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Meckel, Carter keep council seats
Hollinger, Bryan in August run-off By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Two incumbents won their seats outright and another faces a run-off following the Poarch Creek Indians Tribal Council election Saturday, June 1. Incumbent Charlotte McGhee Meckel won a tight race for her seat as treasurer with 703 votes over challenger Candace Fayard. Incumbent Dewitt C. Carter held his at-large seat with 494 votes over six challengers: Breiah C. Adams, 57…
Too dry to try!
Chief cautions against outdoor burning By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Fire Chief Ron Peebles doesn’t know just when it’s coming. But the veteran firefighter is sure that it is coming. While no official drought declaration or burn ban has been issued or implemented by state fire officials, Peebles has seen his share of the grass and field fires that get out of hand each year or those that…
Wind Creek buys Sands Casino Resort
Poarch tribe makes $1.3B property its 10th gaming operation By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Wind Creek Hospitality’s newest acquisition marks not only the 10th gaming facility now under control of Poarch Band of Creek Indians, but also represents the largest gambling operation in the Tribe’s portfolio. Wind Creek Hospitality, the name under which PCI Gaming Authority does business, announced late last week that the tribe had completed a long,…
PCI helping fund IT academy at ECHS
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Thanks to a donation from Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Escambia County High School’s dream of a new Academy of Information Technology is a step closer to becoming reality. Escambia County School System officials and officials of Alabama’s only federally recognized Native American tribe issued a joint statement regarding the new IT academy, which is scheduled to become part of the ECHS curriculum for…
Chicken on Church is Thursday
News Staff Report Leadership Atmore’s Class of 2019 will conduct one of its biggest annual fundraisers this Thursday, when Chicken on Church returns. Tickets for the third annual barbecued chicken feast are still available, said Samantha Bennett, a spokeswoman for the class. “Tickets are $25 each, and you can see any Leadership Atmore Class of 2019 graduate to buy them,” she said. “There may be some available at the venue,…