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Wreck claims child
Mother, daughter critically injured, too, when SUV hits hay trailer Emergency personnel work to free the victims from the Equinox. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore woman and her 9-year-old daughter are reportedly on the slow road to recovery from critical injuries they suffered last Wednesday (November 24) in a two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of another child who was in the car with them.According to Alabama State…
Wallace, Benjamin take BOE top spots
BOE President Coleman Wallace, Superintendent Michele McClung, BOE Vice-President Danny Benjamin News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education met in special session Monday, November 29, for the purpose of electing a board president and vice-president. There were no “new business” items on the agenda. The following was the only item under “old business.” “Pursuant to Ala. Code § 16-8-4, the board will meet in November of each year…
Closed for maintenance
CSX Transportation crews work Tuesday (November 30) on upgrading a rail crossing near Canoe. The crossings on Cowpen Creek Road, on which Escambia Academy is located, and Tumbling Lane will be closed for several days for maintenance. A spokesperson for Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said the school can be accessed via North Canoe Road and Myrick Avenue or Randolph Avenue.
3-vehicle crash
Two people were injured, neither seriously, in a Tuesday, November 23, three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Craig and Main streets. Police reports show that a 2012 Jeep Laredo, driven by 45-year-old Fadhl Algabi of Tuscaloosa, ran the red light as he came off Craig at 4:15 p.m. His vehicle struck a 2019 Ford F250 driven by Spencer Rogers, 37, of Atmore, causing the truck to flip over and slide…
Impaired driver
An Atmore man was charged with driving under the influence after he eventually crashed into a tree in front of O’Reilly Auto Parts around 5:40 p.m. last Tuesday (November 23). Police reports show that Eric Peters, 66, who was driving a 2015 Chevy Malibu, veered off the roadway and traveled roughly 40 feet before hitting a street sign and an embankment. He then traveled another 60 feet before striking the…