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Local Walgreens burglarized
Atmore police are still investigating the May 29 burglary of a local pharmacy that netted three intruders an undisclosed amount of federally controlled prescription medications. APD Chief Chuck Brooks said Monday that city police rushed to Walgreens Pharmacy, 1504 South Main Street, around 2 a.m. on that date after receiving an alert that something was amiss at the local business. “We got a phone call from Walgreens’ alarm company that…
Market in the Park
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Market in the Park will get under way on Saturday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Heritage Park. Local and area produce and vegetable growers, bakers, canners, growers of plants and others will be selling their wares. More vendors are needed. To become a vendor or to get more information, call 251-368-3305.
Wrecked AFD pumper won’t be replaced
AFD Chief Ron Peebles and Mayor Jim Staff each confirmed that an Atmore Fire Department pumper, totaled while on its way back from a Dec. 31 structure fire, won’t be replaced. However, all its vital equipment and parts will be salvaged for application to what had served as the department’s reserve unit. “We don’t really need (a replacement),” Peebles said. “We’ve got one truck that we hardly ever use, and…
Soft shoulder
Traffic on Wayside Road was interrupted for several hours on Tuesday, May 23, when this tanker truck overturned. According to preliminary state trooper reports, the driver, James Dennis Baughn Jr. of Mobile (no age provided), pulled onto the county road’s shoulder, which had been inundated with rain over several days. The shoulder gave way, causing the tanker to slide down a gentle slope, roll over once and end up on…
Former school employee arrested
A former employee with the Escambia County Board of Education has been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with a student under 19 years of age. On Friday, May 26, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jason Paul Blaney, 38, address 4884 Highway 4 in Florida. At the time of the reported incident, Blaney was an employee of the Escambia County Board of Education. He resigned in April from…