Alabama

Obituaries for the week of February 22, 2017
John Alfred Johnson, Sr. Mr. John Alfred Johnson, Sr., age 68, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Mobile, Ala. and had resided in McDavid, Fla. for the past twenty years. He was of the Holiness faith. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Cecelia “C.K.” Johnson of Pensacola, Fla.; one son, John Alfred (Brenda) Johnson, Jr. of Bay Minette, Ala.; two sisters,…
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…
Community Calendar
The Atmore Historical Society holds regular meetings each third Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Peavy-Webb Building at Heritage Park. The Grieving Parents Support Group meets every third Tuesday at 6 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 368-8648 or 251-321-0045. S. Ala. RSVP Volunteer Program will be offering free tax preparation and counselling Tuesdays at Poarch Creek Indian Reservation and Thursdays at Atmore City Hall Auditorium by…
Church Calendar
Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Annual Missions & Matrons Day Program on Sunday, February 19 at 3 p.m. Guest Minister is the Rev. Michael Clemons, Evergreen. Rev. Danny Benjamin, Pastor. NOKOMIS BAPTIST CHURCH will be continue a six week Bible Study in the Book of Philippians through February 26 at 10 a.m. every Sunday.  Study guides will be provided for those in attendance. SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES are available…
Local man charged in thefts
Tyson Phillips, 19, of a Jacks Springs Road address in Atmore, was arrested recently on several outstanding warrants charging him with theft-related crimes. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, a man believed to be Phillips was spotted walking along Jack Springs Road, near Smith Dairy Road, on January 19. Deputies stopped the man and questioned him regarding his name and date of birth, but he…