East Brewton, AL

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...
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.
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...

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.

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...

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,...

Editorial: Story of Jay proves how racist past shapes present identity, reality

As Gov. Ron DeSantis and loyalist legislators carry on a campaign to control and silence curriculum pertaining to the role historic racism has played in shaping America, research from local historian Tom Garner puts a harsh light on the moral and factual wrongness of how Florida Republicans are trying to manipulate public education and whitewash history that's already been hidden for far too long.  The fact is that historic racism from white Americans against Black Americans continues to shape the places...
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.

Horses at the library

Kids in the Atmore Public Library summer reading program were treated to an up close and personal look at some horses Friday, June 17, courtesy of Gary Goodwin, Lori Goodwin and Zachary Goodwin. The horses are Koa and Patriot.

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.
Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Crash on US 29 in Molino proves fatal

On June 10, a 39 year old man died after his Ford F-150 crashed on US-29 near Molino. The vehicle, which was pulling a utility trailer, was heading south on US-29 approaching County Road 196 when the man lost control of the truck, causing it to cross the center median into the northbound lanes.

Motorcycle club members arrested after allegedly beating man outside Century business

One Port St. Lucie man was charged Sunday for his alleged involvement in beating two Escambia citizens in the parking lot of a Century business. James Dixon, a member of The Outlaws Motorcycle Club, was arrested Sunday evening after he was identified as one of several attackers that on May 7 allegedly broke a man's arm and nasal cavity and injured a woman who tried to intervene. ...

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).