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No arrest made in shooting
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators are still looking for the person or persons responsible for the murder of a 20-year-old Atmore man who was shot and killed inside his car last Wednesday night (April 26). The victim, Donta Demorris Russell of a Patterson Street address, was shot several times. The first shot reportedly caused him to lose control of his vehicle, and the shooter or shooters then reportedly fired several…
National Day of Prayer is Thursday
Atmore will join the nation in prayer and Bible reading Thursday, May 4, in the 66th annual National Day of Prayer. Every year, adults attend the event, but too often children are not with them. Please note there are activities for children, and parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring them along. The local National Day of Prayer Committee invites everyone to participate in any or all of the following…
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…