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ECMS teacher arrested after pot found in classroom
An Escambia County Middle School teacher was arrested Friday morning (Feb. 24) after she was found to be in possession of an undisclosed quantity of marijuana inside her classroom. According to a press release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were sent to ECMS after the principal reported that there was a strong odor of what she believed to be marijuana coming from a specific area inside the school.…
Atmore ranked among safest cities
Mayor Jim Staff recently received notification that Atmore has been designated as one of the safest cities in Alabama. The designation came from the National Council for Home Safety and Security, an organization made up of companies and individuals in the home safety and security industries. According to Robyn Avery, Media Relations Manager, “Our goal is to further education and public knowledge about Home Security, Home Safety, Child Safety, and…
Coordinators attend national conference
Peer Helper Coordinators from Escambia County attended the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation National Conference for Peer Helpers in February. The Escambia County Children’s Policy Council sponsors Peer Helper programs at each of the area high schools. The goal of these programs is to promote substance abuse awareness and prevention. Shown are, from left, Jennifer Blunt, Director of the Drug Free Communities grant under the Escambia County Children’s Policy Council Coalition; Leketha Bradley,…
GWFCU donates to ECHS choir
Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union Branch Manager Emily Dykes and Regional Vice President Lee Ann Allen presented a check to the Escambia County High School Choir to be used for their upcoming trip to Carnegie Hall. Joining Choir Director Conrad Weber were several choir members. Shown at the presentation Tuesday, February 21, are, from left, Nyteriyah Williams, Anina Wiggins, Conrad Weber, Emily Dykes, Lee Ann Allen, Adonis Williams, Eric McCaskill.…
Wrecks claim former Atmore resident, Mobile men
Orrie Hubert Bradford, 83, a Monroe County resident who formerly lived in Atmore, died Sunday (February 19) while riding his 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle near Stockton, in Baldwin County. Preliminary Alabama State Trooper reports indicate that Bradford crashed into a guardrail, but a family member said survivors have learned that he actually experienced a “medical emergency” while riding “at low speed” and barely skimmed the guardrail. The family member said…