Atmore News

BOE awards ECHS auditorium bid
At the regular meeting Thursday, December 15, the Escambia County Board of Education was apprised of bid submissions for the renovation of Hodnette Auditorium at Escambia County High School. The board had previously voted to engage Lathan Associates as the architect firm on the project. Bids from four construction companies were opened last week, but not awarded since the bids had to be certified by Lathan. A special board meeting…
Accident at Main and Craig … again
An Atmore man was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 15, after a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Craig and Main streets. According to Atmore Police Department reports, both vehicles were traveling along Main Street in opposite directions, shortly after 8 a.m. Marshall Harmon, 74, attempted to turn his 1995 Ford pickup left onto Craig Street and pulled into the path of a 2012 Mazda…
Juvenile escapee recaptured – Girlfriend arrested
A teen who escaped Friday morning from a juvenile detention facility in Gadsden was recaptured Friday afternoon near Huxford. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, county authorities were notified of the escape around 9 a.m., Friday, December 16, by officials of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office who had received information that the juvenile might be in the Huxford community. Deputies responded to the area, along…
BOE approves personnel recommendations Reid named RP interim
The Escambia County Board of Education considered and approved personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the regular BOE meeting Thursday, December 15. On motion by board member Coleman Wallace, the recommendation for temporary employment of Sandra Reid was held out for discussion in executive session. Reid has been filling the principal’s position at Rachel Patterson Elementary School since Stephanie Jackson resigned as principal in October. Reid has been also…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Historically speaking, Alabamians have been more interested in the governor’s race than presidential politics. For years, from 1876 to 1964, we were a totally Democratic state, more so out of tradition than philosophically. The hatred for the radical Republican Reconstruction shackles invoked on the South made an indelible mark on white southern voters. It was so instilled, that there are a good many stories told throughout the…