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Band members receive scholarships
Escambia County High School band director Hayley Canterbury is always proud of her students, but she’s also proud for them when they receive college scholarships in music. Shown are four band members who were recently offered scholarships, from left, Jaelon Wilson, Alabama A&M; Tristan Ford, Huntingdon; Shakur Simmons, Alabama A&M; Jahier Bowens, Coastal Alabama Community College.
Atmore’s Coastal Growers named in governor’s report
Statewide, $4.8 billion in new investment in 2020 MONTGOMERY – Despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, economic development activity across Alabama in 2020 generated close to $5 billion in new capital investment and almost 10,000 job commitments, Governor Kay Ivey announced last week.With significant growth projects recorded in key strategic industrial sectors, Governor Ivey said the activity will strengthen the foundations of Alabama’s economy and help accelerate the…
Food scores released
The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for March. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high.FSE = Food Service EstablishmentBurger King #12520, Atmore, 85, FSETaco Bell #30463, Atmore, 91, FSEMcDonald’s #33548, 5995 Hwy. 21, Atmore, 91, FSEDiamond Gasoline #22, 1421 South Main Street, Atmore, 92, limited foodR&F Foods of Alabama, Inc., 600 E. Church Street, Atmore, 94, retail…
Lions hosting spaghetti dinner
Raising funds for St. Jude The Atmore Lions Club will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Monday, April 12, at David’s Catfish House in Atmore, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, supporting a Lions International project of childhood cancer.The menu will be spaghetti and garlic bread. Cost is $10 per plate, and tips and donations are appreciated. The ticket price includes a raffle entry…