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Train hits car at Main Street crossing
The driver of a Toyota SUV and a passenger in the car escaped serious injury when the vehicle was struck by a CSX freight train at Atmore’s Main Street rail crossing early Friday morning. The collision happened around 1:45 a.m. and sent the vehicle flying for a block before it landed, upside-down, at the Trammell Street crossing, just off West Nashville Street. According to city police and firefighters at the…
Holman canteen manager arrested; attempted to smuggle contraband
Alabama Department of Corrections officials reported Thursday that DOC investigators have arrested an employee at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison. According to a press release from state prison officials, during a patrol of the facility’s parking lot, a dog assigned to the ADOC K-9 Drug Unit alerted on a vehicle owned by Curtis Andrews, 64, of Mobile. After…
Collecting cards
The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary #7016 spent a couple of hours Saturday, February 11, at Heritage Park, collecting cards to send to the VFW National Home for Children to be used in various arts and crafts projects. They manned their station from 10 a.m. until noon, and by about 10:30, they had already collected more than 600 cards, some of which were turned in ahead of time. Shown are members…
We Care Program named Business of the Month
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce named We Care Program as the February Business of the Month. Chamber board members and Chamber Ambassadors joined employees at the presentation Wednesday, February 8, at the office on Highway 21. Shown are, from left, Eli Godwin, Paolo Gorme, David Dobson, Ariel Whatley, David Weber; back, Mallorie Beachy, Julie Gehman, Emma Bender, James Smoker, Ben Nolt, Stan Schrock, Tristan Hershey, Andrew Wengerd, Don Metzler,…
APD officers trained on use of new weapon
A handful of Atmore Police Department officers and investigators were literally and figuratively shocked last week to discover the capabilities of the department’s newest non-lethal weapon. Five officers not only got a chance last week to handle and activate one of the 13 new Phazzer Enforcers the department recently purchased with a $9,000 grant awarded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, but each also got the chance…