Don Fletcher

Bettis Memorial Highway dedicated
A crowd of more than 100, including family and friends of Kenneth L. Bettis, several state officials and more than two dozen correctional officers, gathered at Coastal Alabama Community College’s Atmore campus Monday (October 16) for the dedication of a portion of Alabama Highway 21 in honor of the former correctional officer, who died exactly 13 months prior to the ceremony. Bettis, who worked for seven years as a CO…
Jones appointed to national board
As president and CEO of United Bank, Bob Jones has for the past quarter-century advised and aided various entities in Lower Alabama and the Gulf region on how to best utilize their financial resources. Now his advice will help shape the revitalization and salvation of distressed communities across the country. Jones was recently appointed by President Donald Trump to a four-year term on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community…
ECMS, community come to aid of hurricane victims
Most of the time, the only obstacle Escambia County Middle School students have to deal with in the school’s hallways are other students who are rushing to their next class. That wasn’t the case recently, though. Students at the local school not only had to dodge other students, they also had to make their way around stacks of bottled water, cartons of paper goods and boxes filled with other supplies…
Juvenile arrested – Accomplices sought in auto break-ins
Atmore police arrested last week a teenager who is believed to be a principal participant in a string of vehicle break-ins that occurred recently within the city’s southwestern quadrant. Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that the 17-year-old male was taken into custody during the wee hours of October 5 after tracking dogs led officers to the spot where he was hiding. Police were summoned after a resident of the area…
Convicted felons arrested – Atmore man, relative had shotgun, assault rifle, ammo
  An Atmore man and a relative, both convicted felons, were arrested October 3 outside a Pensacola, Fla. restaurant on weapons-related charges after the local man was reportedly seen “huffing” canned air at a Pensacola building supply store earlier that day. According to Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office reports, 49-year-old Ronald Clark Roddenberrry of Atmore, who has six previous felony convictions, and 28-year-old Christopher Aaron Roddenberry of Cantonment, who has…