Pilger Chevrolet in town
  By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer If Jason Pilger had to describe his life right now, he might use the word “chaotic.” Pilger took over ownership of Chuck Stevens Chevrolet in Atmore last Wednesday, August 15. Atmore is a good fit for Pilger. He lives in Mobile and has a hunting camp in Camden. He said Atmore is just about a halfway point for him. The weeks leading up…
Haskew Middleton honored
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Report Haskew Middleton has reached a milestone. It may be one that no one else in the state has reached. In fact, it could be that he stands alone even across the nation. Mr. Middleton has been a member of American Legion Post 90 in Atmore for 75 years of continuous membership. Continuous is the key word. Efforts by the Legion to find anyone else…
Knife-carrying suspect has ‘mental issues’
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer No charges will be lodged against a local man who triggered a tense and massive mini-manhunt by local law enforcement last week when he dropped from a tree into the backyard of an Atmore residence. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week he didn’t expect that the man, who was struggling with internal challenges and whose name has not been released, would be charged…
Obituaries for the week of August 19, 2018
Margie Ann Gross Mrs. Margie Ann Gross, age 78, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018. She was a seamstress with Vanity Fair Mills. She was born in Escambia County, Ala. to the late John T. and Myrtle Conway McCullough. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George “Buck” Edward Gross; step-father, Clark Singleton; sister, Margaret Ann Lee; grandchildren, David Michael Gross and Trevan Patrick Gross.…
Two injured in I-65 crash
News Staff Report A Mississippi man and woman were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon, August 12, a few miles south of the Atmore exit on Interstate 65. According to Alabama State Trooper reports, the collision happened around 5 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-65, at the 49.5 mile marker. The wreck involved a 1958 Chevy sedan driven by Joseph Murphy (no age provided) of D’Iberville,…