Brantley takes helm at RPES
John Brantley is the new principal at Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective July 17, 2017. In regular meeting Thursday, July 13, the Escambia County Board of Education, on recommendation of Superintendent John Knott, voted to transfer Brantley from the principal’s position at A.C. Moore Elementary to principal at RP. Last month the board voted to consolidate A.C. Moore with Rachel Patterson and Escambia County Middle School. Sandra Reid had been…
Bishop awarded Soldier’s Medal
When Kevin J. Bishop went to work on March 11, 2016, he didn’t have any thoughts that the day would be much different than most other days at Fountain. Bishop is a senior corrections supervisor at G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility and a staff sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guard. Before March 11 turned to March 12, however, the Perdido resident had established himself as a bona-fide hero, credited not…
Unity in the Community Festival set for July 29
Atmore’s annual Unity in the Community Festival will take place Saturday, July 29, at Grace Fellowship Church. The free community event – jointly sponsored by Grace Fellowship, Concerned Citizens of Atmore and Brewton District Missionary Department – will begin at 11 a.m. (gates will open at 10:30 a.m.) and last until 4 p.m. at the church, located on Highway 31. The festival, which drew more than 1,000 people last year,…
David’s voted Bama’s Best Catfish Restaurant – Local eatery’s Facebook response also secures People’s Choice Award
Alabama Farmers Federation officials confirmed Tuesday that David’s Catfish House of Atmore was selected by a three-member judging panel as the state’s best catfish restaurant. The local restaurant was recently announced as one of four finalists from more than 250 nominations in the second annual Bama’s Best Catfish Restaurant Challenge, which was sponsored by Alabama Catfish Producers. The other finalists were Catfish N Que in Cullman, Orrville Farmer’s Market in…
Rebuilding, reforming, and repairing our military
By Congressman Bradley Byrne There is no greater responsibility of the federal government than to provide for the safety and security of the American people. I have found myself making this point over and over again throughout my short time in Congress. With the wide range of issues under debate here in Washington, some of my colleagues seem to forget that our most basic responsibility as outlined in the Constitution…