Obituaries, week of April 29,2020
Aldene Hiebert Schneider Mrs. Aldene Hiebert Schneider, age 86, of Fountain Run, Ky., passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at NHC Health Care in Glasgow, Ky.  She was born in Kansas to the late Albert and Helena (Ensz) Hiebert. She was a homemaker, LPN and co-owner of a Farm Supply Store in Walnut Hill, Fla. She was a member of Fountain Run Mennonite Church. She was preceded in death by…
Standoff ends with Atmore man’s surrender
James A 42-year-old Atmore man who barricaded himself inside an Atmore home this morning surrendered to authorities tonight, ending a standoff that had begun nearly 12 hours earlier. Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that John Bradley James was finally taken into custody after a full day of negotiations finally brought him from inside the home, where he reportedly lives with his parents. He had been labeled “heavily armed” by police,…
Keep children’s vaccinations up to date during the pandemic
Special to Atmore News The Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AL-AAP) and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) want to stress to parents and caregivers that, during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely important to keep children’s vaccines up to date. On April 15, the American Academy of Pediatrics released guidance calling for continuation of well visits for children, especially those under 2 years of…
National Guard feeds first responders
First responders from left, Josh Dorriety, Thaihee Staples, Gordon Brooks, Zack Stewart, AJ Beachy, Tristan McAnally, Travis Pruitt, Cody Nall, Jesse Boone and Wayne Kelley enjoyed the meal. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Alabama Army National Guard troops, often a strong presence during statewide emergencies, have not yet been called out in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That being the case, the citizen soldiers decided to help out…
Providing face masks
A number of local folks have been sewing face masks for weeks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Bub Gideons and Mandie Thompson have been instrumental in distributing masks where needed. Friday, April 17, they provided masks to members of Atmore Citizens for Change to give away on Carver Avenue as vehicles came by. Shown distributing masks are, seated, Lillie Johnson; standing, from left, Jerome Webster, Vasaroy Johnson,…