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Wreck victim dies
Murder indictment expected from grand jury Weese By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Joseph Allen Weese’s current situation is a perfect example of how one relatively minor crime can quickly snowball into an affair with major consequences and ramifications.The 33-year-old Atmore man, who went from shoplifting suspect to vehicular assailant in a matter of one day, now awaits a county grand jury’s determination whether or not he will also become a…
Shots fired Monday at Fast Lane
By JOSH FRYENews Staff Writer Atmore Police Department officers were dispatched to the Fast Lane Convenience Store on Jack Springs Road in the Freemanville community at approximately 5:39 p.m. Monday, January 10, after receiving calls that shots had been fired at the location.Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said when officers arrived, they found that a male and female victims’ vehicle had been struck by a single bullet, and a total…
MLK Day events
News Staff Report Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is next Monday, January 17. The Concerned Citizens of Atmore “Unity in the Community” will again sponsor events to honor the civil rights leaders. This year, CCOA is joined by Rho Xi Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Emmanuel Faith Center.The theme for Monday’s events is “King’s Legacy of Peace for Our World.”The parade line-up will begin…
Improvements under way for public schools
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Escambia County School Superintendent Michele McClung had much to report at a called Board of Education meeting Thursday, January 6. Of special interest to this area are plans to build a new field house at Escambia County High School and renovate the existing field house. Every school building and/or parking lot in the county is benefitting physically, and students district-wide will benefit from administrators’ and…
Covid on the rebound
Atmore area sees sudden spike in positive cases By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer COVID-19, seemingly in decline over the past few weeks, has rebounded. The virus, especially its omicron variant, has returned with a vengeance across the nation, including a strong presence in the Atmore area.Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) officials report that nearly half the local facility’s admissions are for COVID-related illnesses. Emergency department visits and visits to various doctors’…