Freight train derailed in Canoe-Wawbeek area
UPDATED, 9 p.m. Details remained sketchy at 9 p.m., but Atmore News has confirmed that a CSX freight train that reportedly includes several cars of plastic pellets derailed late this afternoon (Wednesday, July 11) between Canoe and Wawbeek. Reports from the scene are that six cars slid from the tracks and that U.S. 31 remained closed at 8:45 p.m. from Cowpen Creek Road to Sardis Church Road. Traffic on U.S.…
Food scores released
The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for June. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment Chen’s Chinese Buffet, Atmore, 82, FSE Circle K # 2721573, W. Nashville Ave., Atmore, 89, FSE Diamond #6 1322, E. Nashville Ave., Atmore, 89, limited food Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Brewton, 91, FSE Subway #27718, Jack Springs Road,…
School system to test emergency communications
News Staff Report Beth Drew, assistant superintendent for the Escambia County School System, announced that this Friday, July 13, county school officials will conduct an exercise designed to test the reliability of the ECSS communications systems in the event of a real emergency. The test will be conducted in conjunction with local emergency responders, and several agencies will participate, Drew said.“This is all a coordinated event to check our communication…
Border security must always come first
If you have turned on your television recently, you have probably heard about the ongoing immigration debate in our country. Here in Congress, it is an issue that has drawn much of our attention as well. Since being elected to Congress, I have held two top principles when it comes to the immigration debate. First, I do not and will not support granting amnesty to those who are in our…