Don Fletcher

Alleged embezzler re-arrested – Jaime McCoy a no-show at court proceeding
An Atmore woman, charged with embezzling a “significant amount” of money from a local realtor whose office she managed, was rearrested recently when she failed to appear in court for a hearing on the case. District Attorney Steve Billy had not returned by Tuesday’s press deadline several calls seeking details of the re-arrest, but Escambia County Detention Center records show that Jaime LeAnne McCoy, 34, was charged with failure to…
Accused sex-trafficking trio indicted
Although District Attorney Steve Billy had not responded by Tuesday’s press deadline to several phone calls seeking confirmation, published reports are that a special grand jury was called into session in late August to hear evidence against three Atmore residents charged in connection with the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl. The grand jury reportedly returned bills of indictment against all three defendants — 66-year-old Mary Lue Daw, 87-year-old Charles…
Byrne holds town hall meeting
U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne, during the Atmore leg of his annual district-wide town hall tour, discussed a wide range of topics, from the possibility of war with North Korea, to the proposed border wall along the Mexican border to the return of passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast. The August 29 question and answer session was attended by more than 40 people who sought an update on various pieces…
ECHS coach finds positives in jamboree loss – Devils open season at home Friday against Wilcox Central
Usually, when a football team drops a 34-18 decision, that team’s coach has a hard time finding the positives that were buried in the final score. That’s not the case with Escambia County High’s mentor Rico Jackson. Jackson, who will make his regular season ECHS debut on Friday, said he and his staff saw lots of positive things on which to build. “I feel good about what we’re doing, where…
Council lets bids for APD vehicles
Atmore City Council members voted unanimously on Monday (August 28) to start the process that will eventually lead to the purchase of five new patrol vehicles for the city police department. “I need a motion that we let bids for the long-time-needed police department vehicles,” said Mayor Jim Staff prior to the vote. Bid letting is the process by which all interested parties are notified that they may bid on…