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Brown’s ‘footprint’ poured
The Brown Precision manufacturing facility, which will fabricate components for use in the aerospace and medical industries, now has a huge footprint in the red clay of Rivercane Industrial Park. A steady stream of trucks from American Concrete Supply’s Atmore and Flomaton facilities rumbled to and from the site during the wee hours of last Thursday and Friday, dumping more than 1,600 tons of concrete into a pumper to provide…
America named to Hall of Fame
Five area residents will be inducted into the Atmore Area Hall of Fame in April. 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. Tickets…
Board of Education approves 4 principal contracts, non-renews 1
Five principals in the Escambia County school system were considered for contract renewal at the recent Board of Education meeting, Thursday, March 23, however only four recommendations were approved, authorizing Superintendent John Knott to negotiate contracts. Three were approved without discussion: * Leigh Ann Rowland, Huxford Elementary School, for a 3-year period, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020 * Stewart Powell, Pollard-McCall Junior High School, for a 3-year…
State to honor slain CO
A portion of Alabama Highway 21 will be formally designated as Correctional Officer Kenneth Bettis Memorial Highway during a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, April 12, in the Old House Chambers of the Alabama State Capitol. The 11:30 a.m. ceremony is designed to honor the life of Bettis, a 44-year-old Monroeville resident and former correctional officer at William C. Holman Correctional Facility. In September 2016 Bettis was stabbed in…