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Brewton man killed Tuesday in U.S. 31 crash
Alabama State Troopers are continuing to investigate a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Brewton man this morning (Tuesday, Mar. 7). Trooper reports indicate that Richard Adam White, 38, lost his life when the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon he was driving went off U.S. 31, about a mile north of Loxley, and overturned. The crash occurred at 12:50 a.m. White, who was not using a seat belt, was ejected…
New coach takes over at ECHS
Rico Jackson officially began Wednesday (March 1) the task of rebuilding the Escambia County High School football program. Jackson, who guided Aliceville High to the Class 2A state title game last season, was hired last week to replace Royce Young, whose teams posted a 4-26 mark over the three seasons Young was at the ECHS helm. The new coach admitted that the job of turning around a Blue Devils program that…
Detained at daycare – Man questioned by local, federal authorities, released
An Illinois man who lingered in his van at a local daycare center didn’t wind up in jail on Thursday, February 23. But he drew plenty of attention from city, county and federal law enforcement officers before he was released. Four Atmore Police Department patrol officers, a city detective, a patrol deputy and K-9 team from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and two U.S. Marshals eventually wound up at Little…
New coach hired at ECHS
The search for a new head football coach and athletic director at Escambia County High School officially ended last Thursday, February 23, when the Escambia County Board of Education accepted the recommendation of a six-member search committee and hired Aliceville High’s Rico Jackson to fill the vacancy. Jackson, who led the Yellow Jackets to the 2016 Class 2A finals, was one of 64 applicants who sought to replace Royce Young,…