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Named to UA honors lists
A total of 11,813 students enrolled during the spring 2021 term at The University of Alabama made the Dean’s List with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), or the President’s List with academic records of 4.0 (all A’s).The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students who take less than a full course…
No parole for local man, woman
White Hawkins By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Escambia County man who has been imprisoned for nearly 16 years and an Escambia County woman who has been in prison for nearly three years will each remain behind bars after they were denied parole during hearings by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons & Paroles.Stacy Hawkins, 40, was sentenced in Escambia County Circuit Court to serve 20 years after his conviction on…
City council OKs new traffic cameras
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore City Council members voted unanimously during the Monday, June 14, meeting to approve the purchase of several new cameras for the city police department’s traffic surveillance system.The measure, which had been discussed earlier this year during a council work session, passed by a 4-0 vote (District 5’s Chris Harrison was absent), after about 90 seconds of discussion from Police Chief Chuck Brooks.“In a previous…
No-show shooting suspect arrested
Ford By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore man, charged with attempted murder in connection with an October 25 shooting in the city’s northeastern quadrant, is back behind bars after having been free for nearly seven months on $30,000 bond.Escambia County Detention Center records show that Tyrell Dashun Ford, 26, was taken into custody in the early morning hours of June 10 by bail enforcement agents with Century Bail Bonds…
‘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…