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EB traffic stops net meth, spice, pot, pills

Two separate traffic stops in East Brewton resulted in two men going to jail after police found illegal drugs in their possession. On March 10 Ricky Joe Rowell, 38, 121 Virginia St., East Brewton,...

Jay man facing drug charges

A Jay man was arrested Feb. 14 and one faces two felony counts of drug possession following a narcotics investigation by the Santa Rosa County Narcotics Unit and the U.S. Marshals Task Force. Sam...

Inmate steals truck, caught

A Brewton man being held in the Escambia County Detention Center who stole a correctional officer's pickup truck while working on a trash clean-up detail Tuesday was captured Wednesday morning in...

Burglary charge for Flomaton man

A Flomaton man is facing burglary and drug charges after police were dispatched to 2235 Wilkerson St., Friday afternoon in reference to someone being at an unoccupied residence who wasn't supposed to...

Camera will watch dump

Dispatchers at Flomaton Town Hall will now have a camera focused on the dumpster behind town hall to catch people illegally dumping. Councilman Buster Crapps said he's had people tell him not to get...

Traffic stop in Century nets drug

A Century man pulled over for speeding on Feb. 14 now faces a felony drug charge when law enforcement discovered methamphetamine in a search of the vehicle. Joseph Edward Campbell, 32, 930 Campbell...

County eyes satellite office

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission said it would readdress a recommendation from Sheriff Heath Jackson to move an employee at the Atmore satellite office from part time to full time. “If the...

Contraband found in jail sweep nets seven

So far, seven inmates housed at the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton have been charged with felony counts of promoting prison contraband for having cell phones following a shakedown Feb. 9...

Moo-ving for the 4-H Calf Show

The 2019 Escambia County (Ala.) Steer and Heifer Show last Thursday, March 7, at Perdido River Farms in Atmore showcased the calf-wrangling and showmanship skills of local youth ages 9 to 19 and...

Town website and W2s cause problems for Flomaton

The town of Flomaton has taken its website down in wake of multiple lawsuits being filed claiming municipalities and counties do not have websites that meet the Americans Disabilities Act...

Boatyard lake settled before Civil War

As Dr. John Watkins and other settlers disembarked from steamboats at Holly Creek in 1813 the river culture of Southwest Alabama was already beginning to take shape. Predating Anglo settlers were Native Americans who lived in the river delta for...

Camping was cheap and loads of fun

We camped. It was cheap and fun. Oil Embargo 1973-74 we had saved enough money to take a trip to Colorado. Lamar had been stationed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and always wanted to show me the place that inspired him to go to...

The rise and fall of towns by the post offices

I have begun reading An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter. I’m not far into the book, but something he said about the town where he grew up (It’s not Plains.) caught my attention. “Archery is no longer there, except on the old maps, but...

Escambia County (Ala.) 4-H Calf and Heifer Show

ESCAMBIA COUNTY  STEER & HEIFER SHOW PERDIDO RIVER FARMS ATMORE, ALABAMA THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 Winners: SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP CLASS Colbie English Rowdy Rutherford Jacelyn Chunn Ashley Bradley J.B. Rhodes James McElhaney...

Spring is in the air-time for more fruits,vegetables

Days are warmer! Birds are chirping! Flowers are blooming, and bees are buzzing! Spring is in the air – it’s the perfect time to - go green! No not green as in earth friendly (though that’s important too) but green as in adding more green...

Cheryl Oliver Fore

Cheryl Oliver Fore, 62, of Century, died Monday, March 4, 2019 at a Birmingham hospital. Mrs. Fore was a native of Eupora, Miss. and lifelong member of the Flomaton community. She had worked as payroll manager for Poarch Band of Creek Indians and...

Dorothy Jean Sales Johnson

Dorothy Jean Sales Johnson, 82, of Flomaton, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Century who had been a resident of Flomaton for 21 years after coming from Pensacola. She had worked as a secretary for Naval Air Station in...

Angelia Irene Hadley

Angelia Irene Hadley, 47, of Bay Minette, died Sunday, March 10, 2019. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Bryars-McGill Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral...

Lowell Stephen 'Gingerboy' McGill, Sr.

Lowell Stephen “Gingerboy” McGill, Sr., 84, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Atmore. Mr. McGill was a native of Perdido, Ala. who had resided in Atmore for the past 62 years. Employed at WATM as a disc jockey, he worked for FEMA, was the voice...

Sadie Mae Crook

Sadie Mae Crook, 68, of bay Minette, died Friday, March 8, 2019 at Oakwood-North Baldwin Nursing Care Center in Bay Minette. Mrs. Crook was a native of Baldwin County who attended Douglasville School in Bay Minette and was a member of New Jerusalem...

Leola P. Walker

Leola P. Walker, 76, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Mrs. Walker was born Feb. 3, 1943, to Jessie and Maggie Powell in Castleberry, Ala. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 8, at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Duran Odoms...

John Henry Marshall

John Henry Marshall, 72, died Friday, March 1, 2019. Mr. Marshall was born Oct. 16, 1946, to Adolf and Ester Marshall in Atmore, Ala. A graduate of Escambia County Training School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. A lifelong member of The House of God...

Michael Tyrone Stallworth

Michael Tyrone Stallworth, 57, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Mr. Stallworth was born Dec. 30, 1961, to Alfred and Placeda Harris Stallworth in Atmore. He was a 1979 graduate of Escambia County High School. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday,...

Inell L. Stevenson

Inell L. Stevenson, 75, of Bay MInette, died Thursday, March 7, 2019. Mrs. Stevenson was a native of Bay Minette and attended the Vaughan and Douglasville Schools. The funeral will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 14m at Turner Funeral Chapel...

Lucretia Williams

Lucretia Williams, 67, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, in an Atmore healthcare facility. Mrs. Williams was born in Henry County, Ala. and had been a resident of Flomaton for the past six yearshaving previously lived in Brewton and Abbeville. A member...

Flomaton council takes positive step

I applaud the Flomaton Town Council for agreeing to spend about $3,000 to have John Robert Smith spend a day in Flomaton to discuss the possibility of the town adopting a Form Based Code that could...

Giving our students the best

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This question is probably the single most-asked question of any child throughout the world. Here in the United States, many children are able to achieve their dreams through hard work, dedication, and...

Israel is not the target

Newly elected freshman Democrats in the House of Representatives are causing substantial consternation for the Democrat Party particularly the leadership. Drifting left for decades, Democrats lurched left under President Obama, but following the...

Don't let lack of insurance rumble home

Do you have earthquake coverage in your homeowners policy? It's a question that's really never answered until an earthquake hits close to home. Our bet is most people in California have earthquake insurance. We remember back in 1997 when there was...

Legislature passes infrastructure law

Gov. Kay Ivey made infrastructure improvement in the state her cornerstone issue for this year, and more importantly for her term as governor. Within less than three months in office she and the Legislature have successfully accomplished this...

FHS track team off to winning start

The Flomaton High School class of 2018-19 continues to make sports history with the school having its first-ever track team and Daquan Johnson added to his Most Valuable Player award in the Class 3A...

Royals take 5-1 victory over Canes

Jay's Nathan Archer allowed one run on one hit in five innings and struck out 11 to lead the Royals to a 5-1 win over Flomaton Friday afternoon at Flomaton. Flomaton's Jackson Steele had the only hit...

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