Obituaries, week of September 29, 2021
Martae Finley Jackson Martae Finley Jackson, native of Atmore, Ala., resident of Michigan, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. in Fairview Cemetery. Christian Memorial Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Johnny Wayne Smith Mr. Johnny Wayne Smith, age 72, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Atmore. He was born\ in Atmore\ to the…
Vehicle break-ins
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week police have identified a “person of interest” in a series of vehicle break-ins that has plagued residents of the city’s southwestern sector over the past few days.“We have established a person of interest and are actively searching for the subject at this time,” Brooks said Monday, September 20.The police chief said the break-ins took place in close…
Local COVID death toll tops 100
News Staff Report The recent resurgence of the COVID-19 virus and the spread of its variant have begun to take a toll on Atmore and the rest of Escambia County, as the local death toll surpassed 100 with 14 new fatalities reported over the past seven days.According to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s online COVID dashboard, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the number of county residents who had succumbed to…
Irate guest trashes hotel lobby
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Most hotels the world over require that a guest submit a credit card when checking in, just to guarantee that any damages or other charges are covered. Obviously, a man who is working in the area hadn’t gotten the news when he checked in at Atmore’s Fairfield Inn last Saturday, September 18.The man, whose name he provided to the hotel’s on-duty attendant (but has not…
Arrest imminent in Chevron shooting
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore police have talked to witnesses, viewed store surveillance video and examined the physical evidence. The only thing left undone, as far as their probe into the August 31 shooting at the South Main Chevron goes, is the arrest of the person responsible. And that should happen soon.Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that APD detectives have identified the man who stopped pumping gas…