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Escambia grand juror arrested

A Brewton man who served on the most recent Escambia County grand jury has been arrested on a felony charge after being accused of revealing testimony he heard while serving on the jury. Donald R....

Ambulance deal draws concerns

What started as the Escambia County (Ala.) Health Care Authority's goal to come up with a solution to provide ambulance service to the Flomaton area is still on that tract in the short term, but...

Century man jailed for home invasion

A Century man is back behind bars and facing a felony home invasion charge as the result of an investigation by Escambia County (Fla.) law enforcement that began Jan. 21, 2018. Kendrick Washington,...

Noise concerns aired over a new race track near Pollard

Bill Harris, who lives across the road where a new dirt racing track is being built at the intersection of Highway 31 and Old Highway 31 in the Pollard-McCall area told members of the Escambia County ...

Jay family arrives home, finds home on fire

Home owners Rex and Theresa Smith said that the family arrived home after church to see smoke coming from the chimney but none of the family members had started a fire that morning. "We left for...

Conrad doubts nuisance ordinance

Flomaton resident Dwayne Conrad not only questioned why two vehicles parked behind his Palafox Street business were tagged as a nuisance violation, but also questioned why he only had 72 hours to...

Atmore man arrested for drugs

A routine traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired tag revealed one of the occupants had an outstanding warrant and after being transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton a...

The boys are back in gown

The Flomaton High School auditorium featured interesting acts Thursday night as the school held its annual womanless beauty pageant. With the theme "A Night at the Movies", students took advantage of ...

Traffic stops lead to arrests

Two recent routine traffic stops in Flomaton led to the arrest of four people on misdemeanor marijuana charges. Tuesday night, two Illinois residents were charged with unlawful possession of...

BOE moves to expel student

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education voted at a special board meeting Monday, Feb. 5. to expel a Flomaton High School junior who had a hunting rifle and compound bow in his vehicle....

Join FitFest Feb. 21; and blooms of chocolate

It’s time! Time for FitFest 2018! You have saved the date, and it’s finally here! This year marks our 25th annual FitFest, our Silver Anniversary, and we are so EXCITED ABOUT IT! FitFest is a FREE health and fitness program for senior adults....

Albert E. 'Nick' Hazley, Sr.

Albert E. “Nick” Hazley, Sr., 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Mr. Hazley was born Dec. 25, 1954, to Charlie Bozaman and Sylvia Williams. He grew up in Atmore and went to school in Escambia County and worked as a machine operator for a...

Margaret Lynnette 'Nett' Blocker Reaves Secrist Johnson

Margaret Lynnette “Nett” Blocker Reaves Secrist Johnson, of Jay, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 following a brief illness. Mrs. Johnson was born Dec. 1, 1933, to Bozzy Blocker and Margaret Eloise Lewis Blocker Bradley in Berrydale, Fla. and worked...

Jimmie Lee Mixon

Jimmie Lee Mixon, 81, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Mr. Mixon was born Feb. 6, 1936, to Bishop and Edna Mixon. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at First Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Revs. Willie A. Rudolph and Michael Jackson...

Linda Lou Blair Hall

Linda Lou Blair Hall, 57, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Brewton. Mrs. Hall was born in the Wallace community and worked as a farmer. She was of the Christian faith. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the chapel of Craver's Funeral...

Warren Dean Cooper

Warren Dean Cooper, 60, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 in Pensacola. Mr. Cooper was a native of Pensacola who resided in Cantonment for most of his life. He was a member of the IBEW 904 of Gulfport, Miss., Brotherhood of the Fleas and Farm Hill...

Lelia Eulalia Hadley

Lelia Eulalia Hadley, 93, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 in Perdido, Ala. Mrs. Hadley was a native and lifelong resident of Perdido and member of Splinter Hill Holiness Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at Petty-Eastside Chapel...

Jessie Elaine Jerkins

Jessie Elaine Jerkins, 60, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Mrs. Jerkins was a good friend to all who knew her. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at the chapel of Craver's Funeral Home with Rev. Patrick Carden officiating. Burial...

Alan Blake Clark

Alan Blake Clark, 70, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 in Mobile. Mr. Clark was a native and a past resident of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze who resided in Booneville, Ala. for the past 13 years. He was of the Methodist Faith. A memorial service will be held...

­Angie Lee Lett

Angie Lee Lett, 28, of Evergreen, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Miss Lett was born Dec. 15, 1989 to James Lewis and Ola Lett in Monroeville, Ala. Known to family and friends as “Tick,” she grew up in Vredenburgh, Ala. until she was 15. Attending...

Faye Reaves Lowery

Faye Reaves Lowery, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in a Pensacola hospice facility. Mrs. Lowery was a native and lifelong resident of Castleberry, Ala. A 1962 graduate of Conecuh High School, she was a homemaker and member of Appleton Assembly of...

Coleman: best at what he did

Among the men who took on the dangerous job of rolling logs down the area rivers to the various saw mills was Coleman O'Guynn (or Coley O'Gwynn as Rev. Brooks spelled it in last week's article). As...

Go to the Dairy Bar; not the Milky Way

After writing my last column about Century High School teacher and coach Eddie Simmons, my thoughts naturally turned to another long time CHS assistant coach Edsol Smith. Mr. Smith was my 9th grade civics teacher. I keep hearing that Americans were...

A Valentine's queen for the holiday

1950, 4th grade, circa Feb. 1st Teacher, Mrs. Rupert Green announces that we will have a Valentine's party on the 14th. We will be served red strawberry flavored Koolade, cupcakes with red icing and exchange valentines. Party? Oh my, those were few...

Keeping Congress transparent

Last year, the country was shocked to learn terrible stories of sexual harassment taking place in the halls of Congress. The stories themselves were horrific, but even worse was the fact that some Members of Congress used taxpayer money to pay...

I have faith in Griffin, health authority

If you have ever dialed 911, like I have on at least two occasions, it seems like an eternity before an ambulance arrives because seconds become minutes in your mind. So, I understand the concerns...

Memos; Oh, what to believe?

For more than a year Washington has been twisted in knots with all manner of allegations, intrigue at the highest levels, and subterfuge in the darkest shadows. Hounded with pernicious accusations of ostensible collusion with the Russians to steal...

Town helps to keep history

Like Flomaton Councilman Buster Crapps, we had some reservations about the town taking ownership of the old Jackson Theater in downtown Flomaton. Our concerns were, like his, how much money will the town have to spend to keep the building up. But...

Love 'ole time' capitol reporters

I have written about the legendary capitol reporters who use to cover Goat Hill. There was Bob Ingram of the Montgomery Advertiser, Al Fox of the Birmingham News, Hugh Sparrow of the Birmingham News, Rex Thomas of the Associated Press, Don Martin...

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