Execution set for Ray in ’95 murder
News Staff Report Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced this week that an execution date has been set for convicted killer Dominique Ray. According to a DOC-issued press release, Ray’s 20-year designation as a condemned state inmate is scheduled to end at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, at William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore. Ray was convicted and sentenced to die in 1999 for the 1995 rape and…
Shots fired at baby’s mama
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man was arrested January 29 after he reportedly punctuated an argument with his child’s mother by firing several shots from a handgun at her car as she drove away from the residence they once shared. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that Marcus Flowers, 24, was arrested after officers responded to his residence on Jack Springs Road. A woman who identified herself…
McCullough warehouse goes up in flames
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Firefighters have returned daily to tame fiery flare-ups at the site of a January 31 blaze that destroyed a massive seed warehouse at a McCullough cotton gin. Smoke was reported coming from the warehouse, part of Frank Currie Gin Company, around 12:45 p.m. on January 31. The burning cotton seed has continued to combust, long after the major flames were quelled by volunteer firefighters…
Blacksher-Excel turns into wild game
2 fans escorted from gym By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer A wild ride. Those are the only words that can be used to describe the J.U. Blacksher 48-43 win over rival Excel High School Thursday, January 31. The Blacksher Bulldogs went into the game as the no. 1 seed for the area tournament with 13-6 overall record and 5-0 in area play. The first two quarters of the game…
AFD tackles simultaneous house fires
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Sirens were a constant sound across the city around daylight last Wednesday, January 30, as firefighters from Atmore, Walnut Hill and Poarch battled two structure fires that erupted just minutes apart. Flames danced inside a mobile home as Atmore Fire Department units arrived at the intersection of South Road and Cross Road, about two miles south of downtown, around 5:50 a.m. Just as AFD…