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‘Hillbillies’ coming to GECA
In a scene from “The Beverly Hillbillies,” from left, Elly Mae (Hanna Lilly) rasslin’ with Jethro (Andrew Barrow), Jed (Dietrich Bondurant), Cousin Pearl (Priscilla Eby), Granny (Sharon Poulsen), and George Turner (Josiah Carter) on the floor. News Staff Report “Come and listen to my story about a man named Jed … “Many of you can sing that line and probably the rest of the song.“The Beverly Hillbillies” was a popular…
‘More than a café’
By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher For Destiny Patterson and Alana Sigafoose, Café 251 is about community – something Alana learned from her dad, Boyd Sigafoose.“Dad would have loved that we have a restaurant,” she said. “One of the highlights for him was going to Buster’s and blowing smoke with all the old men. They were always at the round table. When we kids got to go, we sat in a corner,…
Public school employees get early raises
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Escambia County (Ala.) school employees are scheduled to received state-mandated pay raises October 1, but at a special meeting June 8, the board of education approved a recommendation by Superintendent John Knott that raises begin with the employees’ contract year. Knott said the action was a way for the board to show their appreciation to employees who have worked through a challenging year. Also at…
5 felony drug arrests
Burt Vice Neal Garvin Schrader. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore Police Department officers arrested five people on felony drug possession charges during four incidents that occurred over the seven-day period from June 7 to 14. Seized were an array of illicit substances that included marijuana, magic mushrooms, methamphetamine and liquid THC.The series of arrests began on June 7, as Shneirdre Evett Neal, 49, was preparing to enter Atmore Municipal…
No serious injury when car, welder collide
The Camry burst into flames while airborne By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore woman miraculously escaped serious injury last Thursday night, June 3, when her car slammed into a welding machine that was sitting in the middle of the darkened eastbound lane of U.S. 31.Atmore Police Department reports show that 27-year-old Savannah Baggett was driving her 2020 Toyota Camry eastward into Atmore when she encountered the machine just east…