Sanchez captures Am Tour National Championship
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Poarch Creek Indians tribal member Jerry Sanchez Jr. captured the national championship in the Snead Flight Division of the 2019 Golf Channel Am Tour National Championships in West Palm Beach, Fla. last Friday, September 20. The 30-year-old Sanchez, who first began playing golf just over six years ago, posted a score of 75 on the PGA National Resort and Spa Course in West Palm Beach,…
Council sets tax-extension election
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer During their Monday, September 23 meeting, Atmore City Council members tackled a relatively heavy agenda that included setting the date for an election to determine if a city school tax that has been on the books for more than six decades would be extended. The council also granted a tax abatement to a local industry, approved the purchase of a new garbage truck and…
Fatal ambush
Atmore man, 23, shot to death in own yard By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man was fatally shot Tuesday (September 24) by a gunman who was apparently waiting for him when he arrived home from work in the predawn hours. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed through a press release that Roderick “Thumper” Watkins, 23, of a Jimbos Road address was shot several times with a handgun…