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Drive sober or get pulled over
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways in an effort to save lives. “Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims…
Accident at Main and Craig … again
An Atmore man was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 15, after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Craig and Main streets. According to Atmore Police Department reports, both vehicles were traveling along Main Street in opposite directions, shortly after 8 a.m. Marshall Harmon, 74, attempted to turn his 1995 Ford pickup left onto Craig Street and pulled into the path of a 2012 Mazda…
Juvenile escapee recaptured – Girlfriend arrested
A teen who escaped Friday morning from a juvenile detention facility in Gadsden was recaptured Friday afternoon near Huxford. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, county authorities were notified of the escape around 9 a.m., Friday, December 16, by officials of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office who had received information that the juvenile might be in the Huxford community. Deputies responded to the area, along…
BOE approves personnel recommendations Reid named RP interim
The Escambia County Board of Education considered and approved personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the regular BOE meeting Thursday, December 15. On motion by board member Coleman Wallace, the recommendation for temporary employment of Sandra Reid was held out for discussion in executive session. Reid has been filling the principal’s position at Rachel Patterson Elementary School since Stephanie Jackson resigned as principal in October. Reid has been also…
Mayor: DOC downtown ‘not a problem’
Although officials of the local Chamber of Commerce are not happy that the Alabama Department of Corrections has begun leasing office space on North Main Street in Atmore, the city’s chief executive officer said he doesn’t see a problem with the decision. ALDOC has leased office space at 109 North Main for its Southern Region Investigations and Intelligence Division. The division’s investigators formerly worked out of Atmore Community Work Center,…