Obituaries, week of March 21, 2021
Thomas Leo Odom Odom Mr. Thomas Leo Odom, age 82, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Crestview, Fla. He was a native of Brewton, Ala., former resident of Lake Wales, Fla. and had resided in Atmore, Ala. for the past fifty-six years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and was a member of Grace Fellowship Community Church. He was owner-operator of Odom’s…
Hire the Easter Bunny to egg your yard!
Special to Atmore news The Chamber carefully deliberated and weighed their options in regard to going forward with Easter in the Park this year. With COVID-19 still a concern, the Chamber decided not to move forward with the event. But the Easter Bunny will still make his rounds to Atmore. Have him stop by your house (or designate an address for him to visit) the night before Easter (Saturday, April…
ECHS ends winless streak, lands second place in region
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County High’s winless drought came to an end after the Blue Devils gained 4 victories this past week, catapulting into second place with the AHSAA Class 4A, Region 1 standings. ECHS’s first 2 victories came against Williamson on March 11 during double-header action and 2 more against Vigor during a March 12 double-header. ECHS defeated the Lions 4-2 during the first meetup of the…
Cougars win one, lose one; continue to drive forward
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Caleb Davis led on the mound, helping to launch Escambia Academy past Lighthouse Christian, 8-3 on March 8. Davis pitched just over 3 innings, striking out 7 batters and allowing only 3 hits. Kayne Hooks led the Cougars at the plate against the Stingrays, going 1-for-1, driving in 3 runners, gained a double and walked once. Sam Fields supplemented Hook’s performance at bat, going 2-for-2…
Crisis on the border
Congressman Jerry Carl President Biden’s immigration policies have created a crisis on the border he can no longer afford to ignore. Despite his administration’s unwillingness to recognize the situation on the border as a serious humanitarian crisis, federal authorities have struggled to control this situation as a massive surge of migrants attempt to enter the U.S. illegally. Just last month, over 100,000 migrants attempted to cross the border, which is…