Principals spotlight their schools
The Escambia County Board of Education meeting Thursday, February 23, provided an opportunity for four principals to spotlight their schools. Superintendent John Knott and the BOE set aside a portion of each meeting for Spotlighting Success which is often a time to recognize student achievement. However, this meeting, four principals were in the spotlight. As is the BOE’s custom, they invite principals whose contract renewals are pending to make a…
Home destroyed by Friday fire
A Marshall Avenue home, vacant except for a canine occupant that lost its life, was destroyed when fire swept through the structure around 1 a.m., Friday, February 24. The home’s western end was already engulfed in flames when the first Atmore Fire Department fire-suppression units arrived. It quickly spread through the house’s upper portion, and within 10 minutes almost the entire structure was ablaze. The fire’s flare could be seen…
Calf Show and Sale is set for March 9
Escambia County 4-H and FFA Calf Show and Sale is set for Thursday, March 9, at Perdido River Farms, 5535 Poarch Road, Atmore. Steer and heifer show is at 1 p.m.; premium sale at 6 p.m.; resale will follow the premium sale. For more information, contact Escambia County Extension Office, 251-867-7760. Anthony Wiggins is the County Extension Coordinator; Spencer Williamson is the 4-H Agent Assistant.