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ECHCA: 31 new COVID cases since Sept. 21 in county

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced Sept. 28 that 2,767 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of ... Read more | Add your comment

City approves 2021-22 operational budget

City of Atmore employees will receive a 5 percent pay raise after the city council adopted the 2021-22 ... Read more | Add your comment

Raiders defeat Summerdale 36-6

The Perdido Raiders defeated Summerdale 36-6 on Sept. 23 to remain undefeated this season. Quarterback Hayden Coley threw ... Read more | Add your comment

Health authorities urge flu shots for ages 6 months and older

Getting the flu vaccination is as important as ever as Alabama and the rest of the nation continue ... Read more | Add your comment

Atmore

Showers, T-storms to develop across coastal areas today, tonight

Showers and thunderstorms are forecasted to develop across coastal areas this afternoon and early evening, according to the National Weather Service. “These storms will spread ... Read more | Add your comment

by Andrew Garner.

Atmore

City council approves grass, weed cost reports

The Atmore City Counci approved cost reports for grass and weed nuisances during its March 22 meeting. Last November, the city council adopted resolution 2020-30, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Andrew Garner.

Atmore

ADPH: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for more eligible persons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose is now authorized for many people who previously ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 27, 2021 1:08 pm

Atmore

Madison inducted into FHSAA 2021 Hall of Fame

One of Atmore’s own was inducted into the 2021 class of the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Sunday night at the University ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 27, 2021 1:00 pm

Atmore

ALEA: I-65 southbound closed near Atmore exit due to crash

Interstate 65 near the 57 mile marker in Atmore is closed after a two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 8:28 tonight, Sun., Sept. 26, according ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:26 pm

Sports

NWE Garnet, Gold face Andalusia, Flomaton

NWE’s Garnet and Gold football teams finished 5-4 against Andalusia and Flomaton during regular season action on Sept. 25. The Garnet Freshman team beat Andalusia ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Sunday, September 26, 2021 2:09 pm

News

Florida Fusion Center issues Blue Alert for wanted man out of Callahan, Fla.

The Florida Fusion Center this afternoon issued a Florida BLUE Alert for Patrick McDowell, who was last seen in the area of U.S. 301 and ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Sunday, September 26, 2021 1:51 pm

Escambia Academy

Nettles scores 2 TDs, Cougars top Tuscaloosa Academy 21-6

EA escapes penalty-ridden contest at home Escambia Academy’s Bubba Nettles scored a much-needed touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and the top-ranked Cougars beat Tuscaloosa ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:50 pm

Escambia County High School

Blue Devils put together complete game, wins 1st of season

Escambia County routs Monroe County 42-0 in Monroeville Escambia County put together a complete game and the Blue Devils beat Monroe County 42-0 to win ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:41 pm

Atmore

T-Mobile awards city, pride Hometown grant

City of Atmore and Pride of Atmore officials had cause for celebration Sept. 23 as one of T-Mobile’s Hometown Grant recipients. Local and state dignitaries ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, September 24, 2021 11:39 am

Atmore

Police officials said all is quiet after generic threat to ECMS

Law enforcement officials said this morning that all is good at Escambia County Middle School after school system officials announced today that they were made ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:42 am

Atmore

Cool evening, tastey delights featured at ‘Taste’ event

A cool evening and quality food from Atmore highlight the annual Taste of the South event tonight at Heritage Park. A big crowd turned out ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, September 23, 2021 8:45 pm

Atmore

Rolin gives update on Strand, hardware renovations

The Strand Theatre’s facade will soon be changing in a good way, Rolin Construction Inc. President Stephanie Rolin said on Sept. 15. Rolin was the ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Thursday, September 23, 2021 8:58 am

Columnists

AYFL game put a lot of smiles on faces

On a gloomy and rainy Saturday, many youngsters were smiling during the Atmore Youth Football League’s (AYFL) games at Escambia County High School. The local ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:59 am

Columnists

Biden’s energy policies are a tax on the working class

By Rep. Jerry Carl Since the earliest days of his campaign for the presidency, President Biden claimed he would raise taxes only on wealthy people, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:58 am

Atmore

County jobless rate at 4.1% in August

Escambia County’s seasonally adjusted August 2021 unemployment rate is 4.1 percent, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. According to the DOL, the state’s unemployment ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:57 am

Atmore

COVID: 50 additional cases reported

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced Sept. 21 that 2,736 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. The latest number is ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:56 am

Atmore

Escambia BOE extends mask mandate for students

The Escambia County Board of Education extended the mandate that masks be worn on school campuses across the county. Board President Cindy Jackson said the ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:55 am

Sports

Griffin returns as CACC baseball coach in Brewton

Following the untimely death of Warhawk Head Baseball Coach Darrell Blevins, Coastal Alabama Community College has named Keith Griffin to serve as Interim Head Coach ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:18 pm

Atmore

APD has person of interest in burglary, entering vehicles case

The Atmore Police Department has a person of interest stemming from several burglary and entering of vehicles in the Forest Hill Drive area on Sept. ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:27 am

Sports

Canes beat Chickasaw 21-14 on homecoming

Leading 15-0 at halftime tonight, Flomaton overcame some adversity in the second half and held on late to beat Chickasaw 21-14 on homecoming. The Hurricanes ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, September 17, 2021 9:44 pm

Flomaton

Creamer crowned Flomaton Homecoming Queen

Natty Creamer was crowned the 2021 Flomaton High School Homecoming Queen tonight before the football game. Creamer (center) is shown with last year’s Queen, Helene ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, September 17, 2021 9:15 pm

Escambia Academy

Northview, EA football game canceled

The Northview-Escambia Academy football game tonight has been canceled because of the weather, according to school officials. According to Northview High School’s Facebook page, “due ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, September 17, 2021 2:22 pm

Atmore

ADPH: Pregnant women, other eligible Alabamians ages 12 and up urged to be vaccinated for COVID-19

As dozens of pregnant women and pediatric patients with COVID-19 in Alabama are hospitalized each day, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) urges all ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:39 am

Escambia County High School

St. Michael defeats ECHS 44-12 Thursday

Escambia County fell 44-12 to St. Michael in Class 4A, Region 1 action on Thursday night. The Blue Devils didn’t have the best first half, ... Read more

by Andrew Garner, Friday, September 17, 2021 9:21 am

Atmore

County unemployment rate for August is 4.1%

Escambia County’s seasonally adjusted August 2021 unemployment rate is 4.1 percent, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. According to the DOL, the state’s unemployment ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 17, 2021 9:07 am

Atmore

County approves subsidy with DYS

The Escambia County Commission approved a long-term detention subsidy agreement with the Department of Youth Service during its regular meeting on Monday. A grant agreement ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:55 am