Atmore News

County resident arrested on drug charges
News Staff Report A 60-year-old Appleton Road resident is facing a dozen drug and drug-related charges after his arrest allowed Escambia County (Ala.) sheriff’s investigators to close out a three-week investigation into reports that the man might be committing narcotics violations. ECSO Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported last week that deputies, armed with arrest warrants, took Malcolm “Ross” Pettis into custody September 13, without incident, at his home on Appleton…
Obituaries for the week of September 23, 2018
Frank Eugene “Gene” Hall              Frank Eugene “Gene” Hall, age 89, of Atmore, Ala., passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at his home. He was born in Poarch, Ala. to the late Ezra and Lona Isler Hall. He served in the United States Army in Fort Bragg, N.C. He was retired after over a 30-year career with Vanity Fair Mills as a Quality Control Manager. He was an…
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…