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Mental health system in crisis?

On Dec. 13, 2019, a sister of Rufus Evans III filed a petition in Escambia County (Ala.) Probate Court claiming Evans was mentally ill. The same day, Southwest Alabama Behavioral Health Care Systems...

Brewton resident killed by crash

A 62-year old Brewton man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 29 Sunday afternoon near Roach Road, south of Century, when a vehicle traveling north on the four-lane...

Brewton resident jailed with drugs

A Brewton man who was listed as an escapee from Escambia County's Community Corrections Office was arrested Friday night in East Brewton with additional drug charges after officers found a large...

Jay man arrested for violation

A Jay man was arrested when he failed to register as a sex offender when he moved to Santa Rosa County from Escambia County, Fla. Matthew Lee Hopkins, 20, 14572 Highway 89 North, was arrested May 20...

Jay holds town council meeting

The Jay Town Council discussed the Bray-Hendricks Park master plan and other projects going on in the town at its Monday May 18 meeting. The town needs help constructing and installing the town's...

Honoring the fallen warriors

Family members and friends of fallen warriors gathered on the front lawn of the Escambia County (Ala.) Courthouse Monday morning to pay tribute to the 185 county residents who died defending the...

Area food distributions

Flomaton The Spirit in Truth Tabernacle Food Pantry will be distributing food and produce in boxes to families in need from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., this Thursday (today), May 28, at 608 McCurdy Street, next to Flomaton Community Center. One box per...

Council OKs LOST funds

The Century Council approved Century City Manager Vernon Prather's request a transfer of $3,900 of LOST (Local Option Sales Tax) funds for the infrastructure project of installing an interconnect of...

Walnut Hill man arrested for assault with car

A Walnut Hill man was arrested May 23 and charged with one count felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after witnesses said he tried to run into his step-father's vehicle by using his...

Jay Historical Society plans projects

The Board of the Jay Historical Society will meet in early June to discuss the reopening of Jay’s museum in Santa Rosa County. Plans will be made for the rest of the year and going into 2021. As many of you know, work continues with the county...

The story behind the acquisition of plates

TRUE STORY. I have been sorting through old collected things lately and came across these calendar plates. The story behind them has always brought me up short. Not because of the age or the cheap...

Flying machines over Flomaton

Aviation's golden age saw much excitement in the small towns of America. Barnstormers, daredevils and the wide open skies called to thrill seekers everywhere and many of these took to the air. It was...

Conecuh County has a full, rich history

Conecuh County, Alabama figures prominently in my family history. The book, History of Conecuh County, Alabama, by Rev. B. F. Riley says of my 4th great grandfather, Jesse Baggett, "...Jesse Baggett,...

Honoring those who fought for our freedom

Richard Benjamin CPL Richard Benjamin KIA Vietnam from Atmore, Ala. We are remembering you on this very sad day, Feb. 6, 1968, long years ago. You have served Christ well young man. You were 19 years old and served as an Indirect Fire Infantryman...

Mary Jane McGhee

Mary Jane McGhee, 72, died Monday, May 18, 2020, in Atmore. Mrs. McGhee was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the First Pentecostal Church of McCullough. She attended the Poarch Creek...

Ronald 'Ronnie' Ray Mosley

Ronald “Ronnie” Ray Mosley, 72, of Atmore, died Friday, May 15, 2020. Mr. Mosley was born Aug. 6, 1948, to Robert Lesley Mosley and Rhonda Christine Mosley in Atmore. He worked as a millwright for most of his life. A gatheringof family and...

Doris Logue Long

Doris Logue Long, 82, of Flomaton, died sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Terrace at Ivory Acres in Jay, Fla. Mrs. Long was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Savannah, Ga. and had resided in Flomaton since 1987, coming from Fort Walton beach, Fla. A member of...

Billy G. Ward

Billy G. Ward, 95, of Walnut Hill, Fla., died Monday, May 18, 2020. Mr. Ward was born Sept. 4, 1924, to Horace H. and Minnie Lou Morgan Ward in Walnut Hill. A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he graduated from Ernest Ward High School and the...

Emmett Steven Weaver

Emmett Steven Weaver, 36, of Brewton, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Weaver was born Oct. 14, 1983, in Brewton, where he became a lifelong resident. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Cannan Cemetery....

Sabrina White Godwin

Sabrina White Godwin, 50, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. Godwin was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 23, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Hall...

Danny Edward Lane

Danny Edward Lane, 65, of Huxford, Ala., died Saturday, May 16, 2020. Mr. Lane was born Aug. 18, 1954, to Edward “Boss” and Jessie Dawson Lane, in Atmore. He worked as a farmer for all of his life. The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday,...

Terry Ray Hall

Terry Ray Hall, 54, of Nokomis, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Mobile. Mr. Hall was born July 15, 1965, to Robert Ray and Edro Daniel Hall. He worked in communications and enjoyed the outdoors. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 25, at...

Carolyn Yvonne Lambeth

Carolyn Yvonne Lambeth, 81, of Flomaton, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Mrs. Lambeth was born in Century, where she became a lifetime member of the community. Of the Christian faith, she had worked as a nurse at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital. The...

'DJ' Solomon Odom

“DJ” Solomon Odom died Monday, May 25, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, at Damascus-Fanny Cemetery in Flomaton with McMurray Jackson Funeral Home...

Oh! For the love of a talker

I want to start by saying that I love my son, but Lord, is he a talker. He is a normal rambunctious 6-year old, but I dare say he might have a better grasp on the English language than some...

Mike Hubbard conviction finally upheld

Over the past four years during my travels and speaking events over the state, the most asked question posed to me has been, “Why in the world is Mike Hubbard not in jail?” It was four years ago in June 2016 that the Speaker of the Alabama...

Biden exposes more than Democrat racism

Increasingly pathetic and pitiful, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has become a comical caricature of awkwardness and incompetence, but it’s not all funny. Besides creepy and weird, Biden has a real knack for incredible gaffes. Easily tongue...

Mental health system failing us all

The state of Alabama failed Rufus Evans III and his family. It failed Tyler Dawayne Lisenby and his family. Alabama's mental health agency failed everyone in the community and it fails people...

Tough times make our country great

This year, during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Memorial Day provided an even more unique opportunity to reflect upon what makes our nation great and the shared values we hold as a people. Though our celebrations may have been scaled down,...

Remember the fallen on other days too

As expected, Monday's Memorial Day event on the front lawn of the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton was a touching ceremony. To be honest, we were a little surprised to see so many people there as we continue to battle the coronavirus. But most...

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