Don Fletcher

Charges mount for jailed Atmore woman
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore woman was arrested January 31 on several charges related to a tantrum she threw when a local restaurant refused to serve her more alcohol. Now she has been indicted on a charge of trafficking in Kratom. Nadia Coker, 42, of a Trammel Street address, was already out on bond for third-degree assault when Atmore police arrested her on six other charges that…
City refuses YMCA property
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council, sitting one member short, voted unanimously during its Monday, February 11, meeting to reject Atmore Area YMCA’s attempt to deed its building and grounds to the city. Citing the prohibitive cost of bringing the former Atmore High School building up to code and shoring up its failing foundation, council members did not hesitate to turn down the offer. “It will take…
Suicide by train?
Atmore man struck, killed by CSX freight train By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Authorities are still at a loss as to why an Atmore man apparently intentionally stepped into the path of a CSX freight train as it roared through the city last week. Eric Edwards Smith, 40, of Atmore was reportedly killed instantly when the westbound freight was unable to stop and plowed into him at the Martin…
Obituaries for week of February 10, 2019
Thelma Griffis Kyle Mrs. Thelma Griffis Kyle, age 92, of Robinsonville, Ala., passed away February 6, 2019 in Atmore, Ala. She was born in Camden, Ala. to late Eddie Lawrence and Amanda Rebekah Dailey Griffis. She was a retired supervisor from Vanity Fair. She was a member of Robinsonville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Theo Kyle; son, John Patrick Kyle; a brother, Alvin…
More charges for twice-bonded Atmore woman
An Atmore woman, already out on bond on one charge when she was arrested Jan. 31 on several charges related to a tantrum she threw when a local restaurant refused to serve her more alcohol, has been charged with trafficking in Kratom. Nadia Coker, 42, of a Trammell Street address was free on bond from a third-degree assault charge when she reportedly pitched a fit in the Atmore eating establishment.…