New coach takes over at ECHS
Rico Jackson officially began Wednesday (March 1) the task of rebuilding the Escambia County High School football program. Jackson, who guided Aliceville High to the Class 2A state title game last season, was hired last week to replace Royce Young, whose teams posted a 4-26 mark over the three seasons Young was at the ECHS helm. The new coach admitted that the job of turning around a Blue Devils program that…
Learning to Cope
Seven individuals graduated last Wednesday (February 22) from the six-week Living Well Alabama workshop conducted at Atmore Area YMCA. The workshop, taught by lead instructor Carol Massey (Living Well Alabama Health and Wellness Coordinator for the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission’s Area Agency on Aging) and co-instructor Joanne Kralik, is a self-management course designed to help people with chronic illnesses better cope with their condition. Shown, from left, are David…
Library Partners drive under way
The annual Library Partners (formerly Friends of the Library) membership drive kicks off this month. Watch for your letter in the mail to join LP or renew your membership. In 2016, your contribution greatly helped the Atmore Public Library by providing activity stations and shelving for the children’s department, reading material for the adult / youth department and programming and reading material for senior citizens and the summer reading program.…
New business welcomed
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials and Ambassadors joined family and friends at Patrick Plumbing’s East Church Street location last Friday, February 24, to cut the ribbon and officially welcome the plumbing company to the Atmore business community. Shown are, from left, kneeling, are Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Makala Lee, Jessica Franco, David Dobson, Stephen Gehman, Derik Kidd; back, Mallorie Beachy, Brandy Giger, Bub Gideons, Anthony Patrick, Dustin…