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Rodgers named AAD at Tulane

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Rodgers named AAD at Tulane

Atmore native Scottie Rodgers has been named the Green Wave’s new Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications at Tulane University in New Orleans. The announcement was made Thursday, August 18, by Tulane Director of Athletics Troy Dannen. Rodgers joins Tulane after spending the last eight years as the Associate Executive Director, Communications and External Relations at […]

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RSTC nurses pinned

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Community, Education  /  Comments Off on RSTC nurses pinned

Reid State Technical College held LPN Pinning and Candle Lighting ceremonies on August 6. Atmore Health Careers graduates were presented pins and awards for outstanding achievement. Class Valedictorian and Florence Nightingale Awards were presented to Sabria Redmond-Fountain. Melissa Pouncey was selected Salutatorian with the second highest GPA. LPNs pinned were Madison Amerson, Atmore; Cindy Stacey-Coleman, […]

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Local student participates in national program – Scholarship encourages Native American students into health careers

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Local student participates in national program – Scholarship encourages Native American students into health careers

Melea McGhee was one of 25 teenagers nationwide to participate in the 18th Association of American Indian Physicians’ National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI) program. Melea, a student at Escambia County High School, attended the nine-day program held in Washington, D.C. this summer. Melea is the daughter of Brandi Rutherford and Perry McGhee and is […]

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Prayers lifted at Midnight Cry

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Faith and Values  /  Comments Off on Prayers lifted at Midnight Cry

Friday night marked the Midnight Cry prayer service at Destiny Worship Center. This was a community led prayer for everyone. The doors of the Center were opened from midnight to daybreak with continual prayers being made for the city, city officials, firefighters, policemen, families, prison system, school board, sickness and diseases, and so much more. […]

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Perdido E/M School welcomes students

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Perdido E/M School welcomes students

Excitement filled the halls as students were welcomed back on their first day of school at Perdido Elementary / Middle School on Monday. They were greeted as they drove up by Principal Phillip Stewart and Assistant Principal Mark Harbison. For many of this year’s youngest students, it was a new beginning: new school, teacher, classmates […]

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School board to receive AASB President’s Award

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on School board to receive AASB President’s Award

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Escambia County Board of Education is one of 46 school boards from across the state that will soon receive the 11th annual Alabama Association of School Boards President’s Award. The award will be presented at the AASB District Meetings that will be Aug. 30-Sept. 20 in nine geographical regions. “The AASB […]

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U.S. marshals warn of jury duty phone scams

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on U.S. marshals warn of jury duty phone scams

Washington – The U.S. Marshals Service is warning the public of a nationwide telephone scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers or law enforcement officials seeking to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. The U.S. Marshals Service does not call anyone to arrange payment […]

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New VA clinic long overdue

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on New VA clinic long overdue

By Congressman Bradley Byrne I had long heard the complaints about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Mobile. Whether it was at town hall meetings, Memorial Day events, or while shopping at the grocery store, veterans always shared their concerns about the Mobile VA outpatient clinic. The Mobile VA clinic is critically important. […]

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Where you gonna go

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Where you gonna go

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Recently I published a column on the significance of losers in the American electoral tradition. As I pointed out then, and will reiterate now, the losers are the glue that holds our democracy together. For those of you who did not see the column, I wrote about how important it […]

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Inside the Statehouse

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By Steve Flowers In 1960 television was a new medium. Most Americans did not have televisions in the early 1950s. However, by 1960 the majority of the country had fallen in love with Lucy and TV. Presidential races had been run by party bosses in urban enclaves like New York and Boston. Political parties and […]

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