Obituaries, week of February 21, 2020
Donald Athan Baggett Baggett Mr. Donald Athan Baggett, age 60, better known as “Donnie,” passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 after a lengthy hospital stay due to health issues. He was born in Evergreen, Ala. to the late Travis Baggett and Dorothy Fussell Baggett. He was a 1978 ECHS graduate where he excelled in high school sports in football and basketball, giving Coach Buck Powell and Frankie Bell the thanks…
Ohio woman arrested after stealing vehicle from gas pump
Lape On Monday, Feb. 15, at approximately 7:22 a.m., Atmore Police Department officers responded to Chevron Gas Station on Highway 21, in Atmore regarding a stolen vehicle. According to police reports, officers determined that a gray Chevrolet Tahoe had been stolen while stationary at the gas pump. Witnesses said a female, later identified as 22-year-old Hayli Dawn Lape of Columbus, Ohio jumped into the vehicle and sped away, damaging the…
Chili Cookoff postponed until Feb. 27
Note: A front-page story in this week’s Atmore News announces that the cookoff is set for this Saturday, February 20. Chamber officials announced the postponement about two hours after the newspaper went to press. Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials released the following announcement by email at 1:40 p.m. today (Tuesday, Feb. 16):”With the current weather predictions, it looks as though the originally scheduled date (Feb. 20) will be colder…
Rev. Monroe and Sis. Nora Tucker honored
The cars lined up at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, February 14, at the appointed hour. The caravan made its way to the home of the Rev. Dr. Monroe and Sister Nora Tucker as they were honored with the Pastor and Wife 37th Year Love Celebration sponsored by the Mt. Olive congregation. COVID-19 made this year’s event a drive-through rather than the traditional service for the couple.
Pumping iron
NHS’s Carach lifts way into girls state match Naudia Carach By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Northview High School weightlifter Naudia Carach recently became the first NHS female in three years to earn a shot at the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 1A weightlifting title. Carach, daughter of Sheena and Jacob Carach of Bratt, Fla., earned the opportunity by placing fourth at the FHSAA 1A regionals in Live Oak, Fla.…