Former ECHS coach hired at Robertsdale
Royce Young, who was head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School the past three years, has been hired as head girls basketball coach and assistant football coach at Robertsdale High School. Young’s new job was formally approved during the Baldwin County Board of Education’s Thursday night (July 20) meeting. Escambia County’s Blue Devils went 4-26 under Young’s tutelage. His tenure represented a three-year span during which…
Fla. Sales Tax Holiday this weekend
Florida’s 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, August 4, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 6. During the sales tax holiday period, qualifying items, including certain school supplies, clothing items, footwear, certain accessories, and personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use will be exempt from state sales taxes. Some of the exempt items: Clothing items,…
Obituaries for the week of August 2, 2017
Clarence Shoemaker, Sr. Mr. Clarence Shoemaker, Sr., age 74, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Atmore Community Hospital. He was a native of Coy (Wilcox Co.), Ala. and had resided in Atmore for many years. He was retired from Swift Lumber Co. in Atmore where worked as a boiler man. He was a member of Douglasville Church of Christ in Bay Minette, Ala. He was preceded…