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State Line Tire Vandalized
BY JOSH FRYE      State Line Tire Shop, located at 112 East Nashville Avenue in Atmore, was targeted by vandals early Wednesday morning, May 26. According to State Line Tire manager Jon Rowland, an employee of the shop, arrived around 5:45 a.m. to find a broken window and displaced city park bench outside.  “We got the call from my employee as soon as he noticed the damage,” Rowland said. “When I…
10 candidates vie for 3 seats
News Staff Report Three seats – the vice chair and two at-large – are on the ballot for the Poarch Creek Tribal Council election to be held next month.Incumbent Robbie McGhee is challenged by Anthony Peebles for the tribal vice chair position.For the two at-large seats, incumbents Sandy Hollinger and Keith Martin have six challengers – Keith Colbert, Helen McGhee Hallman, Jessica Martin, Patrick Strickland, Elma Smith, and Anita Tuel.Tribal…
Mark your calendar
Atmore News will be closed FridaySince it’s hard for us to be closed on a Monday, the Atmore News office will be closed Friday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. We’ll be open Monday, May 31, and we hope to see you at the Memorial Day program at city hall that morning. Play ball! Fire department vs. police departmentThis Saturday, the AFD Plug Uglies will face off against the…
Memorial Day
Honoring the memorialsOn Monday, May 17, American Legion member Jack Wright was busy freshening up the crosses in the memorial area behind the American Legion building. For many years, Jack has served as Chaplain of Post 90. Decked out for Memorial Day The late Aubrey Stanley named this highland terrier Murphy after one of the most decorated combat soldiers of World War II, Audie Murphy. Aubrey was himself a decorated…
Kidnapping
Girl, 13, abducted after father puts her out of truck Colbert By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A 55-year-old Pensacola man remained behind bars this week, charged with the May 15 kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl whose father had put her out beside a county road because she continuously “irritated” her brother.The Escambia County (Fla.) Jail’s website shows that Ronald Gene Joyner is being held under total bonds of $56,000 in…