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Greater Mount Triumph holding Women’s Day
Greater Mount Triumph Missionary Baptist Church is holding a Women’s Day program this Sunday, August 20, at the 11 a.m. service, with guest speaker Theresa M. Patterson. The speaker is the Coordinator for Early Childhood Development with the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education. She holds a BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In the area of community service, Patterson is a member of…
Williamsons compete in state Young Farmers Contest
Escambia County’s Spencer and Kate Williamson, left, joined peers from across Alabama to compete in State Young Farmers events Aug. 5 at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 45th Commodity Producers Conference in Birmingham. The Williamsons participated in the Excellence In Ag contest. They are pictured with Federation President Jimmy Parnell.
Coastal Connection provides exposure for local athletes
Everybody in the southwestern corner of Alabama knows there are some quality athletes in Atmore and the surrounding area, but that knowledge doesn’t seem to spread very far outside the area. The first Coastal Connection Media Day was designed to change that. “It was mostly about exposure,” said Escambia County High School’s Rico Jackson, who came up with the idea for the event. “A buddy of mine who played football…
EW Class of ‘67 holds reunion
The Ernest Ward High School Class of 1967 held their 50th reunion Saturday, August 5, at the Ruritan Building in Walnut Hill. Members of the class (and one teacher) are shown, from left, front, Terry Harms, Floyd Mooney, Sarah L. Figuried, Judi H. McElhaney, teacher John Padgett, Gloria B. Gilman, Linda G. Stabler, Barbara K. Loewen and John Loewen; middle, Gavin Killam, John Stacey, Marjorie G. Criswell, Jean Davis, Eddie…
Dietrich to speak in Brewton
Noted writer Sean Dietrich will be the guest speaker at the August 22 meeting of the Escambia County (Ala.) Historical Society. Dietrich is a columnist and novelist, known for his commentary on life in the American South. His work has appeared in Southern Living, Good Grit, The Tallahassee Democrat, South Magazine, Yellowhammer News, the Bitter Southerner, Thom Magazine, and The Mobile Press Register, and he has authored seven books. The…