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PCI gearing up for 2019 youth football season
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Poarch Creek Indians Recreation Department is getting its youth football program geared up for action, as practices are set to begin today (Wednesday, July 31). The PCI football program, the Warriors, is compiled of four different age groups that include freshman (5- to 6-year-olds), sophomores (7- to 8-year-olds), juniors (9- to 10-year-olds) and seniors (11- to 12-year-olds). According to PCI Sports Coordinator Jake McGhee, the…
Bryan, Hollinger in PCI run-off Saturday
News Staff Report In the Poarch Creek Indian Tribal Council election held in June, two incumbents won their seats outright, but incumbent Sandy Hollinger is in a run-off election for her seat as treasurer. In the general election Hollinger received 507 votes to challenger Amy Bryan’s 575 votes. The third candidate, Eddie Leon Tullis, had 317 votes. The run-off election will be held Saturday, August 3.
PCI, ECHCA swap land
3 council members upset when left out of loop By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A trio of city council members, each of whom opposed the proposed donation of 10 acres of city land at Rivercane for a new hospital, are up in arms after learning of the land swap negotiated last week by Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Escambia County Healthcare Authority. Under the swap, Poarch traded 10…
PCI shines in NAYO tourney; 3 first-place finishes
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter The Poarch Creek Indians Recreation Department was all smiles as the week began and players who competed during last week’s 2019 Native American Youth Organization (NAYO) Baseball and Softball Tournament in Cherokee, N.C., made their way back home. As they filtered back in to the Poarch community, they were not empty handed. Out of 11 different teams Poarch fielded during the tournament, six returned home…
PCI announces summer food program
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all SFSP activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Breakfast and lunch will be served May 28…