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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…
Firefighters, superheroes join forces
If you went to the local Walmart Saturday, December 3, you probably noticed the two fire trucks sitting over on the side of the parking lot. You might have noticed a red trailer parked near the front door. But what would really have caught your attention were the Atmore firefighters and their friends, a group of superheroes. AFD Lt. Daniel White knows Batman and asked him about coming to Atmore…
Julio Boudreaux’s ribbon cutting
A ribbon cutting was held for Julio Boudreaux’s Thursday, December 1, at Heritage Park. Shown are, from left, Sheryl Vickery, David Weber, Eli Godwin, Chipper Staff (back), Derik Kidd, Sara Smith, Jordan Barnett, Ariel Whatley, Lisa Wilson holding Amya Smith, Bub Gideons, Foster Kizer, Michelle Uriegas, Wanda Staff (back), Paul Uriegas, Brandy Giger, Chris Singleton, Makala Lee, Mallorie Beachy, Mallorie Beachy, Jessica Franco, Anna Marie Johnson. Click on photo to…
Firefighters save Swift Mill
The city’s top fireman and the top executive of a local lumber mill praised firefighters from Atmore and three area agencies for their work in bringing a Saturday night fire under control before it got out of hand and ran rampant through the mill. “The firefighters did an outstanding job of containing it,” said Robin Swift, president of Swift Lumber, of the blaze that erupted inside the business shortly after…