Don Fletcher

State bicentennial main topic of council meeting
During their Monday, February 27, meeting, Atmore City Council members took care of some housekeeping issues related to the new industrial access road at Rivercane Industrial Park, heard plans for the local celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial and approved the use of a public park for a May fundraiser. City governors spent just over two minutes on three items related to Rivercane, while the two future events took up the remainder…
ACM Stars
A.C. Moore Elementary School’s Star Students for February were named on Friday, February 24. They are, from left, front, Tonia Richardson, Jaylen Young, Tavion Marshall, Demyia Munlyn, Charlie Crook, Ronta Watson, and Aryanna Nichols; back, Allyana Tucker, Alaysia Lambert, Kameria Parker, Braleigh Lambert, Isaac Manzano, Ke’Avion Cannon, and Rihanna Williams.
Detained at daycare – Man questioned by local, federal authorities, released
An Illinois man who lingered in his van at a local daycare center didn’t wind up in jail on Thursday, February 23. But he drew plenty of attention from city, county and federal law enforcement officers before he was released. Four Atmore Police Department patrol officers, a city detective, a patrol deputy and K-9 team from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and two U.S. Marshals eventually wound up at Little…
New coach hired at ECHS
The search for a new head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School officially ended last Thursday, February 23, when the Escambia County Board of Education accepted the recommendation of a six-member search committee and hired Aliceville High’s Rico Jackson to fill the vacancy. Jackson, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 2016 Class 2A finals, was one of 64 applicants who sought to replace Royce Young,…
Home destroyed by Friday fire
A Marshall Avenue home, vacant except for a canine occupant that lost its life, was destroyed when fire swept through the structure around 1 a.m., Friday, February 24. The home’s western end was already engulfed in flames when the first Atmore Fire Department fire-suppression units arrived. It quickly spread through the house’s upper portion, and within 10 minutes almost the entire structure was ablaze. The fire’s flare could be seen…