Coaching, money top news

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Thirty years ago, in 1987, Joel Williams was hired to be the new football coach at T.R. Miller High School. He was from Georgia, but had been coaching close by at Pace High School and Woodham High School.

Jefferson Davis Community College was to share in a $532,000 trust put into place by a couple from Flomaton. President of JDCC. George McCormant said the money would be used for scholarships.

The police were planning to crack down on the use of false IDs.

Escambia County was one of 24 counties who were to receive aid because of the excessive rainfall.

The body of a W.S. Neal High School student was found by Frank and Dorothy Dewberry, according to Sheriff Tim Hawsey. The body was of Vickie Pittman, who had been missing since February. The sheriff said that there was an ongoing investigation going on.

“Clowns for Christ” made an appearance at the Fellowship House.

Now, I don’t know how you feel about clowns, but I personally don’t like them. There is just something about them and their hiding themselves in outrageous costume. It may have something to do with a scary movie I saw. Anyway, I don’t like them. Sorry about that clowns.

Everybody was concerned about the fact that a late freeze was expected to take its toll  on the blueberry crops.

A poll was taken of students at T.R. Miller High School about the lunchroom situation to see what kind of lunch program they preferred. At that time TRM was the only high school in the state without a prepared lunch program.

The sheriff’s department acted on a tip and found a $425,000 pot patch near the Boykin community on the banks of the Conecuh River.