ECMS teacher arrested after pot found in classroom
An Escambia County Middle School teacher was arrested Friday morning (Feb. 24) after she was found to be in possession of an undisclosed quantity of marijuana inside her classroom. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were sent to ECMS after the principal reported that there was a strong odor of what she believed to be marijuana coming from a specific area inside the school.…
Aliceville coach accepts ECHS job
The search for a new head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School officially ended Thursday when the Escambia County Board of Education accepted the recommendation of a six-member search committee and hired Aliceville High’s Rico Jackson to fill the vacancy. Jackson, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 2016 Class 2A finals, was one of 64 applicants for the job. Jackson, who will officially take charge…
Atmore ranked among safest cities
Mayor Jim Staff recently received notification that Atmore has been designated as one of the safest cities in Alabama. The designation came from the National Council for Home Safety and Security, an organization made up of companies and individuals in the home safety and security industries. According to Robyn Avery, Media Relations Manager, “Our goal is to further education and public knowledge about Home Security, Home Safety, Child Safety, and…
Columbus ships Pinta and Nina to land in Perdido Key
Perdido Key, Fla. – On Wednesday, March 1, the Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Perdido Key. The ships will be docked at Perdido Key Oyster Bar Restaurant, and Marina, 13700 River Road, Pensacola, until their departure early Monday morning March 6. The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus…
The 21st Century workforce
By Congressman Bradley Byrne A lot has changed since the 1930s. For example, in 1938, Franklin Roosevelt was President, and you could buy a loaf of bread for ten cents. Since then, the Internet was invented, more jobs are based in technology, and almost every American has a cell phone. Sadly, some of our nation’s most important labor laws, like the Fair Labor Standards Act, date back to the 1930s.…