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Man loses leg in crash – Wife says rescue from isolated Clarke Co. area was ‘a miracle’
A Canoe man, one of Escambia County’s most noted cotton farmers, is recuperating in a Mobile hospital after he apparently lost consciousness and crashed his motorcycle in northwestern Clarke County last Saturday, April 8. Robert Wiley Farrar Sr., 65, lost a leg to the accident but otherwise suffered only minor injuries, said Susan Farrar, the crash victim’s wife of 10 years. “He’s doing pretty good, considering the circumstances,” she said…
Easter events set
Easter in the Park The Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Easter in the Park will be held Saturday, April 15, in Heritage Park on the corner of Main and Craig streets. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 9:30 am. and the fun continues until 11:30 a.m. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, including Easter arts and crafts and Easter games. They can take a ride on the…
Consolidation meeting held
If a message came from the proposed consolidation meeting Thursday evening, April 6, it was that no decision has been made. That was the message Escambia County School Superintendent John Knott repeated several times as he addressed the 45 or so people at the meeting. The proposal calls for the closing of A.C. Moore Elementary School with the two pre-k classes and the third grade moving to Rachel Patterson Elementary…
Staff named to Hall of Fame
Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame later this month. Billy Conn Madison, chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, released the names of this year’s inductees: William America, Earl Etheridge, Dr. William T. Hall, Howard Shell, and Eddie Staff. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday, April 29, 6 p.m., at The Club. Tickets for the ceremony and the meal are $25 each.…