Meet Andy and Tucker
Andy Tucker A couple of sweethearts are available for adoption at the local shelter. Although they’re featured together this week, they do not have to be adopted together. Andy is a 10-week-old domestic shorthair tabby. Tucker is a 9-month-old black and white domestic shorthair tabby. Both are playful, sweet kittens looking for a “purrfect” home. Both are up to date on vaccinations and available for adoption with a $60 adoption…
Substitute training
Special to Atmore News The Escambia County Board of Education will host a FREE substitute personnel virtual training session Friday, September 4, 9 a.m. If you are currently on the substitute list for the school district and become a substitute teacher, teacher assistant, secretary, cafeteria worker, bus driver or custodian, you must log in to this training before you can begin subbing for the 2020-2021 school year. No one will…
The purple martin man
Kay and Weldon Vickrey Scraping gourds By CAROLYN DRINKARD Special to Atmore News Native Americans have had a special connection to purple martins for centuries. They erected gourd houses to attract these fascinating creatures, and in exchange, the birds kept insects off their crops and drove crows and other birds away from their corn. This cooperation between man and bird lives on today in Southwest Alabama, as southerners erect gourd…
ECHS’s Blue Devils suffer second loss
ECHS’s Willie Banks (3) runs the ball during the first quarter of last Friday’s game against T.R. Miller. By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County High’s Blue Devils are still in search of their first win of 2020 after being blanked 29-0 by T.R. Miller 29-0 last Friday, August 28, the second straight shutout suffered by ECHS. Willie Banks led the Blue Devils in rushing with 27 carries for 86…
EA loses close one
Late field goal gives No. 2 Glenwood 24-22 win By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Despite a three-touchdown performance by Bubba Nettles, Escambia Academy suffered its first loss of the season last Friday, August 28, a 24-22 setback to Glenwood Academy. The Gators, last season’s AISA 2A state runners-up, started off the game quietly, and Nettles put the first points on the board, scoring on a 2-yard run. A missed extra-point…