PCI helping fund IT academy at ECHS
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Thanks to a donation from Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Escambia County High School’s dream of a new Academy of Information Technology is a step closer to becoming reality. Escambia County School System officials and officials of Alabama’s only federally recognized Native American tribe issued a joint statement regarding the new IT academy, which is scheduled to become part of the ECHS curriculum for…
Chicken on Church is Thursday
News Staff Report Leadership Atmore’s Class of 2019 will conduct one of its biggest annual fundraisers this Thursday, when Chicken on Church returns. Tickets for the third annual barbecued chicken feast are still available, said Samantha Bennett, a spokeswoman for the class. “Tickets are $25 each, and you can see any Leadership Atmore Class of 2019 graduate to buy them,” she said. “There may be some available at the venue,…
Self-defense?
Atmore mayor says raccoon attacked him, wife By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore Mayor Jim Staff, one of the most avid advocates for positive publicity about the community, accidentally triggered a landslide of negativity when video was shot of Staff using a shovel to fight off an aggressive raccoon that he said chased him and his wife. “I didn’t attack the raccoon; the raccoon attacked me,” Staff said during…