ECHS on failing school list
News Staff Report Escambia County High School has been listed by state education officials as a failing school and has been given an “F” in the second year of using a letter grade to assess the success or failure of individual schools. The grade is particularly tough to take this year since the school has shown overall improvement in other testing. In addition, ECHS has a 93 percent graduation rate…
Christmas meals
The congregation of Grace Fellowship cooked, assembled and delivered 205 meals to mostly homebound folks for Christmas dinner. Shown at one of the deliveries at Point Escambia is the Smoker family who made the day a family event, from left, Dexter holding Tiersha, Jacob, James (dad), Mary Mattson (resident), Ava, Garrett, Charmaine (mom), and Isaiah.
Dodd, Currie to wed
Mr. Leon Dodd and Mrs. Donna Dodd of Haleyville, Alabama are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deonna Dodd to Frederick (Ankoo) Currie, son of Mr. Fritz Currie and Mrs. Susan (Kathy) Currie of Atmore, Alabama. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Garlin and Claris Dodd of Brilliant, Alabama and the late Hayward and Amy Burleson of Haleyville. The prospective groom is the…
Drive sober or get pulled over
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways in an effort to save lives. “Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims…
Working on Christmas
By MISSIE TSCHIDA Special to Atmore News While most of us were home enjoying time with our families and celebrating Christmas, the men and women of the Atmore Police Department and Fire Department, Atmore Ambulance Service, and Atmore Community Hospital chose to come to work in order to keep our city safe and well cared for. In fact according to a USA Today Poll, 1 in 4 Americans will work…