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Impaired driver
An Atmore man was charged with driving under the influence after he eventually crashed into a tree in front of O’Reilly Auto Parts around 5:40 p.m. last Tuesday (November 23). Police reports show that Eric Peters, 66, who was driving a 2015 Chevy Malibu, veered off the roadway and traveled roughly 40 feet before hitting a street sign and an embankment. He then traveled another 60 feet before striking the…
Boxcar arrives
This rail car, donated to the city by CSX Transportation, is destined to become a performance stage at the new parking lot under construction at the corner of Trammell and West Ridgeley streets. The boxcar was parked at the Howard Street crossing early Tuesday, November 30, awaiting its final destination. No estimate was given as to when it will be moved to the parking lot.
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.…
Emergence of Omicron variant serves as reminder to get COVID-19 vaccination
As news of a new COVID-19 variant has been announced, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) urges all eligible people to become fully vaccinated, get booster shots, and follow preventive measures including wearing masks, social distancing, and washing hands frequently.Dr. Wes Stubblefield, ADPH medical officer, Northern and Northeastern districts, reminds the public about the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines and said, “The best way to protect yourself, your children,…
December madness in Congress
Congressman Jerry Carl While December is traditionally a busy month in Congress, this December is likely to be one of the busiest in recent years. For months, critical deadlines have been approaching, but the Democrat-controlled Congress has wasted time focusing on social issues and their ridiculous “Build Back Better” agenda, instead of doing its basic duties. As a result, Congress now has very little time to tackle some huge issues:…