Area aviators pay farewell tribute to Leonard Purvis
Purvis Family members and other mourners watch as four of the tribute planes soar above the grave site. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A crowd of about 75 people turned out last Friday (October 8) to say goodbye to Leonard Purvis. Tears were shed and a sense of loss was evident during the final rites for the local man, who passed away October 4, but there were also smiles from…
Kidnap, torture charges for Atmore man
Harris By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore man remained behind bars this week after his September 29 arrest on numerous charges, including that he allegedly held a woman against her will for a week, sexually assaulting and torturing her during that time.Anthony Anttwon Harris, 40, was charged by Atmore police with one count each of first-degree kidnapping, sexual torture, first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree domestic violence in connection with…
MT named top manufacturer in Alabama
Special to Atmore News Muskogee Technology (MT), a business owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, was named 2021 Small Manufacturer of the Year by the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) in partnership with the Alabama Technology Institute (ATN).The Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Award’s program recognizes the state’s top manufacturers. Recipients were chosen by an independent panel of judges for their excellence in leadership, performance, profitability, and workforce…
Burglars damage Davisville church
Leon Chavers points out some of the appliances from which the wires were cut. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Escambia County, Fla. authorities are reportedly on the lookout for one of at least two burglars who broke into a small Davisville church and its parsonage and stripped both buildings of their wiring.The break-in left the rural church’s congregation of less than 10 members with the task of rewiring a building…
Nokomis crash
Two people were taken to area hospitals, and a portion of U.S. 31 was closed for more than two hours, after two pickups collided and one then struck a bicyclist shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Monday, October 11. One of the pickup drivers was seriously injured in the wreck, which occurred near Ammon Road, and was airlifted from the scene. The cyclist was taken by ambulance to another hospital, and…