Local farmer directs donation to HES
Special to Atmore News Escambia County farmer Brenda Coker directed $2,500 to Huxford Elementary School through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. As part of their mission the organization will use the funds to repair the school’s gym. Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation…
COVID-19 update
100-plus new cases in county in last 4 days By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Despite Gov. Kay Ivey’s mandatory face-covering edict, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Escambia County residents continued to grow at an alarming rate since July 24. According to an updated report issued by Alabama Department of Public Health on Tuesday, July 28, the county now has or has had 859 confirmed cases of the…
McCorvey’s virtual HOF induction Aug. 1
McCorvey News Staff Report Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame’s 52nd Annual Induction Ceremony will be held through a virtual format on Saturday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m. Former University of Alabama football wide receivers coach Woody McCorvey, who has since 2008 served as associate athletics director for football administration at Clemson University, is among the eight members of the ASHOF Class of 2020.…
Atmore man jailed for road rage
Payne By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Atmore man was arrested July 17 by Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office deputies after he allegedly pointed a pistol at the occupants of a car whose driver had apparently done something that sparked the local man’s rage. Sam Payne Jr., 28, of Atmore, was charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault and one count of possession of a controlled substance. ECSO-Fla.…
High schools to resume fall sports
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter After months of uncertainty, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) have given the green light for the 2020 high school football season. According to AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese, AHSAA plans on having a full football schedule. The association released on July 22 an approved plan for all fall sports, including football, volleyball, cross country and swimming/diving.…