Working for the people
Over the last several weeks, we saw a prime example of how our government is broken. A portion of the federal government shut down, the Coast Guard went without pay as they completed their dangerous missions, and Democrat Members of Congress refused to negotiate after several efforts and deals were offered. It is clear that Congress and the federal government are broken. Something must be done to make our government…
Studying anatomy
Special to Atmore News Perdido School seventh-grade students in teacher Josh Overstreet’s life science class had the valuable, unique, and somewhat slimy experience of dissecting a frog! The students have been studying not frogs, but the human body. In dissecting an animal, students see, touch, and explore the various organs in the body. Seeing these organs and understanding how they work within a single animal allows students to understand how…
Ribbon cutting
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Junque in the Trunk Friday, January 25. Chamber board members and Ambassadors, friends and family joined the owners and employees for the occasion. Shown are, from left, Tom Tschida, David Strawbridge, Sonja White, Kelly Cravens, Hunter Gagliano, Tim White, Erin Hankins, Sara Rolin; back, Emily Wilson, Shawn Rounsavall, Amanda Rounsavall, Brandon Beachy.
Aging jail, drugs, funding new sheriff’s biggest challenges
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Note: The following article is the second in a two-part series on Escambia County’s first new sheriff since 2003. The first appeared in the January 23 edition. Two weeks into his first term as Sheriff of Escambia County, Heath Jackson faces several challenges. And he has to face those challenges with budgetary resources that reflect the county’s financial struggles over recent years. “That’s another…