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Kids play in drug infested room

The alleged victim of a Saturday night assault is now wanted on multiple drug charges, including chemical endangerment of a child. The Flomaton Police Department has obtained warrants charging Kelley ...

Police seek two for vandalism

Warrants have been signed for the arrest of two transients who are accused of breaking into and vandalizing a building in Flomaton. The Flomaton Police Department identified the suspects as Ryan...

Atmore man jailed in DUI fatal crash

An Atmore man who was the driver in a single-vehicle accident last Saturday, April 14, that claimed the life of one passenger and injured another, now faces DUI charges. Willie James Hudson, 28, of...

Esc. Co. Food scores released

Escambia County (Ala.) has released the food scores for March 2018. The scores are as follows: Atmore Acapulco’s - 94 All of God’s Children - 98 The Coffee House - 97 Diamond Gas #22 - 95 Discount Beer & Tob. - 93 Gather Restaurant - 90...

Williams comes home thankful

On April 9, 16-year old Daverick Williams was playing basketball in the old gymnasium at Flomaton High School when he collapsed. He had no pulse and he was not breathing. This past Saturday, Williams ...

Century buys an AED for Flomaton Fire

The Century Town Council was the first to get on board by voting Monday night to spend $1,103 to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator for the Flomaton Fire Department as the department tries ...

Turtle Point open house Saturday showcases refurbished boardwalk

Turtle Point Environmental Center will host an Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this coming Saturday, April 21, to celebrate the re-opening of the boardwalk. There is no admission fee. Originally...

Jay still addressing water issue

The Jay council discussed plans Monday night to continue addressing water issues by washing out the Bray-Hendricks Park and Calfee Street water tanks that supply the town with water. Independent...

Sawmill Day coming soon

The Alger-Sullivan Historical Society will host its 28th annual heritage festival in the historic district of Century, Florida as part of the 7th Annual Sawmill Day on Saturday, May 5, starting at 8 a.m. Good weather always brings more than fifty...

Brewton, EB kick off Earth Week

Brewton and East Brewton will kickoff Earth Week this Saturday with its community wide Earth Day Cleanup to allow residents to get rid of a variety of items from old appliances to tires and...

Clyde's was a Jay fixture

A blue tinged cloud of cigarette smoke hanging in the air; as a juke box cranks out a Lefty Frizzel tune against the faint glow of a dimly lit dance floor. Cars parked out front proudly displaying...

We wanted, built and owned a billy

We were a creative bunch. We were blessed with excess energy and low on spending money for toys. We were creative. My older brothes, Rayford and Jarvis ( aka Humpy ) built things for making our fun more fun. Our land had several natural ponds, one...

Warmer weather brings food safety concerns

Can You Pass This Food Safety Quiz? It’s Spring time! The weather is getting warmer and people have gotten more concerned about food safety issues. We have received several phone calls at the Extension office about safe food practices. There were...

Saturday to be big in Century

Saturday, April 21st the Town of Century and the Alger Sullivan Historical Society will be dedicating a marker commemorating the Alger Sullivan Lumber Company Residential Historic District. All are invited to the dedication ceremony starting at...

Chicken on Church

Leadership Atmore Class of 2017, a group sponsored by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, kicked off the first ever Chicken on Church event in Atmore, Thursday, April 12, on Church Street. The event ...

Nicholas Cody Nolan

Nicholas “Cody” Nolan, 22, of Brewton, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Century, Fla. Mr. Nolan was born on Brewton and was a lifelong resident of the Brewton and Flomaton areas. A member of the Flomaton High School class of 2013, he enjoyed...

Thomas Bryan Agerton

Thomas Bryan Agerton, 49, died Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Brewton. Mr. Agerton was a lifelong resident of Brewton and member of the W.S. Neal High School class of 1988. Of the Holiness faith, he had served as former Police Chief in Oakman, Ala., and...

Douglas Ray Jones, Jr.

Douglas Ray Jones, Jr., 59, of Berrydale, died Friday, April 13, 2018. Mr. Jones was a resident of Berrydale for more than 35 years and enjoyed working with his hands. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at Berrydale Baptist Church...

James Harold Strength, Sr.

James Harold Strength, Sr., 86, died Thursday, April 12, 2018. Mr. Strength was born April 16, 1931 to Radford William and Lillie Mae Strength. Following graduation from Flomaton High School, he enlisted in the Air Force, leaving his family's...

Sharon 'Sherry' Odom

Sharon “Sherry” Odom, 60, of Century, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Mrs. Odom was a native of Atmore and resided in Century for most of her life. Retired from Century Correctional Center, she was a member of Byrneville Methodist Church and...

Joseph 'Joe' Leon Smith

Joseph “Joe” Leon Smith, 51, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Pensacola. Mr. Smith was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton who worked at Service Welding, Charco and H & H. He was an avid outdoorsman. The funeral was held at 2 p.m.,...

Edna Brazzell

Edna Brazzell, 80, of Atmore, died Monday, April 16, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Funeral service for Ms. Brazzell will be announced by Turner Funeral...

Debra Sue Joiner

Debra Sue Joiner, 64, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Mrs. Joiner was a native of Bay Minette and has resided in Stockton, Ala. for the past 24 years. She was a friend to all who knew her and of the Holiness faith. The funeral was held at 2 p.m.,...

Sherry Kay Kyles

Sherry Kay Kyles. 57, of Atmore, died Thursday, April 12, 2018. Mrs. Kyles was a native of Atmore and 1979 graduate of Escambia County High School. Graduating from Reid State Technical College in Child Care Development, she worked in corrections at...

Drug testing not the total solution

I normally don't pay a much attention to things I read on Facebook. My wife and son set me up a Facebook page about 10 years ago and it took me about five years to ever open it up. I've never posted...

AEDs don't care about state lines

Hats off to Century Mayor Henry Hawkins and members of the town council for voting Monday night to spend $1,103 to purchase an Automated Defibrillator for the Flomaton Fire Department. Our bet is Hawkins and some members of the council are catching...

We must balance the budget

When the 115th Congress kicked off last January, I immediately introduced a bill that I believe is fundamental to the future of our country: a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The premise of a Balanced Budget Amendment is pretty...

Power comes from the purse strings

Our antiquated 1901 Constitution was designed to give inordinate power to the Legislature. During the Wallace years, the King of Alabama politics, George Wallace, usurped this power and controlled the Legislature from the Executive Branch of...

Trying to take away citizenship

Illegal immigration has been a hot button issue for decades with most Americans wanting the problem solved, but most politicians seem unable or unwilling to tackle this mounting perennial problem. Despite relentless efforts to diffuse illegal...

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