Judge Bert Rice
After 40 years on bench, venerable jurist ‘retiring’ By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer After more than 40 years of hearing cases in Atmore Municipal Court, Escambia County Circuit Court and the occasional out-of-town courtroom, Judge Bert Rice is retiring. Well, sort of. Rice, who joined the circuit court bench in 2007 after Judge Joseph B. Brogden retired, presided over his first case as Atmore’s municipal judge on November 21,…
Davisville man killed
Shot by Fla. deputy By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A Davisville, Fla. man who reportedly threatened to shoot his wife was himself shot and killed, inside his home, by an Escambia County (Fla.) sheriff’s deputy who had been sent to the home to conduct a welfare check. According to a press release issued by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office officials on the agency’s Facebook page, a deputy was sent around…