County adds a holiday

Following the state, Escambia adopts Juneteenth holiday

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission voted Monday to add June 20, 2022, as a county holiday to coincide with the federal Juneteenth holiday.

Congress approved Juneteenth as a federal holiday commemorating the day slavery ended in the United States – June 19,1865.

County Administrator-Clerk Tony Sanks said the commission had previously agreed to set the county’s holiday schedule to coincide with the state of Alabama’s holiday schedule. He said there had been confusion in the past with state offices in the courthouse being closed and county offices being open. He said by following the state’s h...

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