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Brewton resident killed in collision

The Brewton Police Department is continuing its investigation into a fatal crash Tuesday morning when a vehicle and motorcycle collided at the intersection of Highway 31 and Old Castleberry Road that...

Jay felon arrested

A convicted felon from Jay is facing more drug charges and a felony possession weapon charge after law enforcement executed a search warrant on May 14 and located drugs and a loaded weapon inside...

1 dead, 8 shot in Atmore

A birthday bash Friday night at the old Escambia County Middle School in Atmore turned deadly early Saturday morning when gunfire erupted leaving one person dead and eight others shot. Atmore Police...

McCaster pleads guilty, gets life

A Castleberry man charged with capital murder for the June 6, 2013 death of a 60-year old Atmore woman pleaded guilty last week to murder and was sentenced to life in prison. Collis McCaster, 46, 99...

Century says no to selling old building

In a 2 to 3 split vote Monday night, the Century Town Council did not approve a lease-to-purchase offer made by West Florida Gin to purchase the old helicopter technology building in Century's...

Century mural welcomes all

Century resident and Councilman Luis Gomez's souvenir store, Florida's First Stop, located on Highway 29 in Century, now welcomes visitors with a mural featuring local Lake Stone and the Blue Angels....

Century Block Party

Century area residents turned out for free food, water slides, train rides and much more at last Saturday's block party at McMurray Ball Park. For more, see Page...

Jay eyes Fidelis to save

At the Florida Preservation Conference in Pensacola this year, the Fidelis school located on Highway 87 in the town of Jay joined 10 others in a Florida Trust list of 11 historic structures to save....

'Wax Museum' offers learning

Students at Flomaton Middle School hosted a 'Wax Museum' last Thursday, showcasing historical and contemporary figures around the world. Guests could press a button to 'activate' each character to...

Bratt students battle with books

The third, fourth and fifth grades from Bratt Elementary School participated in the Escambia County (Fla.) School District’s 2019 ‘Battle of the Books’ (BOB) competition after months of reading and quizzing each other on the details from a...

The sun has set on JC Marshall

One of the truly great men I have had the opportunity to have known in my life was a man by the name of J.C. Marshall. He wasn't a politician, an astronaut, a general, or a man of great material...

Century Block Party

Residents came out to enjoy free food and the sunshine in Century, Fla., Saturday, May...

As for me and my school, it was competition

Escambia County Alabama Jr. High Schools, Wallace, Huxford, McCullough, McCall, Damascus, Henley Roberts and North Brewton met each May to play in tournaments for a trophy. Boys played baseball, girls played softball. This is my memory of a...

Family research like simple detective work

I have been doing family research to some degree for about forty five years or so, some people have said it's similar to detective work and I guess there is some truth to that being you are investigating not only people from the past, but also here...

Tips to help prepare for hurricane season

Congratulations 2019 Graduates! Just saying Congratulation seems hardly enough, For the hours you spent studying and all that stuff. But, hey, it’s a word nevertheless. Graduates, we are proud of you for doing your best! So all the long hours...

James E. 'Jimmy' Dukes, Jr.

James E. “Jimmy” Dukes, Jr., 72, of Daphne, Ala., died Sunday, May 19, 2019. Mr. Dukes was born Aug. 8, 1946 to James E., Sr. and Virginia Sparks Dukes in Selma, Ala. He attended Auburn University and served in the Army National Guard, and...

J.C. Marshall

J.C. Marshall, 85, died Monday, May 13, 2019 in Canoe, Ala. Mr. Marshall was a native and lifelong resident of Canoe who was a member of the Canoe First Baptit Church. He worked for Stuckey Oil Company with 20 years of service, and had his own...

Eddie 'Ed' Lee Thomas

Eddie “Ed” Lee Thomas, 68, died Thursday, May 9, 2019. Mr. Thomas was born Jan. 28, 1951, to Willie and Lois Brown Thomas of Castleberry, Ala. He attended Lambert Elementary School in Castleberry and then Booker T. Washington for junior and...

Marvin Lewis Sanders

Marvin Lewis Sanders, 79, of Bratt, died Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Century. Mr. Sanders was born March 31, 1940. to A.D. and Maggielene Marrow Sanders in Robinsonville, Ala. He was a paper maker with plastic Coated Paper Company and was a member of...

Shirley Jean Turner

Shirley Jean Turner, 60, died Saturday, May 11, 2019/ in Atmore. Mrs. Turner was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who enjoyed outdoor activities with her friends and family. She was a good friend to all who knew her. The funeral was held at...

Douglas Bernard Vickery, Sr.

Douglas Bernard Vickery, Sr., 75, died Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Brewton. Mr. Vickery was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who owner and operated several stores in the area. A member of Bethel Methodist Church, he was an avid sports fan. The...

Samuel Edgar 'Red' Killam

Samuel Edgar “Red” Killam, 92, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Century, Fla. Mr. Killam was a native and lifelong resident of Byrneville, Fla. who was self-employed as a farmer. A veteran of World War II, he was of the Assembly of God faith. He...

Charles D. Bryan

Charles D. Bryan, (Ret. Lt. Col.), 90, of Mobile, died Saturday, May 18, 2019. Mr. Bryan was born Oct. 13, 1928, in McCullough, Ala. and served his country as a U.S. Marine in World War II. Serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and two...

Vickey Elaine Goldthrip

Vickey Elaine Goldthrip, 59, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Mrs. Goldthrip was born April 29, 1960, to Robert Leon and Macola McCreary Goldthrip. Graduating with honor from Lyeffion High School in Evergreen, she attended California State University...

Kenneth Lee McDade

Kenneth Lee McDade, 68, of Nokomis, Fla., died Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mr. McDade was born June 24, 1950 to Charles and Helen Johnson McDade in Memphis, Tenn. He worked as a chemical operator. A visitation was held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at...

Deer & road legislation in works

Over 20 years ago when I was a legislator the State Trooper assigned to my county asked if he could come visit with me. “Of course,” I said. When he came he had a somber look on his face. I thought maybe he had a serious personal problem or had...

Social media promotes 'fake news'

Social media can be a great tool, but it can also be a Devil in disguise. I'm not a big social media person because I don't know if what I'm reading is factual or some of that 'fake news' President...

Remember why we are celebrating

For many people, this will be a long weekend with Monday off to celebrate Memorial Day. There will be family gatherings, there will be trips to be the beach or to the river and Monday night Flomaton Speedway will put on a fireworks show. We just...

Give an inch, they take rights

Last week I had the great experience to join my colleagues in a little friendly competition at the Congressional Clays Competition hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. It was great to express our Second Amendment rights with some...

Securing our liberty

Our brilliant Constitution is the foundation of our beloved republic. Its poetic preamble lays out the reasons for our noble purpose. Although this seminal document is integral and vital to our very freedom, we tend to take it for granted and...

Hurricanes finish up spring training

"Winning breeds winning" and Flomaton head football coach Doug Vickery said he's witnessed that winning attitude in the 2019 Hurricanes that wrapped up spring training Friday night in Flomaton in a...

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