COVID-19 cases up
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Although the number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is still showing a decline statewide, the numbers reported for Escambia County show a significant increase over last week’s figures. Statewide testing results show that 72 cases of the virus have been confirmed among county residents, up from 49 on May 29. Those figures include testing done on local individuals at any site within…
City police prepared
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer As protests over the death of George Floyd — the man killed by Minneapolis, Minnesota, police on Memorial Day — continued to spread across the nation and into lower Alabama, Atmore police are prepared for the possibility the dissent might make its way into the city. “We have a plan in place if it does,” Police Chief Chuck Brooks said Monday, June 1. “We’ve…
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