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3 succumb to injuries
Three young men with strong ties to Atmore and the immediate area have succumbed to injuries they suffered recently in separate accidents. Devin Matthew “Lil Man” Morrow, 21, and 19-year-old Zachary Mark “Zach” Locklar each passed away within the past week after clinging to life for extended periods in Mobile hospitals. Nathan Allen Hawthorne, 17, died Dec. 4 from injuries he suffered that day when hit by a car in…
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…
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.…