BOE votes pay raise – Grissett, Jackson re-elected to top spots
The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education voted Thursday, November 16, to raise their monthly pay from $600 to $800. The recommendation was made by Board Chairman W. J. Grissett as he read remarks seeking re-election to that position: “that the Board approve a one step raise for Local Board members for an additional amount of $200 dollars per month to become effective when the next new or returning Board…
Obituaries for the week of November 22, 2017
Glenda Rebecca Hall Holloway Mrs. Glenda Rebecca Hall Holloway, age 56, of Odessa, Texas, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 in Odessa. She was born in Atmore, Ala. to the late Marshall and Doris Barrington Hall. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lanell Cook, Shirley Baylor-Rushing and a brother Charles Rodney Hall. Mrs. Holloway is survived by her husband, James Holloway of Odessa; son, Thomas Joseph…
EA wins state!
By PAOLO GORME News Staff Writer For the second time in school history, the Escambia Academy football team brought home a state championship trophy to Canoe, winning the game 30-20. Last Friday’s game, November 17, in Troy University’s Veterans Memorial Stadium, was only the fourth time EA has played a state championship game and they have all been under Head Coach Hugh Fountain. The Cougars put on a spectacular show…
Three arrested, charged in August murder in Atmore
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks announced Friday that APD investigators have signed capital murder warrants for the arrest of two adult males and a juvenile petition filed against a teenager in the August 7 shooting death of Robert Kennedy of Atmore. At approximately 3:16 a.m. on that date, city police responded to 170 Broad Street, in response to a report of two people being shot inside the home. Officers entered…
EA’s state-title pep rally tonight, send-off tomorrow
A championship pep rally will be held tonight at 6 p.m. for Escambia Academy’s football team as it readies for its state AISA championship contest against Autauga Academy. Game tickets will be available for purchase at the pep rally, and those who attend are encouraged to brings signs and shakers. The team will leave school at 10:15 Friday morning, and the public is encouraged to “line the streets of Atmore”…