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Train hits car at Main Street crossing – UPDATED
The driver of a 2009 Hyundai Tucson that was sent flying by a southbound freight train at Atmore’s Main Street crossing early Friday morning, February 17, was arrested by city police and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Dmitri Hansen, 22, of Monroeville, was arrested after the incident, during which the vehicle was airborne for an entire block before it crashed to earth, upside-down, at the Trammell Street…
Holman canteen manager arrested; attempted to smuggle contraband – UPDATED
Alabama Department of Corrections officials reported last Thursday (February 16) that DOC investigators had arrested the man who runs the canteen at William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore for attempting to smuggle drugs into the prison. According to a press release from state prison officials, evidence of a drug presence was detected last Thursday in the prison parking lot by contraband-sniffing dogs. The DOC release indicates that, during a…
Obituaries for the week of February 22, 2017
John Alfred Johnson, Sr. Mr. John Alfred Johnson, Sr., age 68, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Mobile, Ala. and had resided in McDavid, Fla. for the past twenty years. He was of the Holiness faith. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Cecelia “C.K.” Johnson of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, John Alfred (Brenda) Johnson, Jr. of Bay Minette, Ala.; two sisters,…
Man arrested on child sex charges
An Atmore man remained in the Escambia County Jail this week after his February 2 arrest on several charges related to his alleged sexual misconduct with a child. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Sonney Wayne Pruett, 21, of an Estates Lane address, was arrested after a four-month joint investigation by the Escambia Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Child Advocacy Center led to the issuance…
Atmore native appointed state AG
Governor Robert Bentley announced on Friday, February 10, the appointment of Steven Marshall, former Marshall County District Attorney, as the new Alabama Attorney General. Marshall will fill the vacancy left by Luther Strange upon his appointment to the Unites States Senate. Marshall, who was born in Atmore, is the nephew of Atmore resident Nancy Everette Helton. His parents, now deceased, were Conrad “Shine” and Mary Jo Everette Marshall. The Marshall…