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EB jails five for spice, meth and crack

The East Brewton Police Department continues its crackdown on illegal narcotics with the arrest of five people on drug charges that include spice, methamphetamine and crack cocaine. Police Chief...

No crime involved with fire truck

A special agent with the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations has determined no violation of the state's criminal code occurred stemming from allegations made by Jimmy Brantley that a Flomaton...

Barton worked to help the entire city

Cheryl Barton said her husband loved people and loved helping people and wasn't going to let the fact that he was confined to a wheelchair stop him from doing what he love most. Brewton City...

Ready for school?

School bells rang Wednesday in flomaton and parents had an opportunity Tuesday night to bring their children to Flomaton Elementary School to meet their teachers. For more on meet...

Paws for a cause

The Dog Days of Summer were actually the Dog Days of Summer Saturday at the Gordy Dog Park on Sowell Road in Brewton where about 100 people brought their beloved pets for a day of fun, a good bath...

Jay eyeing rate hikes

Jay residents will see an increase in their utility bills in the next year after the Jay Town Council unanimously approved a recommended increase in water and wastewater rates and electricity public...

Jay native makes dean's list

Brittney Campbell of Jay, Fla. has been named to the Dean's List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Spring 2018 semester at Drake. Drake University is a midsize, private university in...

Murder in Canoe leads to big trial

The lives of some are destined for tragedy. At some points in time the people who come into a person's life have unintended consequences for eternity. So was the case between Fredrick Hancock, Jesse...

Eloise's Beauty Shop

This past Saturday, the grand opening of Eloise's Beauty Shop in its new location on College Street in Flomaton prompted friends, clients, relatives and locals of all ages to pay a visit to what some...

The day the farm kids formed their revolution

Circa 1955 we worked in our own fields everyday to fight the scourge of watergrass, bahia grass, smut grass, watergrass, ironweed, pursley, watergrass, sandspurs, sawbriers, crabgrass, nutgrass, persimmon bushes, watergrass and watergrass. Let me...

Truman took morning walks in a business suit

Near the middle of the twentieth century, before the evolution of the presidential monarchy, there was a president who took daily morning walks in his business suit along the streets of Washington, D.C. Following reporters would often jog along...

Tips to make back-to-school easier this fall

This week school bells will ring announcing the beginning of the new school year! Children, parents and teachers are all excited about it! YEA! Some children are so excited that they are not conscious of their surroundings – including ongoing...

Roy Lee Hale, Sr.

Roy Lee Hale, Sr., 67, died Monday, July 23, 2018 in Jay. Mr. Hale was born July 29, 1950 to Will and Lue Emma Hale in Farmville, Ala. Employed by ADICO in Brewton, he retired with more than 20 years of service, and later worked at Holland Farms in...

Ann Elizabeth Hodges Brantley

Ann Elizabeth Hodges Brantley, 79, of Flomaton, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Brantley was a anative of Baldwin County and member of the Flomaton Community for 52 years, coming from Bay Minette. Employed as a draw twist...

Linda Diana Jefferson

Linda Diana Jefferson, 58, died Thursday, July 26, 2018. Mrs. Jefferson was born June 27, 1960 to Dean Jefferson and Helen Smith in Pensacola. Employed at Pic n Pay and K-mart in the past, she worked at Kangaroo gas station, she was of the...

Roger G. Turberville

Roger G. Turberville, 67, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Mr. Turberville was a native of Fairhope, Ala. who has resided in the Atmore area most of his life. Former owner of Uriah Small Engines and a 1969 graduate of Escambia County High School, he...

Donald Ray Helton

Donald Ray Helton, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Helton was a native of Huxford and former resident of Atmore who has resided in Cantonment, Fla. since 1965. A 1962 graduate of the University of Alabama with bachelor's... Full story

Obie Lewis 'Buster' Johnson

Obie Lewis “Buster” Johnson, 83, died Friday, July 27, 2018. Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 18, 1936, one of a twin, boys to Samuel and Louise Johnson in Freemanville, Ala. Working in Linden, New Jersey at Hatfield wire and cable, he later relocated...

Andrew Ray Butler

Andrew Ray Butler, 79, of Repton, Ala., died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, after a brief illness. Mr. Butler was a native of Range, Ala. and a former resident of Baldwin County before relocating to Repton 14 years ago. A retired truck driver and farmer,...

Willie James Fantroy, Sr.

Willie James Fantroy, Sr., 78, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Mr. Fantroy was born May 1, 1940 to Elizabeth Fantroy in Escambia County, Ala. Educated in the Escambia County, Alabama school system and Boykin High School, he worked as a farmer with...

Louise G. Johnson McCants

Louise G. Johnson McCants, 92, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Mrs. McCants was born March 16, 1926 to John Henry and Addie Arnold Johnson in Baldwin County, Ala. Attending school in the Escambia County school system, she joined Greater Mt. Triumph...

Mable W. Eicher

Mable W. Eicher, 82, of Atmore, died Monday, July 30, 2018. Mrs. Eicher was born Dec. 7, 1935 to Walter and Lillie Mae Faircloth in Bratt, Fla. A member of New Hope United Pentecostal Church, she was employed at Moore's in Atmore for many years and...

Money needed to maintain town cemetery

If you have loved ones buried in Flomaton Cemetery, you need to read the letter to the editor on Page 5A written and signed by Dewey Bondurant Jr., Jim McCutchin and Melissa Johnson about what the future brings. Bondurant, McCutchin and Johnson are...

Houston, our voters have a problem

I used to facetiously say Union Town, Ala., was my hero in terms of voter turnout, but it’s dropped to number two on my list. While we, here in Escambia County, Ala., seem to stay away from the...

The pursuit of happiness is back

Echoing Jimmy Carters’ dismal stagflation (the miserable national condition of stagnant economic growth and high inflation), then President Obama warned the nation just a few years ago of the “new normal.” The new normal was a perpetual...

Back to school priorities

Over the next few weeks, students across Southwest Alabama will head back to school. The start of a new school year always comes with special emotions for students, parents, and teachers. In Washington, I am the only Member of Congress from Alabama...

Alabama politics will stay the same

Now that the dust has settled on the primaries, allow me to share with you some thoughts on the Alabama political stage. There is an old saying that says the more things change, the more they stay the same. This old adage is true in Alabama...

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