Don Fletcher

Stomp the Yard is Oct. 6
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer This year’s Stomp the Yard celebration — a free, five-hour youth explosion to be held at Houston Avery Park — will still be loads of fun, but it won’t be quite the same as the previous 11. There will still be the free food, games and entertainment that are staples of the annual outdoor fun day, but this year there will be a much…
Blue Devils 3-1 heading into homecoming contest
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer For the past few years, most of the excitement of an Escambia County High School homecoming football game has been during the halftime activities. This year, there could be just as much excitement on the field. ECHS struggled a little in the first half, then used a combination of defense and special teams to augment a lethargic offense and score 30 second-half points and…
ECHS homecoming parade OK’d for Friday
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members unanimously approved the only item on their Monday, September 24, meeting agenda, giving the green light to a request from Escambia County High School to hold its homecoming parade this Friday, September 28. Tiffany Oliver, a teacher at the school, told the council that ECHS would like to hold the parade at the same time (2 p.m.) as last year,…
Pensacola man seriously injured in Friday crash
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A September 21 predawn collision between a motorcycle and a light pickup truck sent a Pensacola motorcyclist to an area trauma center with a reportedly serious leg injury. According to reports filed by Alabama State Troopers, the wreck happened around 5:30 a.m. at the junction of Alabama 21 and Wayside Road. Troopers reported that James Flowers, 37, of Pensacola was driving his 2008 Suzuki…
Atmore man arrested for drugs
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man faces a trio of drug-related charges after police raided his home last week and discovered an undisclosed quantity of marijuana and an undisclosed quantity of methamphetamine, along with a set of scales and a grinder for weighing and cleaning the marijuana. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed that Anthony Jerome Riley, 43, of a Bragg Street address was taken into custody…