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County voters cast votes in statewide races

Escambia County voters went to the polls on Tuesday in a primary election set to choose the candidates to be placed on the ballot for the general election in November. In statewide races, Escambia County cast their votes for the following offices:. Democratic Governor: Yolanda Rochelle Flowers – 106; Malika...
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How Escambia County, Ala. voted in today’s primary

Escambia County voters went to the polls on Tuesday in a primary election set to choose the candidates to be placed on the ballot for the general election in November. In statewide races, Escambia County cast their votes for the following offices:. Democratic Governor: Yolanda Rochelle Flowers – 106; Malika...
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ECHS holds graduation exercises

The grey clouds didn’t darken the mood Monday night as Escambia County High School held commencement exercises at Herbert Barnes Stadium. Eighty-seven seniors received diplomas during the commencement. “This has been a long four years, especially the last two years,” Principal Amy Cabaniss said. “As a community and a...
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Memorial Day tradition continues Monday

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held in Brewton on Monday, May 30 beginning at 9 a.m. on the lawn of the Escambia County Courthouse on Belleville Avenue. The ceremony, which dates back to 1983, has become an annual event hosted by the Americaion Legion Post 79 in Brewton. Joe...
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Election returns end with one run-off set for June

After the Tuesday Republican primary election, one local race has ended with a run-off for the position of County Commissioner for District 3. Incumbent Scottie Stewart will face Larry White in a run-off set for June 21. In the race Stewart took 597 votes for 39.15 percent with White taking...
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ECHS Class of 2022 holds baccalaureate service

Escambia County High School’s Class of 2022 held its baccalaureate service today at the school auditorium. The baccalaureate service was held to honor the soon-to-be graduating class. The service included a scripture reading, an inspirational poem was read, a selection was sung, a message was heard and a blessing...
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EA holds Class of 2022 commencement exercises

Near the end of Escambia Academy’s Class of 2022 graduation exercises May 19, family members and friends were asked to wait for a few more seconds. As the 15 graduates crowded a portion of the stage at Grace Fellowship Church, a short countdown commenced and then caps went flying in celebration.
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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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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”...
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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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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.”
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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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Local woman’s first play this weekend at GECA

If everything goes according to plan this week, by Sunday night Sherese Craft will have realized a dream that has been accompanying her sleep since she was in elementary school. Craft, a daughter of Tracy and Tracey Craft and a 2016 graduate of Escambia County High School, will direct her...
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Republican candidates speak ahead of Primary

A larger than normal crowd was on hand Monday for the regular meeting of the Escambia County Republican Party. Alabama Gubernatorial Candidates Lindy Blanchard and Lew Burdette spoke along with Senate candidates including incumbent Greg Albritton and challenger Stephen Sexton. Both Blanchard and Burdette spoke about what they hope to...
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Escambia County School System honorsthe best at Red Carpet Event

Escambia County school personnel walked an actual red carpet Tuesday, May 10, to receive awards for their service to the school system in an event that was the first of its kind. School Superintendent Michele McClung, herself a former teacher, knew the importance of showing appreciation for those who work...
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More details on pre-K program at A.C. Moore

During a May 12 Board of Education called meeting, Escambia County Superintendent of Education Michele McClung revealed more details on the Alabama First-Class Pre-K program that is set for implementation in January in the A.C. Moore Elementary School building. The state-funded program, which is cost-free and voluntary, is for youngsters...
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Rotarians honor excellence

Scholarships totaling more than $30,000 were awarded and 182 students were honored at the Atmore Rotary Club’s 37th annual Academic All-Stars program Thursday, May 12. Students from Atmore Christian School, Escambia Academy, Escambia County High School, and Northview High School are eligible for the program each year. To be named an Academic All-Star, one of the requirements is the student must have maintained an A or B average in each subject for each grading period. For the title of a Four-Year Academic All-Star, seniors must have maintained this status from the ninth grade through the twelfth grade.
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