Escapee recaptured
Inmate taken into custody here after crashing car By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A state inmate — one of two who escaped less than four hours apart from Loxley Work Release in Monday’s predawn hours — was recaptured here about nine hours later after he crashed his getaway car at a local convenience store. According to escape and recapture notices issued by Alabama Department of Corrections officials, 22-year-old Damon…
Virtual academy opens this year
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer For Amy Cabaniss, the goal is simple and it’s personal – a high school education for every eligible student. Sometimes achieving that goal is easier said than done. For some students, the brick and mortar building is school. For other students, for various reasons, the building and the classroom are not the perfect setting. This year, students have an option – Escambia County Virtual…
Chamber Art Walk coming
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Emily Harp and her Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce staff have not been sitting back under the air conditioners, idly awaiting autumn, this summer. In fact, they’ve done anything but. Harp announced in a bad-news, good-news manner late Tuesday morning that the planned Evening in White has been postponed for a year so that the Chamber can focus on three new projects. First, Phase…
New hospital planned
ACH opts out of Infirmary management agreement By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Community Hospital Board and Escambia County Healthcare Authority have exercised a contractual option and will soon end their joint management agreement with Infirmary Health. According to a July 18 letter issued jointly by ECHA Chair Ruth Harrell and ACHB Chair Nancy Lowery and addressed to hospital staff and physicians, the contract with Infirmary provides for a…
This week in Atmore News
Don’t miss our Back to School Special Section: Interviews with Rachel Patterson Principal John Brantley, Huxford Elementary Principal Leigh Ann Rowland, Escambia County Middle School Principal Debbie Bolden, Escambia Academy Headmaster Hugh Fountain, and J.U. Blacksher Principal Donald Baggett. Also included are school supply lists. Thanks to the following advertisers who made this section possible:  Atmore Area Ymca Atmore Christian School Atmore Insurance Audio Plus City of Atmore Mayor’s Office…