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Death behind bars
SBI investigating after Atmore man apparently hangs self in city jail By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Editor’s note: Atmore News does not report on suicides except in cases of unusual circumstances, such as that of a public official, suicide committed in a public place, or suicide in a detention or correctional facility. Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are looking into the death of…
Perdido man killed when truck falls from jack
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A Perdido man died at a Florida hospital shortly after being flown there by medical evacuation helicopter after a truck he was working on reportedly slipped from a jack or set of ramps and fell on him.Reports show that the man, later identified as 50-year-old Ronnie Whatley, suffered massive trauma of the head and chest and succumbed to the injuries shortly after arrival at Ascension…
Local groups combine Veterans Day with flag retirement
Veteran Glenn Jernigan, left, places a flag on the fire. At right is Legion Commander Dave Graham. Brenda Gradia helps her granddaughter, Charlotte Gantt, retire a flag. By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer The holiday observance held in Atmore last Friday, November 11, was all about flags. The gathering was to hoist a new flag, retire several old ones, and to honor the men and women who fought under the banner…
Pow Wow is back
Special to Atmore News After a two-year break due to COVID, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will once again celebrate one of its most unique Thanksgiving traditions with its Annual Pow Wow.The two-day celebration, which will be held Thursday, November 24, (Thanksgiving Day), and Friday, November 25, marks the 50th anniversary of the gathering on Poarch’s reservation lands that began in 1971 as a homecoming celebration for Tribal members.Defined…