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Bicentennial Proclamation
WHEREAS, the United States Congress created the Alabama Territory from the eastern half of the Mississippi Territory on March 3, 1817; and, WHEREAS, by 1819, the birth and growth of cities, towns, and communities in the Alabama Territory ensured that the population of the Territory had developed sufficiently to achieve the minimum number of inhabitants required by Congress to qualify for Statehood; and, WHEREAS, the United States Congress and President…
Principals spotlight their schools
The Escambia County Board of Education meeting Thursday, February 23, provided an opportunity for four principals to spotlight their schools. Superintendent John Knott and the BOE set aside a portion of each meeting for Spotlighting Success which is often a time to recognize student achievement. However, this meeting, four principals were in the spotlight. As is the BOE’s custom, they invite principals whose contract renewals are pending to make a…
Columbus ships Pinta and Nina to land in Perdido Key
Perdido Key, Fla. – On Wednesday, March 1, the Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Perdido Key. The ships will be docked at Perdido Key Oyster Bar Restaurant, and Marina, 13700 River Road, Pensacola, until their departure early Monday morning March 6. The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus…
Legacy Leadership Institute announced
The Area Agency on Aging and the University of South Alabama will present a free Legacy Leadership Institute for Older Adults 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 27 – 31, at the Faculty Club on the USA campus. During that week, local seniors take college classes on aging issues, advocacy and civic engagement, and learn about volunteering for programs that impact older adults. Participants graduate and are awarded a certificate…
American Legion Auxiliary supports vets
By Kevin McKinley In 1919, a group of 20 officers who served in the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in World War I were asked to form a committee to suggest ideas on how to improve troop morale in the post war American society. One officer, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., proposed an organization of veterans, which became known as the American Legion. After the formation of the American Legion, several women’s organizations…