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ECHS homecoming queen
Nigeria Bradley was crowned homecoming queen during halftime at Escambia County High School’s homecoming activities Friday, September 28. Ms. Bradley was escorted by Jamil Marshall. She was crowned by ECHS Principal Dennis Fuqua. For more on ECHS homecoming. ECHS homecoming court The Escambia County High School Homecoming Court is shown above, from left, Claudaya Crenshaw, freshman; Jakiyah Hixon, sophomore; Lashandrea Kelly, junior; Jasmine Rivers, senior; Homecoming Queen Nigeria Bradley, senior;…
Fire in the Field
Tent crusade starts Sunday By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The end of this week, you’ll see the big tent going up in Rivercane. Sunday night, the first service will be held. For months, organizers have been meeting, praying, and praying some more for the Fire in the Field tent crusade set for Sunday through Thursday, October 7-11. Several area churches are sponsoring the crusade. Among local clergy and laymen…
Stomp the Yard is Oct. 6
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer This year’s Stomp the Yard celebration — a free, five-hour youth explosion to be held at Houston Avery Park — will still be loads of fun, but it won’t be quite the same as the previous 11. There will still be the free food, games and entertainment that are staples of the annual outdoor fun day, but this year there will be a much…
Atmore man arrested for drugs
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man faces a trio of drug-related charges after police raided his home last week and discovered an undisclosed quantity of marijuana and an undisclosed quantity of methamphetamine, along with a set of scales and a grinder for weighing and cleaning the marijuana. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed that Anthony Jerome Riley, 43, of a Bragg Street address was taken into custody…
YMCA closing
November 30 is last day By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Area YMCA has served Atmore and the surrounding communities for more than 23 years. But it won’t make it to 24. Citing dwindling membership numbers and revenues, as well as the expense of maintaining an aging building and its inherent structural problems, officials of the local organization announced this week that it would close its doors in less…