HeadlinesDon Fletcher

Sonic coming!
If Atmore’s mayor and city council members went home hungry after Monday’s meeting (January 23), there’s a good reason. The city’s governing body spent less than five minutes, including the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, on a two-item agenda, with both items involving food. First, the council voted unanimously (4-0) to authorize Mayor Jim Staff to “execute and deliver” a warranty deed to SDI Investments LLC, as assignee of Alabama…
ECMS shines at BOE meeting
The Escambia County Board of Education met Thursday, January 19, at Escambia County Middle School. Although the board was honored as part of School Board Recognition Month, it was the ECMS Enrichment students who stole the show. They gave a presentation on Stealing Freedom, a book they read in class. But it was so much more than a book report. They displayed life-size characters they created as well as quilt…
Ministers stress unity
A handful of ministers from throughout the Atmore area delivered separate messages with a common theme during the Unity Prayer Breakfast held Saturday, January 14. Five preachers addressed a crowd of about 45 who gathered at Atmore Community Hospital’s Mayson Auditorium for food, fellowship and a touch of fun. There was quiet urging, there was fire and brimstone. But mainly there was a call for unity. After the crowd joined…
3 shot, home invaded – ECSO investigating 2 incidents
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking into two out-of-the-ordinary incidents that happened on the fringes of Atmore over the weekend, one a triple shooting and the other a home invasion. Three local men were shot, allegedly by two unknown males who tried to rob them, and another local man claimed that three people, including a child, forced their way into his home, assaulted him and left him bound and…
Reward offered in theft
Officials of Johnson Ford have offered a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who stole an expensive set of wheels and tires off a muscle car that was among the dealership’s inventory. Ben Odom, sales manager for the local auto dealer, said thieves removed the wheels and tires from a 2017 Shelby GT 350 Mustang at some time between midnight Saturday and…