RPES students learn safety from Buster the Bus
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer When former school bus driver Bryan Nash retired a dozen years ago as Transportation Director for the Tuscaloosa County school system, he had two goals in mind. Nash wanted to stay active, and he wanted to help teach youngsters the safe and proper way to act around a school bus. He accomplished the second goal, and that took care of the first. Nash, who…
Tribe buys Holiday Inn Express
News Staff Report Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority, the economic development division of Poarch Band of Creek Indians, announced last week the recent purchase of Atmore’s 80-room Holiday Inn Express, located off Alabama 21 at Interstate 65. “The Holiday Inn Express brand has a long standing reputation (for) their standard of excellence for customer service and guest experience,” said Stephanie A. Bryan, Tribal Chair and CEO of the Poarch Band…
The light and life of President George H.W. Bush
Our nation came together last week as we mourned the loss of a truly great American. No matter our race, religion, creed, or political party, we were drawn toward the light that was President George H.W. Bush. His life spanned nearly one hundred years of American history and was dedicated to serving the United States. History often records the works of great leaders. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill all…
Club owner: Not enough time to prepare for revocation hearing
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The co-owner of an Atmore business whose license was recently revoked by the city council said Monday that she and her co-owner husband did not find out until too late about a November 13 public hearing that resulted in the revocation. Mary Frye — accompanied by her son Bobby — offered an explanation for the absence of the owners of the former Chick-A-Dee Club,…
Commission plans upgrades to Ewing Drive in 2019
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Brandon Smith agrees with and understands the concern of several dozen Ewing Drive residents who feel that Escambia County commissioners have paid little attention to their requests for repairs to the decaying rural roadway. Smith, who represents District 4 on the commission and was selected Monday as the panel’s vice-chair, said the road is on the district’s “long list” of paving projects to be…