Knott announces his retirement
John Knott announces his retirement at the BOE meeting By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher Most folks in the room knew what Superintendent of Education John Knott meant when he said, “We may as well get the elephant out of the room.” Most had heard that just that morning, he had announced at a principals’ meeting that he was planning to retire after seven years as the school system superintendent. His official…
Woman succumbs
Victim of Friday house fire Akers The “Earle house” on Jack Springs Road By JOSH FRYENews Staff Writer An Atmore resident, Evelyn Glen Akers, 73, has passed away after being pulled from a late Friday evening (April 23) blaze by firefighters at a home located at 2902 Jack Springs, known to the community as the Earle home.Atmore fire crews were dispatched just after 6:30 p.m. on Friday, to serve as…