Don Fletcher

Jack’s agreement approved
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council, sitting two members short, authorized during the council’s Monday, November 23, meeting a project development agreement with Jack’s Family Restaurants and awarded a contract for building a new cell at the city landfill. The trio of council members — Eunice Johnson, Shawn Lassiter and Chris Harrison (Webb Nall and Jerome Webster were unable to attend) — also approved two zoning changes,…
Officials warn that family gatherings could spark COVID-19 surge
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Alabama health officials warned during a Monday, November 23, press conference that conducting normal family Thanksgiving celebrations could cause a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases across the state. In fact, said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mary McIntyre, such gatherings could represent the final get-together for some. “If you want to live to see another Thanksgiving, it may mean stepping back this Thanksgiving,”…
Crash claims life
Bailey By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man was killed Friday, November 21, when the pickup in which he was a passenger was struck broadside by another vehicle. Alabama State Troopers reported that 34-year-old Jacob Oryan “Jake” Bailey, lost his life as a result of the violent collision, which occurred around 1:30 p.m. on U.S. 31, at its intersection with 21st Avenue. Trooper reports indicate that the pickup,…
Still meals-only at Atmore’s SAIL Center
Charlotte Purvis chats with Ray Lowery as she hands him a meal. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Atmore’s Senior Activity for Independent Living (SAIL) Center is unable to provide the array of activities its clients have gotten used to. There is one key service, though, that has continued — in a different format — without interruption. “We are still feeding our clients, Monday through…
No evidence of arson in country club fire
Almost all of the damage was to the building’s vinyl siding. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Although some people feel differently, authorities are fairly certain an early-Monday (November 16) fire that caused moderate damage to the clubhouse at Atmore Country Club was not purposely set. “We have not determined what caused the fire, but we’ve pretty much determined it wasn’t arson,” said Atmore Fire Department Chief Ron Peebles. “There…