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New home
A Medstar Air Care helicopter sits on the helipad at Atmore Community Hospital, the copter’s new base of operations. The emergency medical services company recently signed a lease with local healthcare officials to serve as the hospital’s primary, around-the-clock air ambulance. Medstar is currently leasing space inside ACH for its flight crews while a modular headquarters is being built on hospital grounds.
WSD to stay on Pensacola Avenue
News Staff Report Last week, Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce solicited input from the community on whether the city’s annual Williams Station Day celebration should be relocated downtown or if it should remain in its current location on Pensacola Avenue. Chamber Executive Director Emily Wilson said Tuesday morning the venue will remain on Pensacola Avenue. “There was never an intent to move Williams Station Day this year,” Wilson said. “This…
Resurfacing starts
Short, Howard done; council wants to add Swift Mill to mix By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Motorists in Atmore came to the full realization this week that a $600,000-plus, eight-street resurfacing project — which could become a nine-street project — is now under way. Four city council members voted during their June 10 session, for which Mayor Jim Staff and District 5 rep Chris Harrison were absent, to ask…
Accused embezzler cops plea
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore woman, charged more than two years ago with embezzling money from her employer, avoided possible jail time this week by accepting a plea to a lesser charge. Jamie LeAnne McCoy, 35, was initially charged with first-degree theft of property. Court documents show that Circuit Judge Jeff White accepted on June 10 her guilty plea to one count of third-degree theft of property.…
$1 million bond
Atmore man charged with trafficking in pot By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A 65-year-old resident of Atmore’s Point Escambia senior housing complex remained in the county jail this week, held under a $1 million bond and facing mandatory prison time, after his arrest last week on marijuana trafficking charges. State narcotics agents, backed by city police officers and county sheriff’s deputies, executed a search warrant June 3 on the…