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Bryan appointed to national committee
Formation of Tribal Advisory Committee creates first of its kind in U.S. Bryan Special to Atmore News As part of a focused effort to strengthen relationships between the federal government and tribal nations, U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has appointed Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Chairwoman Stephanie Bryan to a select committee of tribal leaders who will serve as direct advisors to the Department.The newly formed Secretary’s…
Cornelia Elmore Memorial
Around 100 brave heat, attend tribute to noted librarian Those who participated in the ribbon cutting included, from left, Ida Brown Coger, Billy G. Elmore, Dr. Merryl Bland, Foster Kizer, Hope Lassiter, Mayor Staff, Arralean Fisher Ellis, James McNeil, Eunice Johnson, Shawn Lassiter, Karean Reynolds, Gwen Frye, Jerome Webster, Dr. Ulysses McBride, W.J. Grissett. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A crowd of more than 100 people ignored the heat and…
Theft, drug possession charged
Walker By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Details remained sketchy late Tuesday morning (June 21), but the Escambia County Detention Center website shows that an Atmore man was arrested early Tuesday morning, apparently on warrants issued by city police.The website indicates that 32-year-old Alton Wayne Walker was booked into the facility at 4:33 a.m. on one count each of third-degree theft, possession of an undisclosed controlled substance and possession of unidentified…
Last week for ‘Fools’
If you missed the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts’ performance of “Fools” last week, you have another chance to see this funny show this week, 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and 2 p.m. on Sunday.If you saw the show last week, you might want to check it out again, since a different cast will be on stage. Leslie Garner and Andrew Barrow lead the cast this week…
Scammers using ‘cloned’ police number
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Scammers are apparently becoming a little bolder these days, as city police received a report of a phone call that was shown on caller ID to have originated from Atmore Police Department’s primary non-emergency telephone number.Police Chief Chuck Brooks said the complainant noticed the APD number on his phone and answered the call, only to have someone warn him that he had an outstanding warrant…