Community

Large crowd enjoys Easter in the Park
A breezy but pleasant morning, a miniature train, arts and crafts, games and an opportunity to have one’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny combined to provide a perfect setting for Easter in the Park, held Saturday (April 15) at Heritage Park. A crowd estimated at “between 200 and 300” flocked to the park for the communitywide celebration. Some wore jeans and t-shirts; some wore dress-casual attire, and others wore…
Talking business over lunch
Wade Cox, at right, owner of West Side Salvage and Recycling, held a cook-out Thursday, April 6, for a number of friends (including Mayor Jim Staff, Poarch Creek Tribal Councilman Eddie Tullis, Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, and several others). Among the invited guests was Brock Norris, at left, with Ecovery LLC in Loxley. Cox said he hopes to engage Ecovery in Atmore to help with recovery and recycling…
Top clay shooters
Atmore Area YMCA’s team scored 331 points (out of a possible 400) and won the Atmore Rotary Club’s 2017 Benefit Clay Shoot that was held Saturday, April 8, at Bushy Creek Clays. Shown above are the YMCA team members, from left, Nathan White (81 points), Daryle Jackson (83 points), Eric McCall (93 points) and Paul Chason (74 points), with Rotarian Keith Castleberry, who coordinated the event. In photo below, Daryle…
ECHS BBQ competition, festival set
More than $2,500 in prize money will be on the line, and a day of fun and food will be on tap, when Escambia County High School hosts its second annual BBQ Competition & Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22. The event, expanded to two days this year to allow more time for preliminaries and for participants to set up, will take place at Tom Byrne Park. Friday has…
Wind Creek Atmore donates to Perdido School
Wind Creek Hotel and Casino of Atmore continues giving to nonprofits throughout the area, with the latest recipient being Perdido Elementary / Middle School. Tim Ramer, Property Manager, and Terri Morris, Assistant Property Manager, visited Perdido School, and presented Principal Phillip Stewart with a check for $11,709.20. While the amount may seem a bit unusual, there is an excellent explanation. Wind Creek has been most creative in their effort to…