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Two killed, child hurt in Friday night crash on Jack Springs Road
Two Atmore residents, including the owner of a local barbecue restaurant, were killed in a violent collision that occurred Friday night (April 28) on Jack Springs Road. According to Alabama State Trooper reports, 37-year-old Christopher Henry Lowe and Shalonda Trenee Rudolph, 22, both of Atmore, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened around 9:45 p.m. Trooper reports indicate that a 1991 Chevrolet driven by Lowe and…
Person sought who shot, killed Atmore man
Escambia Co. Sheriff’s Office investigators are still looking for the person or persons who shot and killed a 20-year-old Atmore man Wednesday night (April 26). The victim has been identified as Donta Demorris Russell of a Patterson Street address. According to a press release issued by ECSO Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, deputies were sent to an address on Martin Luther King Drive around 10:16 p.m. after a caller reported a…
Sonic to open this week
Area residents who have been anticipating the opening of Atmore’s new Sonic restaurant won’t have much longer to wait. Barring any last-minute snags, the drive-in eatery will begin serving its burgers, hot dogs, tater tots and other popular fare to the public Wednesday afternoon. “We plan to go full-bore about 4 p.m., Wednesday,” said Anita Sigler, who will manage the restaurant. “We’ll be fine-tuning things on Tuesday, then we will…
Driver suffers memory lapse
Atmore police were still working Tuesday to unravel the circumstances surrounding a two-vehicle crash that occurred in the first hour of Sunday, April 23, and included an apparent lapse of memory on the part of one driver. Police reports show that the collision occurred around 12:39 a.m., Sunday, at the intersection of South Main and Craig streets, when a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 22-year-old Xavier Watkins of Frisco City…
Council recognizes YMCA, Karrick
Monday’s, April 24, Atmore City Council meeting was a time of recognition for a local agency and an individual. Atmore Area YMCA CEO Paul Chason addressed the council to talk about Healthy Kids Day this Saturday. About 200 kids will be playing soccer that day. Chason said the event drew about 135 kids last year, and he expects more this year. Mayor Jim Staff read a proclamation designating Saturday, April…