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Gossett guest of governor
Atmore resident Frank Gossett began administering his Breaking Every Chain ministry as assistant chaplain of Holman Correctional Facility four years ago. When he assumed the position he brought with him a desire to help inmates in the notorious prison, where the state’s most hardened criminals, including those who reside on Death Row, are housed, find a path out of their respective lives of crime. It wasn’t that long ago, though,…
School Bus Road-e-o – Drivers test skills on precision-based obstacle course
Driving a school bus is serious business. That’s what makes the annual School Bus Road-e-o so much fun for those charged with delivering students to school in the mornings and taking them back home in the afternoon. More than two dozen professional child chauffeurs tested their driving skills Monday (February 20) on an obstacle course laid out in the parking lot of Escambia County High School, where competitors guided their…
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,…