Wreck victim charged with pot
A Conecuh County man was arrested Monday night (February 19) on misdemeanor drug charges after he drove his car off U.S. 31 and down a grassy slope. According to reports filed by Alabama State Troopers, 25-year-old Mario Gomez-Moncada of Castleberry “drove his 1989 Grand Marquis off of the roadway and became stuck in the soft terrain.” The single-vehicle mishap occurred a few minutes prior to 9 p.m., a few yards…
Child sex offenders picked up for violations
Two Brewton men, both registered sex offenders who committed crimes against children, were arrested separately this week by county sheriff’s officers for violating the Sex Offenders Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). The first arrest came February 14 after Aaron Lee Hicks, 47, of a South Boulevard address, was seen working at C&C Auto Detailing on St. Nicholas Avenue in Brewton, which is adjacent to Jennings Park, where children regularly play.…
We have tickets!
Atmore News has become a ticket outlet for local community events – and that’s good with us. Several of you have asked about tickets for upcoming events, and we’re glad to let you know we now have them. GECA’s Tom Sawyer The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts’ next production is Tom Sawyer. Show dates are Thursday through Saturday, March 1 through 3, 7 p.m. each night, and Sunday, March…
PHD a double winner at Chamber’s third chili cook-off
Despite the aroma of 11 different chili pots (each containing a “secret recipe”) and a healthy preview of early Spring weather, Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual chili cook-off drew only about half as many people as did last year’s event, when less than 100 paid to taste the spicy wares. According to a Chamber volunteer, “maybe 40” people made their way to Heritage Park on Saturday (February 17)…
Pretrial diversion – A ‘second chance’ for many
Atmore Municipal Court officials will soon begin implementation of a new pretrial diversion program that will give most, but not all, non-violent offenders a chance to have their respective legal transgressions excluded from their permanent criminal record. The program allows imposition of certain conditions of behavior and conduct over a specific period of time that allow a qualified offender to have the charges against him or her “reduced, dismissed without…