Perdido students visit Exploreum
Special to Atmore News Project Jubilee students at Perdido School wrapped up their unit on China with a visit to the Gulf Coast Exploreum’s Genghis Khan exhibit. Students experienced what life was like in 13th century Mongolia. They saw tents, battle gear, and festival masks from the time period. Live performers from Mongolia played traditional music and danced while wearing traditional festival masks. Genghis Khan amassed the greatest land empire…
Zaniyah Young wins essay contest
Escambia County Middle School held an essay contest for fifth-grade students participating in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program taught by Escambia County Deputy Jeff Weaver. In D.A.R.E., students learn about the importance of steering clear of drugs and alcohol, reporting suspicious activity and bullying to adults, and techniques on how to handle peer pressure. Zaniyah Johnson, at right with Deputy Weaver, won the essay contest.
Supporting our military, repaying our veterans
One of the highest honors from my time in Congress has been the many interactions I’ve had with members of our nation’s armed forces and our veterans. Throughout the long history of the United States, countless Americans have served our country honorably in the military. Many made the ultimate sacrifice. There is no greater way to say “thank you” to our fighting men and women and our veterans than by…
Alabama Power awards grant to Atmore
The Alabama Power Foundation (APF) awarded a Good Roots Grant to the city of Atmore. These grants are a partnership with the Alabama Urban Forestry Association and the Alabama Forestry Commission. The grant for Atmore will be used to help plant trees at the splash pad in Heritage Park. Shown at the presentation Thursday, January 31, are local APCO Manager Ricky Martin, left, and Mayor Jim Staff.
Local investors learn about new Opportunity Zones
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Twenty-one local and area realtors, bankers, timber growers and others spent a little more than an hour at Wind Creek Hotel on February 1 learning the basics of the newest governmental economic development tool. Alex Flachsbart, founder of Opportunity Alabama, filled the group in on the possible tax-deferral and tax-savings benefits of the state’s 158 Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones, of which each Alabama county…