Ribbon cutting
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials, Chamber Ambassadors, nearby business owners, vendors, family members and friends joined owner Melanie Rolin (just left of ribbon) on Friday, June 30, for the ribbon cutting of Funky Monkey on North Trammel Street. The ribbon cutting was part of “An Evening Out,” a public awareness event co-sponsored by the small shops and other retail businesses located in the North Trammel-West Ridgely area of downtown.
Deputies report extraordinary incidents
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated three out-of-the-ordinary incidents over the weekend, including the arrest of a man who shot at an approaching deputy, the search for and recovery of a Uriah man who fell from a bridge, and the accidental shooting of a man who was attempting to open an antique handgun. Blue-light prowler A Brewton man was taken into custody after he fired a .45-caliber bullet at an…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at a special meeting Thursday, June 29. Resignation 1. Sharon Weekley, third grade teacher, Huxford Elementary School, effective June 26, 2017 2. Stanley B. Quimby, Language Arts teacher, W.S. Neal High School, effective May 26, 2017 3. Bryan Martin, summer student worker, Escambia Career Readiness Center, effective June 16, 2017 4. Jennifer Brewton, teacher, Title…
BOE votes to consolidate – ACM students going to RPES and ECMS (UPDATED 7-3-17)
After months of consideration, the Escambia County Board of Education voted in a called meeting Thursday, June 29, to consolidate A.C. Moore Elementary with Rachel Patterson Elementary School and Escambia County Middle School. After much discussion at the table Thursday, Chairman Willie J. Grissett called for a roll call vote. Board members Kevin Hoomes, Coleman Wallace, Danny Benjamin, Mike Edwards and W.J. Grissett voted yes for the consolidation. David Nolin…
Local farmers await disaster declaration – Tropical storm’s rains ruin summer harvest, delay fall planting
Singer Steve Earle notes in “The Rain Came Down,” that heavenly precipitation “will wash you away, or it ain’t never enough.” That’s the position in which Escambia County farmers, along with most farmers in southern and central Alabama, now find themselves. Still reeling from the effects of last year’s prolonged drought that brought a federal disaster declaration, those who earn their living from the land are now awaiting the issuance…