ECCC in ‘great position’ to attract quality candidates

By BRENT MAZE,

East Central Community College officially opened its search for the ninth president of the junior college Sunday, and the board of trustees is hopeful that recent success will help them find a quality candidate.

Billy Stewart, the current president since February 2012, announced in November his retirement effective July 1, 2020.







Sexual battery charges dismissed against ECCC student

By BRENT MAZE,

An ECCC student has been cleared of sexual battery charges that resulted from a Halloween night incident on campus.

Ladetres Kirkland, 19, of Philadelphia, was arrested Nov. 6 by ECCC Police and originally charged with rape, which was reclassified as sexual battery. The case was dismissed Thursday during a preliminary hearing.






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