Obituaries, week of September 8, 2021
Carol Levane Vickrey             Vickrey Mrs. Carol Levane Vickrey, age 80, passed away Friday, August 27, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence F. Vickrey; mother, Estelle Parmer Reynolds; father, William Ollie Parmer. Mrs. Vickrey is survived by her daughter, Carol (Earl) Rodgers; son, Kevin (Suzanne) Vickrey; brothers, Gerald (Patty) Parmer and Olen Parmer; grandson’s, Hunter L. Vickrey and Michael (Kendall) Sanderson; granddaughter, Amanda (Keka) Sanderson. Funeral…
APD investigating shots fired at S. Main Chevron
Photo (Don Fletcher): APD officers mark the location of shell casings; two markers were placed on a concrete pillar. Atmore police were still on the scene at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 31) after several shots were fired, apparently by a person who had been pumping gas at the Chevron station on South Main Street. An employee of the store said the shooting occurred around 6:45 p.m., shortly after a…
As first COVID-19 vaccine is fully approved, get vaccinated for COVID-19 as soon as possible
Special to Atmore News All too few Alabamians realize the seriousness of infection with COVID-19 and have not made the decision to be vaccinated or have postponed getting the free vaccine that will save them, their families and communities from this devastating virus. Hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 are rising rapidly, and vaccines are highly effective. Now that U.S. regulators have given full approval to the Pfizer mRNA vaccine for…
Medstar begins Sept. 1
Service occupies fire station Medstar will operate out of the former home of AFD Station 4 By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Some details of a lease agreement on a headquarters building still have to be worked out, but a new ambulance service is set to take over Wednesday as the primary emergency medical transport provider for Atmore and the immediate area.Medstar Emergency Medical Services, having reached an agreement with Escambia…
Window-breaker charged with possession of burglary tools
Brown The suspect was arrested before he could shatter this window. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore man was arrested by city police last week after he decided, apparently on the spur of the moment, to break several windows of a local fast-food establishment.“We’re not sure exactly why he did it; we think he might have some mental issues,” said Carolyn Dean, owner of Dean’s Grill, where five windows…