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Controlled burn spreads, destroys unoccupied house
Firefighters from Atmore and Poarch remained at 12:45 p.m. Friday (April14) at the scene of a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house at 65 Martin Luther King Drive. Atmore police have one end of the busy street blocked off, while an Atmore Ambulance Service crew is parked across the other end. Traffic is being diverted around both ends of the fire. According to preliminary reports, several individuals were dismantling the…
Talking business over lunch
Wade Cox, at right, owner of West Side Salvage and Recycling, held a cook-out Thursday, April 6, for a number of friends (including Mayor Jim Staff, Poarch Creek Tribal Councilman Eddie Tullis, Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, and several others). Among the invited guests was Brock Norris, at left, with Ecovery LLC in Loxley. Cox said he hopes to engage Ecovery in Atmore to help with recovery and recycling…
Top clay shooters
Atmore Area YMCA’s team scored 331 points (out of a possible 400) and won the Atmore Rotary Club’s 2017 Benefit Clay Shoot that was held Saturday, April 8, at Bushy Creek Clays. Shown above are the YMCA team members, from left, Nathan White (81 points), Daryle Jackson (83 points), Eric McCall (93 points) and Paul Chason (74 points), with Rotarian Keith Castleberry, who coordinated the event. In photo below, Daryle…
EA JV 2nd in state
The Escambia Academy Junior Varsity Track Team placed first in the state at the track meet held Saturday, April 8, at EA. Team members are, from left, front, Nathan Ragan, Chase Bell, Caleb Davis, Gaige Siegler, Tyler Newton; back, James Koons, Gaines Tanner, Sam Fields, Jason Davis, Ian McGhee, Bryant Quimby, Troy Fountain, Zach Daniels, Parker Reynolds. News photo by Ditto Gorme