Troopers investigate 22 traffic deaths during holiday period
News Staff Report Although there were four zero-fatality days — including Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve — Alabama Law Enforcement Agency state troopers investigated 22 traffic fatalities on Alabama roadways during the 13-day travel period, which lasted from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, to midnight Wednesday, Jan. 1 Among those killed was a 4-year-old, who died in an Etowah County crash. The others included 10 drivers, nine passengers and…
VFW Auxiliary helping women vets
Collecting items for Women’s Health Program at Birmingham VA Medical Center The Women’s Health Program at Birmingham VA Medical Center provides maternity care to expecting moms and mothers who are veterans. Each year, a number of agencies and organizations across the country help women in the program by collecting much-needed baby items. In our area, the Atmore VFW Auxiliary holds an annual Mommy and Me baby shower for the Women’s…
Restructuring of APD includes 3 promotions
  Lt. Ken Sessions presents December awards to Sgt. Thaihee Staples, at left, and Officer Logan Weber. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A restructuring plan that includes the promotion of three officers and the reassignment of one, has been implemented at Atmore Police Department. The overall plan, which also includes honoring each month the officers who best perform their duties, was a collaborative effort between Chief Chuck Brooks and…
2019 in review, Part 2
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Highlighting the news in the second half of 2019 were the induction of three current or former Atmore residents into various halls of fame, positive and not-so-positive news from local schools, and the continuing progress of an effort to revitalize Atmore’s downtown. New Hall members Gary Fayard, a 1970 graduate of Escambia County High School who went on to serve as chief financial officer…
Starbucks to locate at Wind Creek Atmore
News Staff Report Wind Creek Atmore (WCA) announced this week that ground will be broken later this month for a new Starbucks just off I-65, near the casino. According to a news release issued Monday, Jan. 6, construction on the new coffee shop is scheduled to begin in March, with plans for a fall grand opening. The Atmore location is projected to draw an additional 300 cars and 750 customers…