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Kilo of Spice
Drug agents seize 42 ounces of synthetic marijuana Jones The confiscated Spice By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore police and Alabama Drug Task Force agents seized more than a kilogram of synthetic marijuana last Thursday (September 9) after an Atmore man with outstanding warrants against him was spotted driving along a city street.According to a press release issued by city police, Charlton Orlando Jones, 32, tried to elude officers but…
Driver not badly hurt when SUV slams into utility pole
A piece of the pole was lodged in the Tahoe’s grill By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A woman escaped serious injury last Thursday, September 9, after her Chevy Tahoe slammed into an East Horner Street utility pole with enough force to cause a two-foot piece of the pole to become lodged in her vehicle’s grill.The single-vehicle mishap occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. City firefighters and police officers finally cleared 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…
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…