Obituaries, week of September 1, 2021
Steven Allen Lashley Mr. Steven Allen Lashley, age 63, passed away Monday, August 23, 2021 in Century, Fla. He was born in Buras, La. and has resided most of his life in Century. He enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with family, and coaching Little League Ball. He loved to tell stories and he never met a stranger.He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Lashley.Mr. Lashley is survived by…
Work finally under way on Strand project
Behind the Strand and the hardware store By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer After several “false starts,” work has finally begun on the renovation and rehabilitation of the Strand Theatre and former Atmore Hardware Store.Rolin Construction crews have started tearing out floorboards, seats, wall coverings and other portions of the venerable theater, which turned 100 years old this year, and the adjoining hardware store, which has stood for 121 years.The local…
Precautions, no closings as COVID surges
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Some businesses, governmental agencies and other local entities in and around Atmore are taking precautionary measures as the COVID pandemic’s resurgence continues, but the spike in local and area cases has not yet forced any closings.At Atmore Community Hospital, visitors are still allowed, from 6 to 8 a.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. each day, for general patients, but each must wear a mask…
Atmore men arrested on months-old Fla. warrants
Blackburn Morris By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Two Atmore men remained in the Escambia County (Fla.) Jail early Tuesday, arrested a day apart by Escambia County (Fla.) authorities on warrants issued for crimes that each allegedly committed several months ago.Paul Ray Morris, 42, was jailed August 21 for criminal acts he is alleged to have performed in March and April of this year; Lionel Todd Blackburn, 46, was arrested a…