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Turkey hunter dies from apparent heat stroke
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Authorities believe a medical condition was responsible for the April 10 death of a 37-year-old Flomaton man who died while turkey hunting in a wooded area of the Wallace community.Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reports show that deputies and other emergency responders were dispatched to a spot off Rawls Road in response to a 911 call.Deputies were advised upon arrival that two turkey hunters were walking…
Griffin to retire, Booth named CEO
Griffin Booth Special to Atmore News The Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHCA) Wednesday, April 7, the planned retirement of CEO Chris Griffin on June 30, 2021. Griffin joined the ECHCA in 2003 as the chief financial officer for D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and subsequently served as the hospital’s chief operating officer prior to being named as McMillan’s hospital administrator in July of 2008. Griffin served as McMillan’s hospital administrator…
Nabbed at Fountain CF with pound of pot, more
Gray By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A Mobile man probably should have read the visitors’ policy for G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility before an April 6 visit to an inmate housed there.Had he done so, the man — 31-year-old Joseph Gray — might not have come onto prison grounds with a pound of marijuana, three kinds of unprescribed pills and potions, more than a dozen cell phones and several cell phone…
Council discusses parking, appoints 3 to AIDB
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer During the Monday, April 12, meeting of the Atmore City Council, members appointed three individuals to the city’s Industrial Development Board and re-appointed two others, approved a mental health awareness event, and gave the green light to the purchase of a used excavator for use at the city landfill.Mayor Jim Staff told the council the excavator purchase was a “good deal” that would help save…
Mayfest a go; Pow Wow canceled
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer While Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials announced that one of the community’s most popular festivals would resume after a one-year hiatus, officials of Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced that its annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow will be put on hold for the second straight year.Chamber officials announced on the organization’s Facebook page that the annual Mayfest observance — postponed, then canceled last year due…