Don Fletcher

Sonic to open this week
Area residents who have been anticipating the opening of Atmore’s new Sonic restaurant won’t have much longer to wait. Barring any last-minute snags, the drive-in eatery will begin serving its burgers, hot dogs, tater tots and other popular fare to the public Wednesday afternoon. “We plan to go full-bore about 4 p.m., Wednesday,” said Anita Sigler, who will manage the restaurant. “We’ll be fine-tuning things on Tuesday, then we will…
Driver suffers memory lapse
Atmore police were still working Tuesday to unravel the circumstances surrounding a two-vehicle crash that occurred in the first hour of Sunday, April 23, and included an apparent lapse of memory on the part of one driver. Police reports show that the collision occurred around 12:39 a.m., Sunday, at the intersection of South Main and Craig streets, when a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 22-year-old Xavier Watkins of Frisco City…
Preacher’s solo walk into church called Easter miracle
To most folks, a slow walk of about 30 feet isn’t that big a deal. For the Rev. Mike Grindle, who took such a stroll on Sunday, April 16, it was a major undertaking. Grindle, who was told by doctors a year ago that he likely wouldn’t live to see another Easter, entered Presley Street Baptist Church Sunday through its rear door and made his way slowly into the church…
YMCA, USA hold soccer clinic
Fourteen soccer players who participate in the Atmore Area YMCA program, including nine whose job it is to defend their team’s goal, got some valuable, hands-on training on Saturday, April 15. The young athletes were treated to a mini-clinic that was conducted by University of South Alabama assistant coach Kerry Edwards and two of USA’s imported players, Hannah Godfrey of England and Tiina Trutsi of Estonia. “We’re here to do…
Calling all kids
Atmore Community Hospital mascot Stitches and the students at Atmore Christian School invite children and adults from across the county to attend the local National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 4, at the Escambia County High School gym. There will be activities for children beginning at 5:30 p.m., with Stitches and with Miss Flippytoes in the RPM trailer. Shown is Shelley Vests’ kindergarten class with Stitches, from left,…