Deadlock on board president

County school board splits 3-3 on new president with Holmes absent; special meeting is set Monday to break the tie

The Escambia County (Ala.) School Board will hold a special meeting next Monday at 9 a.m. to elect a new board chairman after a tie vote of 3 for Mike Edwards and 3 for Coleman Wallace at it's monthly meeting Nov. 18.

Current Board President Cindy Jackson called for the election of a new president and vice president, according to the Alabama Code and opened the floor for nominations for president.

Danny Benjamin nominated Edwards and Sherry Digmon nominated Coleman Wallace. Both Edwards and Wallace accepted nomination.

In a roll call by district, Benjamin, Edwards and Loumeek White voted for E...

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