BOE approves personnel recommendations
News Staff Report The Escambia County Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations by Superintendent John Knott at the board meeting Thursday, March 21. Leave of absence 1. Shirley Longmire, 7-hour lunchroom worker, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, effective January 16, 2019 through February 25, 2019 Resignation 1. Vicke Smith, special education instructional aide, Flomaton Elementary School, effective March 15, 2019 2. Kendall Richardson, 7-hour custodian, W.S. Neal Elementary School,…
Struggles continue for young Devils
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer Escambia County High’s Blue Devils continue to struggle to find a groove as they dropped a 15-0 decision to Excel High on Monday, March 18. Excel took control of the game right off the bat. Panthers Josh Gandy and Sean Boatwright both put up doubles to drive in first-inning runs as Excel jumped out to a 4-0 lead. The Blue Devils struggled to regain…
Want to change the world?
Be a positive role model With the recent college signing period, a few things have been on my mind that I wanted to share with our young, college-bound athletes. What kind of advice can help prepare them for the next phase of their lives? How could I maybe help prepare them for what is about to come? As we step back and take a look at the world around us,…
Bulldogs polish off Hillcrest in JV, varsity action
By JOSH FRYE News Sports Writer J.U. Blacksher’s junior varsity baseball team finished off its season last Friday, March 22, with a 13-6 victory over Hillcrest that left the jayvee squad with an 8-4 season record. “Every single kid worked hard this season,” head coach Justin Mixon said. “With the bulk of the team being eighth-graders, they have often played games against much older opponents. They went into every game…