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.…
What would Carl McIntire say about that?
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Amid the controversy surrounding President Trump and his close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, I could not help but wonder what Carl McIntire would have thought of it all. Who? Back in the 1950s, when the Cold War was raging, when children were taught how to “duck and cover” to protect themselves in case of a Soviet nuclear attack, when Boy Scouts were taught…