Don Fletcher

Brothers in arms
1 of 2 siblings sought in Feb. assault, robbery now behind bars Lord By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore man, one of two brothers sought by authorities in the February burglary of a local residence and the armed robbery of the man who lives there, is now behind bars.According to Atmore Police Department reports, investigation into the burglary-armed robbery occurred around 7:30 p.m., February 19, when the victim came…
Trash talk
Council OKs $10-a-month raise in collection fees By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore City Council, sitting two members short, unanimously approved during the Monday, May 23, meeting a 50-percent increase in monthly garbage and trash collection fees.Council members Jerome Webster (District 2), Shawn Lassiter (D4) and Chris Harrison (D5) each voted in favor of the measure. District 1’s Webb Nall missed the session in order to attend the funeral of…
Memorial Day ceremony set
By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher The annual Memorial Day observance will be held Monday, May 30, 9 a.m., at the Veterans Monument in front of Atmore City Hall.Keynote speaker will be Gene Moore the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Service Officer for Escambia County.Scheduled on the program are Billy Gates, VFW Commander, and Dave Graham, American Legion Commander; Paul Harrison, VFW Chaplain, Invocation and Memorial Day History; Mayor Jim Staff;…
Woman allegedly steals ex’s cash
McGhee By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A Baldwin County woman who allegedly stole money from the person with whom she had been living in Atmore, surrendered to county jail officials May 17 after learning that a warrant had been issued for her arrest.Atmore Police Department Sgt. Darrell McMann reported that 49-year-old Sharell Shivers McGhee of Bay Minette had called May 5 and requested that police be on hand while she…
City police arrest 2 for meth, pot
Hadley Ramieri By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore police arrested two local men over the past week for possession of drugs, including one who was issued a summons three months ago, when the county jail wasn’t accepting non-violent offenders.The most recent incident occurred May 19 and resulted in the arrest of 29-year-old James Clark Hadley, who was already being sought by authorities, on new charges.According to Atmore Police Department Sgt.…