Gamma Omega honors Dean Graham
Members working on Dean’s throw, from left, Evelyn Bilbo, Leslie Sellers, Pat Bonner Special to Atmore News The ladies of Gamma Omega Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held a drop-in meeting on Thursday, December 10, at the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church. President Leslie Sellers made the decision that our Christmas supper scheduled for that night was not a safe event due to the COVID virus.…
Cougars comeback falls short against Springwood
EA’s T.J. Riley (2) attempts a shot during last Friday’s game against Springwood. By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Despite a 15-point performance from T.J. Riley and a 13-point game from Daughtry McGhee, Escambia Academy’s Cougars are still seeking their first win of the season. EA launched a furious second-half comeback attempt but fell short (60-57) against Springwood Academy on December 10, falling to 0-3. Springwood took an early lead and…
Rejuvenated Blue Devils win 3, earn county tournament title
ECHS’s Sheldon Williams (4) pushes up the court in Friday’s game against T.R. Miller. By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter After a slow start, Escambia County High’s basketball team is red-hot. The Blue Devils improved to 5-6 after sweeping past three opponents to nail down the 2020 Escambia County Basketball Tournament championship. The first victory came on December 10, a 76-46 rout of T.R. Miller during which five ECHS players hit…
The Electoral College
Bradley Bryne U.S. Congressman When the members of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 debated how to pick the executive, several options were considered. Some wanted the people to directly elect the president, while others distrusted the people to know enough about the candidates to make that important decision on their own. After all, the election would be held across the entire nation, and with the problems of communication in 18th…
Alabama shortens home quarantine for some COVID-19
Special to Atmore News The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announces that the length of home quarantine for people with expected close contacts to COVID-19 cases can end after the tenth day for some individuals without testing, provided they have experienced no symptoms during the daily required monitoring period and they follow the additional requirements. The change was effective December 11. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…