Rosa Parks service set
Each year, Rosa Parks’ legacy as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement is honored with a prayer breakfast on a date near her birth date. This year, Lillie Johnson and her group will host the event Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m., in the Greater Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church fellowship hall. Everyone age 15 and older is invited to attend. The keynote speaker for this year’s breakfast is Tuskegee…
Tainted ‘F’ for ECHS – Superintendent has ‘no confidence’ in grading system
Escambia County High School has for the second straight year been listed by state education officials as a failing school and has been given an “F” in the initial year of using a letter grade to assess the success or failure of individual schools. But the county system’s top administrator said last week he has no confidence in the method used in computing the letter grade, a method he said…
Brown Precision holds first job fair
The much-anticipated opening of Brown Precision’s Atmore manufacturing facility is finally on the horizon. An employee who will oversee plant operations during the start-up indicated last week, during the company’s first job fair (held January 25 and 26), that the plant should begin local operations no later than early March. Original projections were that the plant would open in 2017. “We’re getting there; we’re close,” Evan Paulish, one of four…
Byrne visits RP Pre-K
U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne got an up-close look last week at one of Alabama’s most successful education initiatives. And he liked what he saw. “I was really impressed with the work going on in their classrooms, but even more impressed by the results,” the congressman posted on his Facebook page after a visit to Rachel Patterson Elementary School. “Pre-K programs make a huge difference in the student’s ultimate achievement level.”…
Obituaries for the week of January 24, 2018
Robert K. Goforth Robert K. Goforth, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret), age 81, of Walnut Hill, Fla., passed away Monday, January 15, 2018. He was born in Snow, Okla. to the late Guy Charles and Eura Bell Goforth. He attended Oklahoma State University. He served in the USMC serving in Vietnam; he served as Air Operations Officer on the USS Guam; was Squadron commander of HMM 264 and worked at Headquarters…