Coale named district judge

Gov. Ivey taps Brewton attorney

Brewton attorney Eric Coale will take office Jan. 15 as Escambia County's new district judge following his appointment my Gov. Kay Ivey, who notified Coale Dec. 19 via an email.

Coale, 50, will fill the vacancy created when current District Judge Jeff White was elected without opposition to the circuit court slot being vacated by Judge Bert Rice, who did not seek re-election. White will also take office on Jan. 15 as the county's new circuit judge.

Coale has already announced he will seek the Republican nomination in 2020 for a full six-year term as the district judge.

"I'm excited," Coale...