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Miss ECHS – Revival
The Escambia County High School stage was the setting for the revival of the Miss ECHS Pageant Sunday afternoon, December 11. The pageant has been dormant for a number of years, but ECHS teacher and SGA sponsor Tiffany Oliver wanted to bring the program back. Ten young ladies vied for the title – Yasmine Jones, Kherstin Johnson, Victoria Tucker, Ariel Whatley, Wil’Neshia Robinson, Diamond Kidd, Katelynn Barron, La’Mya Sharp, T’Keyah…
Rivercane receives AdvantageSite certification
Atmore city officials got an early Christmas present during the city council’s Monday, Dec. 12, meeting – the last regular council session of the year – when Rivercane Industrial Park was officially designated the 55th industrial development location in Alabama to become certified as an AdvantageSite. The designation, granted by Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, was the result of a collaborative effort between the city, Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development…
New EA headmaster settling in
Escambia Academy’s new headmaster has been on the job for just over two weeks and has already become convinced that the position and the school are just what he was looking for. “This marks just a little over two weeks, and I think it’s going to work really well’ it’s just a good fit,” said Wade Heigle, a 25-year education veteran who took the school’s reins on Nov. 28. “I…
Shots fired at party
Atmore police pulled the plug on a Saturday, Dec. 3, party at a Pensacola Avenue residence after several shots were fired, apparently into the air, as the festivities carried over into early Sunday. Police Chief Chuck Brooks said a patrol officer had noticed the large crowd, which officers estimated at “about 100 people,” at the residence prior to dispatchers receiving several reports that shots were fired. “It was early Sunday…
ECTS marker unveiled
When Escambia County Training School was founded in 1920, the county’s first public school for black children was met with scorn and suspicion by most white residents. Now, nearly a century later, the school and its impact on the local community is being praised by people of all colors. Last Friday, Dec. 2, local and state historians joined city officials and others in stressing the importance of the former school…