Commission eyes new van, workers

The Escambia County (Ala.) Road Department may be adding two part-time employees per work area to help work crews keep up with grass cutting along county rights-of-way.

During an administrative workshop Tuesday afternoon, County Engineer Bill Bridges said the grass cutting is getting behind due to crews working on other projects. He said it forces him to pull workers from other jobs to cut grass.

Sheriff Heath Jackson told the commission he would help if he could, but he didn't know if he had any inmates who could drive a tractor or who he would recommend.

Bridges said he would likely need...

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