Obituaries, week of July 26, 2020
James Bryars, Jr. Mr. James Bryars, Jr., age 71, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at his home in Perdido, Ala. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Baldwin County, Ala. area. He served as a Merchant Seaman, was retired from Scott Paper Company with thirty-two years of service. He was a member of the Splinterhill Pleasant Plains Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his…
Jumpstart – A taste of school
Also a glimpse into the new way of doing school Students, from left, Kaiden Womack, DeAngelo Hardy, William Fotheringham, Travon Boykin; back, teacher Kristie Harris, aide Debra Smith. Above with masks below without masks. From left, Justice Hetherington, teacher Katie Camp, Caaliyah Hall work on their math. Above with masks below without masks. By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher The Jumpstart classroom might give you a glimpse into what the upcoming…
EA dance team holds camp
The Escambia Academy dance team held an on campus camp July 8 to 10, conducted by Leigh Murphee. The team learned new jazz, hip hop and pom pom routines. EA dance coaches are Carolina Smoak and Julianna Hardy. Members of the team are, from left, front, Jane’ Vermeulen, Emma Hall, Kadence Kolbe; back, Tiffany Gookin, Rubye Nix, Mackenzie Watson, Abby-Kate Helton.
BOE approves personnel recommendations
News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the special board meeting Wednesday, July 15. Resignation 1. Tiffany Oliver, English / language arts teacher, Escambia County High School, effective July 7, 2020 2. Leviticus Wilson, elementary teacher, Escambia County Middle School, effective July 6, 2020 3. Danielle Wallace, English / language arts teacher, Flomaton High School, effective July 12,…
Pandemic poses threat to new ECHS sports programs
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Escambia County High School planned to add wrestling and soccer to the school’s athletic program this year, but those plans may or may not happen. “We are currently planning on adding wrestling and soccer teams to our school’s athletic programs this year,” ECHS Athletic Director Scott Mason said. “Those plans are still being pushed forward, but the COVID-19 situation could hinder that.” According to Mason,…