Car hits truck, ignites fire; Lottie residence destroyed
A former country store, converted some time ago to a residence, was destroyed by fire today (Thursday, Feb. 25) when a car hit a truck in front of the home, knocking it into the structure and starting the destructive blaze. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m.. when the car, of unknown make and model, veered off the road and started the chain reaction. The dwelling once operated as Lottie Grocery,…
Man, 73, charged after tries to run down policeman, rams APD unit
Sanders A 73-year-old Atmore man was charged Wednesday (Feb. 24) with attempted murder after he tried to run down a city police officer with his car as an incident at a local bank escalated into a chase into Florida. Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that Lem Roy Sanders is charged locally with one count each of attempted murder and attempting to elude law enforcement. Officers were sent to United Bank’s…
Obituaries, week of February 28, 2020
Curtis Arthur Smith Smith Mr. Curtis Arthur Smith, age 94, of Century, Fla., passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021.  He was born in Bluff Springs, Fla. to the late Zell Berry and Lillie Cooper Smith. He served in the United States Army during World War II and as the Constable of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for many years.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna Luverne…
Honoring Stephanie Alaniz
Superintendent John Knott presents certificate to Stephanie Alaniz Editor’s note: Escambia County Schools’ Lead Nurse Stephanie Alaniz was recognized at the Board of Education meeting Thursday, February 18, at Huxford Elementary School. In addition to kudos from Superintendent John Knott and the board, county school nurses also paid tribute to Alaniz in a letter read by school nurse Alice Stewart, RN, Pollard-McCall Jr. High School. Following is the letter. Stephanie,…
ACH Complete Care Open House
Thursday, February 18 Ribbon cutting City, Chamber and Escambia County Health Care Authority officials joined clinic personnel for the ribbon cutting, from left, Anna Norton, Mayor Jim Staff, Bo Brantley, Brianna Townson, Dominique Palmore, Dr. Layla Lundquist-Smith, Nurse Practitioner Lydia Bonner, Brad Lowery, Tina Roberson, Chris Griffin, Kathy Johnson, Nancy Lowrey, and Noah Graham. Office staff, from left, Brianna Townson, Addy Lee, Jennifer Blanton (standing), Courtney Hallford, Chasity Hyatt, Dominique…