Obituaries, week of September 27, 2020
Murphy McGhee McGhee Mr. Murphy McGhee, age 70, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 in Pensacola, Fla.  He was a native of Atmore, Ala. and spent most of his adult life in Pensacola (forty-five years) with his sister, Norma and had resided in Poarch, Ala. for a number of years. He was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and attended the Atmore Apostolic Church. He was preceded…
Neighbors helping neighbors
Courtney Leslie, Kyle Hostetler, Griffin Stafford, Mike Stacey, Sam Reid, Pee Wee Powell, Eli Norton, Jerry Janes, and Jacob Reid Dr. Jonah McIntyre, left, and Courtney Leslie By ANNA GRACE JANES Special to Atmore News Isn’t it great to have neighbors? We hate seeing the damage hurricanes do, but it can bring out the best in people. Thursday morning, after Hurricane Sally hit, my neighbors Dr. Jonah McIntyre and Mike…
ECHS 13, SMC 9
Blue Devils score first points, earn first win ECHS’s Willie Banks (3) fights through St. Michael defenders during Monday nights game. By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter After being benched last Friday by Hurricane Sally, Escambia County High’s football team stormed back to defeat St. Michael Catholic 13-9 in a game postponed last Friday due to Hurricane Sally and played instead on Monday night, September 21. The win was ECHS’s first…
Did you see that coming?
As I look back, maybe I should have realized what was happening. Early last week, New Orleans was bracing for Hurricane Sally. Then the storm took a little turn toward the Louisiana-Mississippi line, then a little more toward Gulfport. Wait … then Sally seemed to take aim at the Mississippi-Alabama line. Then it was all Alabama. Gulf Shores to be more exact. And up to Atmore. Category 2 at the…
2 granted parole, 1 denied
Womack Jackson Wilson By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Two inmates with local ties were granted parole, another was denied, during hearings held last week in Montgomery by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. The board granted parole to 31-year-old Brandi Nicole Womack and to Kenneth Ray Jackson, 37. Womack was released in 2015 after she had served three years of an Escambia County Circuit Court sentence handed down…