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NHS weightlifting girls team finishes 3rd at district

Northview’s girls weightlifting team finished third in the district meet on Jan. 22 in Jay, Fla. NHS coach ... Read more | Add your comment

Chamber chili cookoff is Feb. 20

The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2021 Chili Cookoff on Sat., Feb. 20, at Heritage ... Read more | Add your comment

County spelling bee held

Escambia County, Ala. students participated in the annual Countywide Spelling Bee on Jan. 20. The students were divided ... Read more | Add your comment

APD non-emergency line is down

The Atmore Police Department’s non-emergency phone line is not working, according to officials. Chief Chuck Brooks said those ... Read more | Add your comment

Sports

Chiefs win 5 Redzone games Sunday

NWE’s freshmen and junior Chiefs won five games during the Redzone Games Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. The freshmen team finished 3-1, while ... Read more | Add your comment

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Toyz for Kidz ride is Saturday

The 19th annual Toyz for Kidz Ride will be held this Sat., Dec. 14. Registration is from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at David’s Catfish ... Read more | Add your comment

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City selects engineering firm for ATRIP II program

The Atmore City Council adopted resolution 2021-05, selecting Civil Southeast LLC to provide all permitting and engineering design for intersection improvements on Highway 21 and ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, January 25, 2021 4:59 pm

Escambia County High School

Williamson tops Escambia County 54-50

Williamson’s Justin Brown scored 14 of his team’s 32 second half points to help lead the No. 1 Lions to a 54-50 area victory over ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, January 22, 2021 9:38 pm

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WEU reports overflow

West Escambia Utilities announced today that a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (S.S.O.) is at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Ridgeley Street. WEU officials encouraged the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 3:32 pm

Sports

Alabama 2020 oyster harvest doubles 2019 totals

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Harvest numbers for the 2020 Alabama oyster season, which ended on December 23, indicate the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:15 pm

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WEU breaks ground on new building site

Construction of West Escambia Utilities’ new office building is set to begin Jan. 25 after officials celebrated a ground-breaking on Wednesday. According to Atmore Advance ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:16 pm

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Mask order extended until March 5

Gov. Kay Ivey today announced the extension of the current statewide mask order until Fri., March 5, 2021, at 5 p.m. Individuals will be required ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:16 am

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ECHA: 1,419 cases reported out of hospitals

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced Tuesday that 1,419 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. The latest is an increase ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:52 am

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ADOC looking for escaped inmate

UPDATE: Jones has been recaptured, according to the ADOC The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for an inmate who escaped from the Mobile work ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:38 am

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King celebrated

Emmanuel Faith Center Bishop Wayne Johnson said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. set the bar pretty high during the 2021 annual holiday celebration of King ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, January 18, 2021 1:37 pm

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U.S. Marshals apprehend wanted Atmore man in Texas

Atmore police officials said today the suspect wanted in connection with the alleged shooting of another on Nov. 27, 2020, was arrested by U.S. Marshals ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, January 18, 2021 1:29 pm

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2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

The Concerned Citizens of Atmore held its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade today. Many participated in the annual event, which celebrates the ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, January 18, 2021 11:18 am

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Milder temperatures slated for later this week

As the week progresses, temperatures will steadily get milder for the highs, according to the National Weather Service. The high today is 58 degrees with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:57 pm

Sports

Pinson Valley’s McKinstry named Mr. Football

Ga’Quincy McKinstry, a two-way star at Pinson Valley High in suburban Birmingham, has been named the state’s Mr. Football. McKinstry was a receiver and defensive ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:23 pm

Escambia Academy

After slow start, EA bounces back in 4th to edge Sparta 46-40

Escambia Academy trailed through the first three periods tonight, but the Cougars bounced back in the fourth to edge Spart Academy 46-40 in region action. ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, January 15, 2021 8:32 pm

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UBCD partner allocating $10M in NMTC for Coastal Growers

A United Bank community development partner announced today it placed $10 million of their New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation into Coastal Growers LLC, the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:12 pm

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Alabama ABC updates allocated spirits purchase process

In February, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is updating its allocated products policy intended to give more customers throughout the state the ability to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:34 pm

Atmore Christian School

Battles joins 1,000-point club

ACS junior hits free throw, makes milestone Free throws in basketball need to be placed at the right spot on the basket. Atmore Christian’s Caeden ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:25 pm

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COVID-19: Vaccine FAQs

The COVID-19 vaccinations have begun and many are wondering when they’ll be able to get their shots. The Alabama Department of Public Health recently released ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:48 pm

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COVID-19: ECHA releases Friday report

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced today that that 1,382 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. The latest is an ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:33 pm

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RPES names Star Students for December 2020

Rachel Patterson Elementary School recognized its December 2020 Star Students on Jan. 15, 2021. Shown in the front row from L to R: Zariyah Oakley, ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, January 15, 2021 9:39 am

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BCA members praise PCI chairwoman appointment

The Poarch Creek Indians announced today that Chairwoman and CEO Stephanie A. Bryan was selected to serve on the board of directors for the Business ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 3:43 pm

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Officer involved in shooting

Suspect arrested on multiple charges By Kendra Majors and Andrew Garner A 25-year-old man is facing multiple charges in multiple counties after he allegedly held ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:10 pm

Sports

Black Belt Adventures urges hunters to donate venison

By DAVID RAINER Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Hunters Helping the Hungry has provided more than a half-million pounds of ground venison to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:40 am

Columnists

Special sections highlight year’s start

The beginning of the year is always busy. Frequently, when we’re out and about, we’re asked how things are going? We often reply with, in ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:16 am

Columnists

Optimistic looking forward

By Rep. Jerry Carl Last week the House of Representatives met for the opening session of the 117th Congress. Our first orders of business were ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:16 am