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Santa Rosa Press Gazette

U.S. 90 widening continues to divide Milton

Opponents of widening U.S. Highway 90 through downtown Milton are running out of time. The Florida Department of Transportation will begin designing the project in the coming fiscal year. On Tuesday, a resident questioned Mayor Heather Lindsay’s commitment to finding a better solution.
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Milton becomes latest city to ask Gov. DeSantis to veto Local Business Protection Act

Milton is the latest governmental body requesting Gov. Ron DeSantis veto the Local Business Protection Act, which made its way through the state Legislature this past session and onto the governor’s desk earlier this month. The bill SB 620 would allow businesses to sue local governments if regulations are passed that cost the business at least 15% of profits. ...
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Atmore Advance

Strong thunderstorm impacting area

A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of north central Baldwin, southwestern Escambia and northwestern Escambia (Fla.) Counties through 4:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm near Atmore. This storm was drifting slowly north. Hazards include winds in excess of 40 miles per hour and pea size hail. Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is possible, according to the NWS. Locations impacted include Atmore, I65 And CR 1, Bratt and Poarch Creek Reservation.

Obituaries, week of June 29, 2022

Mr. Theodore White, age 86, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Friday, June 17, 2022 at his home. A. native of Vocation, Ala., he was a longtime resident of Atmore. He was a graduate of Escambia County Training School where he lettered in football. He was a self-employed barber as he owned Whites Barbershop for many years on Carver Ave. He was a member of Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church where he had served on the Deacon Board. He was a retired employee from Monsanto (also known as Chemstrand).

Theft, drug possession charged

Details remained sketchy late Tuesday morning (June 21), but the Escambia County Detention Center website shows that an Atmore man was arrested early Tuesday morning, apparently on warrants issued by city police. The website indicates that 32-year-old Alton Wayne Walker was booked into the facility at 4:33 a.m. on one...

Market in the Park this Saturday

Don’t forget Market in the Park this Saturday, June 25, at 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Heritage Park. Market will also be held July 9 and July 23. It’s a great time to purchase seasonal vegetables and produce, but you might find other items you’d like to purchase as well. Market in the Park is sponsored by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce. Shown is one of the vendors from the first Market, June 11.

Feds in Mobile net conviction on fish trafficking charges

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A store owner from Georgia made a half-dozen trips to Atmore in 2018 for clandestine meetings in a parking lot off of the interstate with a seller who turned out to be an undercover federal investigator. Those purchases, along with surveillance video and recorded phone calls,...

BPC Bass Fishing Completes Weekend at Bassmaster College Series Wild Card

LINCOLN, Ala. -- Brewton-Parker Bass Fishing competed over the weekend at the 2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series Wild Card at Logan Martin Lake in Lincoln, Alabama. Three boats competed for the Barons with a pair of student-athletes landing within the top 30 for the two-day event. Caleb Barrow and...
Atmore Advance

New ECHS football coach here to build

Vincent Harris is here to build. The new Escambia County head football coach and athletic director said Thursday that the Atmore community and the players have been great. “The community has been absolutely wonderful,” Harris said, more than a week after being hired. “There’s been a buzz in the air. This is my first full week, and the kids are out and learning and picking up my system. We have a great group of coaches, and we’re hoping to bring in a couple more coaches.
Atmore Advance

We Are Family caregivers celebrates five-year anniversary

We Are Family Home Care Services (WAF) celebrated its five-year anniversary June 18 at The Nelson Place. WAF is a not-for-profit service provider that was formed to meet the need for safe and affordable in-home, non-medical services. The organization provides companionship services such as meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping/errands, incidental transportation, medication reminders, grooming and respite care. Additionally, care services such as bathing, grooming, and hygiene, mobility assistance, transferring and positioning, toileting and incontinence and feeding/special diet assistance, are provided.

Scammers using ‘cloned’ police number

Scammers are apparently becoming a little bolder these days, as city police received a report of a phone call that was shown on caller ID to have originated from Atmore Police Department’s primary non-emergency telephone number. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said the complainant noticed the APD number on his...

Lions Club officers installed

The Atmore Lions Club held its final meeting of the calendar year on June 15 in the Mayson Auditorium of Atmore Community Hospital. President Lion Taylor Lee presided and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Lion Chuck Brooks gave the blessing. Sixteen members and three guests were present for the installation of officers which was conducted by Atmore club member and First Vice District Governor Lion Bub Gideons.

SUV crashes into 2 semis, 3 children seriously injured

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that injured three children Tuesday afternoon. Florida Highway Patrol said one of those children is in critical condition. The crash happened after a woman driving an SUV tried to turn left onto Cyanamid Road. The 16-year-old driver didn’t yield when making the […]
Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Pace’s Walter Ford named 6A Player of the Year

Standout Pace pitcher Walter Ford punctuated his high school baseball resume with one of the top honors in the state. Ford has been named the Florida Dairy Famers Association 6A Player of the Year after helping the Patriots make a run to the state title game this past spring.