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Community center in YMCA building?
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer The former Atmore Area YMCA building that has remained vacant, shuttered and mold-ridden since the organization ceased operations more than two years ago, might have a bright future.Mayor Jim Staff told city council members during a Monday, April 12, workshop that he has been working on a plan to utilize the historic building, which once served as the city high school, or…
Self defense?
Grand jury to decide if woman will be charged in boyfriend’s death By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that a county grand jury would ultimately decide whether or not charges will be filled against an Atmore woman who told authorities she shot her boyfriend to death during a violent domestic dispute.Police investigators are continuing to tie up loose ends in their probe of…
Probe continues into fatal Woods Road shooting
No arrest had been announced by 10:40 a.m. today (Friday, April 9) as Atmore Police Department investigators began to wrap up their probe into Wednesday’s fatal shooting of a Prichard man, by his girlfriend, at her Woods Road residence. The woman reportedly called 911 dispatchers around 2:12 p.m. Wednesday and reported that she had shot her boyfriend during a domestic incident. Authorities arrived at the residence, in the 3300 block…
APD investigating fatal Wednesday shooting on Woods Rd.
Atmore police continued today (Thursday, Apr. 8 their investigation into yesterday’s fatal shooting of a Prichard man by his girlfriend, at her Woods Road residence. According to a press release issued by Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks, emergency dispatchers received a call around 2:12 p.m. from a woman who reported that she had shot her boyfriend during a “domestic violence incident.” Police, county deputies and an ASAP ambulance crew were…
Atmore man killed after medical emergency sends rig crashing into building
Although the victim has not been identified, the Florida Highway Patrol reported this evening (Tuesday, April 6) that an Atmore man was killed around 5:10 p.m. today in a single-vehicle mishap near Marianna, Fla. According to the FHP report, the 52-year-old victim was driving a tractor-trailer rig in a rock mine off Vermont Road when he apparently suffered some type of medical emergency and his truck crashed into a building.…