Lightning causes fire, knocks out emergency communications
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Portions of Atmore’s public safety communications network were still out of order early Tuesday, damaged by a fierce thunderstorm that hit the community around 5 p.m. Friday (July 19), spewing lightning and wind that toppled trees and started a house fire. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported Monday afternoon that most of the emergency communications used by city police and firefighters had been “patched”…
Unity in the Community is Saturday
News Staff Report The annual Unity in the Community Festival will be held this Saturday, July 27. While the festival is a time for fun, it’s also a time for families to get important information and school supplies and uniforms. Organizer Ruth Robinson said about 25 community resource booths will be on hand with information to aid families. Adults wishing to receive free uniforms and supplies for their children must…
NHS-ECHS brawl
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter A 7-on-7 football scrimmage between Northview High School and Escambia County High School turned violent Tuesday morning, July 23, at ECHS’ Herbert Barnes Stadium. Such scrimmages are normally played with no contact as players are equipped with only a helmet. The teams stayed neck-and-neck, and both seemed to be enjoying the scrimmage until a few players from each team started jawing back and forth. That…