WIC income guidelines increase
Special to Atmore News Alabama families may qualify for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, better known as WIC. If you are a woman who is pregnant, who had a baby within the past six months, who is breastfeeding or who is the parent or guardian of a child up to age 5, you are encouraged to apply for WIC at your local county health department…
BBB scam alert
COVID contact tracing work inspires copycat scams Special to Atmore News Public health officials are rolling out COVID-19 contact tracing programs to help slow the spread of the disease by informing people who have had contact with someone who has tested positive. Of course, scammers are finding nefarious ways to use these efforts for their personal gain. How the scam works You receive an unsolicited message via text, email, or…
America needs building up, not tearing down
Byrne Our brilliant Founders built our democracy upon two different but complimentary pillars. The first and more obvious pillar is our constitutional system itself, what the writers of the Federalist Papers called the “new science of politics.” Our representative democracy would not be possible without our revolutionary constitution and the laws that uphold it, separation and enumeration of powers, and effective checks and balances. The second pillar is more difficult…
6 more sodomy counts against Monroeville preacher
Gibbs By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Local charges are still pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations that a Monroeville preacher, who also has an Atmore church, committed sexual offenses against at least one child here. That’s not the case in the preacher’s home county. According to sources in Monroeville, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Garyl Jermaine Gibbs, 47, last week on warrants accusing him of four…
No parole for 3 convicted in Escambia Co.
Booker Duncan By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles denied last week parole for two men who were convicted in Escambia County Circuit Court. The denials — for Wallace K. Booker and Kelly Edward Duncan — came during hearings held by the board on June 17. Booker, who is housed at Fountain Correctional Facility, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in Mobile…