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Dresen assumes Cedar Creek role

Cedar Hill Baptist Church in East Brewton welcomed a new pastor about three weeks ago. Pastor Steven Dresen, his wife, Heather, and their three children, John (5), Joel (4), and Johannah (2) come to East Brewton from Memorial Baptist Church in Sylvania, Ga. where he was the pastor for more than thre

BREWTON STANDARD - 2017-09-20 13:55:50

Murder suspect arrested - Atmore man charged in August shooting of bike rider (Updated)

Crenshaw An Atmore man, free on bond from several drug-related and other charges, is back behind bars after his arrest for the August 3 murder of a Camden man who was shot to death as he rode his bicycle along a street in the city's northeastern sector. Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed that Ladar

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 09:20:34

Atmore Man Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charges

An Atmore man has been arrested on child sex abuse charges. Ricky Terrell Pratt, age 19 of Liberty Street, was charged with enticing a child and sexual abuse of a child under 12. He was booked into the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center with bond set at $250,000. The Escambia County (AL) Sheriff'

NORTHESCAMBIA.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Fires indirect result of power outage - Motorist apparently clipped pole after falling asleep at the wheel

This mobile home on Old Ship Circle was destroyed by fire during the power outage. Official reports indicate that a freak traffic accident was the indirect cause of both a fatal blaze that ravaged a Carver Avenue home early September 12 and claimed the life of a 65-year-old woman who lived there, an

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 09:11:25

Looking back: The city raised its sales tax to 8 percent

Twenty years ago, in 1997, the Escambia Sheriff's Department was investigating an apparent murder-suicide on Hwy. 113, north of Flomaton. Two small children were found on the living room floor and a man was on a bed nearby. The children were deceased and the man died soon after arriving at the hospi

ATMORE ADVANCE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

O'Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision

NEW YORK (AP) - Bill O'Reilly is characterizing his firing from Fox News Channel as a "political hit job" and says the network made a business decision to get rid of him. In a contentious interview with Matt Lauer of NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, O'Reilly said his conscience was clear about how he

WKRG - 2017-09-19 14:06:32

Enjoy some spaghetti, help a mission

Stan and Ruth Schrock and sons, Denver, left, and Austin, right Stan and Ruth Schrock and their sons Austin and Denver are moving to Peru later this year to work in the Mi Refugio children's home. If you would like to help them in their mission work, please attend a spaghetti supper fund-raiser at G

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 14:12:47

From the Senate to the BOE

Alabama Senator Greg Albritton delivered a check to the Escambia County Board of Education for $12,000 Tuesday, September 12. The donation is from discretionary funds. Shown at the presentation are, from left, Superintendent John Knott, Senator Greg Albritton, and Assistant Superintendent Beth Drew

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 14:09:46

Unity Baptist holding homecoming, anniversary

Derek and Becky Farr The pastor and congregation at Unity Baptist Church invite all to Homecoming Sunday, October 1, at 10 a.m. This is also the church's 32nd anniversary. Special guest speaker is Pastor Derek Farr from Roanoke, Ala. Pastor Derek is also a ventriloquist and has worked with his side-

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 13:52:14

Boyle speaks at SAIL Center

Charlotte Boyle was guest speaker at the Huxford SAIL Center Monday, September 18. She spoke on issues and resolutions that will be introduced into the Silver- Haired Legislature during the November session to be held in Montgomery. Shown are some of the SAIL Center folks in attendance, seated, Mac

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 13:27:18

Vickery featured speaker in Lyceum Ramble series

Vickery Lou Vickery will be one of the featured speakers in the upcoming Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation Lyceum Bicentennial Ramble Series. The series is a set of weekend programs for preservation-minded people who want to know more about, and visit, historic preservation projects in Alabama

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 10:28:03

Brantleys to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

The Brantleys on their wedding day Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brantley (nee Mary Emma Floyd) will be honored with a 50th Anniversary Reception hosted by their children and grandchildren on Sunday, September 24, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Atmore, Alabama. Mr. an

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 10:17:10

And the winner is ... Bounty

In every store, big or small, there are numerous brands of paper towels available, each claiming to be the best, the most absorbent or the cheapest. How do we prove or disprove these claims? How do we work out which paper towels are truly great and which are almost entirely useless? We have all seen

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 10:14:12

Who doesn't love a classroom pet?

Kindergarten students Finley Jones and Easton Hyatt show off Sebastian, who is the classroom pet guinea pig in fifth grade. The fifth-grade class at Perdido Elementary School has a pet - Sebastian the guinea pig. Each week a different group takes care of feeding and watering Sebastian. They know tha

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 10:10:30

Pepsi football toss at Blacksher

During high school football season, the local Pepsi Cola Bottling Company awards $500 college scholarships to seniors in the Pepsi Cola Football Toss. At the J.U. Blacksher game Friday night, September 15, Kendall Murphy, left, and Tanner Weaver, right, competed at halftime. Tanner won and will rec

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 09:52:47

Harris Street A.O.H. Church of God holding revival

Harris Street A.O.H. Church of God will be in revival Wednesday through Friday, September 20-22, 7 p.m., nightly. Bishop Gregory Canon, pastor of Rice Temple A.O.H. Church of God, Montgomery, is the guest evangelist. Harris Street A.O.H. Pastor Overseer Shawon Salter and First Lady Minister Nerissa

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 13:41:01

Taste of the South is Thursday

Local and area residents are invited to come out to Heritage Park this week for a taste of what local cooking is all about. The 14th annual Taste of the South cooking competition, a showcase of local culinary talent that is noted statewide, will take place Thursday, September 21, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Th

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 09:06:28

Don't fall for jury duty scam

Phone scammers who claim to be county law officers are back in business in Atmore and the surrounding area. Local law enforcement officials reported last week that the most recent attempted shakedown is made using a combination of the telephone and the threat of incarceration in an effort to con mon

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 08:54:18

Designer gives splash pad update

Designers unveiled an artist's rendering of the Atmore Rotary Club's Splash Pad at the club's meeting on Tuesday. John Kilpatrick, project manager for J.A. Dawson and Co., spoke about the process of building splash pads, their specifications and their uses. The splash pad will be located next to Her

ATMORE ADVANCE - 2017-09-20 07:04:00

Perdido seventh graders qualify for Duke Talent Search

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 10:15:08