Don Fletcher

Wreck claims child
Mother, daughter critically injured, too, when SUV hits hay trailer Emergency personnel work to free the victims from the Equinox. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An Atmore woman and her 9-year-old daughter are reportedly on the slow road to recovery from critical injuries they suffered last Wednesday (November 24) in a two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of another child who was in the car with them.According to Alabama State…
Parole denied for East Brewton man
Dickerson Hicks By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer An East Brewton man, initially charged with reckless murder but allowed to plea to manslaughter, was one of two state inmates with local ties who were denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles.Earl Devoe Dickerson, 41, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a July 2013 vehicle crash that claimed the life of 13-year-old Nicholas Robinson.…
Local woman continues to ‘serve our warriors’
René Bunch and Santa deliver packages to the post office By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Not quite three years ago, a woman who regularly wrote to her soldier son hit upon the idea of helping brighten the holidays — and many other days — for other deployed service men and women who seldom, if ever, receive mail from home.Through the efforts of Roxanne W. Martino and other military moms, Military…
Sniper’s parole denied
Man killed 1 in’81 shooting spree near Holman Free By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Friday, November 20, 1981, started as a typical late-autumn day in Lower Alabama. The morning temperature was lingering just above the 40-degree mark and was expected to climb only about 10-15 degrees as residents of Atmore and the surrounding area prepared for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.By the time the morning dew had begun to burn off,…
6th straight trip
Escambia Academy plays for AISA Class AA title on Friday By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Williams Station Day, Halloween and various fall festivals are long-standing traditions in and around Atmore. Another autumn tradition needs to be added to the list.Escambia Academy’s football team is making its sixth straight trip to an AISA championship game. And had not Chambers Academy broken the string last year, EA’s opponent for this Friday’s (November…