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Football season stirs old memories, creates new ones
As the summer months fly by, many are in anticipation of the start of football season. Grills will get their first real workout of the year, new televisions will be purchased, and high school students will begin to make their way back to their respective high schools. Canada has hockey, Mexico has soccer and the south has football. It’s just that simple. Football is much more than a game to…
Record-setting QB to direct fast-paced ECHS offense
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter Over the course of the last few weeks Escambia County High’s Blue Devils have been preparing for the start of the 2019 football season by lifting the heavy iron within the fieldhouse weight room. With temperatures hitting the 100-degree mark and the heat index soaring to a searing 110 degrees, the Blue Devils are preparing to strap on the pads for 7-on-7 drills. The team’s…
JUB avoiding the heat as season preparations continue
By JOSH FRYE News Sportswriter As the oven outside heats up to more than 100 degrees, J.U. Blacksher’s Bulldogs can still be found sweating it out in anticipation of the start of the 2019 football season. With the coming of summer comes the high temperatures, and with the coming of football season come the pre-season workouts and practices that help build, unite, improve and prepare a team for the fight…
FHP launches Operation Safe DRIVE
News Staff Report The Florida Highway Patrol’s Operation Safe DRIVE (Distracted Reckless Impaired Visibility Enforcement) safety campaign began Tuesday and will continue through Thursday, June 27. FHP joins several southeastern law enforcement partners who participate in the Safe DRIVE campaign is a high visibility, education and enforcement initiative designed to deter behaviors that contribute to commercial and non-commercial motor vehicle crashes. “FHP Troopers will be highly visible on I-95, I-75…
East Brewton man pleads guilty to child sex abuse
News Staff Report An East Brewton man, charged more than two years ago with sexually abusing two children, was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison after he entered a guilty plea to sexually abusing those children and at least two others. William Douglas Smith, 58, faced life in prison but the plea reduced dramatically the amount of time he will actually spend behind bars. Smith lived in Brewton at…