Obituaries for week of April 21, 2019
Maggie Pearl Caraway  Ms. Maggie Pearl Caraway, age 15, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019. She was an honor student at Escambia Academy and was elected Freshman Maid in the 2018 Homecoming celebration at school, an honor that brought her great joy. She was born prematurely weighing only 1 lb. and 11 oz. She was a fighter from the very beginning, a characteristic that endeared her to all those around…
In appreciation
Atmore’s American Legion Post 90 Commander Billy Elder, at left, presents a Certificate of Appreciation and a 100-year coin from the American Legion Department of Alabama to Mayor Jim Staff during the local Legion Post’s March 11 meeting. Staff, along with Kevin McKinley and Paul Chason, were recognized for serving as judges during the recent American Legion Oratorical Contest.
Despite small crowds, ‘Drive Green’ event deemed a success
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The crowds that attended Smith Tractor Company’s three-store, John Deere-sponsored “Drive Green” event on April 13 were smaller than company officials had hoped for. The company’s sales manager, who said the less-than-anticipated turnout was most likely a matter of perception, still deemed the promotion a successful one. “It was fair,” Dewayne Williams, general manager of STC’s Atmore store said of the collective crowd that…
Double digits
EA girls earn school’s first 10-win season since 2011 By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia Academy’s softball team swept a doubleheader from Atmore Christian School on April 8 to clinch its first double-digit win season since 2011. Lexie Hollinger pitched 8 innings over the two games, striking out 9 batters as the Lady Cougars defeated the Lady Rams 12-2 and 13-1. “We are very excited to earn a double-digit…
ECHS’s Freeman signs with Northrop Grumman
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia County High School senior Deondre Freeman is bound for Northrop Grumman Apprentice School after signing a $250,000 football scholarship on Thursday, April 11. “We are very proud of Deondre,” ECHS principal Dennis Fuqua said. “He is a very hard worker and a role model for his peers.” The 6-2, 184-pound, defensive lineman was a repeat first-team choice for the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s…