Don Fletcher

Brothers in arms
1 of 2 siblings sought in Feb. assault, robbery now behind bars Thomas 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…
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…
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.…
BOE OKs system reorganization; additional assistant superintendent to be hired
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County Board of Education members voted unanimously during their May 19 meeting to approve six of seven “action items” (one was tabled), including a proposed “reorganizational” chart that includes two assistant superintendents (instead of one position currently in place), two mathematics specialists and two English Language Arts specialists. Superintendent of Education Michele McClung told board members one of the assistant superintendents would be…