New coach: Turn-around will take time
Rico Jackson officially began last Wednesday (March 1) the task of rebuilding the Escambia County High School football program. Jackson, who guided Aliceville High to the Class 2A state title game last season, was hired last week to replace Royce Young, whose teams posted a 4-26 mark over the three seasons he was at the ECHS helm. The new coach admitted that the job of turning around a Blue Devils…
Passenger rail service here by December? Local SRC member optimistic that timetable will be met
If things continue as planned, and if legislators in all the involved states loosen their purse strings and provide the needed funding, passenger rail service will return to Atmore and other areas of the Gulf Coast as early as December. Jerry Gehman of Atmore, a member of the Southern Rail Commission who served for about two years as the city’s liaison to the commission before joining it, reported this week…
Chili cook-off crowd light but enthusiastic – With photo gallery
A light but enthusiastic crowd turned out for Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Chili Cook-off, held Saturday (March 4) at Heritage Park. Fewer than 100 individuals were drawn to the park by the smells that emanated from cauldrons of bubbling concoctions consisting of various meats, light and dark beans, an occasional vegetable and peppers, plenty of peppers. And each vat of spicy stew also contained at least one…