Absentee voting
Special to Atmore News Escambia County Circuit Clerk John R. Fountain has released the following information on absentee voting for the March 2020 primary and state runoff election. Qualified voters can apply for an absentee ballot that can be cast by mail, commercial carrier or in person at the absentee election manager’s office, if he or she makes application in writing not less than five days prior to the election…
Suspect sought
Police seize meth, weapons, more in raid on drug house By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore police were still searching this week for the resident of a reputed drug house — located on the fringe of the city’s limits and just a few yards from the home of a high-ranking police officer — that was raided by city, state and federal officers early Friday morning, January 3. Police Chief…
MLK events set
News Staff Report Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr. King. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King’s birthday, January 15. This year, the holiday is celebrated Monday, January 20. This year marks Dr. King’s 91st birthday. The theme is “Beloved Community.” Dr. King popularized the notion of the Beloved Community and envisioned it…
Charges mount for Atmore man
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A Baldwin County man with an Atmore address, already facing attempted murder charges in two different counties, has been charged by Mobile authorities with assaulting a hospital employee in that city. According to Mobile County Sheriff’s Office reports, 26-year-old Colton Shane Sims of a Sims Road address in Atmore, was admitted to University Hospital on December 14 after he was wounded in a shotgun…