Don Fletcher

Campers participate in bus evacuation drill
When asked how they spent their summer vacation, at least eight local students will be able to say they learned a survival skill they hope they’ll never have to use. The eight, participants in Atmore Area YMCA’s summer camp program, got a hands-on demonstration on the various ways to exit a bus if it turned over or if an emergency situation arose in which exit through the front door was…
Attempted murder – Man tries to drown woman in Perdido Creek
An Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Detention Center this week, charged with two counts of attempted murder, along with two unrelated crimes, after he apparently tried to drown an unidentified pregnant woman in Perdido Creek recently. According to a press release issued Tuesday by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, the incident that led to the charges occurred on July 7, below the bridge that spans…
Bishop awarded Soldier’s Medal
When Kevin J. Bishop went to work on March 11, 2016, he didn’t have any thoughts that the day would be much different than most other days at Fountain. Bishop is a senior corrections supervisor at G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility and a staff sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guard. Before March 11 turned to March 12, however, the Perdido resident had established himself as a bona-fide hero, credited not…
David’s voted Bama’s Best Catfish Restaurant – Local eatery’s Facebook response also secures People’s Choice Award
Alabama Farmers Federation officials confirmed Tuesday that David’s Catfish House of Atmore was selected by a three-member judging panel as the state’s best catfish restaurant. The local restaurant was recently announced as one of four finalists from more than 250 nominations in the second annual Bama’s Best Catfish Restaurant Challenge, which was sponsored by Alabama Catfish Producers. The other finalists were Catfish N Que in Cullman, Orrville Farmer’s Market in…
Exotic animals close out APL’s Summer Reading Program
Participants in Atmore Public Library’s Summer Reading Program were taken on a figurative safari when Rick Rakestraw brought his “Critters From Around the World” exhibit here for the program’s final session Rakestraw, who operates Jungle Adventure Animal Sanctuary in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and his menagerie of exotic animals sparked a wide range of emotions among the more than 200 children and adults who attended the June 30 exhibition. The crowd roared…