Cougars win one, drop one; look to playoffs
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Escambia Academy’s varsity baseball team is quickly making a run toward the end of the 2021 baseball season after defeating Wilcox Academy, 12-11, last Tuesday, March 30, but falling against Lowndes Academy, 3-2, last Thursday, April 1.Despite overcoming a six-run deficit and a hard-fought performance by Wilcox, the Cougars were able to hold back the Wildcat charges. Wilcox gained five runs in the failed fifth-inning comeback.…
Nichols becomes first undefeated wrestler for ECHS
Coach Gonzalez, Calvin Nichols By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Escambia County High School senior wrestler Calvin Nichols made history earlier this year when he became the first school athlete ever to gain an undefeated individual wrestling record at ECHS. The 18-year-old, 6’8”, gentle giant went 6-0 during the Blue Devils first ever wrestling season.“Calvin is quiet and gentle,” ECHS wrestling head coach Joel Gonzalez said. “He is a very humble guy,…
South Alabama’s critical contributions to national security
Congressman Jerry Carl Whether it’s Austal USA in Mobile, Fort Rucker in the Wiregrass, Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, or Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama’s contribution to our nation’s military strength and defense programs is critical to national security. The United States faces many security threats in the 21st century, including China’s aggression and Iran’s buildout of its nuclear program, but Alabama continues to be on the cutting edge…
Alabama’s hospitals and nursing homes urge mask usage, issue reminders on visitation
Special to Atmore News While Alabama’s mask mandate is set to expire Friday, April 9, the Alabama Nursing Home Association and the Alabama Hospital Association are joining the Governor and others in calling on Alabamians to continue wearing masks to help the state sustain its progress in fighting COVID-19.“We have made tremendous progress as a state, and we need to keep moving forward,” Alabama Nursing Home Association president and CEO…
Atmore man killed after medical emergency sends rig crashing into building
Although the victim has not been identified, the Florida Highway Patrol reported this evening (Tuesday, April 6) that an Atmore man was killed around 5:10 p.m. today in a single-vehicle mishap near Marianna, Fla. According to the FHP report, the 52-year-old victim was driving a tractor-trailer rig in a rock mine off Vermont Road when he apparently suffered some type of medical emergency and his truck crashed into a building.…