Man paid for car with bogus bills
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man was arrested August 20, two months and a day after he allegedly switched genuine money for counterfeit money while purchasing a used car from a Florida man. Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office investigators worked on the case for two months before locating Matthew Cody Blair, 28, of a Williams Lane address, and taking him into custody. According to the Escambia County…
Alabama Power’s upgrades project continues
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An upgrade of the Alabama Power Company poles and wiring along Atmore streets, a project that began late in 2018, has exceeded its halfway point but is still several months away from completion. “We are making upgrades to our electrical system in Atmore,” said Beth Thomas, External Affairs Manager for the utility company’s Mobile region. “We are replacing some of our older equipment —…
Job fair is Thursday
Special to Atmore News The Brewton Career Center is partnering with the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce to host the inaugural Atmore Area Job Fair on Thursday, September 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at The Club, 1927 Highway 21, Atmore. This event is free and open to the public. Participating employers will be recruiting for positions in healthcare, information technology, aerospace, cyber security, hospitality, retail, communications, manufacturing, corrections,…
Crash on Pineville Road
AFD, Nokomis VFD respond to isolated location By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Fire Department personnel were among the first responders called to the isolated rural scene of an August 29 single-vehicle crash that left a 74-year-old Baldwin County man in critical condition. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Melvin Leonce Carpenter was driving his 2002 GMC 1500 northward on Pineville Road, just north of Jake Road, in northwestern…
RPES honored
  Chosen Bicentennial School of Excellence By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer When Rachel Patterson Elementary School was selected a year ago as one of 200 Bicentennial Schools in Alabama, the school was required to use its accompanying $2,000 grant to fund a community betterment project. That project, along with the successful implementation of it, has earned the school even higher accolades. RPES was selected as one of 21 Alabama…