Sherry Digmon

Sharing the message
What an honor to be asked to speak at such an auspicious occasion. And what an honor to be asked to speak in your hometown … in your home church … with family members and friends in attendance. Such was the case Sunday afternoon, January 7, as Andre McCants Hodges addressed the congregation at the Gaines Chapel AME Emancipation Proclamation Celebration. “It’s great to be back in my home church,”…
Rice not seeking reelection
Circuit Judge Bert Rice has decided not to run for reelection. In a letter issued January 4 to members of the Escambia County Bar Association, Rice made this statement: “After much prayer and consideration with and for my family, I have decided to not seek reelection as Circuit Judge. I will conclude my present term in January, 2019. I am forever grateful that the Lord has allowed me this great…
Raymond Norris passes
Raymond Norris, the area’s oldest World War II veteran, passed away Friday, January 5. He would have been 99 next month. Mr. Norris was proud of his military service as an Army Air Corps mechanic during the war. His patriotism continued for decades as he was dedicated to serving veterans’ organizations with membership in both American Legion Post 90 and VFW Post 7016. In April 2017, he was honored by…
Mr. Norris and VFW Christmas parties
Some emails you just hate to get. Especially one that starts like this: It is with great sadness and heavy heart … That’s how Billy Gates’ email started Friday, January 5, as he informed his email group about the passing of a friend. I had already read the subject line: Raymond Norris. And I had a feeling before I read the first line of the email. In a split second,…
What ever happened to … ?
What I’m about to write could be said about almost any restaurant anywhere; I happened to be in a Pensacola restaurant when the idea for this column took hold. As I looked around the room, I noticed a couple of men with caps on. In the restaurant. At the table. As they were eating. Now, this is not the first time I’ve seen this and not just in Pensacola. It’s…