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Consolidation vote passed – UPDATED 6/30/17
The Escambia County Board of Education voted in a special meeting Thursday morning to consolidate A.C. Moore Elementary School with Rachel Patterson Elementary and Escambia County Middle School. Board member Cindy Jackson was absent. The vote was 5 “yes” with board member David Nolin casting the only “no” vote. Pre-K and 3rd grade will attend Rachel Patterson, and the 4th grade will attend the middle school. The consolidation takes place…
More charges in Nokomis-area break-ins
Additional criminal charges have been filed against two Atmore men, including a former standout athlete at Escambia County High School, who were arrested earlier today (Wednesday, June 28) in connection with a series of recent auto burglaries in the Nokomis area. Eric John Williams, 19, of a Church Street address, and Bryson Williams, 18, who lives on Martin Luther King Drive, were taken into custody by officers of the Escambia…
Arrests made in rural auto break-ins
Two Atmore men, including a former standout athlete at Escambia County High School, were arrested this morning (Wednesday, June 28) by Escambia County deputies after a high-speed car chase and a brief foot pursuit and charged with numerous automobile break-ins throughout the county’s rural areas. Eric John Williams, 19, of a Church Street address, and Bryson Williams, 18, who lives on Martin Luther King Drive, were taken into custody by…
Atmore, Show your colors!
By MYRNA MONROE News Staff Writer I’m in hopes the first thing you noticed as you opened your paper was the single sheet FLAG inside, and then looked at the businesses on the back who supported this project. Years ago another paper published the same flag and at that time I was taken with the idea, so being the packrat I am, stuck it back for further use. I came…
New county tax goes into effect Saturday
Shoppers across Escambia County will begin paying an extra penny on their purchases when the county’s new sales tax goes into effect on Saturday, July 1. Officials of the cash-strapped county are projecting that the new levy will bring in “around $2.7 million” a year in new revenue. County Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins said Tuesday that commissioners and administrators are crossing their fingers that the one-cent levy will generate at…