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Asleep at the wheel
Atmore police officers talk with James Hayes, 32, the driver of this Ford Freestyle that ran off the south lane of North Main Street, skimmed a tree and overturned just short of Oak Hill Cemetery around 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 9. Hayes, whose shirt was soaked with blood from a gash to the top of his head but refused medical treatment, indicated that he must have fallen asleep as he…
Council approves ‘Love Walk II’
The biggest business item handled by the Atmore City Council during the Monday, May 8, meeting wasn’t even on the agenda. After council members voted unanimously to approve a business license for Mobile-based Newman Medical Services, which serves as stand-by medical transport for Atmore Ambulance Service at Atmore Dragway events, and Mayor Jim Staff announced that the month’s second scheduled council meeting would be canceled due to its coinciding with…
Child dies from injuries
A four-year-old child passed away last week as a result of injuries sustained in a two-car collision two weeks ago. Jay’Ceon Jermain Howard, 4, died Tuesday, May 2, four days after the accident that claimed the lives of two Atmore residents Friday night, April 28, on Jack Springs Road. Christopher Henry Lowe, 37, and 22-year-old Shalonda “Angie” Trenee Rudolph were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which…
Gunfire reported during vigil
Blue lights lit up the early evening sky along Patterson Street on Saturday, May 6, as Atmore police were dispatched in response to several reports of gunfire in the area. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said Tuesday that police responded in force to the area but found no evidence that shots had been fired or that any other criminal activity had been or was being conducted. “We had three or four…
Chief Justice delivers emotional address during Law Day
Seniors from three local schools not only got a first-hand Law Day lesson on how the judicial system works, but also became the second group to be addressed by the recently appointed Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who delivered an inspirational and emotional message. Twelve high schoolers from Escambia County High School, Escambia Academy and Atmore Christian School served on a jury that eventually convicted an East Brewton…