s Best Catfish Restaurant Challenge, which was sponsored by Alabama Catfish Producers. The other finalists were Catfish N Que in Cullman, Orrville Farmer’s Market in…