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Obituaries for the week of January 18, 2017
Levonda G. Jones Mrs. Levonda G. Jones, age 48, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 in Atmore, Ala. She was a native of Pensacola, Fla., former resident of Bay Minette, Ala. and had resided in Atmore, Ala. for the past three years. She was preceded in death by her father, Michele Gabriel and grandparents, Sam and Gladys McCaw. Mrs. Jones is survived by mother, Myrdle Gabriel of Bay Minette; husband,…
ECHS coach resigned after being told he would not be back
Royce Young’s tenure as head coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School effectively ended Wednesday, when the job vacancy was posted on the county school board’s website. The BOE posting did not indicate whether Young resigned his position or if School Superintendent John Knott had recommended that he not be rehired, but the outgoing coach said Friday morning that it was a combination of the two. He said…
Royce Young out as ECHS coach, AD
Rumors that Royce Young’s tenure as head coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School had ended, received confirmation Wednesday when the job vacancy was posted on the county school board’s website. The BOE posting did not indicate whether Young resigned his position or was fired by the school board. Young was hired in 2014 to try and turn the floundering ECHS football program around. Over three years his…
Community Calendar
Atmore VFW Auxiliary is collecting greeting cards for the VFW National Home for Children Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. until noon, at Heritage Park, Atmore. Please contact Gayle Johnson at (251) 359-0768 if you have any questions or would like to donate cards. The Progressive Civic Recreational Club, Inc. Annual Martin Luther King Program will be held Sunday, January 15, 3 p.m., at Power Pentecostal Holiness Church. Pastor and guest…
Alzheimer’s support group begins
Comfort Care Hospice is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s support group at Atmore Nursing Center. The first meeting was held Thursday, January 5. Meetings will be held every first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m., at ANC, with the next meeting set for February 4. Caregivers may join the meetings at any time. Sandra Clements, LBSW, Comfort Care, is conducting the support group and welcomes caregivers who want emotional support and…