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ECHA announces new ambulance service contracts

The Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHA) today announced it has reached agreement with Medstar to provide comprehensive ... Read more | Add your comment

Flomaton students attend Boys State

Two Flomaton High School rising seniors attended the 84th annual American Legion Alabama Boys State at the University ... Read more | Add your comment

ECSS: Staggered start slated for school year

Escambia County School System officials announced recently that schools will have staggered starts for the upcoming year. Students ... Read more | Add your comment

2 Natives Antiques & Art offers unique antiques, art

To get an appreciation of James Roberson’s art, visit 2 Natives Antiques & Art on Pensacola Avenue. Roberson, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Showers, T-storms to develop across coastal areas today, tonight

Showers and thunderstorms are forecasted to develop across coastal areas this afternoon and early evening, according to the National Weather Service. “These storms will spread ... Read more | Add your comment

by Andrew Garner.

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City council approves grass, weed cost reports

The Atmore City Counci approved cost reports for grass and weed nuisances during its March 22 meeting. Last November, the city council adopted resolution 2020-30, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Andrew Garner.

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ECSS board irons out interview plan for next week

Members of the Escambia County School Board met on Thursday to put a plan in place to interview candidates for the superintendent position. Following advice ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Friday, July 23, 2021 9:03 am

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Free college classes available for fall at CACC

Coastal Alabama Community College is dedicating $8 million in CARES Act funds to help students continue their education through the Coastal Cares Grant program. All ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:29 pm

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Treasured Cosmetics LLC celebrates ribbon cutting

Treasured Cosmetics LLC celebrated its ribbon cutting this morning. The new cosmetics shop is located at 100 N. Main St. in the Liles Building. Shown ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:06 pm

Columnists

Weekend swept by, but Starbucks beckoned

This is an opinion column. Just like that. The weekend is over. As soon as it began, the dawn of a new week appeared and ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:57 am

Columnists

Texas Democrats put on a stunt

This is an opinion column. By Rep. Jerry Carl The most basic responsibility of any elected lawmaker is to show up and vote, even when ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:56 am

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Rotary District governor visits club

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by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:53 am

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25 train cars derail near McDavid, Fla.

Twenty-five train cars derailed near Colton Lake Road in the McDavid, Fla. area, according to CSX officials. According to a release, at approximately 11:20 p.m. ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:27 am

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ECHA: 19 additional COVID cases reported since July 13

Report includes 1 additional death The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced July 20 that 1,690 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10:05 am

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ACH selling fish plates for back-to-school boost

Atmore Community Hospital is selling fish plates for $5 each. The plate includes fish, baked beans, cheese grits, hushpuppies and a little debbie cake. Plates ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 19, 2021 2:37 pm

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EA receives Blue Ribbon Award

Escambia Academy received the 2020-21 Alabama Independent School Association Blue Ribbon School award, according to a release. The AISA Blue Ribbon Award program is sponsored ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 19, 2021 12:38 pm

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Starbucks Atmore celebrates grand opening, ribbon cutting

Starbucks in Atmore is open. The popular nationwide coffee chain opened its newest addition Monday morning at Wind Creek Casino and Hotel. The Atmore chain ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, July 19, 2021 10:07 am

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ECSS boardmember encourages citizen participation during superintendent interviews

Escambia County Schools System District 5 Boardmember Loumeek White said Sunday night he is encouraging residents to participate in the interviews for the next superintendent ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Sunday, July 18, 2021 11:20 pm

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2 Natives Antiques & Art celebrates ribbon cutting

2 Natives Antiques & Art celebrated its ribbon cutting today. Shown in no particular order: Grayson Janes, Emma Hall, Jamison Janes, AJ Beachy, Zahria McCants, ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, July 16, 2021 12:10 pm

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Alabama Power offers energy efficiency tips

If you live in Alabama and are low-income, age 60 or older and/or disabled, programs are available to help pay utilities and improve the energy ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 16, 2021 9:56 am

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County’s June 2021 unemployment rate at 4.2 percent

Escambia County’s June 2021 unemployment rate is 4.2 percent, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 3.3 ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, July 16, 2021 9:31 am

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Sales Tax Holiday begins tomorrow

The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend, July 16-18, in Alabama. The sales tax holiday gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:26 pm

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United Bank board announces Jones retirement

The board of directors for United Bancorporation of Alabama Inc., the parent company of United Bank and UB Community Development, announced recently the retirement of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:46 am

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Halteman named ACS administrator

The Atmore Christian School board announced Tuesday that Justin Halteman has been named the school’s administrator. Halteman succeeds Tim Battles. Halteman is a graduate of ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:17 am

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ADOC looking for escaped Fountain inmate

The Alabama Department of Corrections is looking for an escaped inmate from Fountain Correctional Facility. According to officials, Jesse L. Tidwell Jr., escaped from Fountain ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 3:22 pm

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ECMS students win ABC essay, poster contests

Four Escambia County Middle School students were selected as winners in the 2021 Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board essay, video and poster contest, according to ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:55 am

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ALEA investigates 10 fatalities over ‘4th’ weekend

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) announced July 7 it had investigated a total of 10 fatalities during the Fourth of July holiday period, which ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:51 am

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County approves alcohol sales

The Escambia County Commission took steps on Monday to approve the sale of alcohol on Sunday in the unincorporated areas of the county. Sales, which ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:32 am

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InkMade Custom T-Shirts business opens in Atmore

Reco Creighton is passionate about the T-shirt business. His passion is on display at his new storefront business, InkMade Custom T-Shirts and More, located at ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:30 am

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City adopts Alto tax abatement

The Atmore City Council adopted a resolution to increase a previous tax abatement agreement with a local company during its meeting on July 12. The ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:28 am

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BOE narrows ‘super’ search to 6

The Escambia County School Board met in a special session Tuesday morning to discuss filling some top positions in schools within the system. During the ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:27 am