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New wireless carrier coming to Atmore
Officials of a Georgia-based internet service provider announced last week that the company had entered into an agreement that will provide within the next several weeks an alternative outlet for local and area users of electronic data. “We are excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement with West Escambia Utilities for access to their towers so we can provide high-speed internet service to the residents of Atmore,”…
ECHS shatters record – Seniors receive $4.3 million in scholarships
Escambia County High School a failing school? Don’t tell this senior class. Apparently they didn’t get the word. This class of 110 seniors shattered the old school record for scholarships with a whopping $4.3 million in scholarship offers. When Principal Dennis Fuqua came to ECHS four and a half years ago, seniors struggled to reach $1 million in scholarships. The climb has been steady since then, and last year topped…
Rotary Club honors excellence
It’s one thing for a keynote speaker to tell an audience “It doesn’t matter where you’re from” and “You can be whatever you want to be” and “Ask God for guidance.” It’s one thing when the speaker says that – it’s another thing when the speaker is living proof of her words. Alabama Supreme Court Justice Lyn Lufkin Stuart was the keynote speaker at Thursday evening’s Atmore Rotary Club Academic…
Child dies from injuries
A four-year-old child passed away last week as a result of injuries sustained in a two-car collision two weeks ago. Jay’Ceon Jermain Howard, 4, died Tuesday, May 2, four days after the accident that claimed the lives of two Atmore residents Friday night, April 28, on Jack Springs Road. Christopher Henry Lowe, 37, and 22-year-old Shalonda “Angie” Trenee Rudolph were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which…
Chief Justice delivers emotional address during Law Day
Seniors from three local schools not only got a first-hand Law Day lesson on how the judicial system works, but also became the second group to be addressed by the recently appointed Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who delivered an inspirational and emotional message. Twelve high schoolers from Escambia County High School, Escambia Academy and Atmore Christian School served on a jury that eventually convicted an East Brewton…