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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…
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…