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Jackson sworn in as sheriff
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer “As a little boy, I was told that if I didn’t change my ways, my parents would be sitting in a courtroom crying one day,” Heath Jackson said. Friday, January 11, they were indeed in the courtroom, but they weren’t crying. They were there to see their son sworn in as the sheriff of Escambia County. They were joined by dozens of other folks,…
Reward offered for information
Was Freemanville house fire arson? By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer A California woman, shortly after finally securing a judicial ruling that she was the rightful owner of a Freemanville Drive home, was notified on Christmas Day that she now owns nothing more than an acre of land on which there is a pile of ashes and charred rubble. The 1,443-square-foot brick and wood home that once stood there was…
GECA sets auditions
News Staff Report The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is holding auditions for the upcoming children / youth production – Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit. If you are ages 6 to 18 and want to try out, come to the theater Sunday, January 13, at 2 p.m. The theater is located at the corner of Nashville and Trammell. This is not a musical so you do not need to prepare.
EA, ECHS players make All-State
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Escambia Academy’s state runner-up gridiron squad continued a school tradition, and Escambia County High’s team brought a slight revival of a similar tradition at its school, as five Cougars and two Blue Devils were recently named to the 2018 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State football teams. The Cougars, who have won or played for an Alabama Independent School Association title in four of the…
School data released
State, county and individual schools By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The news was good and bad. When Alabama Department of Education report card data was released last week, local schools did better than last year, but the overall grade for the system is still a C. That’s due in part to falling grades in two schools on the other end of the county. Accountability indicators Grades are based on…