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Atmore man on $500,000 bond for child abuse

An Atmore man is being held on $500,000 bond on charges of aggravated child abuse for allegedly beating a 4-year old boy to the point it caused damage to the child's liver. District Judge Eric Coale...

Caught on school's camera

Six people who were caught on surveillance cameras at Byrneville Elementary School trespassing and causing property damage now face charges of trespassing, as one suspect faces a felony property...

County eyes land for new jail

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission will likely make a decision at its next meeting on whether or not to execute an option to purchase an 80-acre tract of land from the city of Brewton for the...

Dogs will help teach the Gospel

Johnny Morgan's Obedience 2 Death Ministries will be using dogs to teach the gospel at the 29th annual Outdoor Outreach at First Baptist Church Brewton Saturday, Feb. 22. The event, which includes...

Two Atmore men face charges

Two Atmore men face robbery charges after one admitted driving the other, who was later arrested for robbery, to Piggly Wiggly in Davisville last December. Johnny Cecil Patterson, 46, 159 E. Ashley...

Sewer hook up is mandated in town

Gregory Williams told the Flomaton Town Council he didn't think it was fair that he is being told he has to hook up to the town's sewer system when he has a septic tank that is working fine....

Flomaton votes to stripe road

Until it can get the road resurfaced and striped, the Flomaton Town Council agreed to spend up to $5,000 to put a center line on Upper Creek Road that will include a 2-foot stripe 10 feet apart for...

Flomaton residents get relief on bills

About 20 Flomaton residents who received elevated water and sewer bills this month will only be required to pay the minimum bill after the town discovered there was a glitch in the electronic meter...

Town Hall kept as voting place

When Flomaton voters go to the polls Aug. 25 to elect a mayor and five council members, all ballots will be cast at town hall. The Flomaton Town Council made the decision Monday to have one polling...

Consider volunteering as a firefighter

Jeff Deridder, president of the Escambia County Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments, addressed the Escambia County Commission Monday to simply introduce himself and to invite them to the association's annual banquet in May. We think...

Powell's moonlight tourist camp, part 1

Tony Powell, son of Marvin and Grace Powell, shared his history of Powell's Café & Cabins for this story. In 1943, Tony's Dad purchased some land where the first Powell's Café sat. Marvin met...

Fortune tellers once existed in Canoe

The advent of Highway 31 brought about rapid transportation between the hamlets and towns of the area. Motorists could now travel routes in a few hours that previously would have taken a half day, full day or multiple days to traverse. On April 5,...

Drones are getting easier, more beneficial to use

Technologies are often viable tools for land owners and managers. A prime example of this is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), most commonly referred to as drones. Their many uses prove them to be beneficial tools in land and forest...

James Bell

James Bell, 67, of the Range community, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 at an Evergreen hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Bell was born Aug. 21, 1952, to Narvel and Verlie Crutchfield Bell in Monroeville, Ala. And had been a lifelong resident of...

Levon McKinley

Levon McKinley, 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Mr. McKinley was born Nov. 15, 1944, to James Thomas, Sr. and Bessie Mae Browning McKinley in Atmore, Ala. After graduating from Escambia County High School in 1963, he attempted to join the...

Angela Findley

Angela Findley, 64, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Pensacola. Mrs. Findley was a native and former resident of Louisiana and had resided in Century for the past 38 years. Of the Baptist faith, she was a 25-year employee of Century Pharmacy and an...

Alvenzer Calvin Lee

Alvenzer Calvin Lee, 75, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Mr. Lee was born Dec. 17, 1944, to Winston and Irma Lee in Flomaton and attended Carver High School in Century, Fla. Relocating to Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1962, he worked for various factories and...

Frances Vincent Leszczynski

Frances Vincent Leszczynski, 72, of Byrneville, Fla., died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Century Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Lesczcynski was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. and resident of Byrneville for 15 years, coming from Milton, Fla. A U.S....

Martha Lois Jackson Mitchell

Martha Lois Jackson Mitchell, 68, of Brewton, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Mrs. Mitchell was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton who was a homemaker and of the Holiness faith. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, at...

Terry Dennis Rigby

Terry Dennis Rigby, 60, of Oak Grove, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Pensacola. Mr. Rigby was born March 28, 1959, to Daniel and Doris Ticha Rigby in Columbia, S.C. and attended Auburn University. Retired fleet maintenance supervisor for...

Tony Lavaine Martin

Tony Lavaine Martin, 81, of East Brewton, died Thursday, Feb. 6,, 2020, in a Pensacola hospice facility following a brief illness. Mr. Martin was born July 11, 1939 to Otis and Brown Gandy Martin in Butler County, Ala. and had been a lifelong...

Sara 'Tiny' Waters

Sara “Tiny” Waters, 66, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Atmore. Mrs. Waters was a native of Atmore who had resided in the Century and Flomaton area for most of her life. She was a member of the Gospel Light Temple Church. The funeral was held...

Elaise Washington Bonner

Elaise Washington Bonner, 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Mrs. Bonner was born Jan. 27, 1936, to W.J. and Irene Darby Whatley in Lowndes County, Ala. A homemaker, she was a member of Apostolic Faith Church. The funeral was held at 1 p.m.,...

Primary voting requires a decision

The names of more than 20,000 people who are registered to vote in Escambia County (Ala.) in the March 3 Democratic and Republican primaries are printed inside this edition. They are printed in...

Beware of Democrat Socialists

Gripped by intense turmoil after a week of incredible failures, the Democrat Party is in a tailspin. The impeachment of President Trump crashed with a thud upon the inevitable acquittal that still has average Americans scratching their heads about...

Prisons a top priority for this session

The 2020 Legislative Session, which began last week, will be the second session of Governor Kay Ivey’s administration. For the second straight year, she and the legislature will be facing a major obstacle. The prison problem is the paramount...

President's best week of administration

Last week was President Trump’s best since moving into the White House. After giving a well-received State of the Union address, the President was acquitted by the United States Senate, announced the killing of a major terrorist, and received a...

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