‘Like a hurricane’ – Shooting drastically changed lives of teen victim, family
Trent Atchison’s life, as well as that of his family, underwent a drastic change on February 27. The 17-year-old Escambia County High School junior was standing with a group of friends at a home his mother owns on Fourth Street, laughing and talking about the things teenagers laugh about and talk about, when a classmate pulled up, got out of a car and fired several shots into the crowd. Seconds…
Atmore Arby’s named in lawsuit
A suit filed last week in federal court against the Arby’s restaurant in Atmore and its franchisee, Florida-based Beavers Inc., alleges that a former team leader trainee at the local sandwich shop sexually harassed several teenage female workers over a period of more than three months in 2016. The legal action was filed by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission on behalf of the teens, who claimed the former trainee…
Local Vietnam War veterans honored (With photo gallery)
Veterans of America’s longest, bloodiest and most controversial conflict, a group that was shunned by many Americans when they returned from the war-torn country in the 1960s and 1970s, were honored locally on March 31. Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary to Post 7016 hosted for the fifth straight year a program to show local veterans who fought in the Vietnam War the respect they were denied more than 40 years ago.…
Firemen fight simultaneous Easter blazes
Easter Sunday’s calm was shattered for local firemen around 2 p.m., April 1, when fires broke out almost simultaneously in a field just outside Atmore and in the rectory of a South Main Street church. An Atmore Fire Department pumper and brush truck were sent to McKenzie Drive, just off Jack Springs Road, at 1:58 p.m. to tackle a fire that began when a spark was sent flying into a…
Hall of Fame to induct Earl Miller
Seven outstanding citizens will be inducted in the Atmore Area Hall of Fame April 28: Athletics – Willie Parker and Earl Miller; Government – Stephanie Bryan and Weldon Vickrey; Business – Dale Ash and Bill Farr; Medicine – Ima Joan Helton-Crawford The induction ceremony and dinner will be held Saturday, April 28, 6 p.m., at The Club, Highway 21, Atmore. Tickets, $25 each, are available at Atmore News and United…