Medstar lease gets council’s approval
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Four members of the Atmore City Council approved unanimously during the council’s Monday, September 13, meeting a lease agreement with the city’s new emergency medical services provider. (Mayor Pro Tem Shawn Lassiter was out of town on business.)The five-year lease — of the former fire station on Pensacola Avenue — calls for Lifeguard Ambulance / Medstar to pay the city $2,675 per month, which includes…
No parole for longtime inmate
Lawson By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Escambia County man who has spent almost 27 years in state prison will apparently serve his entire sentence.The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole for 54-year-old Marcus Lawson, who has been behind bars since May 10, 1995.Lawson was convicted in Escambia County Circuit Court of first-degree assault and second-degree burglary. He was sentenced to serve 30 years for the burglary and…
Troopers investigate only 4 fatalities over Labor Day
Special to Atmore News Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol and Marine Patrol divisions continued to see a decrease in traffic and boating-related fatalities compared to the official Labor Day holiday period in previous years.Troopers investigated only four traffic deaths and no boating deaths during the extended holiday weekend, which began at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, and ended at midnight Monday, Sept. 6. During the 2020 Labor Day…
New execution date set for convicted killer
Smith News Staff Report The Alabama Supreme Court has set a new execution date for a 51-year-old state inmate whose scheduled execution was called off in February because the state refused to allow his personal pastor to accompany him in the death chamber.Willie B. Smith III, who has an IQ of around 75, was sentenced to the ultimate penalty after the was convicted of the 1991 kidnapping-murder of 22-year-old Sharma…
America needs another 9/12th moment
Congressman Jerry Carl This past weekend, countless people across the globe paused to remember and honor the lives lost in the deadly terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This day marked the deadliest attack on American soil in the history of our nation – nearly 3,000 innocent civilians and first responders lost their lives at the hands of radical terrorists aimed at destroying America.One thing we learned that day, and…