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Atmore area students go to court

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Escambia County High School and Escambia Academy seniors learned the importance of the courtroom Thursday when they took a trip to the Escambia County Courtroom in Brewton for Law Day.
Students were given the opportunity to hear Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Lyn Stuart.
“I’m proud to be a native of Atmore and Escambia County,” Stuart said. “This county has an outstanding bar association and has the most outstanding Law Day programs in the state. Those who serve on the jury in this case will have their first opportunity to participate in one of the two most important responsibilities we have as American citizens: jury duty and voting.”
The seniors had the opportunity to experience an actual trial in court. In fact, the jury in the case was comprised of ECHS, EA and Flomaton High School.
Escambia County Bar Association president Bill Stokes said the day is about making an impression on the students about the legal system.
Law Day has been in existence for 50 years and each year students from around the county visit the Escambia County courtroom in Brewton to learn about the legal system.
Lisa Tindell contributed to this story.