Shoplifter busted for Spice
Williamson By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A wheelchair-bound Atmore man, sought as a shoplifting suspect, also wound up with a felony drug charge after he was found to be in possession of a small amount of synthetic marijuana.Atmore Police Department Capt. John Stallworth reported that city police were called July 22 to Dollar General on South Main Street.The store manager reported that a man in a wheelchair was spotted concealing…
COVID on the rise
Number of cases has soared since June By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Visitors to patients confined to Atmore Community Hospital are discovering that several safety precautions — including some that have been in place for nearly two years — are still in place. And, with the recent national upswing in confirmed COVID-19 cases, more restrictions could be returning.ACH Administrator Brad Lowery noted this week the dramatic increase in the number…
BOE chooses superintendent
Sellers named AP at ECHS News Staff Report Although the record will show that Escambia County Board of Education members voted unanimously last Friday, July 30, to negotiate with Michele M. McClung for the position of Superintendent of Education, the vote was actually close. Really close. A recommendation from Alabama Association of School Boards assessors — that McClung should be the board’s choice as superintendent — was formalized during a…
Inmates return
Minimum-security state prisoners back at work in city By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Some motorists who drove through Atmore on Monday or Tuesday probably caught a glimpse of something that was once common within the city but for the past 18 months or so has been non-existent.A handful of state inmates who are part of the Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) Community Work Program (CWP) returned Monday, August 2, to…