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ACH resuming semi-normal visiting hours

Atmore Community Hospital is resuming semi-normal operations for the public to include inpatient visitation and the cafeteria on ... Read more | Add your comment

Celebrating Black History

ECMS holds annual program Feb. 23 “I want you to learn to capture your thoughs. When you capture ... Read more | Add your comment

ECMS robotics team advances to FIRST LEGO state level

Escambia County Middle School’s robotics team will compete in the FIRST LEGO League’s state round on April 10 ... Read more | Add your comment

Atmore man arrested for attempted murder

APD actively searching for another An Atmore man was arrested on an attempted murder charge Feb. 22, and ... Read more | Add your comment

Sports

Chiefs win 5 Redzone games Sunday

NWE’s freshmen and junior Chiefs won five games during the Redzone Games Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. The freshmen team finished 3-1, while ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Atmore

Toyz for Kidz ride is Saturday

The 19th annual Toyz for Kidz Ride will be held this Sat., Dec. 14. Registration is from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at David’s Catfish ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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ADPH conducting online survey on COVID spread

The Alabama Department of Public Health is asking those who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to fill out an online ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:45 pm

Atmore

COVID: Cases average improving in positive way

Escambia County is averaging five confirmed cases of COVID-19 per day, according to Bamatracker’s website. This data is compiled from the Alabama Department of Public ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:59 am

Atmore

Chamber banquet slated for March 12

Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce officials announced recently that their annual banquet and meeting will be held Fri., March 12, at Rivercane Park. Tickets for ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:56 am

Columnists

Alabama schools serve as model for in-person learning

By Rep. Jerry Carl Late last year, Gov. Kay Ivey urged school districts in Alabama to reopen schools and allow students the option to return ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:53 am

Atmore

ADECA to hold online auction this week

Laptops, office furniture, vehicles, generators and even portable paint booths are among the 365 lots of items up for bid in the next state surplus ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, February 22, 2021 11:53 am

Atmore

Atmore ACH Complete Care celebrates ribbon cutting

Atmore ACH Complete Care celebrated a ribbon cutting and open house on Feb. 18. ACH Complete Care has been open for about a month, and ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, February 19, 2021 1:32 pm

Escambia County High School

On to Tuscaloosa

Escambia County’s boys basketball team is riding to its Class 4A southwest regional today by charter bus due to contributions from Atmore community members and ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, February 19, 2021 11:09 am

Atmore

COVID-19: ECHA reports 1,563 cases from hospitals

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced today that 1,563 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. This is an increase of ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, February 19, 2021 10:40 am

Atmore

Atmore native named Top 40 under 40 professional

Atmore native Brittany Rudolph-Montgomery is on the move. Rudolph-Montgomery was recently named Top 40 under 40 professionals in Lake and Sumter Counties, Fla. She was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 19, 2021 10:07 am

Escambia Academy

Cougars fall in 2A title game 62-55 to Macon-East

MONTGOMERY — Escambia Academy went from there to the state championship this season. The Cougars battled with Macon-East in a back-and-forth contest tonight and came ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:26 pm

Atmore

Rainy weather slated for tonight

It’s going to be rainy and cold tonight in the Atmore area, according to the National Weather Service. The low is slated to be 45 ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:37 pm

Atmore

Medical training center opens newest location in Atmore

Victory Professional Development Center opened its newest location in Atmore Feb. 12 in the downtown shopping center on Church Street. VPDC is a drug and ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:03 am

Atmore

Local boutique moving to downtown location

Hawt Mess Boutique is moving downtown. Owner Sara Cunningham Smith said Monday now’s the right time to move. Smith began her business selling items out ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:01 am

Atmore

Chili cookoff postponed to Feb. 27

Because of the forthcoming cold weather forecast, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce announced Feb. 16 that the 2021 Chili Cookoff will be held next ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:13 pm

Atmore

Ohio woman arrested for theft

An Ohio woman was arrested Feb. 15 on theft and eluding charges, according to the Atmore Police Department. Chief Chuck Brooks said in a release ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 3:25 pm

Atmore

CIEDA announces opening of Flamingo Crossings in Orlando

Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA), the Poarch Creek Indians‘ economic development arm, announced Feb. 16 the opening of Flamingo Crossings in Orlando, Fla. Through ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:25 am

Atmore

ECSS officials close schools tomorrow due to weather

Escambia County School System, Ala. officials announced tonight that schools and offices will be closed Tues., Feb. 16, 2021, due to inclement winter weather. All ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, February 15, 2021 6:14 pm

Escambia County High School

James, Crenshaw sign letters of intent

Escambia County’s Jacobey James and Dezmun Crenshaw signed their letters of intent to play football at Faulkner University on Feb. 15. The seniors signed their ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, February 15, 2021 5:28 pm

Atmore

ECSS schools will be in session tomorrow

Escambia County Schools (Ala.) officials said today that schools will be in session tomorrow. According to the ECSS Facebook page, school officials have been monitoring ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, February 15, 2021 4:13 pm

Atmore

Hard freeze warning issued for Atmore

A hard freeze warning will be in effect for Atmore, Brewton and Flomaton in Escambia County, and Walnut Hill and Century, Fla. from 8 p.m. ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Monday, February 15, 2021 4:07 pm

Atmore

Monday, Tuesday slated to be cold in Atmore

The lows Monday and Tuesday nights are slated to be in the low to high 20s in the Atmore area, according to the National Weather ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:18 pm

Escambia County High School

Moorer, Williams help lift ECHS to area title

Escambia County’s Tyson Moorer hit the game-tying shot and Sheldon Williams made the go-ahead field goal and the Blue Devils held on late to beat ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:27 pm

Atmore

Pre-K pre-registration deadline is March 15

Pre-registration for First Class Pre-K is being held until March 15, 2021. Rachel Patterson Elementary School has a Pre-K program, and the requirements for registration ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 12, 2021 1:38 pm

Atmore

ECHA: 1,549 COVID-19 cases reported from hospitals

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced today that 1,549 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. According to a release, 944 ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, February 12, 2021 9:32 am

Escambia County High School

Blue Devils edge St. Michael 31-30 in area semifinals

Escambia County defeated St. Michael 31-30 in a defensive battle tonight in the AHSAA Class 4A, Area 1 tournament semifinals in Atmore. With the victory, ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:02 pm