No emergency state for commission

In its first in-person meeting since March 17 the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission passed a resolution to rescind its previous state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the March 17 meeting, the commission passed the state of emergency that allowed County Clerk-Administrator Tony Sanks, Commission Chairman Karean Reynolds and Commission Vice Chairman Brandon Smith to execute documents and other things essential to keeping county government operating. That order allowed the county to function without having approval of the entire commission.

The commission met Monday in the courtroom...