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Fatal stroll
Construction worker hit, killed by semi on S. Main By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore police continued this week their examination of the circumstances surrounding the March 26 death of a Georgia man who was killed instantly when an 18-wheeler ran over him as he walked in the southernmost traffic lanes of South Main Street.Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that Clemente Terrance Sims, 31, of Iron City, Ga.…
Man faces numerous charges
White By JOSH FRYENews Staff Writer Lester Clyde White, 40, of a College Park, Ga., address was apprehended by Poarch Tribal Officers and transferred into county custody Sunday, March 21, according to Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reports,The location of the apprehension is unknown, but White was charged on several counts including resisting arrest, four counts of second-degree criminal mischief, a combined influence charge of drugs and alcohol, second degree possession…
Felony arrests
Drug, weapons charges filed after domestic incidents escalate Johnson McCorvey By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Two area men followed similar paths last week, and each got similar results.The men, initially involved in separate misdemeanor domestic incidents that drew city police, both wound up behind bars. They each face numerous felony charges, they each remained in jail as midweek neared, and one of them got to experience the effects of a…
Teen runaway back with family
A 15-year-old girl who left a Baldwin County diversion center without permission on March 16 has been located and is now reportedly with family members. Deanna Simpson said early this evening (Tuesday, March 23) that her niece, Rebekah Bundrum, called relatives around 4:00t his afternoon when the news of her disappearance spread across the state after the brief story and several photographs were posted on the Atmore News Facebook page.…
Vandals damage depot
Atmore police received a report on March 17 that the train depot building along East Nashville Avenue, Alabama’s official Rail Welcome Center, had been vandalized. Reports indicate that all the windows in the landmark building were broken and that “several railroad rocks” were found inside. Damage is estimated at $600. Police officials urged anyone having information that could help APD solve the case, to call 368-9141.