Atmore News

ECHS Peer Helpers
The Escambia County High School 2018-19 Peer Helpers are shown above. Peer Helpers is a select group of students, facilitated by ECHS counselor Ashley Trawick, sponsored by the Escambia County Children’s Policy Council. One of the group’s main focuses is the fight against drug abuse among their peers. Shown are, from left, front, Luerensley Williams, Adonis Williams, Jaelon Wilson, Calvin Stots, Joshua Banks; middle, Madison Simmons, Arianna Silar, Olivia Simmons,…
BOE approves personnel changes
News Staff Report The Escambia County School Board approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the regular meeting on September 13. Leave of absence 1. Larry Zangas, Bus Driver, Brewton Bus Shop, effective August 13, 2018 through January 1, 2019 Resignation 1. Terry Knowles, math teacher, Escambia County Alternative School, effective September 7, 2018 2. Ronda Hoffman, science teacher, Escambia County High School, effective August 17, 2018…
VFW Auxiliary kicks off Annual Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest
Special to Atmore News Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post #7016 announces the kick-off of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $29,500 in national scholarships. This year new categories, two- and three-dimensional art, have been added to the contest. Students must submit an original two- or three-dimensional piece of artwork. Previously the contest accepted only two-dimensional…
New Horizons mentors youth
Special to Atmore News Escambia County Children’s Policy Council announces the creation of New Horizons Program to Atmore – the first site selected for this new program. New Horizons is a mentorship program for youth ages 11 to 16 years of age residing in Escambia County, Ala. It is an eight-month program meeting every fourth Saturday of the month during the academic school year. Felicia Bishop of Atmore is director…
Blacksher wins big over Choctaw Tigers
By JOSEPH ODOM News Sports Writer The J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs seemed to have found their groove this past Friday night, Sept. 14, with a runaway game against the Choctaw County Tigers. To start the game Blacksher kicked the ball off to the Tigers. The Tigers returned the kick to their own 30-yard line. After a very short drive of only 5 plays the Tigers turned the ball over to the…