Obituaries, week of November 3, 2021
Edward Lamont Davis Mr. Edward Lamont Davis, age 65, of Century, Fla., passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021.  He was born in Biloxi, Miss. to Walter Levon and Mary Anne Pruett Davis.  Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Rosa Ramirez Davis, his sons, Edward Lamont “Eddie” Davis of Perdido, Ala., Scott (Tabitha) Davis of Poarch, Ala., Andrew (Marsha) Davis of McCullough, Ala. and Jeremy Davis of Bay Minette, Al.…
Man dies in crash
Emergency crews work to clear the scene of the accident By JOSH FRYENews Staff Writer A violent, mid-morning crash claimed the life of an Atmore man Monday, October 25.According to Senior Alabama State Trooper Anna Peoples, Robert Marion Hadley, 62, was traveling northbound within the southbound lane of Alabama Highway 21 in a white 2010 Ford F-150 at mile marker three, directly in front of Oak Hill Cemetery’s main entrance,…
Executioner’s song
Convicted of Escambia murders, trio await fate on Death Row Peraita Floyd Yeiter By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer When Willie B. Smith III was executed last week at William C. Holman Correctional Facility — almost 30 years to the day after he abducted and killed 22-year-old Sharma Ruth Johnson near Birmingham — he died nearly 200 miles from the site of his crime.Three other Holman inmates scheduled to eventually pay…
Halloween events this weekend
Watch out for kids News Staff Report Three events will take place in Atmore this weekend as the community’s youngsters celebrate Halloween.*The first event is Trick or Treat on the Street, which is sponsored by Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce. It will take place throughout downtown this Friday, October 29, from 4 to 6 p.m.For an updated list of businesses that will be handing out candy to youngsters during the…
BOE lifts mask requirement
Masks will be optional for students, faculty News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education met in special session Wednesday, October 20, to address the mask requirement and personnel items.Board member Sherry Digmon made the motion to lift the mask requirement in schools as of October 29. At the September 20 meeting, the board voted to extend the requirement until October 29 when the Covid situation in schools would…