Sherry Digmon

Nettles honored in CIA program
Montreal Nettles, an Escambia County Middle School eighth-grader, was recognized in the Character in Action Program (CIA) Monday, February 13. The CIA program is intended to recognize exemplary character and good citizenship among high school and middle school students in Escambia County. CIA is a partnership with the Escambia County Juvenile Court and the Escambia County School Board. The program began with high schools only, but has been expanded to…
Dedication + hard work = Scholarship
Jarrett Nelson started out playing the trumpet in the Escambia County High School band, but when he got braces, he had to change instruments. So he went to the saxophone and became quite accomplished. But then it was time to start thinking about a college scholarship in music. Jarrett knew there were a lot of saxophone players vying for those coveted scholarships. He talked with ECHS Band Director Hayley Cockrell,…
Collecting cards
The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary #7016 spent a couple of hours Saturday, February 11, at Heritage Park, collecting cards to send to the VFW National Home for Children to be used in various arts and crafts projects. They manned their station from 10 a.m. until noon, and by about 10:30, they had already collected more than 600 cards, some of which were turned in ahead of time. Shown are members…
Jam packed PTO meeting at ACM
  The auditorium was full Monday night as parents, grandparents and others gathered for the annual Black History program at A.C. Moore Elementary. But prior to that program, the Drugs Erase Dreams Team presented a powerful message about drugs and the packaging that makes them attractive to kids. Participating were Drug Court Director Denise Carlee, presenters Michael and Katie Roley, Judge Dave Jordan, and Karean Reynolds, Project Turnaround Coordinator. Part…
Top speller
Four students from across the county competed in a countywide spelling bee Wednesday, February 8. The top speller was Jaelyn Bloodsworth who will compete in the state bee March 11 in Montgomery. She received an individual trophy as well as the trophy that stays at her school for the year. In the countywide spelling bee, public, private and city schools were invited to participate. Each of the students were in…