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Business of the Month
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce honored Escambia Drug Store as the June Business of the Month. The presentation was made Monday, June 5. Shown are,from left, front, James Walker, Robbie Drummond, Kim Tatum, Chris Singleton, Jamie Barlow Giddins, Hannah Kent; back, Brandy Giger, Myrna Monroe, Scott Benton, Sheryl Vickery, Sandy Helton, Mallorie Beachy, Jordan Barnett.
Ribbon cutting
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials joined owners Paulette and Larry Barrett on Saturday, June 3, for the ribbon cutting of Southern Addictions Antique Mall on South Main Street. Shown are, from left, front, Sheryl Vickery, Kathleen Carpenter, Mayor Jim Staff, Lucille Teel, Daniel Barrett (holding Jade), Chris Singleton, Paulette Barrett, Larry Barrett, and Isabella Sanders; back, Ben Carpenter, Sandy Helton, Christy Neff, Lisa Neff, Jordan Barnett, Lisa Reynolds, Lorita…
Plan underwhelms many educators
By Larry Lee It is almost a given that when Alabama gets a new school chief, shortly thereafter we will also get a new “strategic plan.” Maybe there is a law somewhere that says this is mandatory, or maybe it is just the new guy trying to tell everyone how smart he is and that we were wise to hire him because he has all the answers. So there was…
Jailed for embezzlement – Atmore woman charged with stealing thousands
An Atmore woman who had worked for and with a local realtor for several years was arrested last week and charged with embezzling a “significant amount” of money from the realtor’s business. Atmore Police Chief Charles Brooks confirmed Monday that Jaime LeAnne McCoy, 33, was arrested by APD investigators on a charge of first-degree theft of property. McCoy was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center last Thursday, June 1,…
Poarch man torches own home
A Jack Springs Road resident was arrested May 30 on arson and domestic violence charges after he allegedly used a husband-wife dispute as the catalyst for setting a fire that consumed the mobile home in which the couple lived. Jason Paul Mitchell, 31, of a Jack Springs Road address, is charged with one count each of second degree arson, domestic violence and third degree domestic harassment. An employee of the…