Don Fletcher

FBC McCullough – Dedication service for church that rose from ashes
More than 80 people — members of First Baptist Church of McCullough and their guests — gathered in the church’s new sanctuary on Sunday, April 15. They didn’t come to mourn the loss of the former house of worship to fire, but to celebrate the dedication of the new building that has risen from the destructive blaze’s ashes. The new building, the third major structure in the church’s 113-year history,…
Vehicular homicide – Passenger dies, charges pending against DUI suspect
An Atmore man, driver of the only vehicle involved in an April 14 crash on Alabama 21, was initially arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Now he could also face a vehicular homicide charge. That charge became a possibility after Antonio Richardson, 38, of Freemanville, died Monday, April 16, reportedly from severe head trauma he suffered in the crash. Richardson was one of two passengers ejected…
Train plan derailed?
With the inclusion in the appropriations bill recently signed by President Donald Trump of almost $1.3 billion dollars for operation and expansion of Amtrak rail service, there is a good chance that passenger trains will soon return to the Gulf Coast. There is an even better chance that, if and when such service is restored, those trains will bypass Atmore, despite the city’s designation by Alabama Department of Transportation officials…