Atmore

Alabama Girl Honored For Role in Saving Grandmother

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) – An 8-year-old south Alabama girl is being honored for her role in helping save the life of her grandmother. Sheriff’s officials in Escambia County say second-grader Kenleigh Madison was with her grandmother in Atmore when the woman’s breathing machine stopped working. She has emphysema. WPMI-TV reports the girl called 911 to get emergency crews to the…

Alabama Senate Narrowly Approves Lottery Bill

Win numbers and lottery ballsThe Alabama Senate has narrowly approved a lottery bill. Senators on Thursday voted 21-12 for the bill. It now moves to the Alabama House of Representatives. The bill passed with the minimum 21 votes required to pass a constitutional amendment. The bill by Republican Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore would limit a lottery to paper tickets…

Employee Complaint at Arby’s in Atmore

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Fast food chain Arby’s and its franchisee Beavers’ Inc. are facing a federal lawsuit after several teenaged female employees were allegedly sexually harassed at an Arby’s in Atmore, Alabama. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission sued the companies Friday. According to the lawsuit, Arby’s hired a team leader trainee in May 2016 who repeatedly pressured young female…

Alabama Shifting Officers To Understaffed Prison

The Alabama Department of Corrections says it is closing a work center in Escambia County to shift officers to a badly understaffed prison. The agency said Tuesday that closing the Atmore Community Work Center will let it transfer additional workers to the troubled Holman prison nearby. The center has 27 workers and houses 240 inmates. The nearby prison has been…

Corrections Officer Assaulted by Inmate at Holman Prison

Corrections officials say another officer has been assaulted at a troubled prison in south Alabama. A statement from the department says a lieutenant at Holman prison in Atmore was trying to control an inmate when the man assaulted the officer with a makeshift weapon on Thursday. The officer was treated for a minor cut above one of his eyes, and…

ALEA Make Arrest in Prison Contraband Smuggling Attempt, One Suspect Dead

Clint Travis Hunley At 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, correctional officials at the G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore reported a suspicious vehicle just south of the facility’s barrier fence with two unknown occupants inside. Officials said the vehicle fled the facility property after a male suspect tossed a package over the fence. Investigators from the Department of Corrections pursued the…

Memorial Service Held for Slain Holman Prison Corrections Officer

A memorial service is being held for an Alabama corrections officer who died after being stabbed by an inmate. Gov. Robert Bentley will speak at the Wednesday memorial service in Anniston honoring corrections officer Kenneth Bettis. Bettis’ name is being added to the Alabama Law Enforcement Memorial wall in Anniston. Bettis died Sept. 16 after succumbing to injuries from a…

ADOC Officials Report Corrections Officers Strike at Holman Prison

Alabama Department of Corrections officials are responding to unofficial and erroneous reports of corrections officers participating in a strike at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore. Prison officials are acknowledging that nine officers did not report for the facility’s third shift on Saturday.   In response, and as standing operating procedure, officers from other ADOC facilities were assigned to…

Second Riot Reported at Holman Prison

Dozens of inmates barricaded themselves inside a dormitory at a south Alabama prison on Monday following a stabbing, the second violent uprising in the same area of the overcrowded correctional facility in three days. The disturbance began in the morning when a prisoner stabbed another inmate at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton…

i-Team: Mayor says AG Conspiring to Keep Victoryland Closed

When Governor Robert Bentley signed an executive order last November giving enforcement authority of anti-gaming laws to local sheriffs and district attorneys, many people thought that cleared the way for Victoryland to reopen in Macon County, since it took that responsibility away for Attorney General Luther strange. So why has the casino not reopened? Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford, says it…