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Flurry of wrecks reported across county
A rash of car crashes that began Saturday carried over into this week, and accident investigators with the Atmore Police Department and Alabama State Troopers have kept busy trying to complete reports on the various mishaps. State troopers investigated a single-vehicle wreck that occurred on Interstate 65 on Saturday (July 29) and sent three people to a local hospital. Trooper reports show that a 2009 Ford driven by a Baker,…
Former ECHS coach hired at Robertsdale
Royce Young, who was head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School the past three years, has been hired as head girls basketball coach and assistant football coach at Robertsdale High School. Young’s new job was formally approved during the Baldwin County Board of Education’s Thursday night (July 20) meeting. Escambia County’s Blue Devils went 4-26 under Young’s tutelage. His tenure represented a three-year span during which…
Fla. Sales Tax Holiday this weekend
Florida’s 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, August 4, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 6. During the sales tax holiday period, qualifying items, including certain school supplies, clothing items, footwear, certain accessories, and personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use will be exempt from state sales taxes. Some of the exempt items: Clothing items,…
Council accepts sewer rehab bid for ‘fish streets’
Atmore City Council members gave unanimous approval during their Monday (July 24) meeting to a bid for renovation and replacement where necessary of the sewer system that runs beneath three city streets. The 5-0 vote, on the meeting’s only agenda item, came after Paul Darnell of Southern Engineering Solutions said the firm recommended awarding the bid to Mississippi-based Suncoast Infrastructure Inc., which submitted the lowest among four bids opened by…
Habitat needs Atmore volunteers this week
The Escambia County Habitat for Humanity is looking for a few – or several – volunteers to help with work set to begin this week on its first Atmore home since 2013. “We have had some set-backs in getting started with this project, but I believe we’re on our way to getting on track,” said Lisa Tindell, executive director for ECHFH. “In order to get things going, we are in…