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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Escambia Co., Atmore
Escambia Academy Emergency Management Agency Director David Adams issued the following advisory Friday afternoon, December 8: A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for areas of southwest Alabama, including Escambia County. The potential for minor accumulations (of snow and/or ice) east of I-65 is increasing. As night falls, the temperature will drop to below freezing, possibly causing the moisture on the roads and bridges to freeze (black ice). These conditions…
AFD toy drive Saturday
For the 10th successive year Atmore Fire Department personnel will collect donated toys to help make Christmas a little brighter for children of local families in need. For the second successive year, they will have help from a cadre of costumed comic book characters. The annual AFD toy drive will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (or thereabouts) this Saturday, December 9, at Walmart. “We say nine to…
Couple tied up, robbed
A Florida man was arrested Saturday (December 2) when he returned to the South Main Street home of a friend’s parents where he had several hours earlier tied the couple up, robbed them at knife-point and stolen their vehicle after having been invited inside the residence by the unsuspecting couple. Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed Tuesday that 51-year-old Albert Dubose, of an unspecified Florida address, was taken into custody around…
Christmas parades set
Children and other fans of local Christmas parades will be thrilled this weekend, as annual holiday caravans will be held on the Poarch Creek Indians reservation and in downtown Atmore on successive nights. Participants in the Poarch parade, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, weave traditional Native American costumes and decorations into their Christmas presentations. The Poarch event’s theme wasn’t announced but it usually mirrors that…