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Businesses burglarized – Break-ins tied to Fla. luxury car theft
Atmore police are investigating a string of business burglaries and attempted burglaries that occurred here late Friday or early Saturday (January 27 or 28) and included the theft of a vehicle from a local dealership, a crime that is apparently connected to auto thefts and break-ins in two Florida cities. Police reports show that more than one suspect broke into Johnson Ford on South Main Street and Chuck Stevens Chevrolet…
Laughter, tears, music, surprises – Chamber annual meeting a true celebration
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce 71st Annual Meeting will be remembered as one of surprises. Breaking with tradition, the Chamber awarded not one but two Citizen of the Year awards. Two bank presidents and the Chamber committed to help local students get to Carnegie Hall in New York. About 250 people at the Chamber “banquet” Thursday, January 26, shared laughter and tears, heard good music, and celebrated Atmore and…
‘We Give You Jesus’
Thursday afternoon, January 26, 1 p.m., Gospel Light Church Sanctuary. The first broadcast. The National Anthem. On the air. David Gehman and his parents, the Rev. Martin and Vernie Gehman, at the microphones. And a new radio station was born – WGYJ-LP (We Give You Jesus), 93.5 FM. The Gehman family is not new to radio, having worked with Tom and Ernestine Miniard at WATM, and having their own station,…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following recommendation by Superintendent John Knott at the regular meeting Thursday, January 19, at Escambia County Middle School. Resignation 1. Royce Young, teacher, head football coach and athletic director, Escambia County High School, effective May 26, 2017 2. Doug Hoehn, teacher, head football coach and athletic director, W.S. Neal High School, effective January 31, 2017 3. Kyle Cinereski, bus driver, Brewton Bus…
Scams a’plenty in area, across state
Residents of Atmore and Escambia County have reported on Facebook the possibility of a scam involving an alleged housecleaning company, Alabama law enforcement officials have reported a ruse involving gift cards, and the state’s top lawyer has warned that calls from his office demanding money are also part of a racket. A person who lives in the Robinsonville area recently posted on Facebook that “this lady knocked on my door…