2 area students graduate UWA
The University of West Alabama held fall commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 14, with President Ken Tucker conferring undergraduate, master, and education specialist degrees to students of the colleges of business, education, liberal arts, and natural sciences and mathematics, and to the school of graduate studies. Nearly 1,000 students in the graduating class represent some 26 states across the U.S. and abroad. Graduates from this area are as follows: Stacey…
Lions meet
Special to Atmore News The Atmore Lions Club held its final meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, December 18, in the Mayson Auditorium at Atmore Community Hospital. Lion President Bub Gideons called the meeting to order and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Lion Richard Maxwell gave the blessing. Lion Bub thanked all who worked on the Christmas parade float, especially Anna Marie Gilchrist who served as chairman of…
Alondrea Bayne’s poem to be published
Special to Atmore News The students at Escambia County Middle School were given the opportunity to participate in the 2019-2020 National Scholar Society’s Poetry Contest. Alondrea Bayne’s poem, “Feeling”, has been selected to be published in the National Scholar Society’s prestigious annual student anthology, Award-Winning Young Writers of America 2019-2020. Alondrea is in the fifth grade at ECMS. Her English Language Arts teacher is Karie Richburg. Aondrea’s poem follows. Feeling…
Blacksher’s Bulldogs 12-1 at Christmas break
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter K.D. Rabb continued to lead the Bulldogs of J.U. Blacksher, scoring 25 points and playing a solid all-around game in a 45-42 win over J.F. Shields on December 20. Rabb was 9-for-21 in field goals, nailed a three-point shot and connected on six of seven free throw attempts against the Panthers. He also had five rebounds, four steals and two assists. J.T. Tucker supplemented Rabb’s…
Blue Devils close pre-Christmas competition at 8-7
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County’s Blue Devils fell, 59-54, to Mary G. Montgomery last Thursday, December 19, in an exciting contest that gave ECHS an 8-7 record going into the Christmas break. Sheldon Williams scored 14 points to lead the Devils, and Allen Patterson followed with 11 points. Jacobey James and Trevon Lambert registered nine points each; Hakeem Johnson sank two three-pointers for six points, Jamarius Lewis scored…