Atmore News

Obituaries, week of August 3, 2022
William Thomas Rolin Mr. William Thomas Rolin, age 80, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022 at his home. He was born to Tracy and Girlie Walker Rolin in Atmore, Ala. He was a native of Poarch, Ala. and has resided in Stapleton, Ala. for the past forty-three years. He was a Member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, working for thirty-four years serving his Tribe initially as a Tribal…
Close call
Officer crashes on way to fire The light pole fell across the hood of the police cruiser By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Officer Kentrae Boggan of the Atmore Police Department, escaped with only minor injuries after he swerved to avoid a collision with another car on U.S. 31, slid down a grassy slope and sheared a utility pole while responding to a truck fire on South Road.Boggan was one of…
Atmore man busted for trafficking in Spice
Harris Southerland Lynn Wynn By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A local man was charged with trafficking in dangerous drugs after a search of his residence turned up two pounds of synthetic marijuana. According to Atmore Police Department reports, an APD narcotics investigator executed a warrant at a house in the 400 block of Bragg Street, at approximately 9:20 a.m. on July 20. Along with the Spice, police also came…
I-65 wreck claims life of Atmore man
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore woman and the Jay, Fla. woman who was driving the car in which he was a passenger, both lost their lives in a July 20 multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 .According to Alabama State Trooper reports, Brittney K. Talbot, 37, of Jay was fatally injured when the 2001 Honda Civic she was driving was struck by a 2021 Dodge Ram driven by David…
Council to clean ditches
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore City Council members, meeting without Mayor Jim Staff, gave unanimous approval during their Monday, July 25, meeting to the onset of a project that will result in the cleanout of major problems in ditches across the city. (Staff was out of town and unable to attend the session.)The council voted to begin the four-part project, under which the city will be divided into four…