Sherry Digmon

Breaking ground for Coastal Growers
Breaking ground, from left, Brooks Hayes, Paul Turner, Dirk Lindsey, Joe Parker, Darrin Driskell, Governor Kay Ivey, Brad Smith By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Wednesday, March 10, dignitaries broke ground on the Coastal Growers peanut shelling facility in Atmore Industrial Park. They broke ground with two buildings already coming out of the ground behind them. If two words could embody the comments made by numerous people leading up to the…
HES hosts BOE
Participating in the archery demonstration were, from left, Alayla Stallworth, Emily Rolin, Noah Baggett, Kamden Martin, Levi McGhee By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher Huxford Elementary School Principal Leah Fuqua and several members of her faculty and staff hosted the county Board of Education’s regular meeting at the school Thursday, February 18. Chairwoman Cindy Jackson called the meeting to order and expressed the board’s appreciation to the HES staff for hosting.…
Mourning Ruth Harrell
Harrell By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher On hearing of Ruth Harrell’s passing Thursday, December 31, one of her friends said, “So much knowledge passed with her.” It could be said of Ruth Harrell that a library died when she died. Ruth lived between Atmore and Flomaton, but her home was all of Escambia County, and she worked tirelessly to improve healthcare for her fellow residents. Her work in healthcare and…
‘Extraordinary compensation’
By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher No one would disagree 2020 has been an extraordinary year. Certainly, educators can attest to the kind of year it’s been. They’ve had to change how school is done, devising and adapting to new methods. In light of the extraordinary school year, the Escambia County Board of Education approved a resolution at the December 17 meeting extending “extraordinary compensation” for employees. The resolution reads in…
Atmore’s Christmas parade
Santa arrives! Katelyn Barron accompanied Santa on the FNB&T float. By SHERRY DIGMON News Publisher With an eye to the sky, organizers and participants moved ahead with the Chamber’s Annual Twilight Christmas Parade Saturday night, December 12. About an hour before parade start time, the rain came down. Then it let up. Then it drizzled a little more. But the parade rolled on time – much to everyone’s delight and…