Chief Justice delivers emotional address during Law Day
Seniors from three local schools not only got a first-hand Law Day lesson on how the judicial system works, but also became the second group to be addressed by the recently appointed Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who delivered an inspirational and emotional message. Twelve high schoolers from Escambia County High School, Escambia Academy and Atmore Christian School served on a jury that eventually convicted an East Brewton…
GECA presenting radio drama
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts (GECA) is presenting a radio drama Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 7 p.m., each night. These are actually two shows – a Philip Marlowe detective show called Red Wind and one from Inner Sanctum Mysteries called The Voice on the Wire. Cast members for Red Wind are Douglas Coburn, Sharon Poulsen, Wanetta McGinty, Gretchen McPherson, Todd Smith, Zack Smith, Dietrich Bondurant,…
NALC food drive is Saturday
This Saturday, May 13, local postal letter carriers will join others in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America picking up bags of food to benefit their local communities. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. This is the 25th year for the drive which has delivered more than one billion pounds of food…
Man arrested for murder
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shannon Bell of Flomaton Monday, May 8, charging him with murder in the death of Donna L. Martin, following Bell’s indictment by the Grand Jury. According to Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, Bell shot and killed Martin, also of Flomaton, near the Pollard Boat Landing on December 2, 2016. At the time of the incident, Bell claimed that he was trying to shoot a deer…