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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…
Hawt Mess ribbon cutting
A ribbon cutting was held for Hawt Mess Thursday, December 1, at Heritage Park. Shown are, from left, Mallorie Beachy, David Weber, Eli Godwin, Derik Kidd, Lisa Wilson holding Amya Smith, Ariel Whatley, Michelle Uriegas, Paul Uriegas, Bub Gideons, Braxton Smith, Chris Singleton (back), Myles Smith in front of Sara Smith, Foster Kizer, Jordan Barnett, Brandy Giger, Kyle Lee, Makala Lee, Donna Lee, Jessica Franco, Sheryl Vickery, Anna Marie Johnson.…
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…