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Traffic stop, warrant nets four arrests

An East Brewton traffic and subsequent house search ended in the arrest of four people on drug and warrant charges. James Deangelo Williams, 31, 5990 Highway 41, Lot 2, East Brewton, was charged with...

Body found at Walmart; no ID given

As of press time Wednesday, the Brewton Police Department had not released the name of the female, whose body was found inside a car July 10, parked in the Walmart parking lot in Brewton. According...

Suspect jailed for burglaries

Evidence collected at Len's Jewelers and Hardee's led Flomaton police to a suspect who was arrested early Friday morning on multiple thefts for break-ins at the two businesses. Andreas Payne, 26, 960...

Jay eyes Sunday beer sale

Although no action was taken, Jay voters may have the chance to vote to approve the sale of beer on Sundays in the next municipal election in August 2020, after the issue was brought before the town...

Council OKs theater rental

The Flomaton Town Council gave Russell Paul a tentative go-ahead to lease the old Strand Theater for $800 per month from August through January to host a haunted house and then possibly a Christmas...

Flomaton OKs form base code

The Flomaton Town Council voted unanimously to move forward with a Form Base Code for the town with the understanding that if at any point the council has to allocate funds the issue will come back...

Wreck claims life of Repton man

A two-vehicle crash at 4:15 p.m. Monday, July 15, has claimed the life of a Repton man. Brian Scott Dantzler, 45, was killed when the 2008 Buick Lucerne he was driving collided with a 2016 International 4400. Dantzler was pronounced dead on scene....

Century hires consultant for help

"A municipal corporation that is losing money is in the same position of a business that is losing money," said Edwin "Buzz" Eddy, retired Gulf Breeze city manager to the Century Council at last...

Homeless in Monroeville

We have all heard the word 'homeless', but, what does it mean to be homeless? How does one get that way and what can we do as a community to help? Several years ago, I boarded the Bethlehem Baptist Association van with my family and headed out for...

Council seeks CDBG grant

The Flomaton Town Council approved a resolution Monday to seek a Community Development Block Grant to pave Upper Creek Road, Carter Drive and if bids come in low, extending the paving to Ringold...

Boarding houses helped build area

Housing was scarce in the early days of our area as the virgin pine forests awoke from their primordial slumber and the last shots of the War Between the States faded into memory. Sawmills began to...

Life lived sitting around the front porch

If it hadn't been a blue frost night on January 31, 1941, I may have been born on the front porch of that little faux brick, tarpaper-wrapped shack that sat smack-dab beside and facing the railroad tracks in the Rose Hill area of Flomaton, Alabama....

Distinguished Young Women 2019

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a...

Tips and recipes to get the benefits of blueberries

The 2019 Blueberry Festival is a long, gone, happy memory; however, many of you are still finding fresh blueberries. My neighbor Marcia White recently surprised me with delicious and healthy blueberry muffins. The muffins were plump full of...

50th anniversary of moon landing

I've been reading lately about this being the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. I'd like to share my memories of the time. In July 1969 I was not quite 20 years old, recently graduated from Pensacola Junior College and working as a...

Tracy 'Buck' Steadham

Tracy “Buck” Steadham, 52, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Perdido. Mr. Steadham was a native of Atmore who had been raised in Chumuckla, Fla., lived in Flomaton for most of his life and had resided in Century for the past 5 years. A 1986...

John Michael 'Mike' Garrard

John Michael “Mike” Garrard, 65, of Cantonment, formerly of Atmore, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Pensacola. Mr. Garrard was born Feb. 17, 1954 to John, Jr. and Fonda Soloman Garrard in Atmore. He was employed as a director over medical...

Dorothy Dean 'Dot' Elder

Dorothy Dean “Dot” Elder, 77, of Brewton, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Elder was born in Range, Ala. and was a long-time resident of Escambia County, Ala. Of the Holiness faith and a member of Wild Fork Holiness...

James Alan Holsonback

James Alan Holsonback, 60, of Poarch, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Mobile. Mr. Holsonback was born July 26, 1958 to James Duward and Laura DeWise Holsonback in Atmore. He was employed as a factory worker. A private family memorial service will...

Gwnette Berry

Gwnette Berry, 84, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Bratt, Fla. Mrs. Berry was a native of Chestnut Grove, Ala. Who had resided in Bratt since 1953. Retired from Vanity Fair with 17 years of service, she was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ. The...

Thomas Wesley Dean

Thomas Wesley Dean, 61, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Bay Minette, Ala. Mr. Dean was a native of Bay Minette and former resident of Texas and Atlanta who had resided in Perdido, Ala. For the last seven years. A member of Perdido Masonic Lodge #752,...

Franklin 'Frank' Carnley, Sr.

Franklin “Frank” Carnley, Sr., 76, died Friday, July 6, 2019, in Milton, Fla. Mr. Carnley was a native of Perdido, Ala. who had resided in Bratt for the past 52 years. Working as a fish bait man and woodworker, he attended the Renovation...

Wilellen Weaver Elliott

Wilellen Weaver Elliott, 91, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, in a Brewton healthcare facility. Mrs. Elliott was a native of East Brewton who graduated from T.R. Miller High School, followed by attending business school, where she was recruited to work...

Thomas Lee Pittman

Thomas Lee Pittman, 83, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Chatom, Ala. Mr. Pittman was a native of Milton, Fla. Who served in the U. S. Air Force, Army and for FEMA, retiring with more than 30 years of service to his country. Help to establish churches...

Harvey James Rolin

Harvey James Rolin, 69, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Poarch, Ala. Mr. Rolin was a native of Dallas, Texas who had resided in Poarch for most of his life. A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, he was also a member of the Poarch Community...

Flomaton takes that 'one small step'

It was 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong said those famous words, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” when he became the first human to set foot on the surface of the moon. I...

As Democrats fight, national security loses

Protecting the safety of the American people is our must fundamental duty in Congress. In a city where few things receive bipartisan support, providing for the national defense has remained an area of compromise. For 58 straight years, the House of...

When did sports become partisan?

In our hyper politicized society, there seems to be no respite from partisan politics anymore; it has invaded every faucet of daily life from the car you drive to the coffee you drink. The news is bluntly liberal and sometimes conservative....

State & nation disagree on politics

The 2020 Presidential Election year has already begun. It usually begins on Labor Day of the year prior to the Election. However, in recent decades the parade has started early. They really are four-year caravans. They begin the day after the...

Century also takes positive step for future

Much like Flomaton's decision to have a firm come in and help the town develop a Form Base Code in hopes of creating economic opportunities for the town, the town of Century took a positive step Monday night by hiring former Gulf Breeze Manager...

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