Obituaries, week of September 15, 2021
Willie Robert Dixon Dixon Mr. Willie Robert Dixon, age 88, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Friday, August 27, 2021 in Atmore. He was a native of Atmore and a graduate from Escambia County Training School. He was a retired maintenance technician with the Escambia County (AL) Board of Education with over twenty-five years of employment. He was a member of Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church where he sang in the…
David Nolin passes
Nolin By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher David Nolin devoted his career to public education. He was a teacher, an administrator, a mentor, and a Board of Education member. To many, he was all that, plus he was Coach Nolin.Following the news of Nolin’s death on September 2, comments on the Atmore News Facebook page reflected the impact he had on lives in the Flomaton and Atmore areas. Several people commented on…
Missing woman found after all-out search
Beckham By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore woman, reported missing early Sunday morning (September 5) after she left Wind Creek Casino, was later located — safe and sound, but unclothed — on an Interstate 65 entry ramp.Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported that Victoria Shakeem Alishia Beckham was located near Exit 57 after an extensive search.“Apparently, a man and the woman went to the casino (earlier Sunday),” Brooks said.…
Arson suspected in Northgate fire
State Fire Marshal looking into destructive blaze Atmore and Poarch firefighters stand by as the flames die down. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating what is believed to be a case of arson after a predawn fire burned a vacant Northgate Drive house to the ground early Monday (September 6).Fire Chief Ron Peebles said an investigator from the state, who also has arrest powers,…
Break expected in Chevron shooting
Officers marked the location of spent shell casings. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore police were still investigating this week an August 31 incident during which several shots were fired at a passing car by a person who had been pumping gas at the Chevron station on South Main Street.“We’re still working it, still tying up some things on it,” said Police Chief Chuck Brooks, who added that he feels…