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2-vehicle crash claims life of Texas man

A two-vehicle crash at 12:10 a.m., Saturday, March 23, has claimed the life of an Nederland, TX, man and injured another. The accident happened in Escambia County, Alabama. Officials say 47-year-old Steven Stone Stewart was killed when the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe he was riding in made contact with an u


Severe storms cause damage in parts of Central Alabama

Clanton, Ala. (WBMA/NNS/CBS Newspath) -- Severe weather is to blame for some damage in central Alabama Monday, but no injuries were reported. In the city of Clanton, a roof was ripped off a building and thrown into the street.


AL State Troopers looking for minivan involved in deadly I-65 crash

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Alabama State Troopers are looking for a vehicle involved in deadly crash on I-65 early Saturday. 47-year-old Steven Stone Stewart of Nederland, Texas was killed when the SUV he was riding in collided with another vehicle and overturned.


Vice President Pence visiting Alabama for Space Council meeting

Huntsville, Ala. (NBC News Channel) -- Vice President Mike Pence will be in Huntsville, Alabama Tuesday to chair the fifth meeting of the National Space Council. The event will take place at Huntsville Space and Rocket Center.


Alabama man jailed for scaling kids on purpose

ATHENS, Ala. An Alabama man accused of intentionally scalding two children in a bathtub has pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. 33-year-old Derrick Defoe pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of aggravated child abuse just before opening statements in his trial were set to


Body found in Fort Payne creek identified as Jacksonville, Ala., man

A man's body found March 21 in a small creek in Fort Payne, Alabama, has been identified as that of a 25-year-old Jacksonville, Alabama, man. According to a statement from Fort Payne police chief Randy Bynum, the body was identified as James Thomas Phillips following an autopsy was performed at the


Alabama woman pleads guilty to attempted murder of toddlers

SNEAD, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of her two children, then ages 1 and 2, and aggravated child abuse. Al.com reported Monday that 25-year-old Melissa Ann Miller, of Snead, was initially arrested in 2016 after the children were hospitalized that April for


New Data: Magnitude 2.7 Earthquake Was In Century; Fifth Area Quake Of The Month

The fifth earthquake in the area this month occurred Sunday morning in Century. The USGS says the magnitude 2.7 quake occurred at 6:40 a.m. near Century. The first epicenter was first reported by the USGS to be in Alabama, but further analysis of the data Monday determined the center to be near the


Atmore Police Consider Body Cameras

The Atmore Police Department is considering body cameras for officers. Police Chief Chuck Brooks says the cameras will make investigations easier and provide conclusive evidence.


Suspected bank robber held in Baldwin County jail, also face charges in Florida

The Mobile Police Department has confirmed that a suspected bank robber is being held in the Baldwin County jail. According to authorities, 52-year-old Samuel Dickey is suspected of robbing a Woodforest Bank inside the Walmart at 101 East I-65 Service Road in Mobile Thursday, March 21. This happened


Leadership Atmore class to hold archery shoot

The 2019 Leadership Atmore class is holding a 10-target 3D animal archery shoot next Sat., March 30, in the field next to Escambia County High School. The shoot lasts from 9 a.m. until noon, and cost is $5 per scorecard. The class announced that shooters can shoot more than once, and the highest sco


Brewton man arrested for spice in Flomaton

A Brewton man was arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop in Flomaton Monday. Flomaton Police officer Hodges conducted a traffic stop Monday evening after the driver failed to signal.


Brewton Newspapers to sell property, move location

Brewton Newspapers, Inc. is offering its real estate and building at 407 Saint Nicholas Avenue in Brewton for sale, will seek and eventually move to a more appropriately-sized facility after the property sells, publisher Kendra Majors announced this week.


Still looking for a home

How is it that amazing and adorable Boosie is still at the Atmore / PCI Animal Shelter?!. If it is the University of Alabama bandana you don’t like, you can change it to whatever team you like, because regardless of who you cheer for, you will have a winning team if you adopt Boosie and add him to y


Prattville girl wins Legion oratorical contest

The Billy Glenn Rushing Post 90 of the American Legion in Atmore hosted for the second straight year the 3rd Division Oratorical contest on Saturday, February 23, with contestants representing American Legion posts in the Prattville and Mobile areas.


‘Passing’ not involved in fatal crash

Alabama State Troopers reported last Friday, March 15, that the Monroe County man involved in a head-on crash that claimed the life of an Atmore man was not passing several vehicles when the wreck occurred, as was reported in the March 13 edition of Atmore News.


6 to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Six outstanding citizens will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame in April. They are Dr. Wil Baker, Robert Faircloth, Ann Gordon, Novy L. Hale, the Rev. Isaac Holt, and Wayne Stacey.


ECSO: Member of Aryan Nation charged with kidnapping, sexual assault

Escambia County authorities arrested 37-year-old Joshua James Edwards Monday night and charged him with two counts of carjacking, sexual battery, armed kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


Gamma Omega tours food pantry

Gamma Omega Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held its March meeting on March 14 in the conference room of Atmore News. Heather Caraway gave the devotional, after which a short business meeting was held. It was announced that Alabama State President Teresa Noell will be the orga


Ribbon cutting held for little libraries

Little libraries are sprouting around Atmore. On March 15, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the first little library in the alleyway right next to Homestyle Furniture on North Main Street.