ECMS shines at BOE meeting
The Escambia County Board of Education met Thursday, January 19, at Escambia County Middle School. Although the board was honored as part of School Board Recognition Month, it was the ECMS Enrichment students who stole the show. They gave a presentation on Stealing Freedom, a book they read in class. But it was so much more than a book report. They displayed life-size characters they created as well as quilt…
Committee assignments top priorities
By Congressman Bradley Byrne When I am not casting a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives or visiting with groups in my office, a large percentage of my time in Washington is spent serving on committees. There are currently twenty standing committees in the House, and each member of Congress serves on at least one committee. These committees are where much of the legislative work is actually…
Bewildering march
By SHERRY DIGMON, SUSAN KIRK I’ve purposely not written anything about national politics during this election. I don’t think that’s what a community newspaper is about. After all, you have plenty of outlets to feed you their view of the national scene – and for most, I do mean their view. But I was really interested in the local reaction to the women’s march in Washington and other cities last…
Cemeteries
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Next time you watch a University of Alabama football game, pay particular attention when the Goodyear Blimp, which always seems to be there, flies over Bryant-Denny Stadium. When it does you will notice that hard against the imposing structure named for two of the university’s legends is a cemetery – Evergreen Cemetery – city owned and maintained. Years ago, when I was a student at…