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Fifth-graders experiment with plants
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Perdido Elementary School students in Mrs. Jill Jones’s fifth-grade class have been discovering what plants need to live and grow and the process of photosynthesis through a series of experiments. First, students designed experiments to determine which type of liquid is best for watering squash. The squash seeds were planted in test tubes which the students watered daily with milk, water, food coloring, salt…
Emergency yard sale
Atmore police officers question the driver of a U-Haul truck who set up an impromptu yard sale along Martin Luther King Drive last Wednesday, December 6. The man placed a hand-lettered “yard sale” sign beside the truck and opened its cargo section. He told police he “ran out of gas, had only two dollars to his name and was trying to sell some of his belongings to raise gas money”…
Plane crashes in East Brewton
A Federal Aviation Administration investigation continued this week into the December 5 crash landing of a single-engine aircraft that went down in an Escambia County farm field. According to a press release issued that day by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, ECSO personnel received a report around 1:12 p.m. from air traffic controllers at Pensacola International Airport that a Cherokee P28 “went off the radar and called…
Obituaries for the week of December 13, 2017
Louise Newton Fillingim Dockens Mrs. Louise Newton Fillingim Dockens, age 89, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 in Century, Fla. She was a native of Byrneville, Fla. and has resided in Christian Home, Fla. since 1976. She retired from Abernathy Hospital with fifteen years of service and was a member of the Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Thomas F.…