Don Fletcher

New business welcomed
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials and Ambassadors joined family and friends at Patrick Plumbing’s East Church Street location last Friday, February 24, to cut the ribbon and officially welcome the plumbing company to the Atmore business community. Shown are, from left, kneeling, are Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Makala Lee, Jessica Franco, David Dobson, Stephen Gehman, Derik Kidd; back, Mallorie Beachy, Brandy Giger, Bub Gideons, Anthony Patrick, Dustin…
State bicentennial main topic of council meeting
During their Monday, February 27, meeting, Atmore City Council members took care of some housekeeping issues related to the new industrial access road at Rivercane Industrial Park, heard plans for the local celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial and approved the use of a public park for a May fundraiser. City governors spent just over two minutes on three items related to Rivercane, while the two future events took up the remainder…
ACM Stars
A.C. Moore Elementary School’s Star Students for February were named on Friday, February 24. They are, from left, front, Tonia Richardson, Jaylen Young, Tavion Marshall, Demyia Munlyn, Charlie Crook, Ronta Watson, and Aryanna Nichols; back, Allyana Tucker, Alaysia Lambert, Kameria Parker, Braleigh Lambert, Isaac Manzano, Ke’Avion Cannon, and Rihanna Williams.
Detained at daycare – Man questioned by local, federal authorities, released
An Illinois man who lingered in his van at a local daycare center didn’t wind up in jail on Thursday, February 23. But he drew plenty of attention from city, county and federal law enforcement officers before he was released. Four Atmore Police Department patrol officers, a city detective, a patrol deputy and K-9 team from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and two U.S. Marshals eventually wound up at Little…
New coach hired at ECHS
The search for a new head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School officially ended last Thursday, February 23, when the Escambia County Board of Education accepted the recommendation of a six-member search committee and hired Aliceville High’s Rico Jackson to fill the vacancy. Jackson, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 2016 Class 2A finals, was one of 64 applicants who sought to replace Royce Young,…