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Neal teacher, student arrested

A W.S. Neal High School senior and a W.S. Neal Elementary School special education teacher have been arrested on felony computer tampering charges in wake of an investigation about grade changes that ...

Complaints aired over race track

Several Pollard and McCall residents continued their complaints about the noise being generated by the new race track on Highway 31 saying the loud noise during the first two races kept them and...

Bond revoked in case of attempted murder

An Atmore teenager arrested and later bonded out on attempted murder charges for shooting and paralyzing a fellow classmate is back in jail following a bond revocation hearing Friday accusing him of...

Study finds town ready for motel

Representatives from the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance told members of the Flomaton Town Council that a study performed by the University of Alabama revealed potential...

Retirees honored Tuesday

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education held a reception Tuesday afternoon, May 15, at the Flomaton High School library for the employees who have or are retiring the 2017-2018 school year....

Godwin named as Century town clerk

The Century Town Council voted unanimously to approve Interim Town Clerk Kim Godwin as the official town clerk at its meeting Monday, May 7. Councilwoman Ann Brooks was not present. Godwin began...

Fire department gets new AEDs

Since a 16-year old Flomaton High School student was basically brought back to life on April 19 with firemen using an aging Automated External Defibrillator the Flomaton Fire Department has received...

Brown signs on with CACC

Flomaton senior Cole Brown signed on with Coastal Alabama Community College Monday, May 14. Brown said he chose CACC because he wanted to play baseball and gets to go to college for free. Above,...

Century Little League gets donation

The Pensacola Sports Association presented a check for $3,000 to the Century Little League Association Monday night at Showalter Park. The funds will help to purchase...

Brewton takes over system

The Ridge Road Water Authority will soon become part of the city of Brewton's Water Works Board following action taken Monday by the Escambia County Commission. Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins...

Auditions for summer musical set

The Brewton Town and Gown Players will be holding auditions for their summer musical production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, May 21, at the City of Brewton Community Center....

Feed sack dresses were all the rage for fashion

Poor Mama. She was usually defeated before the battle even started. Daddy bought hog shorts at Gilmore's Store in Wallace and when it was time for that purchase Mama made sure to be there to pick out the sacks. The need to explain this is for the...

Gordons were progressive farmers

Newspapers in our area have always profiled local residents and their human interests pursuits. Yet in an era when most people were "closer to the earth" it was well thought of to cover farms and...

School discipline is very different today

I was raised in the country many, many years ago. As the oldest of four brothers, I spent summer days out the back door after breakfast with instructions to come back for lunch and stay out of trouble. Four boys roaming the countryside however were...

Here are five top foods for good eye health

Do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes? Read on to learn about the top foods for eye health. But don't count on popping a pill to get these nutrients — your...

FES holds field day

Flomaton Elementary School held its annual Field Day, Friday, May 18. The sun was shining and the heat bore down, but students were cooled off at the end of the day by being sprayed by Flomaton Fire ...

Patrick 'Pat' Conn

Patrick “Pat” Conn, 60, died Friday, May 11, 2018 in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Conn was a native of California and resided in Atmore for most of his life. He was of the Catholic faith. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the...

Patsy Mitchell Day

Patsy Mitchell Day, 69, of Brewton, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Day was born August 27, 1948, to Durwood Gerald Mitchell and Agnes Brown Mixon in Eclectic, Ala. She grew up and attended Pensacola High School,...

Rev. Jack Robert McCullough

Rev. Jack Robert McCullough, 83, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Walnut Hill. Fla. Mr. McCullough was a native of Enon, Fla. and had resided in Walnut Hill most of his life. A veteran of the Korean War, he was retired from Monsanto with 35 years of...

Barbara Hobbs Dorriety

Barbara Hobbs Dorriety, 68, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Robinsonville, Ala. Mrs. Dorriety was a native of Atmore and had resided in Robinsonville most of her life. A nurse for 40 years, she was a member of the Robinsonville Baptist Church. The...

Sylvia Marie Evans

Sylvia Marie Evans, 68, of Repton, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Evergreen Medical Center. Mrs. Evans was born in Brewton and relocated to Mobile and Castleberry before coming to Repton. A member of the Castleberry High School Class of 1967 and a...

Loraine Yvonne Johnson Weinmann

Loraine Yvonne Johnson Weinmann, 76, died Monday, April 30, 2018, after a brief illness. Mrs. Weinmann was born May 14, 1941, to D.V. and Mamie Hardee Johnson in Robinsonville, Ala. Retired from First National Bank of Atmore after 37 years, she was...

Joanna Cunningham

Joanna Cunningham, of Brewton, died Thursday, May 10, 2018. The funeral will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at Second St. Siloam Baptist Church with Christian Memorial Funeral Home of Brewton...

Vera Mae Manning Shell

Vera Mae Manning Shell, 85, of Brewton died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 after a brief illness. Mrs. Shell was a native and lifelong resident of Escambia County, Ala. A member of Appleton Church of Christ and member of the W.S. Neal Class of 1951, she was...

Sarah 'Obie' Obera Redmon Cohen

Sarah “Obie” Obera Redmon Cohen, 87, of Flomaton, died Thursday, May 3, 2018, in a Century nursing facility after a brief illness. Mrs. Cohen was a native of Troy, Ala. and former resident of St. Pete, Fla. Before moving to Flomaton. She was a...

Can first responders find your house?

I've written several columns over the years telling people they need to drive by their own homes to see what enticing items may be in plain view for a thief to steal. Most thieves are lazy and like...

Disinterest seems high in primaries

Folks, we are less than three weeks away from our June 5th primary. Besides the governor’s race, all of our secondary constitutional races are on the ballot. As we head into the home stretch, there appears to be very little interest in the...

Making the world safe according to Trump

The world is a pretty tough unforgiving place. Press and pundits faint at breaches of political correctness, but world leaders play hardball for real, especially when treasure and territory are at stake. Many will spill blood to pursue or safeguard...

Poll workers have key jobs in elections

We agree that poll workers in Escambia County (Ala.) deserve a raise. Roger Williamson approached the county commission Monday asking for a $50 across-the-board raise for the nearly 150 to 160 poll workers who work the polls on election day....

Standing ovation for teachers

Teachers hardly get the credit they deserve for the challenging jobs they do every day. Not only do they educate our children, but teachers also provide guidance, support, and serve as positive role models for the next generation. Their efforts and...

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