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More charges for woman while in jail

A Flomaton woman already in jail on theft of services, failure to pay and drug charges now faces theft of property IV and fraudulent use of a credit card after being accused of using the numbers off ...

Was fire truck sabotaged?

Former Flomaton Fire Department Chief Jimmy Brantley, who still remains a volunteer fireman, told members of the Flomaton Town Council Monday night that a fire truck had been sabotaged and an...

Son is accused of killing father

An Atmore man is dead and his 32-year old son is in jail on $1 million bond after being arrested and charged with murder. The body of Alvin Donald Nall, 72, was discovered outside his 12527 Highway... Full story

Traffic stop nets drug charges

Two East Brewton men were arrested on drug charges following routine traffic stops after the police department's K-9 detected illegal narcotics. Terryl Jerome Jordan, 52, 1207 Dailey St., and Ryan...

Boys foster home coming to Flomaton?

The foster care crisis in Escambia County (Ala.) and many counties across the state has prompted former foster parent and child advocate Margaret Silbernagel to pursue a foster home in Flomaton for...

Provalus seeking those wanting job

If you have the aptitude, attitude and work ethic, Provalus in Brewton has a job for you. Scott Sullivan, senior vice president of Provalus, and Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace appeared before the... Full story

Council limits vehicle access

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant laid off two part-time firemen and the town council voted to limit take-home vehicles to only those employees who are on call in an effort to cut expenses for the town. ...

Teddy Bears and hugs

Flomaton Fireman Tyler Lambeth, left, and Fire Chief Steve Stanton comfort two children, ages 5 and 9, following a vehicle crash Sunday at the intersection of Highway 113 and Wolf Log Road. No...

Commission and Poarch agree

The Escambia County Commission approved two memorandums of understanding with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians concerning road work in the Poarch area. One is for the county to provide in-kind... Full story

U-Haul now available at We Care

U-Haul Company of Alabama, Inc. announces We Care Thrift Store has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Flomaton community. We Care Thrift Store at 22172 Hwy. 31 will offer U-Haul...

My family's loss and a death at Barnett Crossroads

August 1951 brought death to my family. My Granddaddy Marion Grissett died at age 75. His neighbor Mr. Marvin Lisenby rolled into our lane to motion with his head for Daddy to come out to the car. I was on the front porch with my siblings and that...

Old newspapers: source of history

Escambia County Alabama was created following the War Between the States. The time immediately after the war was a dark time for many in that much of the infrastructure of the area had been destroyed ...

Blueberries celebrated at Saturday's festival

It’s Blueberry Picking Time! This coming weekend all roads lead to Jenning’s Park in Brewton, AL for the 38th Annual Alabama Blueberry Festival. We are inviting you to come and join us for this BIG EVENT! The Festival will be held Saturday,...

Into the wild

Nestled into the quiet county roads in Northern Baldwin County near Perdido, Ala., lies the Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, one of the most in-tact seepage bog communities remaining on the Gulf Coast...

June marks the beginning of many seasons

Since it's June already that means that several seasons either begin or end with this month. I guess one of the ones we pay great attention to along the gulf coast is hurricane season, which began the first day of this month. Also the first day of...

Johnnie Lavon Odom

Johnnie Lavon Odom, 53, of Flomaton, died Sunday, May 27, 2018. Mr. Odom was a native of Brewton and longtime resident of Flomaton. A 1983 graduate of Flomaton High School, he attended the Tabernacle Baptist Church and was employed with Odom...

Infant David Ryan Fountain

Infant David Ryan Fountain died Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Milton, Fla. The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 10, at Bagget’s Chapel Cemetery in Repton, Ala. with Rev. Cavin Cawthon officiating. Burial followed with Craver’s Funeral...

Marrian Nadene Gibson

Marrian Nadene Gibson, 58, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Atmore. Mrs. Gibson was a native of Bay Minette who has resided in Poarch, Ala. For the past 30 years. She was a member of the Poarch Community Church. Mrs. Gibson is survived by two...

Clinton Dortch

Clinton Dortch, 62, died Thursday, May 24, 2018. Mr. Dortch was a native of Wilcox County born Dec. 28, 1955, to Will Dortch, Sr. and Bessie Mae Dortch, and resident of Atmore. At a young age, he attended Waymon Chapel A.M.E. Church of Wilcox...

John Nealy Roberts, Jr.

John Nealy Roberts, Jr., 66, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Mr. Roberts was born Sept. 8, 1951, to John Nealy, Sr. and Elnetta Roberts in Atmore, Ala. A 1969 graduate of Escambia County High School, he had attended Escambia County Training School...

Lula 'Laura' Lee Pettway Grimes

Lula “Laura” Lee Pettway Grimes, 93, of Atmore, died Saturday, June 2, 2018. Mrs. Grimes was a native of Wilcox County, where she attended school. A farmer, she was a longtime resident of Atmore. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Saturday, June...

Emma Lee Feagin

Emma Lee Feagin, 74, died Friday, June 1, 2018 at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. Mrs. Feagin was born Dec. 25, 1943 to Albert and Minnie Williams in Farmersville, Ala. Relocating to Century when she was 6, she later graduated from George...

Lola Peebles

Lola Peebles, 88, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Pensacola. Mrs. Peebles was born in Berlin, Germany and had resided in Bratt, Fla. for most of her life. She was a member of Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Tuesday,...

Joseph 'Buddy' Carlton Sands

Joseph “Buddy” Carlton Sands, 70, died Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Mobile, Ala.Mr. Sands as born in Key West, Fla. and lived most of his adult life in Atmore. A 1966 Ernest Ward High School graduate, he is, to date, the only All State Linebacker...

Stanford D'Wayne Gollotte

Stanford D'Wayne Gollotte, 48, died Friday, June 1, 2018 in Uriah, Ala. Mr. Gollotte was a native and former resident of Mobile who had resided in Uriah for the past 5 years. He was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Saturday,...

Protecting a Gulf Coast tradition

Down here on the Gulf Coast, fishing is a way of life for many people. It is a tradition that spans generations and is one way we bond with our family and friends. In fact, some of my fondest memories happened while casting a reel. I remember my...

America- not good enough for Obama

Iconic liberal columnist of the New York Times, Maureen Dowd, recently penned a particularly amusing and poignantly enlightening column about our 44th President: “Obama – just too good for us.” Not for weak stomachs, her syrupy sycophantic...

Bourdain's death will not be forgotten

Last Friday, suicide claimed the life of another victim, Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain initially made his claim to fame because of his culinary skills before eventually merging his talents of journalism ...

Silbernagel has a dream, let's help her

We tip our hat to Maggie Silbernagel in her quest to develop a foster care home in Flomaton for young boys who have fallen between the cracks due to no fault of their own. You read everywhere about the need for foster parents and those willing to...

Analysis of Gubernatorial Primaries

Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome. Governor Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox won very impressive victories. Ms. Ivey beat three well financed opponents without a runoff....

Union Town sets the voting bar high

I would hope that the people of this country would like for us to have fair elections where those eligible to vote are the ones who go to the polls and cast ballots. That might be a dream since the...

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