ECMS Red Ribbon banner winner
Each class at Escambia County Middle School created a banner to hang outside their classroom for Red Ribbon Week. The theme of the banner was centered around “Drug and Alcohol Free.” Banners were judged and the winning class will receive an ice cream treat during recess. The winning class was Mrs. Wasdin’s fifth-grade homeroom shown at left.
Math … for parents
Math can be tough – and new math models can be even more confusing for adults helping their students with homework. To assist parents and guardians, the administration and staff at Escambia County Middle School held Math Night Monday, November 13. Parents, grandparents and guardians were invited to attend sessions acquainting them with the Eureka Math curriculum. They were given resources including a number of websites and tutorials.
PCI tribe hosts 47th annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow
The 47th Annual Poarch Creek Indian Thanksgiving Pow Wow will take place this Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, at the Poarch Creek Indian Reservation, 6477 Jack Springs Road, near Atmore. The public is invited to enjoy a brilliant display of authentic Native American dress and exhibition dancing by tribes from throughout the country. Performances of ancestral dancers in authentic dress are at the core of the festival, during…
Power Road fire
Flames leap from a blazing mound of tires in a field off Power Road on November 15. Atmore firefighters — assisted by those from Nokomis, Walnut Hill and Little Rock — sprayed about 15,000 gallons of water on the burning pile before finally taming the flames, which came to within 15 feet of a nearby mobile home and threatened several other homes. According to fire reports, there were no injuries…
Guns in church – ECSO offers training for houses of worship
A seemingly constant stream of multiple shootings in the nation’s churches has prompted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to offer training that will help local houses of worship become better prepared if such an incident were to occur here. “In view of all the shooting that has been going on in churches, concerts and other gatherings — it weighs heavy on a lot of people’s minds, especially the churches —…