RP Star Students
The Rachel Patterson Elementary School Star Students for November are, from left, first row, Ashanti Boyd, Addilyn Armentor, Brianna Leatherwood, TyMetrius Dortch, Deangelo Hardy, Melanie Owens, Brooklyn Weaver, Jayden Madison, Alayna Bell, Grace Cross, Kannon Atkins; second row, Aubryanna Underwood, Jamey Mosley, Madyson Ivery, Skyler Wallace, Andre Davis, Adonis Polk, Leah Mosley, Zayne Hayden, Paris Davis, Melvin Gibbs, Lyric Allen.
Local man granted parole; another denied
Brown Lambeth By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Escambia County man, convicted in 2018 in Escambia County Circuit Court, was granted parole recently during hearings by the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. Charles D. Brown, 32, was paroled after having served three years of a 15-year sentence for a third-degree burglary conviction he received in June 2018. A Perdido man who was convicted in Escambia County Circuit Court…
COVID-19 on the rise
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The COVID-19 pandemic re-established itself as a forced to be reckoned with in Escambia County, as 161 new cases were confirmed over the past week, with another death resulting from the novel coronavirus. According to the report issued Tuesday, December 8, by Escambia County Healthcare Authority officials (no report was issued Friday, December 4), the county’s confirmed case count is now 2,184, with 32…
‘Heroes Highway’ signs unveiled
Ceremony honors Manning, Seay Shown from left with the facsimile signs are Gwen Harrell, Ed Parsons, William Wellman, William Steve Seay, Sarah Lee, Linda Darwish, Alan Bowser, Billy Gates, Myrtice Dixon, Dearl Dixon and Bobby Lanier. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer One of Escambia County’s best-kept secrets was brought into the limelight last Saturday, December 5, when signs honoring the county’s two Congressional Medal of Honor recipients were unveiled.…
Christmas parade rolls Saturday
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher With most cities in the area cancelling their Christmas parades, the Atmore Chamber of Commerce is going ahead with the annual parade here. “The decision to have our Annual Twilight Christmas Parade was not taken lightly,” Chamber President Emilee Waters said. “The Chamber team reached out to multiple cities and chambers that went forward with their parades this past weekend. After positive feedback and great…