New MLK event – Flying high over the city
News Staff Report In addition to a prayer breakfast, a parade, and an after-parade program, this year’s Martin Luther King Day had yet another event – a new one for Atmore. Brandon Evans, accompanied by his wife, offered free plane rides from Atmore Municipal Airport. When the parade and program ended at Houston Avery Park, kids who wanted to fly were given a ride to the airport to board Evans’…
Cal Ripken registration
Registration for Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball is now open to all interested players. Parents or guardians for each registered player will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a brand new 2.5-gallon, single basket fryer. The drawing will be held after all registration dates are completed. Registration divisions, ages and fees are as follows: * T-Ball division – ages 4-6, $30 * Pitch Machine division – ages…
Confidence is the key
By Josh Frye News Staff Writer As a 2004 graduate of Escambia County High School, my hometown is very special to me. Upon graduation, I set off for college and the military. The military career, however, was cut short due to a car accident I was seriously injured in. After I had received rehabilitation for my injuries, I set my sights on college and continuing to play ice hockey. My…
ECHS football : ‘Thunder and Lightning’
By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer Storm clouds are brewing over Escambia County High School as new the head coach of the Blue Devils, Scott Mason, takes control over the whistle. Mason comes to the Blue Devils with an extensive and successful coaching career. “I have wanted the head coaching job of this football team for many years,” Mason said. “I love it here. The school, program, students, staff and…
EA loses to Clarke by 2
Hopes alive for area tournament By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars boys’ varsity basketball team suffered a tough 2-point loss at the hands of Clarke Prep in last Thursday’s game, January 24. EA fell to Clarke 47-45, after a hard-fought battle. “Jayson Helton had a big game for us,” EA head coach James Smith said. “He played fantastic. Helton had tallied 16 points, 13 rebounds and…