Atmore News

Doing the right thing
By Missie Tschida All too often these days, we find ourselves reading or listening to news about young people doing the wrong thing. Today (Sept. 7), I had the pleasure of catching a young person doing the right thing. Mail delivery person, Marvin Stallworth, was delivering mail to the home of Angela Searcy and her son, Seth, this morning. Upon approaching the home, Mr. Stallworth saw 11-year-old Seth outside on…
Cougars win big over Pickens
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer Pickens Academy Pirates were no match for the mighty Escambia Academy Cougars Friday, September 8. The first half was filled with a plethora of highlights and touchdowns from the offensive, defensive, and special teams sides of the ball. The Pirates scored their 2 touchdowns halfway through the third quarter and at the very end of the game. Louie Turner, Jojo Carpenter, Fred Flavors, Neikel…
Blacksher wins close one over Southern Choctaw
By KATIE WIGGINS News Sports Writer The J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs came out on top in an area game against the Southern Choctaw Indians, winning 42-39, Friday, September 8. The Indians were plagued with 14 penalties throughout the game, while the Bulldogs had 6 penalties. The offensive captain for the game was senior Jacob Bowman. The defensive captains were seniors Dillan Baldwin and Taylor Graham. The first quarter was scoreless, but…
Chiefs fall to Seahawks
By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer The Northview Chiefs gave it their all, in spite of the threat from Hurricane Irma Friday night at South Walton High School; however, their all was not enough to defeat the Seahawks. With a score of 23 to 18, the Chiefs added another loss to this year’s shaky start, which is now 1 and 2. Not having the home turf advantage, the Chiefs still…
Be smart in your charitable giving
By Steve Marshall Alabama Attorney General Americans are among the most generous people on the planet. So where do Alabamians rank? According to the website WalletHub, the Yellowhammer State was number four in the nation in charitable giving during 2016. Only Utah, Arkansas and Minnesota outperformed Alabamians in making contributions to their favorite cause. Being charitable is commendable. However, if you want your hard-earned donations to truly benefit someone in…