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Perdido School wins ‘Battle of the Books’
North Baldwin “Battle of the Books” is an annual reading competition event open to all 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in the area served by Baldwin County High School. Students at participating schools read five chapter books. Throughout the entire school year, students discuss and study these books in relation to genre, plot, setting, theme, characterization as well as literary elements such as simile, metaphor, personification, idiom and point…
Absentee voting in the June primary election
The following information is provided by John R. Fountain, Absentee Election Manager, Escambia County Courthouse, Brewton. Any qualified elector may vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person at the absentee election manager’s office, if he or she makes an application in writing not less than five days prior to the election and meets one of the following requirements: The person will be out of the county or the…
YLA goes behind the scenes in Montgomery
By BAILEY HAYLES Special to Atmore News On April 12, Youth Leadership Atmore visited the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. We had the opportunity to meet State Treasurer Young Boozer, Representative Alan Baker, and Chief Justice Lyn Stuart (who was born and raised in Atmore and graduated from Escambia County High School). The first stop on our trip was at the Alabama State House, where we were given a behind…
The push for a balanced budget
By Congressman Bradley Byrne When the 115th Congress kicked off last January, I immediately introduced a bill that I believe is fundamental to the future of our country: a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The premise of a Balanced Budget Amendment is pretty straightforward. The federal government should not be allowed to spend more than we take in, except in extraordinary circumstances like a time of war. This…
Mirrors can reflect big changes in time
By Nina Keenam One morning I got up earlier than usual, showered, ate breakfast, got dressed, hurriedly dabbed a little make up on my face, and drove uptown to take care of an errand. On my way home, I decided to stop in at a supermarket that was having a close-out sale. My shopping expedition must have taken at least an hour and a half, while I moved up and…