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ECHS band sweeps competition
It’s great to do well in a competition, but when you walk away with all the first place trophies, it’s even better. The Escambia County High School Band (Blue Legion) swept the top spots at a band competition in Daleville, Ala., last Saturday, September 29. Band Director Hayley Cockrell said 12 bands competed – ECHS, Monroe County High, Abbeville, Port St. Joe, Geneva County High School, Geneva High School, Opp,…
2 hurt in accident
Two Atmore residents were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday evening, October 1. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Tyler D. Respress, 35, and Ashley Respress, 34, both of Atmore, were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital. The accident occurred at 8 p.m., at State Road 97 and Ficklin Road, Escambia County, Florida. Three people in the other vehicle were injured. Travis J. English, 39, of Pensacola, driving a…
Stomp the Yard is Saturday
Atmore’s Houston Avery Park will come alive with the squeals and laughter of children on Saturday, when Destiny Worship Center presents its 11th Annual Stomp the Yard event. Billed as “a gathering of gifted youth,” the five-hour, free youth explosion will begin at noon and continue until 5 p.m. “Everything is free for the kids,” said Felicia Bishop, co-pastor of the local church. “It’s just a big fun day at…
Educational overview
Six Escambia County School System officials appeared at the September 28 session of Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast With an Elected Official. The executive-level educators provided about 20 local business people with an update and overview of the progress made within the system, including an improved showing on standardized tests, over the past 12 months. Shown, from left, are Chamber President Chris Singleton, Superintendent John Knott, Escambia County High…