Don Fletcher

Train hits car at Main Street crossing
The driver of a Toyota SUV and a passenger in the car escaped serious injury when the vehicle was struck by a CSX freight train at Atmore’s Main Street rail crossing early Friday morning. The collision happened around 1:45 a.m. and sent the vehicle flying for a block before it landed, upside-down, at the Trammell Street crossing, just off West Nashville Street. According to city police and firefighters at the…
Holman canteen manager arrested; attempted to smuggle contraband
Alabama Department of Corrections officials reported Thursday that DOC investigators have arrested an employee at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison. According to a press release from state prison officials, during a patrol of the facility’s parking lot, a dog assigned to the ADOC K-9 Drug Unit alerted on a vehicle owned by Curtis Andrews, 64, of Mobile. After…
Obituaries for the week of February 15, 2017
Jack Allen Johnson Mr. Jack Allen Johnson, age 61, formerly of Canoe, Ala. now of Semmes, Ala., passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Semmes. He had worked at Vanity Fair Mills in Atmore, before moving to Mobile where he was currently working for Carondolet Apartments of Mobile as maintenance supervisor. He born on in Atmore to the late Leon Douglas and Georgene Lee Johnson. He attended New Beginnings Church…
SAIL Center names Valentine king and queen
Alice Klopfenstein Wilson and James Wilson, who were married in October, were crowned SAIL Center King and Queen during Tuesday’s Valentine’s Day Banquet at the local senior activity center. The new SAIL Center royalty, who won the titles by one point each, were crowned by last year’s king and queen, Jean and Charles Wilson. More than 50 local seniors enjoyed fellowship, the country crooning of Jay Bird and Dustin, dancing…
EA weightlifters break 3 state records
Escambia Academy’s 35-member weightlifting team captured seven individual state championships, including three lifters who broke state records, while seven others were either runners-up or took third place in the AISA Region 3 Weightlifting Championships, held at Pickens Academy this week. Trae Lee (heavyweight), Kris Brown (middleweight) and Chase Bell (lightweight) each were named outstanding lifter overall in his classification. Lee and Brown each hoisted 600 pounds to set new state…