Giving our students the best education possible
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This question is probably the single most-asked question of any child throughout the world. Here in the United States, many children are able to achieve their dreams through hard work, dedication, and a quality education. But, for some here in our own country, hard work and dedication are not enough when it comes to circumstances out of their control like…
Inmates charged in jail raid
Sheriff releases partial list By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson released this week a partial list of the Escambia County Detention Center inmates who were charged as a result of a shakedown conducted recently by Jackson, ECSO deputies and jail staff, and Brewton Police Department officers Lawmen conducted a three-hour surprise search of the county jail’s cells, dormitories and common areas on Saturday, February 9.…
Council agrees to fund feasibility study for city school system
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Organizers of an effort to form a city school system got what they wanted when Atmore City Council members agreed during their March 11 meeting to “move forward” on the issue by paying for a study to determine the feasibility of such a move. The decision came after about an hour of confusion, debate and redundancy, during which supporters of the move repeated many…
PCI paying for funerals
News Staff Report Poarch Band of Creek Indians will donate a total of $184,000 to cover the cost of funerals for the 23 people, many of them children, who lost their lives last week when a series of more than three dozen tornadoes, including two that struck less than an hour apart, ripped a path across eastern Alabama and into western Georgia. “The Tribe is making a $184,000 donation to…