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Peanuts and more at Jay festival

While there were plenty of peanuts fresh roasted corn was also the treat this past Saturday and Sunday at the annual Jay Peanut Festival in Jay with plenty of arts,...

Man found asleep at the wheel

An East Brewton man found asleep behind the wheel of his running pickup truck was arrested after an Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputy found methamphetamine and marijuana in his possession....

EB man arrested for meth

An East Brewton man who was stopped after an officer ran his license plate number with negative results was arrested Oct. 4 after a search of the suspect revealed methamphetamine. Derick William...

Blair's bee 'hobby' continues to grow

When Bill Blair was a teenager growing up in East Brewton his father was a bee keeper. Blair said he wasn't interested in the hobby because he was too busy doing 'teenager things'. But the seed his...

Thompson takes over as new chief

At a young age Chance Thompson said he wanted to do something in his life to help other people. That journey has taken him from an emergency medical technician to volunteer fireman and police...

EA and Jay set homecoming

Jay High School and Escambia Academy in Atmore are celebrating their homecomings this week with activities during the week and leading up to their Friday night football games. Jay High School will hold it's Lion's Roar at 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10,...

Canes go down 30-26 in first loss of season

Flomaton's reign as the top ranked team in Alabama's Class 3A ended Friday with a 30-26 loss at Bayside Academy but a return trip to the post season and a shot at repeating as state champions is...

Local festivities set to kick off Oct. 24

Area family-friendly fall festivities will kick off Thursday, Oct. 24, in downtown Flomaton and continue Saturday, Oct. 26 at Turtle Point and then wrap up on Halloween in Century and Jay. Flomaton...

Santa Rosa, Jay say no to tax

Residents in the Jay area joined the rest of the voters across Santa Rosa County in voting no Tuesday on a proposed 1-cent sales tax that was proposed to generate money to address capital...

Century accepts help from county

The Century Council approved a recommendation from Interim City manager Buz Eddy to allow Escambia County (Fla.) to replace 10 commercial gas meters through a mutual aid response at a cost of $17,171...

Sardine cans along the creek bank

The ghosts of our not so distant past haunt us every day. Not in the sense of apparitions and spirits floating through the air necessarily but the haunting is to be found off the roadsides and the...

A dominicker in the bicycle spokes

Sunday afternoons were for playing and sharing time with friends that lived within walking distance to us Smiths. After church and after the dishes were washed, we usually headed out to spend quality time at the house of whomever was on our radar...

Book accurately paints picture of past

This column is part book review, part remembrances of my hometown, part discovery of things I didn't know about my hometown, and part admiration of a friend's excellent writing and research. I've just re-read If Perfectly Agreeable by Anne Stanton...

Rexroat carries on tradition of opportunities

Thank you for the opportunity to be a guest columnist with the Tri-City Ledger. I was asked to take this on now that Ms. Carolyn Bivins, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Regional Extension Agent, is retired after 45 years of service to Escambia...

Clarence 'The Cowboy' Brown

Clarence “The Cowboy” Brown, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Mr. Brown was born Jan. 12, 1940, to Ervin and Gertrude Brown in Baldwin County, Ala. He attended the Pleasant Hill School and Escambia County Training School in Atmore. Retiring...

Allie Mae Wearren Sexton

Allie Mae Wearren Sexton, 87, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 in Century, Fla. Mrs. Sexton was born April 7, 1932, and married Jim Sexton, in the U.S. Air Force, in 1952. The couple was stationed in several places during his service career, including...

Charles Henderson Caraway

Charles Henderson Caraway, 86, of McCullough, Ala., died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Mr. Caraway was born May 31, 1933, to James William and Sandie Armenty Cararway in McCullough. He worked on jet engines at Brookley Field for 17 years and then...

Clarence Allen Dewberry

Clarence Allen Dewberry, 71, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at the Evergreen Nursing Home. Mr. Dewberry was a native and lifelong resident of Conecuh County, Ala. He worked as a self-employed painter in the construction industry and attended Oak...

Edith Margie Lee Lassiter Baggett

Edith Margie Lee Lassiter Baggett, 97, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Atmore Nursing Home. Mrs. Baggett was born in Conecuh County, Ala. and was a long-time resident of Castleberry. She worked as a seamstress at Vanity Fair for several years and...

Kenton Lee Classen

Kenton Lee Classen, 70, of Atmore, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Mr. Classen was born May 3, 1949 to Willie F. and Elizabeth Lowen Classen in Fowler, Kan. A farmer most of his life, he had worked for John Deere and also had a starter alternator...

William Etheridge Smith

William Etheridge Smith, 80, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 following and extended illness. Mr. Smith was born Sept. 12, 1939, to William Robert and Bertha Etheridge Smith in Crenshaw County, Ala. A 1957 graduate of Dozier High School, he went to work...

Gilbert Williams, Sr.

Gilbert Williams, Sr., 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Mr. Williams was born March 11, 1934, to John Burley and Brunetta Williams in Pennsylvania. Raised in Monroe County, Ala. He worked for the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years in Waukegan,...

Jamarreo Tyrone Lykes

Jamarreo Tyrone Lykes, 29, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, as a result of a house fire. Mr. Lykes was a native of Atmore and had resided in Tuscaloosa for most of his life. A 2009 Holt High School graduate, he was employed with...

Minnie Luker Nordstrom Woodson

Minnie Luker Nordstrom Woodson, 99, of Atmore, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 in Pensacola. Mrs. Woodson was born Nov. 1, 1919 to Fred and Cora Luker in Atmore. A graduate of Escambia Cunty High School, she was owner and operator of a Cafe 1950's in...

Impeachment or bust!

Absolutely nothing matters and that means nothing including lack of actual wrong doing. Who needs evidence when hearsay or whatever Congressman Adam Schiff makes up in his so called “parody” convinces the media impeachment is justified....

The cost of impeachment

In the summer of 1973, as a student intern in Washington far from my home in Mobile, I got a firsthand view as the Senate held its Watergate hearings. For a young person, it was an amazing introduction to politics, and I was fascinated by what I...

Most residents don't care about taxes

The voters in Santa Rosa County (I actually thought about putting residents instead of voters of Santa Rosa County until I realized that the majority of residents don't care), along with the voters...

Prison issue pushed to later date

The second year of the reign of Governor Kay Ivey may give her a second major accomplishment in the first two years of her term as governor. In her first year, she spearheaded the measure to increase the state’s gasoline tax in order to allow...

Bee aware of the benefits

We've discussed honey bees before. Flomaton resident John Sansom invited us to a few meetings to get a better understanding of the importance of bees. This past week we talked with Bill Blair, Escambia County's only Master Beekeeper, not only about...

Royals take Lighthouse 49-14 on road

After falling behind on the road at Lighthouse Christian Friday night, Jay put up 29 unanswered points and rolled to a 49-14 victory. After two weeks away from home, the Royals will return to Jay...

Johnson named to All-star team

Flomaton High School senior Daquan Johnson has been selected to play in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic football game set for Dec. 14 in Hattiesburg, Miss. Flomaton head football...

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