Cooking out for the community
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer When most people were sleeping in Monday morning, Don Jefferson and his crew were cooking. They started at 6 a.m. The kitchen crew came in about 7. By noon (actually a little before), they were serving plates of ribs, fish and chicken, and bags containing hamburgers and hot dogs. And folks came and picked up plates to take home – free of charge. The…
Food that’s in when school is out
Kids and teens are invited to participate in the summer food program for nutritious summer meals – at no charge – for everyone 18 years and below. Sites are Escambia County High School, Escambia County Middle School, Flomaton Elementary School, Pollard-McCall Junior High School, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, W.S. Neal Elementary School, and W.S. Neal High School. Dates for meals – June 4 through June 28, Monday through Thursday. Meals…
Pool hours announced for Houston Avery Park
News Staff Report The city pool at Houston Avery Park is now open to the public five days a week. The pool opened Tuesday, May 29, at the municipal park, located just off Martin Luther King Drive. Admission for swimmers is $1 per person. The public may swim from 2 to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The pool…
13 vie for 3 seats on PCI Council
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer Thirteen candidates are running for three positions on the Poarch Creek Indian Tribal Council. The election will be held this Saturday, June 2. Positions and candidates are as follows: Vice-Chair The candidates are Robert “Robbie” McGhee (incumbent), Amy Bryan, James T. (Tim) Martin, and Chris Woolley. Member at Large (two positions) The candidates are Sandy Hollinger (incumbent), Keith Martin (incumbent), Candace Fayard, Chance Jackson,…