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Spending a Century dispute

At the Century council meeting Jan. 13, Councilwoman Ann Brooks questioned Century Mayor Henry Hawkins about invoices totaling close to $2,000 for airline tickets he submitted for payment by the town...

Century mayor questions bill, Nickles clarifies

Century Town Planner Debbie Nickles was asked by Century Mayor Henry Hawkins to explain charges totaling $1,500 she had submitted to the town at Century's last council meeting on Jan. 13. “I got...

Two jail escapees captured

Two Brewton residents who escaped from the Escambia County Detention Center's work release center are back behind bars with a tracking dog team running one down Saturday in the Wawbeek area and the...

Drug charge for Century man

A Century man is facing felony drug charges after deputies made contact with the him about a cracked windshield on the car he was driving and discovered his license had been suspended in 2014 and a...

Cottrell asks to utilize old theater building

Flomaton resident Nancy Cottrell asked the town council Monday night if it would be interested in either donating or selling the old Jackson Theater to be turned into some type of youth center to...

Overtime will be used to keep two policemen on duty

With a decrease in police officers and an increase in crime the Flomaton Town Council voted Monday to pay overtime to insure at least two officers are on duty each shift until the council can hold a...

New Sheriff in town

Escambia County Circuit Judge Dave Jordan issues the oath of office Friday afternoon to Heath Jackson, who officially took over as the county's new sheriff on Jan. 15. After taking the oath, Jackson...

Johnson is 'Back of the Year'

Flomaton's Daquan Johnson was named the Class 3A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sportswriters Association after leading the Hurricanes to the 2018 state championship. See Pages 6-7A for the All...

Head-on collision injures two

A head-on collision Wednesday night in Bratt close to 8 p.m. left an Atmore man and a Brewton woman in the hospital. Justin Elliot, 19, of Atmore was traveling in a northerly direction on County Road...

Century wins game; sets fish fry

The Century Heat youth basketball team is gearing up for a fish fry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 18, at Nadine McCaw Park in Century to raise money for equipment following Tuesday's win...

Conclusion on South Flomaton

In continuing last week's story it becomes apparent that the town of South Flomaton had a colorful history stretching over four decades. Some have said the bars and nightclubs, which once numbered as... Full story

MLK Day Activities

Atmore MLK Parade, March and Memorial Celebration Sponsored by The Concerned Citizens of Atmore “Unity in the Community”. With the local theme, “Unity Keeps the Dream Alive” and the national theme, “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day...

January cold clears way for memories

It creeped in before we were aware. The holidays are behind, the decorations are put away, the fruit cake all dried and hardened to a lump of ugly has been thrown out for the critters to pick through, then the COLD days turn colder. School is back...

Alger-Sullivan Society kicks off 2019 meetings

When you read this the Alger Sullivan Historical Society will have already had our first meeting of 2019. Our meetings are the third Tuesday of every month in the Leach House Museum, 610 4th street...

Here are some tips to reap the benefits of oatmeal

January is National Oatmeal Month. Oatmeal is a whole grain that can be a delicious, warm way to add whole grains to your eating patterns during the cold winter months. Oats are full of important nutrients like vitamins B and E, calcium, magnesium,...

Patricia Arlene 'Patty' Hall McKinley

Patricia Arlene “Patty” Hall McKinley, 59, of Atmore, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Mobile. Mrs. McKinley was born Sept. 7, 1959, to Heron and Hazel Brown Hall in Atmore, Ala. Working as an LPN, she was retired as administrative assistant...

Arthur Junior Bell

Arthur Junior Bell, 92, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Pensacola. Mr. Bell was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. A member of the Moyeville Baptist Church, he retired from Kimberly Clark Paper Company and was former owner of JR Trucking...

Billy Ray Ward

Billy Ray Ward, 81, of McDavid, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 in McDavid. Mr. Ward was born March 20, 1937, to Thomas Jackson and Clara Luticia Brunson Ward in McDavid, and attended Century High School. Joining the U.S. Air Force, he graduated...

Martha Elizabeth Ratliff

Martha Elizabeth Ratliff, 74, of Brewton, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2019 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Ratliff was a native and longtime resident of Texas before moving to Brewton. Of the Baptist faith, she was the first female...

David Max Curran

David Max Curran, 67, of Brewton, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Curran was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton and member of the East Brewton First Baptist Church. A 1969 graduate of W.S. Neal...

Ben Ryan Bradsher

Ben Ryan Bradsher, 42, of Gulf Shores, Ala., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, after a brief illness. Mr. Bradsher was a native and longtime resident of Brewton before relocating to Gulf Shores 23 years ago. Of the Baptist faith, he was a laborer in the...

Dora 'Ann' Fore

Dora “Ann” Fore, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 in Birmingham after an extended illness. Mrs. Fore was born April 18, 1946, to Rummy Stephen and Myrtice Bell in Brewton, Ala. She was a member of Ridge Road Baptist Church. The funeral was held...

Luvirn G. Mathis

Luvirn G. Mathis, 83, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 in Atmore, Ala. Mrs. Mathis was a native of Atmore and former resident of Flomaton who had resided in Atmore most of her life. Retired from Monsanto with 25 years of service, she was a member of...

Mary Bell McGhee

Mary Bell McGhee, 71, of Poarch, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Mrs. McGhee was born Oct. 28, 1947, to M.C. and Hattie Lou Presley Morris in Atmore, Ala. She was a homemaker. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, at Atmore Memorial Chapel...

Erdeal Pennington McGhee

Erdeal Pennington McGhee, 97, of Monroeville, Ala., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Monroeville. Mrs. McGhee was born Oct. 28, 1921, to Ralph Pennington in Fayette, Ala. and worked as a representative for Community Actions. The funeral was held at...

Get this show on the road

It is time for the Democrat leaders in Washington to stop posturing when it comes to border security and end the government shutdown. The old expression “get the show on the road” is very apt in this situation. But, truth be told, the show is...

Gov. Ivey sends a strong message

If you read between the lines, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced she will serve her next four years as governor and retire into the sunset. In my book, she will go down as either a great politician or...

Council makes right call on police patrol

We applaud the Flomaton Town Council for taking the first step toward boosting a law enforcement presence in the town and within the police jurisdiction. Monday night was the first step in what we hope is a long-term plan to make sure we have at...

How will 2020 census shape Congress?

Preparations are being made to take the 2020 Census. This process is not just a fun game to spell out demographic changes and interesting tidbits about us as Americans. It is a very important mandate dictated by the Constitution. The number of...

Government standoff is about incompetence

With the longest ever shutdown of the federal government, some people are amused, some are enraged, and many are completely unaware. A few may be wondering how did we get here and what is really going on? Sadly, the press is no help; modern media...

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