Don Fletcher

Woman uninjured in collision with horse
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore woman escaped injury when her car slammed into a wayward horse that wandered onto a Florida highway shortly before sunrise, January 8. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, 50-year-old Katie Dailey of Atmore was traveling northward in her 2012 Dodge Avenger around 6 a.m. when the horse “was traveling west across U.S. 29, north of Duxbury Avenue,” near Molino, Fla. Reports show…
Local group lobbies for ‘super prison’
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A contingent of five local and area officials carried high hopes but a low degree of certainty into a January 3 meeting with Gov. Kay Ivey’s Chief of Staff Jo Bonner and other senior staff members on the possibility that one of the state’s three proposed “super prisons” would be located just outside Atmore. They left the meeting as uncertain as they had arrived,…
Excess rain led to Frontier outage
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Reporter The deluge dumped on Atmore two weeks ago by Mother Nature did more than leave water standing on numerous city streets. The several inches of rain that fell late January 3 and early January 4 played havoc with antiquated cable employed by Frontier Communications and left many business and residential customers without service for a week before service was restored. The problem, caused when…
Dumpster diving
Thrift store plagued by theft of donated items By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer As most people are aware, downtown Atmore’s We Care Thrift Store accepts donations of clothes, household items, furniture and more, then sells those items to finance the We Care Program prison ministry. Officials of the local store have recently reported that their effort to finance the ministry, which is designed to help the families of those…
Applications accepted for fruit, vegetable vouchers
Escambia County Agency on Aging officials announced that applications for fruit and vegetable vouchers are now being accepted.   Those who wish to obtain vouchers must be age 60 or over, and household income limits apply.   For more information, call the agency on aging at 251-368-1032 and choose option 7.   Those calling need to have their total household income and the last four digits of their social security…