Don Fletcher

Waffle House employee charged with card fraud
A former employee of an Atmore restaurant was recently arrested and charged with stealing account information from at least one customer’s debit or credit card. According to Escambia County Detention Center records, 23-year-old Ladarius Hester, of a Tatom Avenue address in Atmore, was arrested last week by Atmore Police Department investigators and booked into the jail on one count of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card. Jail records show…
Former casino worker, mother sentenced
A former employee of Wind Creek Casino and her mother, both of whom entered a guilty plea in federal court to charges they conspired to embezzle more than half a million dollars from the casino through the transference of “free play” credits, have been sentenced. Documents signed by Senior Judge Callie V.S. Granade of Alabama’s Southern District Court ordered that Jasmine Hansell, 26, who reportedly masterminded the scheme, serve a…
Police jurisdiction extended – APD now primary responder on calls from wider area outside city
Some residents of the areas just outside Atmore might have thought they were experiencing mild hallucinations around sunrise Friday morning, August 25, when they awoke to the sight of Atmore police patrol cars cruising their settlements and neighborhoods. Under a new deal hammered out between city and county law enforcement officials, Atmore police now carry the primary law enforcement responsibility throughout an extended area that brings a significant increase to…
Tedders benefit car show is Saturday
The public is invited to not only view an anticipated two dozen or more race cars, classic cars or trucks, and partially restored “Rat Rods” that will be on the lot at 108 North Carney Street on Saturday, but to help choose which three of those vehicles will take home top honors. The second Tedders Auto Repair Car Show, proceeds from which will be used for buying toys and gifts…
State Rep. hopes legislature will tackle ‘Big 3’
Alan Baker, who is the voice of District 66 in the Alabama Legislature, said last week that he feels confident that several of his colleagues are ready to put a drab and mostly non-productive 2017 session behind them and move forward in trying to craft legislation directed at the state’s most pressing problem areas. Baker, who was elected in 2006 and is beginning the final year of his third term…