Atmore News

Obituaries, week of September 22, 2021
Eugene Lacy Wheeler II Mr. Eugene Lacy Wheeler II, age 38, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was born in Bratt, Fla. He was a 2001 graduate of Northview High School and Bishop State Community in 2014. He worked as an Instrumentation and Electrical Technician at BASF in McIntosh, Ala. His favorite activities were hunting, fishing, family picnics, and spending time with his sons on the…
Celebrating milestones
So, how do you celebrate your 90th year and 80th year of life?If you’re Ray Bolden, left, and Jim Staff, right, you go skydiving. The two jumped separately (with the aid of professional skydivers) Saturday, September 11. Both landed at the Flora-Bama at the Gulf.By the way, Jim is 80. Ray is 90.Ray suggested they do it again at 90 and 100, but Jim said Monday that was his first…
Digmon chosen to fill Nolin’s seat on BOE
News Staff Report Sherry Digmon will rejoin the Escambia County Board of Education after board members voted unanimously on September 7 to appoint her to fill the vacancy created by the recent death of David Nolin. Digmon served as the school board’s District 6 representative from 2010 to 2016 but lost the District 6 seat to Nolin in the 2016 Republican Primary. “I didn’t pursue this appointment,” Digmon said. “I…
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…