Don Fletcher

Atmore schools, Part 2
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Note: The following article is the second in a three-part series on the Escambia County Board of Education’s status on the improvement undergone at the system’s three Atmore-based schools, as well as plans to continue that improvement. Escambia County education officials maintained during a special March 20 presentation that the three schools inside Atmore — Escambia County High, Escambia County Middle and Rachel Patterson…
Paving bid awarded
Largest resurfacing project in years to touch 8 streets By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Progress comes with inconvenience, and traffic flow interruptions and temporarily closed roads could be the norm in the near future on Atmore’s residential streets. But only for a relatively short time. During their Monday, April 8, meeting Atmore City Council members awarded a contract for a resurfacing project that is expected to take “three or…
Powell is Miss. district’s Teacher of Year
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer As a teacher of intellectually gifted second-graders, Susan Powell knows she has to bring her “A-game” to work every day in order to keep her students challenged. She has apparently succeeded in doing that. Powell, daughter of Murray and Jean Johnson, was recently named Teacher of the Year for Mississippi’s largest school district. She teaches at Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Hernando, part of…
Traffic for miles
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer It was the talk of the town as people wondered about the long lines of cars and the stream of people seen along Curtis Road Saturday evening, March 30. According to the manager of Atmore Dragway, the clogged roadways leading to the racing venue were the result of a springtime ritual that will probably be repeated in about three weeks. “It’s just a phenomenon…
2 men killed in crash
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An early morning crash that occurred Saturday, March 30, in Baldwin County claimed the lives of an Atmore man and a Century, Fla. man who are reportedly brothers and left three others, including two children, hospitalized. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports, state troopers were sent shortly after 8 a.m. to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Baldwin Co. 87, near Cowpen…