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Animal cruelty charges filed
Nokomis man faces felony Walker By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A Nokomis man is free on $30,000 bond after his July 20 arrest on felony and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges.Escambia County Detention Center records show that Larry Leslie Walker, 41, of a James Road address, near Nokomis, was arrested after a dead dog and four other canines, all starving and dehydrated, were discovered on his property.Walker, who was released a…
Council OKs less-than-acre land swap with ECHCA
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore City Council made quick work Monday (July 26) of an agenda that was pared from three items to just two.The council approved the seeking of bids for a used fire truck and gave the green light to a swap with the county healthcare authority of tiny parcels of land to bring Poarch Road’s proposed eastern extension in line with its westward portion.The purchase of…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
News Staff Report Escambia County Board of Education Superintendent John Knott, set to retire August 31, will continue as a consultant to the board regarding COVID-19 and pandemic-related matters and for health and safety issues related to COVID-19, effective October 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022. The board voted to retain Knott as a consultant at the meeting Thursday, July 22. At that meeting, the board approved the following personnel…
Escambia County Health Care Authority announces new ambulance service contracts
The Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHCA) announced today (July 23) it has reached agreement with Medstar to provide comprehensive 24/7 ground ambulance coverage for the greater Atmore market. While they have recently been working with ASAP EMS, ECHCA has chosen to expand its existing relationship with Medstar to include the Atmore market. The ECHCA thanks ASAP for their service to the community and looks forward to working with them…
Jehovah’s Witnesses holding convention
Second year for virtual format Special to Atmore News Breaking a century-old tradition in the name of health and safety, the largest convention organization in the world has moved its annual in-person event to a virtual format for the second time in as many years, cancelling nearly 6,000 conventions in 240 lands.For 55 plus years, the summers in Mobile featured Jehovah’s Witnesses streaming into the city to stay in hotels…