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Obituaries for the week of June 7, 2017
Betty Marshall Burkett Mrs. Betty Marshall Burkett, age 78, of Atmore, Ala. passed away Tuesday May 30, 2017 in Atmore. She was retired from Alabama Power Company after many years of service. She was born in Atmore to the late Elmer Earl and Ruth Cole Marshall. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Atmore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Burkett and one…
Jailed for embezzlement – Atmore woman charged with stealing thousands
An Atmore woman who had worked for and with a local realtor for several years was arrested last week and charged with embezzling a “significant amount” of money from the realtor’s business. Atmore Police Chief Charles Brooks confirmed Monday that Jaime LeAnne McCoy, 33, was arrested by APD investigators on a charge of first-degree theft of property. McCoy was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center last Thursday, June 1,…
Poarch man torches own home
A Jack Springs Road resident was arrested May 30 on arson and domestic violence charges after he allegedly used a husband-wife dispute as the catalyst for setting a fire that consumed the mobile home in which the couple lived. Jason Paul Mitchell, 31, of a Jack Springs Road address, is charged with one count each of second degree arson, domestic violence and third degree domestic harassment. An employee of the…
Incumbents win PCI election
Three incumbents were successful in their bid for re-election on the Poarch Creek Tribal Council. Tribal Chairman Stephanie Bryan and At Large members Arthur Mothershed and Garvis Sells won handily without run-offs in the election held Saturday, June 3. Bryan received 825 votes to challenger Anthony Peebles’ 43 votes and Eddie Tullis’ 594 votes. For the two At Large seats, Mothershed and Sells faced 12 challengers. The votes were as…
Court docket set
The Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Criminal Docket has been set for June 12 through June 16 jury term. Courtroom one Jaquan Monte Powell, trafficking – cocaine; Shelton Forney, trafficking –synthetics; Pete Anthony Jimenez, TOP 2nd, RSP 1st x 4; Roman David Peirce, sex abuse child <12; Taconius Stallworth, UPCS; Benton Bell, trafficking – meth, RSP 2nd, RSP 1st, Crim. use defense spray; Lee Ernest Watson, UPCS; Joseph Montreal Kiser, UPOM 1st;…