Fatal fire in Appleton
Authorities believe that a body discovered during a May 30 house fire is that of a 70-year-old Appleton man who lived alone in the burned-out mobile home. According to a press release from Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, an emergency call was received around 12:30 p.m. by Brewton police, who transferred the call to ECSO dispatchers. The caller reported a residential structure fire at 71 Brigham Lane,…
Business of the Month
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce honored Escambia Drug Store as the June Business of the Month. The presentation was made Monday, June 5. Shown are,from left, front, James Walker, Robbie Drummond, Kim Tatum, Chris Singleton, Jamie Barlow Giddins, Hannah Kent; back, Brandy Giger, Myrna Monroe, Scott Benton, Sheryl Vickery, Sandy Helton, Mallorie Beachy, Jordan Barnett.
Ribbon cutting
Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials joined owners Paulette and Larry Barrett on Saturday, June 3, for the ribbon cutting of Southern Addictions Antique Mall on South Main Street. Shown are, from left, front, Sheryl Vickery, Kathleen Carpenter, Mayor Jim Staff, Lucille Teel, Daniel Barrett (holding Jade), Chris Singleton, Paulette Barrett, Larry Barrett, and Isabella Sanders; back, Ben Carpenter, Sandy Helton, Christy Neff, Lisa Neff, Jordan Barnett, Lisa Reynolds, Lorita…
Leaving Paris Accord benefits American workers
By Congressman Bradley Byrne “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Those were the words of President Donald Trump during a recent ceremony in the White House Rose Garden to announce he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. The United States should have never entered into the agreement in the first place, and I applaud President Trump for getting us out of…
Plan underwhelms many educators
By Larry Lee It is almost a given that when Alabama gets a new school chief, shortly thereafter we will also get a new “strategic plan.” Maybe there is a law somewhere that says this is mandatory, or maybe it is just the new guy trying to tell everyone how smart he is and that we were wise to hire him because he has all the answers. So there was…