Don Fletcher

Two killed, child hurt in Friday night crash on Jack Springs Road
Two Atmore residents, including the owner of a local barbecue restaurant, were killed in a violent collision that occurred Friday night (April 28) on Jack Springs Road. According to Alabama State Trooper reports, 37-year-old Christopher Henry Lowe and Shalonda Trenee Rudolph, 22, both of Atmore, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened around 9:45 p.m. Trooper reports indicate that a 1991 Chevrolet driven by Lowe and…
Person sought who shot, killed Atmore man
Escambia Co. Sheriff’s Office investigators are still looking for the person or persons who shot and killed a 20-year-old Atmore man Wednesday night (April 26). The victim has been identified as Donta Demorris Russell of a Patterson Street address. According to a press release issued by ECSO Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, deputies were sent to an address on Martin Luther King Drive around 10:16 p.m. after a caller reported a…
Music on Main
Aiden Nelson, 6, dances as Ricky Crook and Steve Johnston play during the Saturday, April 22, debut of Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s Music on Main, held in the alleyway in the 100-block of Main Street. The youngster was accompanied by his grandmother, Staci Hadley. Chamber President Chris Singleton said the three-hour musical performances, sponsored by Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, United Bank and First National Bank & Trust, will…
Recycled electronics fill two trailers at Poarch
A continuous stream of trucks, cars and SUVs pulled into the Poarch Creek Indians fire station Saturday, April 22, and left behind heaps of scrapped television sets, vacuum cleaners, half-empty cans of paint, fluorescent bulbs and similar items. And nobody complained. In fact, organizers of the twice-yearly electronics recycling and household hazardous waste collection event were tickled over the amount of debris left behind. “We’ve had a good turnout,” PCI…
Theodore couple wins ECHS barbecue festival
Last weekend’s Atmore Barbecue Festival provided local residents with an opportunity to sample some of the best grilled chicken, ribs and pork in the area, while also contributing to the economies of five of those communities. All 12 trophies and every penny of the $2,650 prize money went to a handful of “outside teams” who were judged the best of the bunch at the event, which took place Friday and…