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ECHS holds underclassmen awards day

Escambia County High School held its underclassmen awards day today at the school auditorium. The awards day was for freshmen, sophomores and juniors at the school. The senior class held its awards day May 13. Special awards and recognition were given to students in Youth Leadership Atmore/Chamber Ambassadors; Rotary Club...
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3 North Alabama restaurants fighting to win Bama’s Best Tomato Dish contest

Three North Alabama restaurant specialties are in the running to be named Bama’s Best Tomato Dish. The contest is sponsored by Sweet Grown Alabama, a nonprofit foundation that enhances marketing opportunities for Alabama farmers by connecting retailers and consumers to Alabama-grown foods and other agricultural products. Competing from North...
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Obituaries, week of May 25, 2022

Charles Roger Grantland, Jr. Mr. Charles “Chuck” roger Grantland, Jr., age 60, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Atmore Nursing Center, Atmore, Ala., following a brief illness. He was born in Mobile Ala. He moved many times with his family and lived in Alabama, Maine and Canada. He did not have an easy life. He was born with a genetic condition “neurofibromatosis,” which most likely contributed to his shortened life span. He was very bright, but due to his condition, he could not speak clearly, read, or write. Despite these obstacles, he lived on his own for a good portion of his life, held down a job, was married, and was active in his church with the support of his family and the community in Elberta, Ala. He loved fishing, watching TV, especially westerns and documentaries and helping his mother and step-father at their church and RV Park. He has two cats and lived on his own in Elberta. He held a long-time job at The Road Cafe until a stroke in July, 2021.
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Gladys Knight to perform at WCA

Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight will take the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore (WCA) Amphitheater stage on Sat., July 9, 2022 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at, Ticketmaster outlets and the WStore. The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the...
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ACS holds Class of 2022 commencement exercises

As Anthony Swartzendruber said a prayer of blessing of the Atmore Christian School Class of 2022, a new chapter was about to begin for the four graduates turning their tassels from left to right. Kara Hawkins, Titus Dean, Gage Gades and Caeden Battles celebrated the end of their elementary, middle...
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Atmore native to bring ‘The Repercussion’ to GECA this weekend

What will she do? Just lie there or get back up and put the pieces back together again?. Those questions will be answered this weekend in “The Repercussion” at the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts. Atmore native Sherese Craft wrote “The Repercussion.” Craft also directed and has...
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ACH announces first winners of high school advertising contest

Atmore Community Hospital announced today its first winners of the High School Advertising Contest. The winners are Northview High School’s Logan Misenar, first place; Kate Stinson, second place; and Amber Irby, third place. “There were many good entries that were submitted,” ACH Administrator Brad Lowery said in a release....

Frisco outlines next steps to address performing arts center costs

Frisco city officials are outlining next steps after looking at projected costs that surpass what was originally budgeted for a forthcoming performing arts center. On Tuesday, Frisco City Council was presented with study results regarding a future performing arts center space, the creation of which is a partnership between Frisco ISD, the city of Frisco and private partner HALL Group. When announced, the center was pitched to include a main venue owned by FISD that would have 1,250 to 1,500 seats as well as a smaller 250 to 350-seat community venue owned by the city.

Man reports car missing

A local man got plenty of attention from Atmore police when he came to APD headquarters and reported his vehicle missing. It just wasn’t the attention he had hoped for. Sgt. Darrell McMann reported that around 12:45 p.m. on May 7, Damien Deandre Cole, 31, “came to the Atmore Police Department requesting assistance in locating his vehicle.”

Parole denied for area inmates

A Brewton man will apparently remain a state inmate for five more years, while a Uriah man will apparently serve his entire sentence after each was denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles. Ricky Tolbert was convicted in 2012 of a “Class B felony”...

Caught breaking into vehicles at funeral home

An Atmore man was arrested by city police last Friday, May 13, several hours after he was seen on surveillance video entering a pair of unlocked vehicles at a local funeral parlor and taking property from them. Sgt. Darrell McMann reported that the break-ins happened around 3:55 a.m. at Petty...

Police: 3 arrested with Spice, pills in Flomaton traffic stop

FLOMATON, Ala. -- Three people were arrested on drug-related charges after a traffic stop in Flomaton Monday. The Flomaton Police Department says the traffic stop happened around 5:15 p.m. for improper lane usage. Police say inside the car they found a "leafy substance believed to be Spice, pills identified to...
Brewton Standard

New restaurant opens in East Brewton

If taking a trip to Mexico for a taco or tamale isn’t in your budget, you only need to drive to East Brewton to get that south of the border taste you’re craving. Taquerias Ms. Flores, opened last week to serve diners in the community. Specializing in Mexican-style...

Woman hits man with dumbbell during argument

An Atmore woman remained in the county jail this week, charged with hitting her boyfriend with a dumbbell during an argument. According to Atmore Police Department reports, officers were sent to a residence near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and America Lane, where a resident reported “a female walking up to the residence, covered in blood.”

Republicans stump in Brewton

Several Republicans made a last stop in this area Monday evening, May 16, at the Escambia County Republican Party meeting in Brewton. About 60 people attended. Among the speakers were Stephen Sexton and incumbent Greg Albritton, both candidates for Alabama Senate District 22, and Lindy Blanchard and Lew Burdette, both challenging incumbent Kay Ivey for the governor’s seat.
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Nurses pinned in graduation ceremony at CACC

A special ceremony was held on the Brewton campus of Coastal Alabama Community College last week to recognize students who have completed their studies to become a nurse. The 10 graduating students received special recognition for their work and participated in the ceremony held in their honor. CACC Nursing graduates...