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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…
Cocaine seized near school
An Atmore man was arrested on numerous felony charges after city narcotics officers armed with a search warrant turned up illegal drugs inside his home, which is located across the street from a local elementary school, on Friday (April 14). Dante Maurice Haynes, 38, lives in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue, in a house that faces the back of A.C. Moore Elementary School’s campus. He was taken into custody…
AFD fights illegal controlled burns – One citation issued
Atmore firefighters had to extinguish two separate fires on Friday (April 14), each the result of a controlled burn that was illegally set, including one that resulted in a citation. The first blaze, reported at 12:20 p.m., sent AFD and Poarch personnel to 65 Martin Luther King Drive, where a demolition crew had been tearing down a house and burning the debris a few yards away. A wind gust apparently…
Hall named to Hall of Fame
Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame later this month. Billy Conn Madison, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, released the names of this year’s inductees: William America, Earl Etheridge, Dr. William T. Hall, Howard Shell, and Eddie Staff. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Club. Tickets for the ceremony and the meal are $25 each.…