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Holman canteen manager arrested; attempted to smuggle contraband – UPDATED
Alabama Department of Corrections officials reported last Thursday (February 16) that DOC investigators had arrested the man who runs the canteen at William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore for attempting to smuggle drugs into the prison. According to a press release from state prison officials, evidence of a drug presence was detected last Thursday in the prison parking lot by contraband-sniffing dogs. The DOC release indicates that, during a…
Obituaries for the week of February 22, 2017
John Alfred Johnson, Sr. Mr. John Alfred Johnson, Sr., age 68, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Mobile, Ala. and had resided in McDavid, Fla. for the past twenty years. He was of the Holiness faith. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Cecelia “C.K.” Johnson of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, John Alfred (Brenda) Johnson, Jr. of Bay Minette, Ala.; two sisters,…
Obituaries for the week of February 15, 2017
Jack Allen Johnson Mr. Jack Allen Johnson, age 61, formerly of Canoe, Ala. now of Semmes, Ala., passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Semmes. He had worked at Vanity Fair Mills in Atmore, before moving to Mobile where he was currently working for Carondolet Apartments of Mobile as maintenance supervisor. He born on in Atmore to the late Leon Douglas and Georgene Lee Johnson. He attended New Beginnings Church…
Mt. Olive to hold foreign mission program
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church invites all to attend a special service to “show love and concern for our brothers and sisters beyond our borders.” The Annual Foreign Mission Program is planned for Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m. The service is sponsored by NEPBSC of Alabama – Dr. Robert Alexander Jr., President; Dr. Q.E. Hammonds, Chairman; Dr. Monroe Tucker Jr., Coordinator; Dr. C.V. Taylor, Moderator, ESPD. Mt. Olive is located…
Nettles honored in CIA program
Montreal Nettles, an Escambia County Middle School eighth-grader, was recognized in the Character in Action Program (CIA) Monday, February 13. The CIA program is intended to recognize exemplary character and good citizenship among high school and middle school students in Escambia County. CIA is a partnership with the Escambia County Juvenile Court and the Escambia County School Board. The program began with high schools only, but has been expanded to…