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Hawt Mess ribbon cutting
A ribbon cutting was held for Hawt Mess Thursday, December 1, at Heritage Park. Shown are, from left, Mallorie Beachy, David Weber, Eli Godwin, Derik Kidd, Lisa Wilson holding Amya Smith, Ariel Whatley, Michelle Uriegas, Paul Uriegas, Bub Gideons, Braxton Smith, Chris Singleton (back), Myles Smith in front of Sara Smith, Foster Kizer, Jordan Barnett, Brandy Giger, Kyle Lee, Makala Lee, Donna Lee, Jessica Franco, Sheryl Vickery, Anna Marie Johnson.…
Shots fired at party
Atmore police pulled the plug on a Saturday, Dec. 3, party at a Pensacola Avenue residence after several shots were fired, apparently into the air, as the festivities carried over into early Sunday. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said a patrol officer had noticed the large crowd, which officers estimated at “about 100 people,” at the residence prior to dispatchers receiving several reports that shots were fired. “It was early Sunday…
ECTS marker unveiled
When Escambia County Training School was founded in 1920, the county’s first public school for black children was met with scorn and suspicion by most white residents. Now, nearly a century later, the school and its impact on the local community is being praised by people of all colors. Last Friday, Dec. 2, local and state historians joined city officials and others in stressing the importance of the former school…
ESCO investigating home invasion
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion and burglary that took place last week. ESCO received a 911 call Friday, December 2, at approximately 11:26 p.m., in reference to a home invasion / burglary at 397 Moye Drive, Atmore. Moye Drive comes off Sardis Church Road, east of Cowpen Creek Road, near Canoe. The caller stated that three subjects forced their way inside the residence and threatened…
City shuts down business
Atmore Mayor Jim Staff said last week that he invoked his mayoral powers and ordered city codes inspectors to revoke the license of a downtown business where a man was recently shot several times. Staff said the city has closed the doors of Special Occasions, which operated at 129 South Main Street, in the former Western Auto building. According to city records, the business obtained a license to host banquets,…