Sheriff Jackson

Aging jail, drugs, funding new sheriff’s biggest challenges
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Note: The following article is the second in a two-part series on Escambia County’s first new sheriff since 2003. The first appeared in the January 23 edition. Two weeks into his first term as Sheriff of Escambia County, Heath Jackson faces several challenges. And he has to face those challenges with budgetary resources that reflect the county’s financial struggles over recent years. “That’s another…
Jackson: ‘Not an 8-4 sheriff’
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Newly sworn Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson says he will bring loads of new ideas with him as he begins his administration of county law enforcement. And while he has already made a few minor changes, he is content to pretty much leave things as they are, at least for now, with one big exception. “I’m not an eight-to-four sheriff; I like to work,”…
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,…
Jackson will be next sheriff; Stewart takes White’s commission seat
Latest (unofficial) election returns from the Alabama Secretary of State Office: Local (100% of boxes reporting) ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF Heath Jackson — 6,426 Mike Lambert — 5,693 ESCAMBIA BOE, District 7 Coleman Wallace — 958 Amanda “Mandi” Thompson — 341 ESCAMBIA CO. COMMISSION, District 3 Scottie Stewart — 1,510 Larry White — 1,201 Statewide (26 of 67 counties reporting): GOVERNOR Kay Ivey — 220,542 (Projected winner) Walt Maddox — 125,721…