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Four bodies found in Texas

Four bodies have been found in Texas following the Oct. 8 flashflood that engulfed an RV park on the banks of the Llano River in Junction, Texas. Officials have identified the bodies as Joseph Huss...

Crapps says council needs respect

Flomaton Councilman Buster Crapps took to the podium Monday night to say in all his years of public service he's never seen such disrespect the town employees have for members of the town council....

Citizen concerned over abandoned properties

Flomaton resident Louise West was back before the town council Monday night complaining that it appears nothing is being done about cleaning up abandoned properties in town. “I chose Flomaton as a...

Century is sued over tap fees

“According to Matt Dannheiser, they do not have a leg to stand on,” is how Century Mayor Henry Hawkins described the lawsuit brought against the town of Century by the Paces Foundation for the...

Fall festivals, events to kick off locally

With fall weather around the corner, area festivals and events are under way to welcome the season, beginning with Brewton's Cold Moon Festival this Saturday and winding up with Flomaton Elementary...

Sunday alcohol sales appear to be dead

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., told council members Monday night that a proposal to allow Sunday alcohol sales in the town limits appears to be a dead issue with Escambia County's legislative...

Attacking blaze

Firefighters from Flomaton, Friendship and McCall worked to contain two structure fires and prevent them from spreading early Friday. Firemen were dispatched to the old Johnson Grocery at 3:25 a.m....

Fundraiser helps FHS student

Last Saturday, Oct. 13, the Flomaton Fire Department and MedStar hosted a benefit car wash and sold plates for Flomaton High School student, Kelsie Padgett, the 17-year-old daughter of Jeremy and...

R. Patterson set as Bicentennial School

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott announced at its board meeting Aug. 16 that Rachel Patterson Elementary School was selected and designated an Alabama Bicentennial School based on their project proposal, “Pandas for Pets:...

Century man gets DUI, more charges

A Century man who ran several motorists off the road while traveling south in the northbound lane of Highway 31 Saturday night faces multiple charges after concerned citizens blocked his vehicle in...

News from Robinsonville - early 1900s

One of the benefits of living in a small community is knowing the neighbors around you and the history of the area. Knowing history seems to help this writer put life in context as against the...

Calf wrangling is best not done in dresses

I was never acused of being ladylike. I was a rough and tumble sort, short on manners and dress. Mama tried and failed miserbly. Grandma Minnie did get my attention with this warning, "Earline keep your dresstail down over your knees". They both...

Snakes and bugs still pests in cold weather

This time of year a lot of us turn our attention to hunting and camping. When you go hunting in addition to the regular safety rules like make sure of your target before you pull the trigger, always keep the muzzle of your gun pointed away from...

Enjoy and celebrate National Seafood Month

There are many advantages of living so close to the gulf coast. One of them is, it’s easy for us to enjoy eating fresh seafood as we celebrate October as National Seafood Month. Fish and shellfish are easy to prepare and swimming with nutritive...

Alaysia Raquel Pierre-Louis

Alaysia Raquel Pierre-Louis, 19, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Miss Pierre-Louis was born August 21, 1999, to Chadwick Pierre-Louis and La Granda Jackson in Brewton, Ala. A 2017 graduate of T.R. Miller High School, she attended Troy University in...

Larry Douglas Green

Larry Douglas Green, 69, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Mobile. Mr. Green was a native of Chicago and former resident of Jay, Fla. who had resided in Century for the past 38 years. He was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was held at 2 p.m.,...

Brigitte Taschereau Lallier

Brigitte Taschereau Lallier, 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Mrs. Lallier was a native of Plessisville, Quebec, Canada, and grew up there and Grandy, Quebec, until she married. Relocating to Littleton, N.H. then to Mobile, they settled in...

Fannie Lee Brown

Fannie Lee Brown, 86, of the Nokomis community of Atmore, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Atmore. Mrs. Brown was a native of Clarke County, Ala., who had been a resident of Escambia County, Ala. for most of her life. A homemaker, she had attended...

Hayward Tilman Henry

Hayward Tilman Henry, 76, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. Mr. Henry was a resident of Escambia County, Ala. and 1961 graduate of W.S. Neal High School. A member of Glory Hill Holiness Church, he worked as a driller at...

Janie Ruth Coale Odom

Janie Ruth Coale Odom, 95, of East Brewton, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at a local nursing facility after an extended illness. Mrs. Odom was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton who worked as a stenographer with the Alabama State Employment...

Mary Alice Peterson

Mary Alice Peterson, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 in Pensacola. Mrs. Peterson was a native of Canoe, Ala. who had resided in Bratt, Fla., since 1975. A Navy wife who lived at various duty stations around the country, she was a member and Sunday...

Lottie Porter

Lottie Porter, 58, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Dyas, Ala. Mrs. Porter was a native of Bay Minette who had resided in Dyas for most of her life. She attended the Fretwell Tabernacle Holiness Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct....

Mary Ann Riley

Mary Ann Riley, 69, of Atmore, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala. Mrs. Riley was a native of Wilcox County, Ala. who grew up in Atmore. A 1968 graduate of Escambia County Training School, she worked at Vanity Fair...

Dennis Neal Roberson

Dennis Neal Roberson, 71, of Brewton, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 after an extended illness. Mr. Roberson was born in Rayville, La. and had been a resident of DeLand, Fla. Prior to moving to Brewton 24 years ago. Earning a bachelor's degree from...

Judge has opened 'Pandora's Box'

I've been saying for years the judicial system in Alabama was on the verge of collapse due to lack of funding and an order issued by Mobile County Circuit Judge James Patterson on Sept. 24 will...

Majority vote doesn't win in Flomaton

We agree with Flomaton Councilman Buster Crapps that the majority rules and the wishes of the Flomaton Town Council should be granted. Flomaton has voted twice to approve the sale of alcohol on Sundays in an effort to keep tax dollars from heading...

Infrastructure vital to Ala. economy

There are very few places in the United States that can boast the sort of diverse infrastructure we have here in Alabama. There are 11 interstates, over 3,000 miles of freight rail, 5 commercial airports, and more than 132,000 miles of rivers and...

The real story of Shorty Price

Since this is Alabama vs. Tennessee week and we have a Governor’s Race in three weeks, allow me to share the Story of Shorty Price. Alabama has had its share of what I call “run for the fun of it” candidates. The most colorful of all these...

It's all in the economy

Imagine for a moment a world where reality is relentlessly blurred by constant complaining and whining about irrelevant, trivial, and even fake news. A place where facts are ignored or hidden. A place where an overwhelming obnoxious media echo...

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