Don Fletcher

Firefighters, costumed characters ignore weather to benefit MDA
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Members of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4101 — with a little help from some familiar friends — ignored the ominous, black and gray clouds that filled the sky over Atmore’s Walmart on Saturday (July 20) and helped generate funds for a worthy cause. The local firemen, along with a quintet of costumed characters, posed for pictures with youngsters (and some not-so-young individuals)…
Garden Club donates to splash pad
The Atmore Garden Club donated trees to the Atmore Splash Pad recently. Escofab fashioned a metal sign to commemorate the donation which was the last official act of the Atmore Garden Club. The club has disbanded. Shown at the splash pad Thursday, July 18, are, from left, Mayor Pro Tem Webb Nall; members Becky McDonald, Sandy Whitaker, Mary Anne McCabe, Joan Hackman; and sign maker Anthony Swartzendruder with Escofab. Not…
Southern Addictions is Business of the Month
Southern Addictions was named Business of the Month by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce. Shown at the presentation Wednesday, July 17 are, from left, Ruthie Stephens, Erin Hankins, Jodi James, Emily Wilson, Shawn Rounsavall, Paulette Barrett, Lorita Ball, Cossondra Howard, Cheryl Smallwood, Jordan Barnett, and Raeleigh Woodfin.
No going back, so capture the moment
Over the course of the last few months I have been tasked with making some difficult decisions as an athlete. As a hockey player, I have been able to experience some tremendous experiences that have offered me opportunities to participate in extraordinary events in some awesome places. I have traveled from ice rink to ice rink across the south and have had the chance to play in some huge games.…
Burnout for Bubba
Charlie Brown practices burnouts on the new concrete pad at Lottie Road Kustoms during Bubba Cruz 2, held Saturday, July 20. The annual event is held on the weekend closest to the date of the death of its namesake, Ewing Darrell “Bubba” Ardis. Despite several rainstorms that soaked the area, a “pretty good” crowd, including participants from New Orleans and Kentucky, attended.