Don Fletcher

Kilo of Spice
Drug agents seize 42 ounces of synthetic marijuana Jones The confiscated Spice By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore police and Alabama Drug Task Force agents seized more than a kilogram of synthetic marijuana last Thursday (September 9) after an Atmore man with outstanding warrants against him was spotted driving along a city street.According to a press release issued by city police, Charlton Orlando Jones, 32, tried to elude officers but…
Driver not badly hurt when SUV slams into utility pole
A piece of the pole was lodged in the Tahoe’s grill By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A woman escaped serious injury last Thursday, September 9, after her Chevy Tahoe slammed into an East Horner Street utility pole with enough force to cause a two-foot piece of the pole to become lodged in her vehicle’s grill.The single-vehicle mishap occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. City firefighters and police officers finally cleared the…
Medstar lease gets council’s approval
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Four members of the Atmore City Council approved unanimously during the council’s Monday, September 13, meeting a lease agreement with the city’s new emergency medical services provider. (Mayor Pro Tem Shawn Lassiter was out of town on business.)The five-year lease — of the former fire station on Pensacola Avenue — calls for Lifeguard Ambulance / Medstar to pay the city $2,675 per month, which includes…
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,…