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Perdido River Farms honored

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Perdido River Farms (PRF) of Atmore was recognized as the 2014 State Environmental Stewardship Award winner by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) at the fall board meeting held in Auburn. Owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, PRF is home to 1,200 beef cattle in western Escambia County. “This award recognizes the tremendous job [...]

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ECMS has new AP

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Escambia County Middle School (ECMS) has a new assistant principal, Angela Parham, and she is on the job preparing to meet her new students and getting to know her new community. “I was looking for a change and this seemed to be a great fit,” Parham said. “I love this part of the state of [...]

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Knott reports on scholarships

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Students at W.S. Neal High School took the top spot in scholarship money of the three public high schools in the county last year. Escambia County Superintendent of Education John Knott reported on the schools’ final tally for the 2013-14 school year at the Board of Education meeting Thursday, August 14. Neal students had $1.172 [...]

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BOE approves personnel recommendations

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The following personnel recommendations by Escambia County Superintendent of Education John Knott were approved by the Board of Education Thursday, August 14. Resignation 1. Kathy Stophel, bus driver, Atmore bus shop, effective August 1, 2014 2. Gloria Jerkins, teacher, W.S. Neal High School, effective August 7, 2014 3. Holly Fore, elementary teacher, Rachel Patterson Elementary [...]

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Cutting the ribbon on Taco Bell

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Chamber of Commerce staff and board members, civic leaders, and Taco Bell managers and team members gathered for the business’s ribbon cutting Tuesday, August 12. at noon. Shown are, from left, front, Marshall Rogers, Cornell Torrence (seated), Sheryl Vickery (back), Lindsey Tate, Webb Nall, Chris Walker, Sydney Baggett, assistant manager Kristy Brown, Jennifer Chism, general [...]

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Cutting the ribbon at Walmart

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Folks were lined up and waiting Wednesday, August 6, to shop at Atmore’s new Walmart. But first, the ribbon cutting officially opened the store for business. Doing the honors were store manager Joe Ferguson, at left center, and Mayor Jim Staff, at right center. City leaders, Chamber members and Walmart associates were also on hand. [...]

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NBYA aiding Atmore Y

By   /  August 13, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

By PAUL CHASON Special to Atmore News The YMCA and NBYA (North Baldwin Youth Association) are partnering in the fall soccer program in Atmore. Soccer registration: Applications are now being accepted. You may pick up an application at the YMCA or visit the North Baldwin Youth Soccer Association web site to download an application form. [...]

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EEE diagnosed in Escambia County

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Alabama Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan has issued an advisory for all horse owners in the area, recommending that they get their horses vaccinated for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile as soon as possible due to a case being diagnosed in a horse in the Escambia County. The advisory reads in part, “‘This [...]

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Food scores released for July

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

The following Escambia County food / lodging establishment ratings were released by the Alabama Department of Public Health for the month of July. Ratings are ranked by score, low to high. FSE = Food Service Establishment Diamond #23, Hwy. 21 N., Atmore, 87, FSE Churchs Chicken (F) #1604, Flomaton, 88, FSE Diamond Gasoline Station #7, [...]

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The Coffee House named Business of the Month

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The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce named The Coffee House on W. Ridgeley Street in Atmore the August Business of the Month. Shown at the presentation Monday, August 4, are, from left, seated, Hadassah Mascaro and Abigayil Mascaro; standing, front, Candace Wooten, Sherrie Hursh, Stacy Culleton, Chamber president Anne Hetzel, Coffee House owner Kerra Mascaro, [...]

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