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Obituaries, week of August 17, 2022
Dorita Purifoy Purifoy Mrs. Dorita Purifoy, age 69, of Atmore, Ala. passed away most recently. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August. 13, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church (Freemanville Comm.) with Rev. Cleitis Walker, Sr. – Eulogist and Elder Edgar McCarthy – Host Pastor. Inhumation will be in Fairview Cemetery. Turner Funeral Chapel in charge of all arrangements.
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Tank explosion heard, felt from Nokomis to Robinsonville From left, DeMarcus McMillian, Chief Ron Peebles and Shane Rollin with AFD examine the damage. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Last week’s explosion of a gasoline storage tank that was being cut into scrap metal was heard or felt by residents and employees of businesses all across Atmore and into the rural areas beyond the city.Emergency services dispatchers were bombarded with calls…
Attempted murder suspect in custody
Madison By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Rayvon Madison, who had been sought by authorities since June 20 for attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend, is finally behind bars.City police took Madison, 31, into custody around 6:40 p.m., Monday (August 8) on Cross Street, near Harris Street, reported Atmore Police Department Sgt. Darrell McMann.Madison was wanted on warrants related to a domestic incident that occurred just after midnight on June 20.According to…
Citizen objects to zoning amendment
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore City Council, sitting one member short, gave unanimous approval during Monday’s (August 8) meeting to a zoning amendment that reclassifies a longtime business property that was previously zoned residential.The amendment, to change the property at 300 South Presley Street (where Just 4 Kids clothing shop is situated) from R-2 (multi-family residential) to B-2 (commercial, mainly for small shops, offices, etc.) was passed despite concerns…
Renovating the ECHS fieldhouse
Architects’ rendering By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Architects have furnished Escambia County school officials with renderings of Escambia County High School’s new athletic fieldhouse, which will evolve from a massive renovation of the current facility.The school’s football team won’t be using the new practice venue this season but could possibly be working out in it by next Spring. If it’s not ready by then, the Blue Devils should certainly be…