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State Champs! (With photo gallery)
Escambia Academy won the AISA High School State Track & Field Meet held in Gulf Shores April 12 and 13. Shown at left are, from left, front, Kharles Brown, Jace Daniels, Brandon Gulsby; middle, Chase Bell, Louie Turner, Ossie Crusaw, MJ Jones, Jojo Nance, Fred Flavors, Jackson Bonner, Coach Hugh Fountain, Shanon Wheat, Patrick McGhee; back, Larry Nichols, Zack Daniels, Tiquale Taylor, Niekel Robinson, Jayson Helton. Below, EA’s Fred Flavors…
YLA goes behind the scenes in Montgomery
By BAILEY HAYLES Special to Atmore News On April 12, Youth Leadership Atmore visited the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery. We had the opportunity to meet State Treasurer Young Boozer, Representative Alan Baker, and Chief Justice Lyn Stuart (who was born and raised in Atmore and graduated from Escambia County High School). The first stop on our trip was at the Alabama State House, where we were given a behind…
Parker comes home for a book signing
When a successful person remembers where they came from and they come back, it’s a good time for everybody – former teachers, classmates, old friends and new. Such was the case Friday, April 13, when Dr. Woodrow “Max” Parker returned to Atmore to hold a book signing at First National Bank & Trust. From the time he sat down at 10 a.m. to sign his first book until he finished…
The push for a balanced budget
By Congressman Bradley Byrne When the 115th Congress kicked off last January, I immediately introduced a bill that I believe is fundamental to the future of our country: a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The premise of a Balanced Budget Amendment is pretty straightforward. The federal government should not be allowed to spend more than we take in, except in extraordinary circumstances like a time of war. This…
Mirrors can reflect big changes in time
By Nina Keenam One morning I got up earlier than usual, showered, ate breakfast, got dressed, hurriedly dabbed a little make up on my face, and drove uptown to take care of an errand. On my way home, I decided to stop in at a supermarket that was having a close-out sale. My shopping expedition must have taken at least an hour and a half, while I moved up and…