Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers The race for our open U.S. Senate seat will be the marquee political event for the remainder of this year. It will be a great show. However, we have a sensational and pivotal 2018 governor’s race evolving simultaneously. This much-anticipated gubernatorial derby will be affected by the preliminary Senate horse race. The political landscape has changed dramatically with the decisive move by new Governor Kay Ivey to…
AMVFW Auxiliary works for veterans, appreciates support
To the editor: The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary to Post 7016 would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who continue to support our veterans, their families, our community, and our organization. The Auxiliary year runs from June 1st through May 31st; we are wrapping up the 2016-2017 year and have already begun to plan for 2017-2018. We would like for our community to know that…
Auditions open for Annie
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts will hold auditions for Annie Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m., at the theater on the corner of Trammell and Nashville. Of course, girls ages 7 and older are needed for the roles of Annie and the other orphans, but GECA Artistic Director Phil Johnson said many roles are open for males and females, ages 7 to senior adult. Children younger than 7…
BOE terminates, suspends 2 teachers
The Escambia County Board of Education met in special session Thursday, May 11, to consider two personnel items. Board action resulted in the termination of Escambia County Middle School teacher Kim Downey, who was arrested at the school February 24, after three suspected marijuana “roaches” were found inside a bag in her classroom. The board also voted to suspend ECMS teacher Victoria Corey for five days without pay. Both actions…