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Stabbing update
Police to charge one combatant in Tractor Supply knife fight By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Although they haven’t released the name of the individual, Atmore police announced last week that one person will be charged with felony assault in connection with the April 23 knife fight at Tractor Supply.Both combatants have undergone several surgical procedures but reportedly are on the road to recovery. The two, both blood-covered and critically wounded,…
Torrence inducted
Torrence By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer The legacy left by local coaching legend Cornell “C.T.” Torrence continues to grow.Torrence, who passed away in 2023 at the age of 91, was posthumously inducted into the Alabama High School Association’s Alabama Sports Hall of Fame during a Monday, March 18 ceremony at Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel and Spa Convention Center.Coach Torrence, whose Escambia County Training School (ECTS) and Escambia County High School (ECHS)…
Law Day
Godwin oversees 48th session for area high school seniors Terri Lovell and Charles Godwin The Jury By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher For 48 years, the Escambia County Bar Association has presented Law Day for high school seniors in the county. The program is the brainchild of attorney Charles Godwin.Schools involved include Atmore Christian School, Escambia Academy, Escambia County High School, Flomaton High School, Homeschool, T.R. Miller High School, and W.S. Neal…
Hall of Fame inductees named
By SHERRY DIGMONNews Publisher The Atmore Area Hall of Fame Committee has made its selection for the 2024 inductees. They are Velma Jackson-Wilkins, Foster Kizer, Lavan Martin, James McNeil, Howard H. Patterson Sr., Dr. Delaine Salter, and Rev. Monroe Tucker.The committee is changing the induction ceremony this year. Rather than an evening event, it will be held Sunday afternoon, May 19, at 2 p.m., at The Club. Heavy hors d’oeuvres…
Public meeting May 15 on Huxford gym, expansion
Architiect’s rendering By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer As Escambia County education officials prepare for the upcoming construction of Huxford Elementary School’s (HES) first indoor recreational facility, the public is invited to hear an update on the $8 million project, along with a rough timetable for completion.The public meeting will take place at 1 p.m. next Wednesday, May 15, in Huxford Auditorium.Representatives of the architectural firm heading up the school’s expansion…