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PCI founding member of Sweet Grown Alabama
Tami Culver, Stephanie A. Bryan, Ellie Watson Special to Atmore News MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Sweet Grown Alabama, the state’s agricultural branding program, welcomes the Poarch Band of Creek Indians as a founding member of the non-profit organization. “I am excited to announce our support of Sweet Grown Alabama,” said Stephanie A. Bryan, Tribal Chair and CEO. “We are always looking for ways to support Alabama’s economy and this important initiative will…
Toys for Tots donates to ECMS
Atmore Area Toys for Tots has been an Escambia County Middle School partner many years. This year, the program has donated more than 200 books to the school for grades four through eight. Shown at the presentation are, from left, Takecia Barlow, ECMS principal; Bishop Catadro North, Escambia County Toys for Tots Program coordinator; and Deacon Jimmy Marshall.
RP Pre-K, Head Start students on a ‘field trip’
Chaver and Williams class Lenise and Tylee “on the farm” Dean and Dixon class News Staff Report Rachel Patterson Pre-K and Head Start went to the farm last week – sort of. Classes took a virtual “Field Trip to the Farm.” Due to COVID-19, physical field trips are not allowed, so the teachers came up with the idea of a field trip in the classroom to coincide with the November…
Medal of Honor dedication ceremony Saturday, Dec. 5
Special to Atmore News Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7016 in Atmore hopes to have a large crowd on hand for the Saturday, December 5, dedication and unveiling of “The MOH Recipients” road signs in honor of William Seay and Sidney Manning, Escambia County’s two Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The signs will be placed on portions of U.S. 31, from Atmore to Flomaton and Flomaton to Brewton. The ceremony…
Virtual learning funds
Escambia County Middle School Principal Takecia Barlow, center, accepts checks from Johnson Ford’s Ben Odom, at left, and Atmore Mayor Jim Staff on Friday, November 21. The Staff family contributed $600; the city’s two new-car dealers, Johnson Ford and Jason Pilger Chevrolet, donated $400 each. The money will be used to help pay for virtual reality goggles that will be used in classroom lessons.