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City police arrest 2 for meth, pot
Hadley Ramieri By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore police arrested two local men over the past week for possession of drugs, including one who was issued a summons three months ago, when the county jail wasn’t accepting non-violent offenders.The most recent incident occurred May 19 and resulted in the arrest of 29-year-old James Clark Hadley, who was already being sought by authorities, on new charges.According to Atmore Police Department Sgt.…
BOE OKs system reorganization; additional assistant superintendent to be hired
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County Board of Education members voted unanimously during their May 19 meeting to approve six of seven “action items” (one was tabled), including a proposed “reorganizational” chart that includes two assistant superintendents (instead of one position currently in place), two mathematics specialists and two English Language Arts specialists. Superintendent of Education Michele McClung told board members one of the assistant superintendents would be…
ACF awards grants
At the presentation, holding the symbolic “big check,” from left, front, Kathleen VanSoest, Gene King, Patricia Cross; back, Sherry Digmon, Cindy Colville, Shinora Redmond, Foster Kizer, Audrey Moon, Dale Ash, Emilee Craft. By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher The Atmore Community Fund awarded grants Wednesday, May 18, for the 2021-2022 grant cycle.Recipients are Pride of Atmore, represented by Foster Kizer, Dale Ash, and Cindy Colville; Grace Fellowship, represented by the Rev. Gene…
Man reports car missing
Arrested at APD for drug possession Cole By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A local man got plenty of attention from Atmore police when he came to APD headquarters and reported his vehicle missing. It just wasn’t the attention he had hoped for.Sgt. Darrell McMann reported that around 12:45 p.m. on May 7, Damien Deandre Cole, 31, “came to the Atmore Police Department requesting assistance in locating his vehicle.”Reports show that…