Council makes board appointments
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer If at first you don’t succeed, try again. That was the case with the Atmore City Council during the panel’s Monday, February 8, meeting. Council members corrected a minor procedural error by “re-appointing” Charles Johnson to replace the late Robert White on the Atmore Board of Zoning Adjustments. The vote was 4-0, with District 3’s Eunice Johnson, wife of the appointee, abstaining. The appointment…
Abduction
Texas man charged after taking toddler, teen from mother Jonson By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Two children, a teenager and a 3-year-old, were located, safe and unharmed, in Gulfport, Miss. Thursday afternoon, February 4, just a few hours after they were reportedly abducted from an Atmore gas station by a man who is the father of one of the children. Bruice Jyrome Jonson, 58, of San Antonio, Texas, was…
Thief steals headlights from ACS bus
Sothman By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man, apparently knowledgeable about vehicle electronics but apparently not a very good driver, was arrested Monday at a local coin laundry after he reportedly stole the headlights from an Atmore Christian School bus. Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that 41-year-old Dennis Dean Sothman of a Poarch Road address was taken into custody after an observant patrol officer noticed a Chevy van…
Stolen trucks
Arrest in ‘Yellow Store’ heist; 3 stolen from Ford dealer Sheppard By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported this week the arrest in Florida of a man who stole a car from a local convenience store Sunday, February 7, one of two vehicle heists here within 10 days. The most recent theft occurred at One Choice Grocery, which operates the Speedy gas station-convenience store, known…