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…
Obituaries, week of April 18, 2021
Mrs. Margaret Ann Creamer Ard Mrs. Margaret Ann Creamer Ard, age 71, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Pensacola, Fla.She was a native of Century, Fla. and had resided in Pensacola for the past few years. She retired from the Civil Service Department as a secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Charles Creamer and Eulene.Mrs. Ard is survived by her former husband, James Rolen Ard…
New arrivals at the library
Check out the new arrivals at Atmore Public Library. Patrons rate new arrivalsSeveral patrons are sharing their opinions of the new books they’ve read. Five stars is the top rating. Sarah Hall: Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory – 3 stars Linda Smith: The Beirut Protocol by Joel C. Rosenberg – 5 stars Anne Petty: Faithless in Death by J.D. Robb – 5 stars Shelia Trawick: The Blended Quilt by Wanda…
RP Star Students
The Rachel Patterson Elementary School Star Students for March are, from left, first row, Kenneth Perry, Crimson Evans, James Carter Overstreet, James Wilson, Justice Hetherington, Jamariouse Simpson, Kaloni Brown; middle, Tro’Darrius McWilliams, Khamyria Finklea, Anthony Embley, Elias Hurst, Layla Riley, Cameron Dirden, Arden Raines; back, Camarie Caldwell, Danielle Akers, Rosean Martin, Jeffrey Gentry, Teresa Wiggins, Ripley Mummert, Katrell Dortch. Not pictured are Tristan Miller, Malaeah Dailey and Khloe Carter.