15 and counting
Sissy and Alex Rolin celebrated 15 years as a married couple, 17 years together, on February 9. Sissy said the couple — who have a son, Lagan, and a daughter, Emily — “rode around and enjoyed each other’s time” in celebration of the occasion. She also remembered of her husband that “the very first day I saw him, I knew he was mine.” Congratulations to the couple, who live near McCullough.
Nashville songwriter-recording artist Ricky Crook of Atmore has released another single, this one coming on the heels of his previous recording. Ricky’s newest offering, “I Can Bring Her Back,” will be available this Friday, February 17, at all online music stores and streaming platforms. Downloads of “Honky Tonk Stomp,” which was released in January, are still reportedly strong.
Tee it up
The Escambia County High School football program’s 4th annual golf tournament fundraiser will take place March 4 at Atmore Country Club. The 4-man scramble, which will start at 8 a.m., requires an entry fee of $400 per team. Hole sponsorships are still available for $100 each, and corporate sponsors can enter a team and sponsor a hole for $450. Lunch will be provided for all entrants. To enter, or to obtain more information, call Coach Logan Brooks at 251-680-8646.
40 and counting
Congratulations to Jerry and Faith Gehman, who recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in the midst of Mentone snow flurries. The local businessman, volunteer firefighter and former Atmore city councilman posted on his Facebook page that the couple’s anniversary date represents “40 years of everything” and that he feels “truly blessed” to have shared Faith’s company for four decades.
Congratulations, also, to Amanda Gibbs and Greg Babiak, who recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary. The couple and their family have been fixtures of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs in Atmore for a couple of decades. Amanda said she loves Greg “to the moon and back.”
ECHS’s wrestling program, in just its second year, had three athletes qualify for the state championships this week in Huntsville. Those headed for shots at the state title in their respective weight classes are Mason Huggins, Tyanthony Dailey and Elijah Thomas. Coach Joel Gonzalez is to be commended for the progress the program has made since it was re-initiated at the school last year.
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