Don Fletcher

Violent two-vehicle collision on Alabama 21
Atmore and Poarch police, along with Alabama State Troopers, were at 7 p.m. still at the scene of a violent, two-vehicle crash that happened around 6 p.m. today (Sunday, Aug. 18), about a mile south of Wind Creek Casino, on the rain-soaked southbound lanes of Alabama 21.   Details are sketchy at this time, but three ambulances, their lights flashing and sirens sounding, were seen racing from the wreck scene…
Congressman holds town hall meeting here
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Congressman Bradley Byrne answered questions on issues of local, regional, state and federal significance during a Monday, August 13, town hall meeting in Atmore. Byrne, who represents Alabama’s 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives, praised the recent restructuring of Medicare reimbursements to Alabama’s hospitals, labeled as “ridiculous” the proposed toll bridge in Mobile and expressed regret that farmers have been caught in…
Scabies at Holman
Contagious skin infestation leads to quarantine of 26 inmates By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Alabama Department of Corrections officials have confirmed that the medical staff at Holman Correctional Facility is currently treating more than two dozen inmates who have been quarantined after being diagnosed with scabies, a highly contagious skin infestation caused by microscopic mites. Officials said the inmates began experiencing symptoms of the medical malady — including an…
Nuisance properties ID’ed
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members tackled a seven-item agenda at their Monday, August 12, meeting, including the declaration of 29 properties as public nuisances due to unmown grass and/or a preponderance of weeds on each. The nuisance properties are located throughout the city, from Ann Street to Wilson Avenue, and Codes Enforcement Officer Chris Black said the council action would allow the placement of signs…
Dancin’ at Disney
Local girls invited to perform on main stage By DON FLETCHER News Staff Report The girls who train at Rising Stars Studio of Dance have stepped their best steps against up to 30 other schools in places like Mobile, Biloxi and New Orleans. They’ve taken their competitive edge and a love for dance to each city and come back loaded down with awards, plaques and trophies. They won’t be bringing…