Shop with a Cop
Members of the Atmore Police Department were joined by Atmore City Council members, and staff of Rachel Patterson Elementary School and Escambia County Middle School to make Christmas brighter for area families, with $100 for 100 families. They took kids (and families) shopping at the Atmore Walmart Thursday, December 17. Shown, Police Captain John Stallworth shops with Seth Respress. Seth’s parents, Lindsey Respress and Colton Respress, are shown at right.
Frosty and friends
Frosty the Snowman leads a line of marching children around the floor during the 14th annual Change of Mind Ministry Christmas party, held December 19 at Grace Fellowship Church. The snowman and Santa were joined by Mickey and Minnie Mouse for the event, which drew more than 100 people, about half of them children. Attendees enjoyed pizza and various holiday goodies; each got at least one gift that was donated…
Food drive
Classes at Rachel Patterson Elementary School held a food drive recently. Not only did the drive benefit the community but the class which collected the most food was treated to a pizza party. That honor went to Jessica Lockett’s kindergarten class which collected 100 cans of food. Shown with the students are, from left, Assistant Principal Keiana White, Loumeek White, Pastor Darryl North (Empowerment Tabernacle), Jessica Lockett, Deacon Jimmie Marshall,…
Collecting toys
Empowerment Tabernacle in Atmore took the lead again this year in the local Toys for Tots campaign. Students at Rachel Patterson Elementary School helped by donating toys for the drive. Pastor Darryl North and Deacon Jimmie Marshall picked up the boxes Thursday, December 17. Shown with the students are, from left, Principal Toya McMillian, Loumeek White, Pastor North, Deacon Marshall, and Assistant Principal Keiana White.
McGhee, Sims lead Cougars to first season win
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Daughtry McGhee and Landon Sims helped lead Escambia Academy’s Cougars to their first win of the season last Friday, December 18, a 61-36 rout of Edgewood Academy. “It was good to get our first victory,” EA head coach Willie White said. “The boys played really hard, but we still have areas that we need to work on. This is a process, and we are in…