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 By Joe Thomas    News    July 12, 2018 

Attempted murder charge filed

A Flomaton man remains in the Conecuh County jail on attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting a man in Castleberry and fleeing back to a Flomaton residence on Upper Creek Road. Eric Mathis,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 12, 2018 

McMullen gets 8 life sentences

Barring a successful appeal, Charles 'Chuck' Calvin McMullen will spend the rest of his life in prison after a Santa Rosa County judge sentenced the former law enforcement officer to eight...

 

Brewton teen airlifted

Top photo, emergency personnel provide help to Jana' Destiny Binion, 16, of Brewton following a crash last Thursday on Highway 31 in Flomaton near the entrance of Twin Bridges Road. Witnesses said...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 12, 2018 

Man arrested in sex assault

A Century man is facing a felony molestation charge after law enforcement responded to a sexual battery complaint made by Shannon Spence June 30. Shelton Obrian Mitchell, 34, 121 Second St., was arres...

 

Jackson kicks off his race for sheriff

Brewton resident Heath Jackson has announced his Republican candidacy for Sheriff of Escambia County, Alabama. The son of Thomas Wayne and Terry Sherrer Jackson, Heath was born and raised most of his life in Brewton, Alabama. Through them, he...

 
 News    July 12, 2018 

Fishing rodeo style

A huge crowd, young and old, showed up Saturday at the lake inside the E.O. Wilson Nature Adventure Park in Brewton as the city of Brewton and the Brewton Fire Department sponsored its fishing rodeo....

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 12, 2018 

Stacey indicted on charges

In an Escambia County (Fla.) State Attorney press release, it was announced Tuesday that a grand jury returned an indictment for first degree premeditated murder and attempted first degree...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 12, 2018 

Resurfacing to begin soon

Resurfacing of portions of Butler Street, Robinsonville Road, Sardine Road and Foshee Road should begin late August or early September following an agreement signed Monday between the Escambia County...

 

Atmore VFW awards contest winners

The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary to Post 7016 announced the winners of the second annual Summer Patriotic Art Poster Contest Monday morning, July 2, at Atmore City Hall. The winner in the age 4 to 6 category was Jon Taylor III, age 5. The winner in...

 

Brewton native interns with Byrne

Brewton native Trinidad Miller recently completed a summer internship in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL). Miller is a senior at the University of Alabama, where he is majoring in Marketing with a double specialization...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 12, 2018 

Flomaton eyes policy for vehicles

As the town of Flomaton looks for ways to cut expenses, policies on employees taking town-owned vehicles home is one area the town council is looking at, but Town Attorney Chuck Johns said he can not...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 12, 2018 

Town bills lower but officers needed

Flomaton's monthly bills dropped from more than $80,000 to about $66,000 and the town's finances are in the black. However, council members said Monday night that it needs to keep a close watch on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 12, 2018 

Today last day to apply for absentee

Today (Thursday, July 12) is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot in Escambia County, Ala., for the July 17 Republican runoff. Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain said as of Tuesday he had...

 

Honoring the past

As part of the city of East Brewton's 100th Anniversary Celebration, Police Chief Kenny Brazille invited former police chiefs to a reception at the police department. Brazille said he identified seven living former police chiefs and three attended...

 

Cheering on their ducks

A large crowd gathered on the banks of Murder Creek July 4 hoping their rubber duck would cross the finish line first in East Brewton's annual duck race to help fund the Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Chelsea Caro's duck crossed the finish...

 

Grant improves Pollard workroom

Pollard-McCall Junior High School and Gulf Coast Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council, State Senator Greg Albritton and State Representative Alan Baker recently announced a $5,500 grant from Gulf Coast RC&D to remodel the teacher...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 12, 2018 

Police need help locating robbery suspect

The Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating Devante Aaron Knight, 26, who is accused of an armed robbery on July 2 at Century Kwik Stop, located on Century...

 

Bratten to be guest speaker at JHS

The Jay Historical Society welcomes guest speaker John R. Bratten, Ph. D, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida at 6 p.m., Thursday (tonight), July 12 at The Jay Museum on Highway 4 in Jay, Fla....

 

Communication drill set for Friday

On June 28, it was announced in an email that on Friday, July 13, 2018 Escambia County School Board in a coordinated effort with local Emergency Responders will conduct a drill to check reliability of communication systems in the event of a real...

 

Esc. Co. releases June food scores

Escambia County (Ala.) released its food scores from June 1 to June 30, 2018. The scares are as follows: Atmore Chen’s Buffet - 82 Circle K - 89 Creek Travel Plaza Diner - 97 Store - 98 Diamond #6 - 89 Diamond #21 - 96 Honeybun Donuts - 99 R & F...

 
 News    July 12, 2018 

Public Notice

TOWN OF JAY CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE MEETING NOTICE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Town of Jay is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Fiscal Year 2017 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 5, 2018

McMullen guilty of sex crimes

Charles 'Chuck' Calvin McMullen, who worked with the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office at different times from 1989 to September, 2005, and worked as an agent with the Florida Department of Law...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 5, 2018

New courthouse in Escambia County?

Damage to the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton in December, 2015, from a broken heating and cooling line has led to the discovery of more issues that now has the county commission looking at...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 5, 2018

Wi-Fi controlling car?

A Pensacola man who stopped at a Flomaton automative repair shop to get the Wi-Fi turned off because he thought someone was controlling his car ended up in the Escambia County Detention Center on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 5, 2018

Gehman booted from the rail commission

Atmore resident Jerry Gehman was removed from the Southern Rail Commission following critical remarks about Gov. Kay Ivey's decision not to commit $5.3 million in state funds to help bring back...

 

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