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Obituaries for the week of April 4, 2018
James Daniel “Danny” Dunsford, Jr. Mr. James Daniel “Danny” Dunsford, Jr., age 55, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home in Flomaton, Ala. He was a native and life-long resident of Flomaton. He was of the Christian faith. Mr. Dunsford is survived by his father, James Daniel (Judy) Dunsford, Sr. of Grand Bay, Ala.; mother, Angie Gilmore (Bill) Weaver of Byrneville, Fla.; wife, April W. Dunsford of Flomaton;…
‘Like a hurricane’ – Shooting drastically changed lives of teen victim, family
Trent Atchison’s life, as well as that of his family, underwent a drastic change on February 27. The 17-year-old Escambia County High School junior was standing with a group of friends at a home his mother owns on Fourth Street, laughing and talking about the things teenagers laugh about and talk about, when a classmate pulled up, got out of a car and fired several shots into the crowd. Seconds…
Atmore Arby’s named in lawsuit
A suit filed last week in federal court against the Arby’s restaurant in Atmore and its franchisee, Florida-based Beavers Inc., alleges that a former team leader trainee at the local sandwich shop sexually harassed several teenage female workers over a period of more than three months in 2016. The legal action was filed by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission on behalf of the teens, who claimed the former trainee…
Local Vietnam War veterans honored (With photo gallery)
Veterans of America’s longest, bloodiest and most controversial conflict, a group that was shunned by many Americans when they returned from the war-torn country in the 1960s and 1970s, were honored locally on March 31. Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary to Post 7016 hosted for the fifth straight year a program to show local veterans who fought in the Vietnam War the respect they were denied more than 40 years ago.…
Firemen fight simultaneous Easter blazes
Easter Sunday’s calm was shattered for local firemen around 2 p.m., April 1, when fires broke out almost simultaneously in a field just outside Atmore and in the rectory of a South Main Street church. An Atmore Fire Department pumper and brush truck were sent to McKenzie Drive, just off Jack Springs Road, at 1:58 p.m. to tackle a fire that began when a spark was sent flying into a…