Don Fletcher

Split vote
BOE rejects proposed $60K car purchase for superintendent By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Members of the Escambia County Board of Education voted — though not unanimously — during the BOE’s September 22 meeting to spend just under $94,000 for new vehicles to be driven by the school system’s three second-tier administrators but rejected a proposal to spend nearly $60,000 for a new vehicle for Superintendent Michele McClung. After a…
Parking dispute leads to attempted murder charge
Patterson By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A local woman was arrested September 21 and charged with attempted murder after a dispute over a parking spot at a local apartment complex escalated into a shooting incident.APD reports show that the suspect, 37-year-old Brandie Webb Patterson of Atmore, began arguing with a neighbor and several of the neighbor’s friends around 3:15 p.m., in the 200 block of Patterson Street, in reference to…
Atmore man charged with elder abuse
Dixon By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore man remained without bond in the Escambia County Detention Center as midweek approached, charged with hitting his elderly stepfather in the head with a piece of wood during an argument.Atmore Police Department reports show that officers responded around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 to an East 4th Street residence in reference to a domestic disturbance.The suspect, Dayshawn Dixon, 38, had been arguing…
Weber looks to establish youth choir
Rehearsals start next Monday Weber By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Conrad Weber, who directed the choirs at Escambia County Middle School and Escambia County High School for more than 10 years, is now in the process of putting into play an idea he has had for about that length of time.Weber, whose ECHS senior choir earned an appearance at famed Carnegie Hall as part of a nationwide mass choir, is…
Brewton men denied parole
Evans Reid By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Two Brewton men — neither a stranger to state prison — were denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.Ron Merrell Reid, who is serving his third drug-related stint behind state bars since 2011, and James Autrey Evans, who is in state prison for the third time since 2008, were each turned down in their respective bid for…