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Thrower killed in accident
EVERGREEN POST – A single-vehicle crash at 2 p.m. today, July 4, has claimed the life of an Atmore man. Robert Glenn Thrower, 55, was killed when the 1996 Chevrolet Blazer he was driving ran off the road, struck an embankment and over turned. Thrower, who was not using a seatbelt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on U.S. 29 at the 22.80 mile marker…
BOE votes to consolidate – ACM students going to RPES and ECMS (UPDATED 7-3-17)
After months of consideration, the Escambia County Board of Education voted in a called meeting Thursday, June 29, to consolidate A.C. Moore Elementary with Rachel Patterson Elementary School and Escambia County Middle School. After much discussion at the table Thursday, Chairman Willie J. Grissett called for a roll call vote. Board members Kevin Hoomes, Coleman Wallace, Danny Benjamin, Mike Edwards and W.J. Grissett voted yes for the consolidation. David Nolin…
Local farmers await disaster declaration – Tropical storm’s rains ruin summer harvest, delay fall planting
Singer Steve Earle notes in “The Rain Came Down,” that heavenly precipitation “will wash you away, or it ain’t never enough.” That’s the position in which Escambia County farmers, along with most farmers in southern and central Alabama, now find themselves. Still reeling from the effects of last year’s prolonged drought that brought a federal disaster declaration, those who earn their living from the land are now awaiting the issuance…
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…