Don Fletcher

Stabbing update
Police to charge one combatant in Tractor Supply knife fight By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Although they haven’t released the name of the individual, Atmore police announced last week that one person will be charged with felony assault in connection with the April 23 knife fight at Tractor Supply.Both combatants have undergone several surgical procedures but reportedly are on the road to recovery. The two, both blood-covered and critically wounded,…
Torrence inducted
Torrence By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer The legacy left by local coaching legend Cornell “C.T.” Torrence continues to grow.Torrence, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 91, was posthumously inducted into the Alabama High School Association’s Alabama Sports Hall of Fame during a Monday, March 18 ceremony at Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel and Spa Convention Center.Coach Torrence, whose Escambia County Training School (ECTS) and Escambia County High School (ECHS)…
Public meeting May 15 on Huxford gym, expansion
Architiect’s rendering By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer As Escambia County education officials prepare for the upcoming construction of Huxford Elementary School’s (HES) first indoor recreational facility, the public is invited to hear an update on the $8 million project, along with a rough timetable for completion.The public meeting will take place at 1 p.m. next Wednesday, May 15, in Huxford Auditorium.Representatives of the architectural firm heading up the school’s expansion…
Felony arrests
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer D. Williams E. Williams Two Atmore brothers were arrested last Friday, May 3, after Atmore police and Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force agents executed a search warrant on the East Church Street residence they share.According to police reports, the search yielded more than six pounds of marijuana, 65 grams of synthetic marijuana (Spice) and unspecified quantities of Ecstasy and crack cocaine. Lawmen also seized a…
FBC preschoolers become published authors
The young authors pose with copies of their first published work. Shown are, from left, sitting, Finn Barbaree, Jack Shirley, Bailey Grace Sirmon, Kasen Wilson, Bennett Malone; standing, Achilles Carrisal, Charleigh Grant, Harleigh Daniel, Israel Hammond, Kamren Reid, Sophia Givens. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer While First Baptist Church (FBC) preschoolers were being recognized last week for their fundraising effort on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, those in…