Photo Gallery: Flomaton Christmas Parade

December 16, 2018

The annual Christmas Parade rolled through the streets of Flomaton Saturday morning. The parade featured floats, vehicles, the Flomaton High School cheerleaders and band, the 3A State Champion Flomaton Hurricane football team, plenty of candy throws and Santa Claus.

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Navy Federal Donates Over 1,600 Toys For Christmas

December 14, 2018

The Navy Federal family is helping make the holidays brighter for children in Pensacola. On Thursday afternoon, members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve visited Navy Federal’s campus in Beulah to collect more than 1,600 toys and nine bicycles donated by employees and credit union members from the Pensacola community.

“Our members and employees have a passion to serve,” said Debbie Calder, executive vice president of Navy Federal’s Greater Pensacola Operations, “and this Toys for Tots collection will help insure local children will be able to enjoy the magic of this holiday season.”

Navy Federal has been collecting the new, unwrapped gifts at its campus in Beulah and its seven Pensacola-area branches since mid-November. In addition to the toys that were collected, Navy Federal donated $1,500 to the Toys for Tots Foundation.

“Many of us who donate are inspired knowing that Christmas will be brighter for many local children in need,” said Donald Belcher, Navy Federal training supervisor and Marine Corps veteran.

The primary goal of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas. Once they are collected by the Marines, the toys are then distributed into the communities where the toys were collected.

In addition to its support of Toys for Tots, Navy Federal employees in Pensacola also donated more than 1,170 items to the Council on Aging’s “Adopt a Senior” program and employees are currently supporting the “Adopt a Family” program though the Escambia County School District.

Corporately, Navy Federal has been supporting Toys for Tots for more than 20 years. Worldwide, the credit union collected more than 19,400 items for this effort in 2018.

Photo Gallery: Santa Claus Visits Molino Branch Library

December 13, 2018

Santa Claus visited the Molino Branch Library Tuesday night, and he will be visiting the Century Branch Library today at 5:30 p.m where he will read a story and hear Christmas wishes.

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Photo Gallery: Thousands Attend Atmore Twilight Christmas Parade

December 11, 2018

Thousands of people attended the annual Atmore Twilight Christmas Parade Monday night.

The parade featured lighted floats, twirlers, antique cars, bands, marchers, Santa Claus and more.

The parade was rescheduled from Saturday night due to rain.

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Ransom Middle School Names Students Of The Month

December 11, 2018

Ransom Middle School has named Students of the Month for November-December. They are Paige Knight and Anthony Erie. Photos for, click to enlarge.

Company Donates Bicycles To Bratt Elementary Students

December 11, 2018

Instead of a traditional Christmas party, one area telecommunications company decided to give back, building bicycles for over a dozen children at Bratt Elementary School.

“We wanted to give back to the community where our employees reside so instead of a traditional company holiday party we partnered with Build A Bike for a day of employee team building activities and good food,” John Heathcock, senior director of customers service at Impact Telecom in Atmore, said. “At the end of the day we collectively built 14 bikes.”

The company also donated new helmets along with the bicycles as part of the their corporate “give back” project.

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Let The Tate Band Help With Your Gift Wrapping

December 9, 2018

The Tate Band Showband of the South will be wrapping gifts for donations at Walmart on Highway 29 in Ensley through Christmas Eve. Look for the big white tent near the entrance.

Tate Band Gift Wrap Schedule:

Friday, Dec. 14th – 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15th – 8 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16th – 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18th – 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 19th – 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20th – 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 22nd – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23rd – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24th – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pictured. Tate band moms wrapping gifts outside Walmart in Ensley on Saturday. Photo for, click to enlarge.

A Magical Miracle League Christmas Night At Tate High School

December 8, 2018

It was a magical Christmas night Friday at Tate High School for some very special guests.

Several groups held a Christmas party for the players of the Miracle League. There were games that include an indoor snowball fight, crafts, visits with Santa, two Christmas skits, and dinner.

The event was sponsored by the Tate High Beta Club with help from the yearbook staff, Diamond Girls, ASL (American Sign Language) Club, STUCO, Drama Club and Community Care Givers.

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Banks, Heard Named Tate High Students Of The Month

December 7, 2018

Tate High School has named Sean Banks and Raliegha Heard as Students of the Month for October. Photo for, click to enlarge.

Bratt Elementary School Names November Students Of The Month

December 4, 2018

Bratt Elementary School has named students of the month for November. They are:

Brantley Cummings
Hendrix Ward

Tiffin Hubbard
Cameron Parmer
Cory Stetson
Emma Norton

1st Grade
Carrie Emmons
Bailey Campbell
Bentley Lowey
Ryan Johnson
Zoe Jantz

2nd Grade
Kimmora Thomas
Alexa Hardy
Lane Lisenby
Addison Carpenter

3rd Grade
Makinzi Roley
Jack Carpenter
Eli Franklin
Wyatt Spence
Cassie Stillwell

4th Grade
Zachary Weaver
Avery Stuckey
Annberly Dunn

5th Grade
Talaysha Curry
Emily Jarvis
Alexis White
Mya Wilson

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