Hughston appointed CACC interim president
Special to Atmore News On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the appointment of Patty Hughston as Interim President of Coastal Alabama Community College. Hughston is a career educator with more than 30 years of experience in K-12 and higher education as an instructor, counselor and administrator. Most recently, she served as vice president of Instruction and Workforce Development at Coastal Alabama Community College. “For the last 10…
Chiefs fall to Baker, ending playoff hopes
By LEXXI BAGGETT News Sports Writer The year has come to an end for the 2018-2019 Northview Chiefs. In the second round of the playoffs, the undefeated Baker Gators took the victory 38 to 14, ending the chance for the Chiefs to move on. “It was bittersweet,” senior Matthew Caine said. “We really were hoping for the ‘V,’ especially since we were playing to honor our brother and teammate Dariontae…
Cougars come up short of state title
By PAOLO GORME News Sports Writer The Escambia Academy Cougars’ season came to a bitter end after facing the Autauga Academy Generals for the third straight year in the state championship game. This year, it was a heavily lopsided game as the Cougars lost the bout 49-0. EA was not able to counter the high powered offense of Autauga. They also could not get anything going against the Generals’ defense.…
Poarch Pow Wow: A tradition
A tradition News Staff Report Poarch Band of Creek Indians will present the 48th annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow, an event designed to “capture the spirit of generations and celebrate the joy of life,” this Thursday and Friday (November 22-23). Gates will open at 10 a.m. both days, and visitors will be treated to dance exhibitions by members of the local tribe and several other tribes from within Alabama and elsewhere,…
Passenger rail service still on table, but still long way off
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A November 14 public meeting to discuss the return of passenger rail service to lower Alabama left a lot of questions unanswered, but gave a glint of hope that the project would eventually bear fruit. Brian Smart of global consultant AECOM, representing the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, was the moderator for the meeting, which was sparsely attended, possibly due to lingering…