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PCI tribe hosts 47th annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow
The 47th Annual Poarch Creek Indian Thanksgiving Pow Wow will take place this Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, at the Poarch Creek Indian Reservation, 6477 Jack Springs Road, near Atmore. The public is invited to enjoy a brilliant display of authentic Native American dress and exhibition dancing by tribes from throughout the country. Performances of ancestral dancers in authentic dress are at the core of the festival, during…
Power Road fire
Flames leap from a blazing mound of tires in a field off Power Road on November 15. Atmore firefighters — assisted by those from Nokomis, Walnut Hill and Little Rock — sprayed about 15,000 gallons of water on the burning pile before finally taming the flames, which came to within 15 feet of a nearby mobile home and threatened several other homes. According to fire reports, there were no injuries…
Guns in church – ECSO offers training for houses of worship
A seemingly constant stream of multiple shootings in the nation’s churches has prompted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to offer training that will help local houses of worship become better prepared if such an incident were to occur here. “In view of all the shooting that has been going on in churches, concerts and other gatherings — it weighs heavy on a lot of people’s minds, especially the churches —…
GECA to present A Christmas Story
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts next production is bound to get you in the Christmas spirit. Dates for A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd are Thursday through Saturday, November 30, December 1 and 2, 7 p.m.; Sunday, December 3, matinee at 2 p.m. Cast members are Ralph – Phil Johnson Ralphie – Trevor Miller Mother – Leslie Garner “The Old Man” – Tom Jeter Randy – Fletcher Culleton…
Capital murder arrests – Three charged in August shooting
Two men — one already behind bars on a murder charge, the other in jail on burglary charges — and a juvenile have been charged in the violent August home invasion that resulted in the death of 56-year-old Robert Kennedy. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks announced last week that APD investigators had signed capital murder warrants against the adults and filed a juvenile petition against the teenager in the August…