Articles from the October 31, 2019 edition

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  • Miss FHS to be crowned

    Joe Thomas|Oct 31, 2019

    Flomaton High School's Miss FHS Pageant will kickoff Tuesday, Nov. 5, with the talent portion of the competition and will return Thursday, Nov. 7, for pageant night that includes physical fitness, presentations by the top 5 talent winners and poise and appearance. It will be held at 7 p.m. each day with $5 admission each day. Contestants pictured above are front row from left, Chaselyn Phillips, Skylar Crawford, Helene Brown, Victoria White, Daisy Chavers and JennyDavidson. Back row are...

  • 'Spirit'ed employee helps others

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Oct 31, 2019

    Century’s Fusion Fine Wine and Spirits employee Carla Haynes from Brewton saw a need in the community and decided she would do what she could to help. Haynes has worked at the store for about a year and a half and sees some of her customers often, sometimes every day. She said some customers come in with young children. “Last year I was here and you would see kids trick-or-treating, and they didn't have anything,” said Haynes. “They'd have maybe a little paint on their face or you could tell mo...

  • Board of Ed OKs personnel changes

    Staff Report|Oct 31, 2019

    The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the recommended personnel changes. The changes are as follows: Approval to reinstate one (1) sick leave day to Karen Capps, 7-hour lunchroom worker at WS Neal Middle School, due to an on-the-job injury, effective August 22, 2019; Approval to reinstate one half (1/2) sick leave day to Susanne Boutwell, CNP Supervisor at Atmore Central Office, due to an on-the-job injury, effective July 1, 2019 Leave of Absence Marilyn Allen, 6-hour Lunchroom Worker, WS Neal Elementary School, effective...

  • R,C & D donates $12K to Pollard

    Staff Report|Oct 31, 2019

    The Gulf Coast Resource Conservation & Development Council awarded $12,000.00 to Pollard McCall School providing them with the funds they needed to complete their renovation of the current greenhouse and nature trail. The Gulf Coast RC&D Council provides grant opportunities for non-profit organizations to implement projects for Community Development, Conservation Education, and Natural Resources Conservation. The Gulf Coast RC&D Council serves Mobile, Baldwin, and Escambia Counties, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The Gulf Coast RC&D...

  • WSD planned for 2020

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Oct 31, 2019

    With this year's Williams Station Day in Atmore being cancelled due to inclement weather, the Atmore Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to next year's event and is working to reschedule the Barktoberfest, a dog parade event that was scheduled to happen that Saturday also. Proceeds from the event go to a dog park the city hopes to develop. Some people thought maybe the chamber planned to hold Williams Station Day this Saturday, but they don’t. According to the chamber's Executive Director E...

  • Jay Royals lose to Baker

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Oct 31, 2019

    Playing in the region finals tournament for the first time in the school's history, the Jay High School varsity volleyball team lost 3-1 to Baker Tuesday, following a 15-game winning streak and a win against Chipley in the semi-regionals. “Although we lost four seniors the year before, we came out this summer, working every day the month of July to August,” said Coach Carey Locklin. “We played in the pre-season tournament and were the champions, which got us fired up.” She said the team came ou...

  • Northview celebrates Vet's Day Nov. 7

    Staff Report|Oct 31, 2019

    Northview High School will have its annual Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the school's theater. There will be two programs with the first program starting at 9:30 am. The second program will start shortly after the first program at approximately 10:30 am. The guest speaker will be Mr. Tyler Reeves, a US Army veteran who served as a Fire Support Specialist/Forward Observer. He completed his basic training at Fort Jackson, SC and AIT training at Fort Sill, Ok. His final duty station was Fort Lewis in Tacoma, WA. He has continued...