Human trafficking – Grandmother was paid for sex with teen; mother apparently knew (Updated)
A local teen’s grandmother and the grandmother’s boyfriend were each arrested last week after a police investigation revealed that the grandmother accepted money from her boyfriend in exchange for allowing him to have sexual relations with her young granddaughter. The child’s mother was also arrested after the investigation uncovered evidence that she knew about the business deal but failed to report it to authorities or to take any other action…
‘Annie’ opens Thursday
It’s a really big show! The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts production of “Annie” opens Thursday night. Tickets, $7 for GECA members, $10 for non-members, are available now at the Atmore News office, 128 S. Main Street. Show dates are Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 30, 2 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, August 3-5, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 6, at 2 p.m. Annie is…
OWA opens
Poarch Creek Indians’ OWA officially opened to the public Friday, July 21, and a media event was held Thursday, July 20, for the opening ceremonies. On the podium at left are members of the Tribal Council (Keith Martin, Sandy Hollinger, Dewitt Carter, Eddie Tullis, Charlotte Meckel, Arthur Mothershed, Garvis Sells); center, Senator Greg Albritton, PCI Vice Chairman Robert McGhee, Foley Mayor John Koniar, PCI Chair and CEO Stephanie Bryan, Creek…
Willie Brown coming to Unity
The Unity in the Community Festival always provides fun, food, games, information, and entertainment. This year, those attending will enjoy Christian ventriloquist Willie Brown from Atlanta. Brown, his friend Woody and others will be at the festival which takes place this Saturday, July 29, at Grace Fellowship Church. Brown is a nationally known ventriloquist who has appeared several times on BET Comic View, HBO DEF Comedy Jam, Loco Comedy Jam,…
‘Buy America’ policies good for Alabama
By Congressman Bradley Byrne President Trump recently devoted a week to celebrating the importance of “Made in America” products with special events at the White House. I was pleased to see the President shining a spotlight on the many first-class items produced here in the United States. I often meet with manufacturing leaders from across Alabama during their visits to Washington, D.C. or during visits to their facilities back in…