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ECHS coach resigned after being told he would not be back
Royce Young’s tenure as head coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School effectively ended Wednesday, when the job vacancy was posted on the county school board’s website. The BOE posting did not indicate whether Young resigned his position or if School Superintendent John Knott had recommended that he not be rehired, but the outgoing coach said Friday morning that it was a combination of the two. He said…
Royce Young out as ECHS coach, AD
Rumors that Royce Young’s tenure as head coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School had ended, received confirmation Wednesday when the job vacancy was posted on the county school board’s website. The BOE posting did not indicate whether Young resigned his position or was fired by the school board. Young was hired in 2014 to try and turn the floundering ECHS football program around. Over three years his…
Alzheimer’s support group begins
Comfort Care Hospice is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s support group at Atmore Nursing Center. The first meeting was held Thursday, January 5. Meetings will be held every first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m., at ANC, with the next meeting set for February 4. Caregivers may join the meetings at any time. Sandra Clements, LBSW, Comfort Care, is conducting the support group and welcomes caregivers who want emotional support and…
WCA donates $20K-plus to library, high school – Monroe County Public Library and J.U. Blacksher High School receive Christmas TITO funds
Christmas came early for Monroe County Public Library and J.U. Blacksher High School. On December 16, both organizations were presented with checks from Wind Creek Atmore’s Ticket In Ticket Out (TITO) program. Together, the donations totaled $23,712.82. When presenting the checks, WCA Property Manager Tim Ramer said, “This comes from us and our guests. We are blessed to be able to do this for you.” The TITO program allows guests…