Don Fletcher

New coach takes over at ECHS
Rico Jackson officially began Wednesday (March 1) the task of rebuilding the Escambia County High School football program. Jackson, who guided Aliceville High to the Class 2A state title game last season, was hired last week to replace Royce Young, whose teams posted a 4-26 mark over the three seasons Young was at the ECHS helm. The new coach admitted that the job of turning around a Blue Devils program that…
Learning to Cope
Seven individuals graduated last Wednesday (February 22) from the six-week Living Well Alabama workshop conducted at Atmore Area YMCA. The workshop, taught by lead instructor Carol Massey (Living Well Alabama Health and Wellness Coordinator for the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission’s Area Agency on Aging) and co-instructor Joanne Kralik, is a self-management course designed to help people with chronic illnesses better cope with their condition. Shown, from left, are David…
New business welcomed
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials and Ambassadors joined family and friends at Patrick Plumbing’s East Church Street location last Friday, February 24, to cut the ribbon and officially welcome the plumbing company to the Atmore business community. Shown are, from left, kneeling, are Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Makala Lee, Jessica Franco, David Dobson, Stephen Gehman, Derik Kidd; back, Mallorie Beachy, Brandy Giger, Bub Gideons, Anthony Patrick, Dustin…
State bicentennial main topic of council meeting
During their Monday, February 27, meeting, Atmore City Council members took care of some housekeeping issues related to the new industrial access road at Rivercane Industrial Park, heard plans for the local celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial and approved the use of a public park for a May fundraiser. City governors spent just over two minutes on three items related to Rivercane, while the two future events took up the remainder…
ACM Stars
A.C. Moore Elementary School’s Star Students for February were named on Friday, February 24. They are, from left, front, Tonia Richardson, Jaylen Young, Tavion Marshall, Demyia Munlyn, Charlie Crook, Ronta Watson, and Aryanna Nichols; back, Allyana Tucker, Alaysia Lambert, Kameria Parker, Braleigh Lambert, Isaac Manzano, Ke’Avion Cannon, and Rihanna Williams.