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Felony drug arrests
Thomas Weaver By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore man recently experienced one of his unluckiest days ever, while luck and time ran out again for a Nokomis man who is no stranger to a county jail cell. The pair became the most recent casualties in an ongoing crackdown by city and county law enforcement on felony drug crimes.Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed this week that Zachary Benjamin Thomas,…
CACC offering free classes for fall semester
Coastal Alabama Community College is dedicating $8 million in CARES Act funds to help students continue their education through the Coastal Cares Grant program. All registered students are eligible for up to six credit hours, tuition and fees free – that is up to $972 of free college credit – while grant funds last.The Coastal Cares Grants are available to all students for the Fall 2021 semester and includes dual…
Superintendent interviews under way
About 4 dozen attend first round By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer The Escambia County Board of Education’s first round of interviews with finalists for the job of Escambia County Superintendent of Education took place Monday night (July 26) in the Flomaton High School auditorium.The three-part series of two-candidate interview sessions, each conducted by BOE members, was to continue this week, with sessions set for Tuesday (July 27) and Thursday (July…
No details yet
Medstar to take over local ambulance service By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer While few details of the deal have yet been made public, Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHCA) officials announced July 23, that the authority has reached an agreement with Medstar Emergency Medical Services to provide comprehensive, around-the-clock ground ambulance coverage for Atmore and the surrounding area.County healthcare officials have been working on the specifics of the agreement for…
Animal cruelty charges filed
Nokomis man faces felony Walker By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A Nokomis man is free on $30,000 bond after his July 20 arrest on felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges.Escambia County Detention Center records show that Larry Leslie Walker, 41, of a James Road address, near Nokomis, was arrested after a dead dog and four other canines, all starving and dehydrated, were discovered on his property.Walker, who was released a…