GOP addresses court, other issues in Atmore
State Rep. Alan Baker, at left, talks with county school board President Cindy Jackson. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer More than 40 area Republicans, including 13 elected officials and one political hopeful, gathered Monday, April 19, at Atmore City Hall to pledge their support for a move to maintain the current makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court and to hear two state lawmakers discuss the shape of state government under…
Jail officer arrested; SBI probing inmate death
Whiting By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer As Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators wrapped up a criminal probe that led to the arrest of a former county jail officer, State Bureau of Investigation agents began looking into the death of an inmate inside the jail. (The two incidents are unrelated.)Sheriff Heath Jackson reported Monday (April 19) the April 16 arrest of 36-year-old Bethany Meagan Whiting…
Green light!
Strand project gets state OK, receives grant By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Although the scheduled start date for The Pride of Atmore’s Strand Theatre-Atmore Hardware Store renovation project has come and gone, organizers are still wearing smiles on their faces.Good news came last week in the announcement by Rural Development Partners (RDP) and Coastal Growers LLC that the two had teamed up to provide a $150,000 grant to help fund…