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BOE rejects proposed $60K car purchase for superintendent By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Members of the Escambia County Board of Education voted — though not unanimously — during the BOE’s September 22 meeting to spend just under $94,000 for new vehicles to be driven by the school system’s three second-tier administrators but rejected a proposal to spend nearly $60,000 for a new vehicle for Superintendent Michele McClung. After a…
Parking dispute leads to attempted murder charge
Patterson By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A local woman was arrested September 21 and charged with attempted murder after a dispute over a parking spot at a local apartment complex escalated into a shooting incident.APD reports show that the suspect, 37-year-old Brandie Webb Patterson of Atmore, began arguing with a neighbor and several of the neighbor’s friends around 3:15 p.m., in the 200 block of Patterson Street, in reference to…
Drive-by shooting draws charges
Frye By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore man was arrested September 17 and is charged with attempted murder after he drove by a local residence and fired twice at two people who were outside.Atmore Police Department reports show that officers were sent to a residence in the 100 block of Curtis Street around 11:10 a.m. in reference to shots fired.One of the intended victims followed the suspect, later identified…
Atmore man charged with elder abuse
Dixon By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore man remained without bond in the Escambia County Detention Center as midweek approached, charged with hitting his elderly stepfather in the head with a piece of wood during an argument.Atmore Police Department reports show that officers responded around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 to an East 4th Street residence in reference to a domestic disturbance.The suspect, Dayshawn Dixon, 38, had been arguing…
Brewton men denied parole
Evans Reid By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Two Brewton men — neither a stranger to state prison — were denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.Ron Merrell Reid, who is serving his third drug-related stint behind state bars since 2011, and James Autrey Evans, who is in state prison for the third time since 2008, were each turned down in their respective bid for…