Cougars fall to Bessemer
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Bessemer Academy Rebels handed the Escambia Academy Cougars their second loss of the season this past Friday, Sept. 28. The Cougars couldn’t hold on and lost the bout 31-7. “We were off to a good start in the first quarter but we just couldn’t get anything going after that and didn’t play well the rest of the game,” Head Coach Hugh Fountain said…
Blacksher beats Excel
By JOSEPH ODOM News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher High School vs Excel High School has been one of the biggest rivalries in Monroe County for decades. Many of the games in the past have been great showdowns and this past Friday was no exception. To kick off the game Blacksher received the ball in the down-pouring rain. After only 6 plays, the Blacksher Bulldogs turned the ball over to Excel…
Habitat plans Zombie Walk
Special to Atmore News October brings about ideas of pumpkins, fall leaves, and even a ghost or ghoul to mind. The Escambia County Habitat for Humanity is working to make this October bring some additional images to the minds of those in the community. A Zombie Walk and Auction is being planned for Oct. 20 at Jennings Park in Brewton. According to Lisa Tindell, executive director of Escambia County Habitat…
Youngsters already enjoying new Splash Pad playground
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer When Atmore Community Splash Pad was opened, it was a big hit with local and area children. The newly installed playground adjacent to the splash pad is proving to be just as well received. The new playground equipment — including a several-sided slide, a climbing spiral, a train for younger kids to climb over and more — was installed without fanfare recently, and youngsters…
New security system at RPES
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Concerns that sexual predators or others with bad intent might find their way onto Rachel Patterson Elementary School’s campus has led RPES officials to obtain an electronic means of tracking the comings and goings of those who visit the school. The computer-based system — Ident-A-Kid Visitor Management — contains a database that includes the names of all persons who are allowed to check individual…