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Juvenile arrested – Accomplices sought in auto break-ins
Atmore police arrested last week a teenager who is believed to be a principal participant in a string of vehicle break-ins that occurred recently within the city’s southwestern quadrant. Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that the 17-year-old male was taken into custody during the wee hours of October 5 after tracking dogs led officers to the spot where he was hiding. Police were summoned after a resident of the area…
Convicted felons arrested – Atmore man, relative had shotgun, assault rifle, ammo
  An Atmore man and a relative, both convicted felons, were arrested October 3 outside a Pensacola, Fla. restaurant on weapons-related charges after the local man was reportedly seen “huffing” canned air at a Pensacola building supply store earlier that day. According to Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office reports, 49-year-old Ronald Clark Roddenberrry of Atmore, who has six previous felony convictions, and 28-year-old Christopher Aaron Roddenberry of Cantonment, who has…
Barnetta Williams passes away
Barnetta Williams passed away Friday, October 6. If she had lived until October 20, she would have been 110 years old. For a number of years, Mrs. Williams was honored at birthday parties as family and friends marked each milestone. Her last birthday celebrated in Atmore was her 108th in 2015. In 2016, she moved to Philadelphia where she lived with her great-granddaughter, Darlene Callands. In May of this year,…
Upside down
Atmore firefighters examine a 2009 Dodge Challenger that ran off U.S. 31 around 11 a.m. Monday, October 9, and eventually came to rest upside-down in a field adjacent to Hanging Fern Lane. According to Alabama State Troopers, the driver — 17-year-old Guy Coleman of Atmore — “was apparently driving too fast for existing roadway conditions” and lost traction. The car struck a flush hydrant, a dirt embankment and a telephone…