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Perdido man killed in accident

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

A Perdido man was killed in an early morning accident in Santa Rosa County, Fla., early Friday morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Robert Allen Spears, 23, died in a one-vehicle accident at 4:27 a.m., September 26. Spears was traveling north on State Road 87 just nor of SR4 when his 2008 Mustang left [...]

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Parish Grill hosts grand opening

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Members of the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, city officials and business leaders joined the staff of Parish Grill for the ribbon cutting and grand opening Friday. Shown are, from left, Chamber director Sheryl Vickery, Megan Fournier, Anna Catherine Sasser, Stella Jones, Mayor Jim Staff, Chamber president Anne Hetzel, Conner Davis, David Keefer, Chef Patricia [...]

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ACH honors hero

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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Atmore Community Hospital (ACH) honored one of its patients Tuesday, September 23, for an act of heroism shown almost 39 years earlier. Earl King is currently a patient at ACH. Back in February of 1976 he was a corrections officer with Holman Prison. He and fellow officer Ed Sellers had been assigned to bring two [...]

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‘Let’s Murder Marsha’ opens Thursday

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

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What happens when a woman with an overactive imagination who loves murder mysteries finds out her husband is planning something in secret with a stranger? The only natural result must be murder. Opening this week at the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts, “Let’s Murder Marsha,” Monk Ferris’ comedic masterpiece, stars Sharon Poulsen as Marsha, [...]

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Tullis to lead NICOA

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Former Poarch Creek Tribal Chairman Eddie Tullis has been re-elected as chairman of the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) at its biannual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona September 3 through 7. Over 1,100 seniors from tribes across the United States attended the conference, including 154 from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. “We traveled in [...]

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Castleberry wins Ed Jones award

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

Keith Castleberry of Edward Jones recently won the firm’s coveted Zeke McIntyre Pioneer Award, which recognizes new financial advisors who achieve high levels of success early in their careers with the financial services firm. Castleberry was one of only 405 of the firm’s more than 13,000 financial advisors to receive the award. Jim Weddle, the [...]

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BOE approves personnel changes

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at the regular meeting Thursday, September 11. Leave of Absence 1. Darla (Totsie) Mims, teacher, A.C. Moore Elementary School, medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, effective August 28, 2014 2. Lori Rider, teacher, Pollard-McCall Junior High School, maternity leave under the Family [...]

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EA player injured in accident

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

                An Escambia Academy football player was injured in an accident Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. as the team left to go to town for a meal prior to their home game. His injuries were non-life threatening but the student was transported to Atmore Community Hospital. Two other [...]

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White recognized for public service

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

Escambia County Commissioner Larry White was recently honored by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama for his 16 years of service to county government and the state of Alabama. He was presented the Tenure in Office Award by ACCA President Merceria Ludgood. “Commissioner White deserves the thanks of all Alabamians for his dedication to [...]

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Wiggins completes training

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

Escambia County Commissioner Raymond Wiggins recently completed the most rigorous education program available to county officials in Alabama, which includes 120 hours of training from the Alabama Local Government Training Institute. The program emphasizes budgeting, personnel matters, planning and road and bridge responsibilities. It began in 1994 as a mandatory program for first-time county commissioners [...]

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