Former pro wrestler brings sport back to Atmore
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Pro wrestling fans often dream of stepping into a ring with thousands of fans cheering them. Dreams of standing on a top rope, hoisting a heavyweight championship, is usually only that, a dream. However, that dream can become a reality with a new professional wrestling home in Atmore. Atmore’s Main Event is the dream child of Atmore resident Danny Rolin, who has made a…
EA lifters continue state championship tradition
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer For the second year in a row, Escambia Academy’s 38-member weightlifting team — with several members battling flu, colds and other ailments — captured seven individual state championships. One EA lifter tied a state record, and 10 others earned either runner-up or third-place finishes in the AISA Region 3 Weightlifting Championships. The Cougars won the Class 2A State Championship and overall State Championship. The…
Bulldogs split twin-bill with Leroy
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer The J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs put up a strong performance against Leroy High School, the team that JUB saw in the Elite 8 quarterfinals last season, at home on February 23. The Bulldogs went into the two-game set knowing what they had to do to take some revenge on a good team who played well against them last season. “After a slow start last week…
Dedication service set
News Staff Report Emmanuel’s Faith Center is moving from Walnut Hill to Atmore, and the pastor, officers and members hope you’ll join them in dedicating their new building. Bishop Wayne Johnson, pastor, had a vision to move the ministry back to Atmore hometown, and a new church was built at 710 E. Ridgeley Street. The dedication service will be held Sunday, March 10, 3:30 p.m. The theme is In Servitude…
‘We are ECMS’
Publisher’s note: The first few months of each year, the Escambia County Board of Education rotates their meeting place. Thursday afternoon, February 21, the Board met at Escambia County Middle School. Periodically, principals present the Board information about their school. This month, it was ECMS Principal Debbie Bolden’s turn. Following is a portion of the information she shared with the Board. This evening I am going to take you on…