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Obituaries, week of July 24, 2024
Douglas Martin Mr. Douglas Martin, age 85, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Monday, July 15, 2024. He was born to Elsie Martin and Willis McKinley McGhee, Sr. He was a member of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and watching “Alabama Football”. He worked hard all of his life, starting with the potato sheds. He and a group from Atmore, heard about jobs in Illinois, so they all…
My story, part 6
Digmon One thing I have found in trying to put all this in order is that it’s not easy to put all this in order. I find myself going through legal documents, emails and my notes and sometimes things overlap, or I need to go back and explain something. Anyway, bear with me if at times I seem to jump around. 2023October 30Circuit Judge Jeff White, Circuit Judge Todd Stearns,…
Atmore man killed in I-10 crash
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A 56-year-old Atmore man was killed Tuesday, July 9, when he ran off the shoulder of Interstate 10 near Madison, Fla. and his truck overturned.Florida Highway Patrol reports indicate that the unidentified man was traveling westbound, towing a boat, when he inexplicitly drove his truck off the roadway around 1:28 a.m., near mile marker 251.According to FHP reports, after the truck ran onto the paved…
Good time for lemonade
Yep, it’s hot enough for all of us. But there’s one good way to deal with the heat – a cold glass of lemonade. Lucky for us, Jacob Smoker, left, and Garrett Smoker, right, set up a lemonade stand every Wednesday at their home. They’re located on South 21st Avenue. On Highway 31, turn south on 21st, at Smith Tractor. Go down that road a little ways, and the guys…
Sales tax holiday this weekend
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer The State of Alabama’s annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday, during which no state sales or use tax is charged for covered items, will take place this weekend, starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 19, and continuing through midnight Sunday, July 21.This is the 19th year the state’s revenue department has waived state sales taxes in order to help individuals and families cut…