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Vehicular homicide – Passenger dies, charges pending against DUI suspect
An Atmore man, driver of the only vehicle involved in an April 14 crash on Alabama 21, was initially arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Now he could also face a vehicular homicide charge. That charge became a possibility after Antonio Richardson, 38, of Freemanville, died Monday, April 16, reportedly from severe head trauma he suffered in the crash. Richardson was one of two passengers ejected…
New businesses cropping up
Although the preliminary action plan for revitalizing downtown Atmore hasn’t been presented yet, an influx of new downtown businesses indicates that the revitalization effort is already under way. More than a dozen new businesses have already opened their doors in the city’s core section or just on its fringes since the onset of the most recent effort to bring back the days of the thriving and eclectic business district that…
Hall of Fame to induct Weldon Vickrey
Seven outstanding citizens will be inducted in the Atmore Area Hall of Fame April 28: Athletics – Willie Parker and Earl Miller; Government – Stephanie Bryan and Weldon Vickrey; Business – Dale Ash and Bill Farr; Medicine – Ima Joan Helton-Crawford The induction ceremony and dinner will be held Saturday, April 28, 6 p.m., at The Club, Highway 21, Atmore. Tickets, $25 each, are available at Atmore News and United…
Obituaries for the week of April 18, 2018
Joseph “Joe” Leon Smith Mr. Joseph “Joe” Leon Smith, age 51, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. He was a native and life-long resident of Flomaton, Ala. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a past employee of Service Welding, Charco and H&H. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hosie and Willie Vaughan Smith and Lou and Bertha Bondurant. Mr. Smith is survived…
Mourning Robert Maxwell – Grandfather’s clock has stopped
Among his many “duties,” Robert Maxwell was the song leader in Atmore Lions Club for decades. The song he selected most often (as I recall) was “My Grandfather’s Clock” by Henry Clay Work. “My grandfather’s clock was too tall for the shelf So it stood ninety years on the floor … Ninety years without slumbering Tic toc tic toc His life’s seconds numbering Tic toc tic toc It stopped, short,…