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Person sought who shot, killed Atmore man
Escambia Co. Sheriff’s Office investigators are still looking for the person or persons who shot and killed a 20-year-old Atmore man Wednesday night (April 26). The victim has been identified as Donta Demorris Russell of a Patterson Street address. According to a press release issued by ECSO Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, deputies were sent to an address on Martin Luther King Drive around 10:16 p.m. after a caller reported a…
HRSA Nurse Corps scholarships available
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2017 NURSE Corps Scholarship Program applications are due May 11 and information is available  online at https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps/scholarship. Helpline via the Bureau of Health Workforce at 800-221-9393; additional HRSA information online at www.hrsa.gov. The 2017 Application and Program Guidance is available online along with pre-recorded webinars. As a student accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree nursing program, you can receive…
Byrne’s meeting turns into healthcare debate
Although it was billed as a town hall meeting, Congressman Bradley Byrne’s April 18 appearance at Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Chambers quickly turned into a debate on healthcare. All but about 18 minutes of the not-quite-60-minute session were filled with questions from the audience of about 40 people regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Most of the questions and comments were presented in civil,…
Into the corn
In background, medics prepare to load a local woman into an ambulance after her Mitsubishi Outlander skidded when she braked to avoid hitting other vehicles, slid into a corn field and overturned. The single-vehicle crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on April 19. According to a witness who was in a vehicle ahead of the Mitsubishi, a log truck was headed north in the state highway’s inside lane when it…
Combined band concert set
Escambia County High School Band Director Hayley Cockrell announced that world famous composer Stephen Melillo is coming to Escambia County to work with band students. Melillo has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize in music and has won three Telly and Ava awards for his visualized concerts. Cockrell has had the honor of recording for him twice with Troy University’s symphonic band. Students from Escambia County High School,…