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Perdido School holds spelling bee
On Wednesday December 7, as the rounds kept rolling on, 23 students, fourth-through eighth-grade level homeroom spelling bee winners vied for the chance to represent Perdido School in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Finally, in the championship ninth round, Stacie Wilson and Ceanna Livermore went back and forth until Ceanna correctly spelled “scrumptiously” and became the Perdido School Spelling Bee champion for 2017. Both Ceanna and Stacie will continue…
Doolittle to attend medical leaders congress
Brooke Doolittle, a sophomore at Escambia County High School, is a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., June 25-27, 2017. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or…
Appreciating first responders
It was a first for Carney Lodge #549 in Atmore … but rest assured it won’t be the last. On Friday, December 9, the Lodge served lunch to members of the all uniformed Escambia County first responders – police departments, fire departments, ambulance services, and the sheriff’s department – who wanted to stop by between 11 and 2 and get a bite to eat. Lodge member Robert Skipper said this…
Gehman graduates at UA
Kristen Gehman of Atmore was among some 2,270 students at University of Alabama who were awarded degrees during winter commencement Saturday, December 10. Gehman received a Bachelor’s Degree. With this graduating class, UA will have awarded more than 257,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state’s first public university.
Mayor: DOC downtown ‘not a problem’
Although officials of the local Chamber of Commerce are not happy that the Alabama Department of Corrections has begun leasing office space on North Main Street in Atmore, the city’s chief executive officer said he doesn’t see a problem with the decision. ALDOC has leased office space at 109 North Main for its Southern Region Investigations and Intelligence Division. The division’s investigators formerly worked out of Atmore Community Work Center,…