Don Fletcher

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,…
Large crowd enjoys Easter in the Park
A breezy but pleasant morning, a miniature train, arts and crafts, games and an opportunity to have one’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny combined to provide a perfect setting for Easter in the Park, held Saturday (April 15) at Heritage Park. A crowd estimated at “between 200 and 300” flocked to the park for the communitywide celebration. Some wore jeans and t-shirts; some wore dress-casual attire, and others wore…
It could have been worse
Only minor injuries resulted from a Sunday (April 16) collision that occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m., when the driver of this Nissan Xterra pulled from the Unity Baptist Church parking lot, onto U.S. 31 and into the path of a Jeep Wrangler Sport. Atmore Ambulance Service medics checked each person, then left when each refused transport to the local hospital. City firefighters and a sheriff’s deputy directed traffic around the…
Cocaine seized near school
An Atmore man was arrested on numerous felony charges after city narcotics officers armed with a search warrant turned up illegal drugs inside his home, which is located across the street from a local elementary school, on Friday (April 14). Dante Maurice Haynes, 38, lives in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue, in a house that faces the back of A.C. Moore Elementary School’s campus. He was taken into custody…
AFD fights illegal controlled burns – One citation issued
Atmore firefighters had to extinguish two separate fires on Friday (April 14), each the result of a controlled burn that was illegally set, including one that resulted in a citation. The first blaze, reported at 12:20 p.m., sent AFD and Poarch personnel to 65 Martin Luther King Drive, where a demolition crew had been tearing down a house and burning the debris a few yards away. A wind gust apparently…