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Council lets bids for APD vehicles
Atmore City Council members voted unanimously on Monday (August 28) to start the process that will eventually lead to the purchase of five new patrol vehicles for the city police department. “I need a motion that we let bids for the long-time-needed police department vehicles,” said Mayor Jim Staff prior to the vote. Bid letting is the process by which all interested parties are notified that they may bid on…
Mobile men arrested outside Holman
  Two 19-year-old Mobile men were arrested in Sunday’s predawn hours after they were discovered inside a vehicle parked near William C. Holman Correctional Facility, just outside Atmore. According to a press release issued by Alabama Department of Corrections officials, the two were taken into custody shortly after 2:30 a.m., after prison security personnel reported a suspicious vehicle parked near the prison. Authorities approached the vehicle and questioned the suspects,…
Mayor to deliver flood relief donations
Residents of Atmore and the surrounding area who want to help Texans affected by the massive flooding generated by Hurricane Harvey can do so by bringing their donations to Atmore City Hall. Hoods Discount Home Centers, which has stores in Foley, Theodore and Gulfport, Miss., is collecting bottled water, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items for delivery to the Lone Star State. The National Weather Service has…
Flomaton woman caught with meth
A 40-year-old Flomaton woman was arrested by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers who found an unspecified quantity of a substance that tested positive for crystal amphetamine. Sheriff’s office reports show that Bethanie Cash Ward of a McMurphy Drive address was arrested August 24 after she was stopped for driving her BMW erratically on a rural roadway. Ward was reportedly stopped around 11 a.m. “because she crossed the center line”…
Slaying in Perdido – Alleged killer, victim are former Atmore residents
Baldwin County authorities charged a Perdido man who formerly lived in Atmore with murder in the early morning, August 22, slaying of a Perdido man who also formerly lived in Atmore. Justin Bryan Still, 31, is accused of shooting 25-year-old Christopher Allen to death after an argument over money that Allen claimed Still owed him for some work he had done for a man with whom authorities say he had…