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SBI investigates damaged truck

An agent with the Alabama Bureau of Investigations was in Flomaton Monday to conduct an investigation into the alleged sabotage of a Flomaton firetruck. Escambia County District Attorney Steve Billy...

Derailment stops traffic

Emergency personnel were on the scene for almost 24 hours straight beginning last Wednesday evening when six cars of a 13,000 foot CSX train derailed in Wawbeek forcing the closure of Highway 31...

County goes 50-50 with state Tuesday

County voters followed statewide voters in half of the Republican primary runoffs Tuesday on a day that saw 12.62 percent of registered voters in Alabama cast ballots and 7.24 percent in Escambia...

Moye's charges are upgraded

Former Jay High School baseball coach Brian Joseph Moye, 47, was arrested July 11 when previous misdemeanor charges of battery were upgraded to two counts felony charges of lewd and lascivious...

Driver flees after crash

The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a utility pole on State Line Road near the intersection of Highway 29 in Century apparently fled the scene. Emergency personnel arrived shortly after 11 p.m....

Jay eyes possible hike on its six utility tax franchise fees

The Jay council is considering possible ways to generate revenue for the town and discussed the town's current Municipal Public Service Tax (MPST) ordinance at Monday night's meeting. Municipal...

Library Rocks

A group of adults enjoy singing karaoke at the Brewton Library last Monday night, July 16, as part of the Library's Rock Summer Reading Program. The library offers various activities for all ages...

Council approves combining two loan amounts

Having previously voted to combine its two lines of credit at Escambia County Bank and United Bank into one payment, the Flomaton Town Council held a special meeting Wednesday morning to vote on the...

Castleberry woman found passed out, faces charges

A Castleberry woman was charged with felony DUI and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia after she was found passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle on the shoulder of London Road. Angela...

Leadership in action

Above, from left, W.S. Neal High School’s Sara Bradley and Brianna Pate and T.R. Miller High School’s Rider Jernigan and Michael Floyd (not pictured) served as delegates to the Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum in June at Troy...

Malta businesses once thrived

Situated 3 miles east of the historical center of Atmore, along the old L&N Railroad (CSX) lies an area known as Malta. Little more than a highway sign along Highway 31 marks the rough location of...

Historical ties to famous Texas desperado

Our society has contributed articles to this paper for almost thirty years now and I find that the collection is a surprisingly generous source of historical information about this region. I stumbled across the following a while back, a first-hand...

My dream of being a majorette died hard

I saw her in the 4-H parade in Atmore. I saw her picture in the Mobile Press Register leading the high school band down Government street during Mardi Gras, I saw her picture in LIFE leading a band in New York City for the St. Patrick's Day parade....

Your teeth need good nutrition to be healthy

If I knew then what I know now I would have a beautiful set of perfect pearly white teeth! Multiple trips to the dentist office through the years, remind me that it’s worth it to follow these tips to have healthy teeth for a life time. Daily...

ADULTS ROCKED AT BREWTON LIBRARY

Adults enjoyed playing board games and singing karaoke Monday, July 1, as part of the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program the Brewton Library is hosting. The library is located at 206 W. Jackson...

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Mary Alice King Bradley

Mary Alice King Bradley, 79, of Brewton, died Sunday, July 8, 2018 in a Century, Fla. nursing facility after a brief illness. Mrs. Bradley was a native and life long resident of Brewton who was a retired draw twist operator and member of the...

Mollie Lue Huggins

Mollie Lue Huggins, 80, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Atmore. Mrs. Huggins was a native of Perdido, Ala. and former resident of Bay Minette, Ala. who had resided in Atmore for 5 ½ years and was of the Assembly of God faith. The funeral was held...

Anna M. Mangiacotti Jackson

Anna M. Mangiacotti Jackson, 85, of Pensacola, died Monday, July 9, 2018 in a Gulf Breeze hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Jackson was a native of Leominster, Mass. and long time resident of East Brewton before she moved to Pensacola. A...

Terry 'Moon' Hilton Laster

Terry “Moon” Hilton Laster, 63, of Castleberry, died Sunday, July 8, 2018 in a Pensacola hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Laster was a native of Brewton and long time resident of Castleberry who was a retired electrician in the construction...

Robert McCaskill

Robert McCaskill, 80, died Friday, July 6, 2018. Mr. McCaskill was born Oct. 5, 1937 to Claude and Jewel McCaskill Payne in Brewton. A graduate of Southern Normal School and member of Peace and Goodwill Church, he later served in the U.S. Army and...

Retha Kay Johnson McManus

Retha Kay Johnson McManus, 63, died Friday, July 6, 2018 in Lake City, Fla. following a brief illness. Mrs. McManus was a native and longtime resident of Brewton before she moved to Lake City. A homemaker, she was a member of the Damascus Assembly...

Sherry Gibbs Morris

Sherry Gibbs Morris, 79, died Thursday, July 12, 2018. Mrs. Morris was a lifelong resident of Atmore who was a 1956 graduate of Escambia County High School. She later attended the Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and Jefferson Davis...

Anthony Ual Murph

Anthony Ual Murph, 76, of McCullough, died Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Pensacola. Mr. Murph was born June 14, 1942 to Marvin Lee and Lynda Vonteen Ellison Murph in Escambia County, Ala. He worked as a farmer. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday,...

Lindy B. Phillips

Linda B. Phillips, 87, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Atmore, Ala. Mr. Phillips was a native and lifelong resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. who retired from the Naval Air Station in Pensacola as a sheet metal instructor. A veteran of the U.S. Air...

Rebecca Ann Ray

Rebecca Ann Ray, 70, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Pensacola. Mrs. Ray was a native of Andalusia, Ala. and former resident of Colquitt, Ga. who has resided in Atmore for the last 8 years. A member of the Baptist faith, she was also a member and...

Americans are better off now

Two years ago, I joined other Republican House members in unveiling our “Better Way” agenda. The agenda covered everything from national security to tax reform to the economy. It was a bold vision about a different path for America that...

Fantastic runoff election races

You have the results of Tuesday’s runoff elections. I had to go to press with my column before the results were known. There are some fantastic runoff races which should be close and interesting. The four best will be Troy King versus Steve...

Trump thumps Europe

Like the dinner guest who candidly mentions the soup is cold, President Trump stunned the tender sensibilities of Europe’s elite ruling class on his no holds barred European excursion. Unvarnished truth and blunt honesty are just not done and...

Russian influence? Where's yours?

I'm still scratching my head over all the time, effort and money being spent to determine whether the Russians 'meddled' or interfered with the 2016 presidential election that sent Donald Trump to...

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