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Disabled vet to receive companion dog
A United State Marine Corps veteran who lost both legs in a motorcycle accident in September 2015 will get a special companion this Saturday, May 13. Beth Wiggins, who attends Unity Baptist Church, will be presented with the canine companion, a service dog named Berlin, during a ceremony to be held at 11 a.m. at the church, located on U.S. 31 in Atmore. The specially trained service animal is a…
Asleep at the wheel
Atmore police officers talk with James Hayes, 32, the driver of this Ford Freestyle that ran off the south lane of North Main Street, skimmed a tree and overturned just short of Oak Hill Cemetery around 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 9. Hayes, whose shirt was soaked with blood from a gash to the top of his head but refused medical treatment, indicated that he must have fallen asleep as he…
Council approves ‘Love Walk II’
The biggest business item handled by the Atmore City Council during the Monday, May 8, meeting wasn’t even on the agenda. After council members voted unanimously to approve a business license for Mobile-based Newman Medical Services, which serves as stand-by medical transport for Atmore Ambulance Service at Atmore Dragway events, and Mayor Jim Staff announced that the month’s second scheduled council meeting would be canceled due to its coinciding with…
Child dies from injuries
A four-year-old child passed away last week as a result of injuries sustained in a two-car collision two weeks ago. Jay’Ceon Jermain Howard, 4, died Tuesday, May 2, four days after the accident that claimed the lives of two Atmore residents Friday night, April 28, on Jack Springs Road. Christopher Henry Lowe, 37, and 22-year-old Shalonda “Angie” Trenee Rudolph were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which…