‘Bigs’ accompany ‘Littles’ on special trip
Eighteen A.C. Moore Elementary School students who participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program got a special treat last Friday (January 27) when they traveled to Mobile. They met and interacted with college football players from across the country who took part in Saturday’s Reese’s Senior Bowl. The group of Little Brothers and Little Sisters, accompanied by 10 “Bigs,” A.C. Moore Librarian Kellie Steele and ACM Nurse Sarah Smith,…
Grant will allow choir members to dress in style
  Thanks to donations and a recent commitment by two local banks, Escambia County High School’s choir will be a part of Festival at Carnegie Hall in April. Thanks to Alabama Power Foundation, the local students will be some of the best-dressed singers there. Beth Thomas, External Affairs Manager for Alabama Power Company in Mobile, and Ricky Martin, Manager of Alabama Power’s Atmore office, made sure of that on Monday…
God’s House – Resurrected
The painting in the narthex says it all. Christ. The resurrection. The painting and the original brick wall behind the pulpit area connect First United Methodist Church to its past and to a new beginning. When the congregation left the FUMC sanctuary January 10, 2016, little did they know it would be more than a year before they came back in. That Sunday, the congregation processed out at the end…
Chamber donates to ECHS Choir
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce donated $1,000 to the Escambia County High School Choir for their trip to New York. Shown at the presentation Friday, January 27, are, from left, front, choir members Jeremy Johnson, Adonis Williams, Valecia Nickson, Ziah Young; back, Chamber Vice President Brandy Giger, Chamber Executive Director Sheryl Vickery, Chamber President Chris Singleton, ECHS Choir Director Conrad Weber, ECHS Principal Dennis Fuqua, Chamber Board Member Ellis…
New school buses should be in service Wednesday
The sight of 16 school buses traveling through town might not have seemed like a big deal to most casual observers. But to Atmore’s public schools and the county school system, the caravan of yellow and black represented a historic occasion. “This is a first for Escambia County Schools, buying this many new buses at one time,” said Mona Simmons, the school district’s Director of Transportation and Director of Human…