Active shooter drill held
Officials hope for the best, prepare for the worst By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Teachers at Escambia County Middle School have become accustomed to participating in various learning programs over the years. The program in which they participated July 13 was a horse of a different color, though. More than 120 school administrators, faculty and staff from across the Atmore feeder pattern — ECMS, Escambia County High, Huxford Elementary…
Chad Prewett to speak at First Assembly
Special to Atmore News Atmore First Assembly of God will have a special speaker this Sunday, July 22, at 11 a.m. – Chad Prewett. Many will remember Prewett from his coaching days at Escambia Academy. Now he’s in the higher echelons of the coaching staff at Auburn University. Prewett is entering his fourth season on head coach Bruce Pearl’s staff and his first after being promoted to director of basketball…
Fugitive captured
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A Brooklyn, N.Y., woman — sought by New York City Police Department detectives for the January 2017 death of one of her children — was captured last week in Atmore. Authorities are not revealing how long the woman — 31-year-old Phyllis Reinoso — had been hiding out here, but her arrest by U.S. Marshals brought to an end an 18-month search for the female…
Atmore man succumbs to injuries
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man succumbed early Sunday from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a car Saturday night while crossing a Bay Minette street. Bay Minette Police Chief Al Tolbert confirmed Monday that 23-year-old Logan Heath Barrett of Atmore died July 15 at USA Medical Center. He had been airlifted to the Mobile hospital after he was struck just before 10 p.m., July…
CSX cars jump tracks
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Plastic microbeads and giant rolls of fiberboard littered the rural railroad right-of-way when six cars of an eastbound CSX Transportation freight train derailed July 11 between the Canoe and Wawbeek communities. The derailment, which wasn’t discovered by the train’s engineer until county lawmen caught up with and stopped the locomotive near Old Atmore Road, forced the closure of U.S. 31 for about 24 hours…