Rolling the dice
Could hospital relocation be factor in new prison site selection? By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Local officials aren’t sure that the proposed relocation of Atmore Community Hospital to a point near Interstate 65 will make a difference in whether one of the state’s three new “super prisons” will be located here. At the same time, they’re not sure it won’t. The matter was discussed at length during a two-hours-plus…
Heroes working for MDA
News Staff Report This Saturday, see some real heroes – firefighters and superhero characters. Firefighters Local 4101 is teaming with Causeplay Gulf Coast for a boot drive benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Saturday, July 20, beginning at 9 a.m., at Walmart. Come out and get your child’s picture made with their favorite superhero – please don’t forget to donate. Also, fire fighters will have hot dogs and drinks for…
Still at large
Escapee reportedly used machete to steal relative’s vehicle By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A former Atmore resident who walked away from a minimum-security corrections facility in Loxley last Wednesday (July 10) remained at large as midweek approached. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that 41-year-old Travis Wyatt Dawson was still on the loose and could still be in the Atmore-Nokomis area, although there are indications that he has left.…