Don Fletcher

Christmas parades set
Children and other fans of local Christmas parades will be thrilled this weekend, as annual holiday caravans will be held on the Poarch Creek Indians reservation and in downtown Atmore on successive nights. Participants in the Poarch parade, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, weave traditional Native American costumes and decorations into their Christmas presentations. The Poarch event’s theme wasn’t announced but it usually mirrors that…
New vision for downtown – Public invited to join community planner Thursday
Bub Gideons and other members of Pride of Atmore Committee are excited about the possibility that downtown Atmore might soon undergo a metamorphosis that will bring shoppers and others back to the city’s once-thriving geographic center. Having secured one of Delta Regional Authority’s Creative Placemaking Grants, the first tangible proof that the latest downtown revitalization plan could bear fruit will come on Thursday, December 7, when Zachary Mannheimer, the man…
Pilot, passenger walk away from Escambia plane crash
Federal Aviation Administration investigators were reportedly still on the scene as darkness fell Tuesday (Dec. 5) of the crash or crash-landing of a single-engine aircraft that went down in an Escambia County farm field. According to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, ECSO personnel received a report around 1:12 p.m. from air traffic controllers at Pensacola International Airport that a Cherokee…
Destiny’s Seniors Appreciation Day is Saturday
Destiny Worship Center’s 11th Annual Citywide Senior Citizen Appreciation Day will take place this Saturday, December 2, and organizers are urging local residents to play an active part in making this year’s event even better than before. “We’re doing an Adopt-a-Senior project this year,” said Dr. Bernard Bishop, pastor of the local church. “Anyone wanting to adopt a senior can do so by donating a fleece throw, a housecoat or…
Tow truck operator caught in I-65 ‘sting’
A tow truck operator from Lapine was arrested in Escambia County last week after he fell victim to a “sting” set up by Baldwin County authorities, then high-tailed it back toward his hometown with a stolen vehicle before being stopped and taken into custody by Alabama State Troopers and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office patrol units. According to Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office reports, Charles Williams of the tiny unincorporated community —…