D4 commissioner: ‘Proposed gas tax hike a necessary evil’
Brandon Smith doesn’t like taxes. Neither does he like the condition of the rural roads he and many other rural residents travel each day. But Smith, the Escambia County Commission’s District 4 representative, grudgingly agrees that the proposed statewide gasoline tax increase might be the only solution to the second problem. “Nobody likes a tax, and I don’t either, but at some point you’ve got to figure out a way…
Looking for DTV?
If you’ve had a hard time finding Destiny Television on your Mediacom station line-up, read on. You may find Destiny Television, a ministry of Cross Point Baptist Church in Atmore, on a different channel. Pastor J.T. Guyton said folks started asking him about DTV and why they could no longer get it. When he checked, he found that some tuners and new televisions were not picking up Mediacom’s channel 6…
Gossett guest of governor
Atmore resident Frank Gossett began administering his Breaking Every Chain ministry as assistant chaplain of Holman Correctional Facility four years ago. When he assumed the position he brought with him a desire to help inmates in the notorious prison, where the state’s most hardened criminals, including those who reside on Death Row, are housed, find a path out of their respective lives of crime. It wasn’t that long ago, though,…
Mardi Gras parade rolls Saturday
The Ladies of Essence organization is bringing Mardi Gras to Atmore this weekend. Their parade rolls this Saturday, February 25, at 1 p.m. The grand marshal is Karean Reynolds, Escambia County Children’s Policy Council Coordinator. Reynolds was instrumental in getting grants to redo the basketball courts and lighting at Westside Park on Wilson Avenue in Atmore. The royalty of the 2017 Mardi Gras parade are King Brendon Jackson and Queen…
School Bus Road-e-o – Drivers test skills on precision-based obstacle course
Driving a school bus is serious business. That’s what makes the annual School Bus Road-e-o so much fun for those charged with delivering students to school in the mornings and taking them back home in the afternoon. More than two dozen professional child chauffeurs tested their driving skills Monday (February 20) on an obstacle course laid out in the parking lot of Escambia County High School, where competitors guided their…