Frye joins News staff
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer Josh Frye joined the Atmore News staff Monday, January 21. Frye brings a wealth of interests and experience to the paper. A graduate of Escambia County High School, he studied Military History, Underwater Archaeology, Film at the University of West Florida; history at Faulkner Community College; and attended fire college. He has worked at Strata Productions Film Company, as an assistant archivist at Baldwin…
MLK Prayer Breakfast
Stallworth, Peterson presented awards By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer About 30 people attended this year’s Unity Prayer Breakfast, part of the local commemoration of the birthday of Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event, held January 19 at Atmore Community Hospital’s Mayson Auditorium, featured a hearty breakfast, a series of themed prayers from local and area ministers, and the presentation of two community service awards. Atmore…
Jackson: ‘Not an 8-4 sheriff’
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Newly sworn Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson says he will bring loads of new ideas with him as he begins his administration of county law enforcement. And while he has already made a few minor changes, he is content to pretty much leave things as they are, at least for now, with one big exception. “I’m not an eight-to-four sheriff; I like to work,”…
Auto break-ins reported
Police also investigating shots fired into apartments By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore police continued this week their investigation into a rash of automobile break-ins, most of which took place on the city’s fringes, that were reported over the weekend and into this week. According to a press release from Police Chief Chuck Brooks, the first batch of break-ins occurred in the predawn hours of January 20 along Old…