Accused sex-trafficking trio indicted
Although District Attorney Steve Billy had not responded by Tuesday’s press deadline to several phone calls seeking confirmation, published reports are that a special grand jury was called into session in late August to hear evidence against three Atmore residents charged in connection with the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. The grand jury reportedly returned bills of indictment against all three defendants — 66-year-old Mary Lue Daw, 87-year-old Charles…
Byrne holds town hall meeting
U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne, during the Atmore leg of his annual district-wide town hall tour, discussed a wide range of topics, from the possibility of war with North Korea, to the proposed border wall along the Mexican border to the return of passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast. The August 29 question and answer session was attended by more than 40 people who sought an update on various pieces…
‘Mockingbird’ coming to GECA
Rehearsals are under way for the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Show dates are September 28 – October 1, and October 5 – 9. Curtain time is 7 for night shows and 2 for Sunday matinee. Tickets, available at Atmore News, 128 S. Main Street, are $7 for GECA members, $10 for non-members. Shown at a recent rehearsal are, from left, Jadon Torres…
Are you ready? Stock basics for emergencies
By Carolyn Bivins Extension Service Tropical Storm Cindy was the first tropical storm to make landfall in the United States this year. Most recently, Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast. These storms served as an important reminder that everyone should be prepared for severe weather. Alabama Extension encourages people to stock some basic items in case of emergencies. These include water, food, first aid supplies, clothing, bedding, tools and special…