Man caught breaking in home
A 31-year-old Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Detention Center, under a $100,000 bond, this week after his November 29 arrest on burglary, theft and drug charges. Chief Deputy Mike Lambert with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reported that Joel Thomas Klinger of a 12th Avenue address was arrested on one count each of first degree burglary, third degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, second degree theft, unlawful possession…
City looks at new recycle program
With Atmore’s recycling program recently shut down, Mayor Jim Staff and Executive Assistant Celia Lambert have been researching alternatives, including visits to various facilities. Wednesday evening, December 13, the facility came to Atmore as Jim Roberts, public information officer with Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) in Pensacola, held an open meeting at Atmore City Hall. More than 30 people attended, including a number of city employees with the street department.…
Math skills add up to success for ECMS, RPES students
Students at two local schools have been — literally and figuratively — thinking through their math assignments this year, and their hard work has generated some impressive results. Based on their November success with Imagine Math’s Think Through Math curriculum, the local students claimed six of the 10 top spots in the statewide Alabama Do Math! Pay It Forward contest. Escambia County Middle School’s fourth-graders were the state’s overall winner…
Moore loses statewide, but carries county
Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, a Republican, was a big winner in Escambia County but came up short statewide against Democrat Doug Jones in the race for the state’s vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. According to results posted on the Alabama Secretary of State’s website, Jones was named on 671,151 ballots in the December 12 special election, edging Moore by fewer than 21,000 votes. Almost 23,000…