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Fatal fire – Atmore woman, 65, perishes when flames devour home
What had been a year full of tragedy for Jane Lee Russell ended early Tuesday in a tragic manner when the 65-year-old Atmore woman perished in a fire that swept through her Carver Avenue home. “This has been one year for our family,” said Marilyn Wesley, Russell’s second cousin. “In February we had to go to New York when her twin brother died unexpectedly. A month later, her brother’s daughter…
Observing POW/MIA Day
By KEVIN MCKINLEY Special to Atmore News American Legion members will line the sidewalks of downtown Atmore on Friday September 15, 2017 in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This day is to remember those did not return from the nation’s wars and the ones who were prisoners of war. There are 1,741 American personnel listed by the Defense Department’s POW/MIA Office as missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam…
No room at the inns – Local hotels reach capacity as evacuees flee Irma
As Hurricane Irma swept through Florida and into Georgia less than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey had dumped up to 50 inches of rain on parts of Texas, it left devastated cities and towns in its wake. Atmore, located almost in the center of the two mammoth storm paths, received some rain and gusty winds, but was otherwise spared the brunt of the malevolent weather. In fact, the biggest effect…
Honoring first responders
For the 11th year, the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church held a Blue Sunday service to remember those who perished September 11, 2001, in the attack on America. This year’s service, Sunday, September 10, was held jointly by Trinity and St. Anna’s Episcopal Church at Poarch. The RT Rev. J. Russell Kendrick, Bishop of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, officiated. “We are here today to remember so we…
Church’s Chicken robbed – Gun discharged as customer tussles with suspect
Atmore police are looking for an unidentified “person of interest” who is believed responsible for the Friday night, September 1, armed robbery of Church’s Chicken, as well as a second individual who is believed to have helped the gunman elude officers. Police reports show that the stick-up occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. when a man brandishing a weapon entered the restaurant and demanded money from the employees. Investigators are not…