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ECHS wins 3; battles for playoff slot
By JOSH FRYENews Sportswriter Escambia County High School’s varsity baseball team still has a hold on the second place slot within the AHSAA Class 4A, Region 1 standings after winning three games last week and dropping only one. The ECHS Blue Devils started off the week, defeating Monroe County, 6-5, last Tuesday, April 6 and dropped game 2 of the double-header, 5-2.Hasten Dean, Jamrion Robinson, Anthony McCants, James Gibson, Michael…
The fight to protect the 2nd Amendment
Congressman Jerry Carl Last month, House Democrats rammed through two pieces of sweeping gun control legislation: H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 – and H.R. 1446 – Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021. I voted against these unconstitutional attempts to strip away the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. These pieces of legislation would effectively give the federal government unprecedented control over firearm transfers by making the…
Turkey hunter dies from apparent heat stroke
By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer Authorities believe a medical condition was responsible for the April 10 death of a 37-year-old Flomaton man who died while turkey hunting in a wooded area of the Wallace community.Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reports show that deputies and other emergency responders were dispatched to a spot off Rawls Road in response to a 911 call.Deputies were advised upon arrival that two turkey hunters were walking…
Nabbed at Fountain CF with pound of pot, more
Gray By DON FLETCHERNews Staff Writer A Mobile man probably should have read the visitors’ policy for G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility before an April 6 visit to an inmate housed there.Had he done so, the man — 31-year-old Joseph Gray — might not have come onto prison grounds with a pound of marijuana, three kinds of unprescribed pills and potions, more than a dozen cell phones and several cell phone…
Griffin to retire, Booth named CEO
Griffin Booth Special to Atmore News The Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHCA) Wednesday, April 7, the planned retirement of CEO Chris Griffin on June 30, 2021. Griffin joined the ECHCA in 2003 as the chief financial officer for D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and subsequently served as the hospital’s chief operating officer prior to being named as McMillan’s hospital administrator in July of 2008. Griffin served as McMillan’s hospital administrator…