Board of Education approves 4 principal contracts, non-renews 1
Five principals in the Escambia County school system were considered for contract renewal at the recent Board of Education meeting, Thursday, March 23, however only four recommendations were approved, authorizing Superintendent John Knott to negotiate contracts. Three were approved without discussion: * Leigh Ann Rowland, Huxford Elementary School, for a 3-year period, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020 * Stewart Powell, Pollard-McCall Junior High School, for a 3-year…
State to honor slain CO
A portion of Alabama Highway 21 will be formally designated as Correctional Officer Kenneth Bettis Memorial Highway during a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, April 12, in the Old House Chambers of the Alabama State Capitol. The 11:30 a.m. ceremony is designed to honor the life of Bettis, a 44-year-old Monroeville resident and former correctional officer at William C. Holman Correctional Facility. In September 2016 Bettis was stabbed in…
GECA to present ‘He Was Raised’
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is bringing the story of Easter to the stage April 6-9, in “He Was Raised,” an original work by Phil Johnson. Johnson is GECA’s artistic director. He’s also associate pastor at Robinsonville Baptist Church. The cast is as follows (in some cases, an actor plays multiple roles): 1. Jesus – Timothy Huber 2. Peter – Dietrich Bondurant 3. John – Skyler Hursh 4.…
Beware SPEC calls
The following was issued by Southern Pine Electric Co-op: Unfortunately there are some people out there calling Southern Pine members and telling them that their power will be out for an extended period of time. If you are contacted by anyone claiming to be a representative of Southern Pine Electric Co-op telling you that your power is going to be out, please contact your local Southern Pine office immediately to…