ECHS on failing school list
News Staff Report Escambia County High School has been listed by state education officials as a failing school and has been given an “F” in the second year of using a letter grade to assess the success or failure of individual schools. The grade is particularly tough to take this year since the school has shown overall improvement in other testing. In addition, ECHS has a 93 percent graduation rate…
Singing the gospel
About three years ago, Donna Stewart began playing hymns at The Meadows and Atmore Nursing Center. At times, she was joined by one or two who sang – some who sang with the Jubilee Singers at First Baptist Church. Now, there’s a group who periodically visits both facilities and share the gospel in song. Shown at The Meadows recently are, from left, Jan Stuart, Marvin and Anita Risher, Rev. C.L.…
Meet Ellie
Beautiful Ellie is a 2-year-old, 68-pound Chow mix who is looking for her “furever” home. Ellie is a very sweet and energetic girl who loves to play. If you are looking for an exercise buddy, Ellie is just the companion you need. Ellie is Heartworm negative, up to date on vaccinations and available for adoption with a $100 adoption fee, which includes spay. Please make plans to come meet Ellie…
Moore, Fountain join GOP
Special to Atmore News In a statement issued Tuesday, January 29, Escambia County GOP Chairman Jackie Gay announced Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain and Tax Assessor Thad Moore, Jr. have joined the Republican Party. “We look forward to working with Mr. Fountain and Mr. Moore as we continue to advance conservative policies and principles,” Gay said. “Both men display professionalism in their offices and are active in community service. We…
Perdido School students participate in GeoBee
Special to Atmore News Sixteen students at Perdido School participated in the school-level competition of the National Geographic GeoBee on January 25. Kam Drinkard, a sixth-grade student, won first place, with Zoe Brandt, a fifth-grade student, winning second place. The school-level competition is the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. School champions, including Kam, will…