ACS’s Caeden Battles exceeds 1,000-point plateau
Battles By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Atmore Christian School’s Caeden Battles cleared the 1,000-career point mark earlier this month, hitting the plateau on January 7, during a contest against Central Christian, a game the Rams lost, 71-60. Battles managed 26 points during the setback, reaching the 1,000-point mark on a second-half free throw. “Having 1,000 career points is a very cool feeling,” the school’s second-highest scorer said. “I am still…
Semper fi
Daniel Kennedy Mascaro, son of John and Kerra Mascaro of Atmore, was commissioned January 21 as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Marine Corps. Daniel began formal training to commission in 2019. He attended Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. last summer and graduated in December from University of West Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Global Economics. He is scheduled to begin basic school, where he is expected…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the board meeting Thursday, January 21. Leave of absence 1. Tiffany Land, teacher aide, Huxford Elementary School, leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, effective December 17, 2020 through January 18, 2021 Resignation 1. Katie Clay, custodian, W.S. Neal High School, effective January 11, 2021 Employment 1. Barbara Allen,…
Parole denied for habitual thief
Kendall By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer An Escambia County man, currently serving his fifth prison term since 1998, was denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles. Shane Kendall, 50, has been in and out of the state prison system for the past 22 years, all the convictions coming on theft or theft-related charges. Kendall is currently housed at Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore…
Council OKs peanut mill land transactions
Atmore-based TripTek Construction continues site preparation for the peanut mill. By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members voted unanimously during their January 11 meeting to authorize Mayor Jim Staff to handle two multi-tiered land transactions that were part of the agreement that swayed Coastal Growers LLC to locate a new, state-of-the-art peanut shelling plant here. The council’s approval of two separate resolutions resulted, first, in the donation…