Chiefs chain the Bulldogs
Headed to playoffs this Friday By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer Things are looking good for the Northview High School Chiefs. With a Friday night victory of 49-21 over the Freeport Bulldogs, the Chiefs now have a spot in the first round of the playoffs against Graceville High School, whose record is 3-5. The Chiefs also will have home field advantage. “If we play this Friday night like we did…
Escambia Academy dominates Coosa Valley
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Cougars of Canoe started playoff contention this past Friday, Nov. 2. The temperature was about 47 degrees and it was perfect weather for football. The Coosa Valley Academy Rebels came to Canoe looking to defeat the Cougars to stay alive in the playoffs. They were not successful though, losing to EA 45-14. The Cougars played soundly on both sides of the ball and…
Defense leads Devils to season-ending win over Rams
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County’s football team didn’t turn in its best overall performance of the year in their win last Thursday (Nov. 1) over playoff-bound Francis Marion High, but the Blue Devils didn’t have to. While the ECHS offense struggled throughout the season-ending contest, the scrappy Devils defense took charge, bending several times but never breaking in a 14-0 decision over a Rams team that struggled…
Car club donates to disaster relief
Special to Atmore News Cruisers Unlimited Car Club of Atmore recently donates $500 to the Escambia Baptist Association Disaster Relief Team. Buddy Byrd of Cruisers Unlimited presented Allen Sharpless of EBADR with the donation after hearing of the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael. The disaster relief team spent October 16-19 in Dothan, clearing downed trees in and around the city. Anyone interested in donating to the EBADR should contact the…
ECSO deputy makes drug arrests on successive nights
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The same Escambia County deputy sheriff made drug arrests on successive nights last week, one as part of a traffic stop and one while investigating a trespassing complaint. An ECSO spokesperson said October 31 that Deputy Sam Weeks arrested 29-year-old Waymon Paul Morrison of Frisco City while investigating an October 29 trespassing complaint in Atmore, and the next night took Michael Walston, 36, of…