Taylor recognized at UWA Honors Day
LIVINGSTON, Ala. – The University of West Alabama recently recognized outstanding students for their academic achievements and leadership roles at the institution’s annual Honors Day. During the ceremony, 19 honor society chapters on campus recognized their new and previously-inducted members. Colleges and divisions presented nearly 50 awards for special recognition and scholarship to students in their respective fields of study. In addition, the University Scholars Program recognized an outstanding scholar…
17 graduate in New Horizons program
News Staff Report Seventeen mentees participated in the New Horizons graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 18, in the Escambia County High School. New Horizons, which was started last fall in Atmore, is a mentorship program for youth ages 11 to 16 years residing in Escambia County, Ala. It is an eight-month program meeting every fourth Saturday of the month during the academic school year. According to Felicia Bishop of Atmore, director…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the board meeting Thursday, May 16. Resignation 1. Logan Dawkins, technology assistant, Technology Department, effective March 22, 2019 2. Rodney Jackson, physical education teacher, varsity assistant football coach, varsity head boys basketball coach, Escambia County High School, effective May 16, 2019 3. Chandler Hagan, student summer worker, Flomaton High School, effective…
Graduates should let God help set their course
The sweat, grass, blood and foul stench of dirty football uniforms returned to the area this past week as high schools took to the gridiron for spring training once again. For the 2019 graduating class, the image is bittersweet as they depart their respective schools. With graduations commencing at area schools this week, the feel of the grass will be a missed sensation for many. For a few, the experience…
Tom Byrne Park summer schedule
If school is almost out … if the temperatures are climbing … if it’s almost summer … it must be time for swimming at Tom Byrne Park. And, for some, it’s time for swimming and diving lessons. Make note of the following schedule. Swimming and diving lessons Registrations for the first session of swimming and diving lessons will be Tuesday, May 28, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the…