Voting, football and a magazine

Published 3:22 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2008

By By Adam Prestridge
Where will you be next Tuesday when the polls open in Atmore?
Hopefully your answer is not out of town or avoiding the polls at all cost. If so, rethink your decision.
Voting is a right that everyone, 18 years of age and older, has in order to let their voice be heard.
If you don’t like things about your local government, voting is a way to let your voice be heard. If you are pleased with the results from the current administration, voting prevents it from being split up.
So get out of bed early on Aug. 26 and head to your local polling place.
The polling places are as follows:
District 1 - Atmore Public Library
District 2 - Atmore City Hall
District 3 - Senior Citizens Building
District 4 - Escambia County High School
District 5 - Atmore Community Center
If you do not know which polling place you are to vote at, check your Voter’s Registration I.D. Card or call the Escambia County Board of Registrars office at 251-867-0243 to find out where to vote.
I know where I’ll be next Tuesday, the Atmore Public Library, casting my vote. Will you be?
Remember, your vote may make the difference.
On a lighter note, football is finally in the air.
Escambia County High School will take on W.S. Neal in a two-quarter jamboree Thursday night in East Brewton. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Friday night, the Cougars of Escambia Academy will open their regular 11-game season, yes, I said 11 games, with a home opener against Sparta of Evergreen. EA will be seeking another win against the Warriors in hopes of getting started on the right foot.
Good luck to both teams.
The Advance’s annual football magazine will publish on Aug. 27.
It will feature preview stories for Escambia County High School, Escambia Academy and Northview High School’s football teams as well as Flomaton, T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal. The magazine also includes stories on each school’s cheerleading squads and bands and includes photos of each player and group.
Don’t forget to pick up a copy.
Adam Prestridge is publisher of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123.

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