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EB police jail three for meth, marijuana

A driver's license checkpoint and two traffic stops landed three people in jail on drug charges in East Brewton. Ronald Keith Godbolt, 48, 268 Payne St., East Brewton, was arrested Nov. 3 and charged...

Did Grissett qualify for election?

Escambia County (Ala.) School Board member Willie J. Grissett filed his declaration of candidacy in the judge of probate office Friday to seek re-election but his declaration to the state Democratic...

Jay hires three new employees

On Monday, Nov. 4, the Jay Town Council discussed the recent hiring of three new employees and how the chain of command will change with them on board. The town hired three out of five candidates...

Brewton man faces felony charge

A Brewton man who grabbed a medical professional in a sexual manner at West Florida Hospital on Aug. 2 faces a felony battery charge. Jimmie Wayne Merchant, 38, 604 Snowden Street, was a patient at...

2019 Miss FHS crowned

Flomaton High School junior Karli Alaniz was crowned as Miss FHS 2019 by Miss FHS 2018 Ansley Lasala last Thursday night at the school auditorium. The overall talent...

Hurricane Strong!

Flomaton dominated Opp 58-28 Friday night in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs and will host St. James this Friday night. Events for the game began with a pep rally last Friday, when Coach...

Poarch looks to bring more awareness in new campaign

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced Tuesday a public awareness campaign focused on communicating details of their comprehensive plan for gaming in Alabama. Poarch’s solid plan is designed to...

W.S. Neal Middle names honor roll

W. S. Neal Middle School in Brewton announces its first nine weeks Honor Roll for 2019-20: 5th Grade All A’s Jordan Bogan, Russell Bradley, Isaac De La Cruz-Zepahua, Lily Dubose, Jaden Ewing, Weston Hoomes, Gabe Hudson, Aamirica Kelly, Kamryn...

New general manager for GP

Tommy Blaylock recently joined the Georgia-Pacific Brewton mill team as vice president and general manager, replacing Jeff Joyce, who was promoted. Blaylock, a Gardendale, Ala., native, joined GP’s Alabama River Cellulose mill in Monroeville in...

Jay library drop off for peanut butter

The Jay Library is one of the drop-off points to help feed the hungry in Florida’s panhandle by donating unopened jars of peanut butter during the annual Peanut Butter Challenge, coordinated by the University of Florida’s/IFAS Extension offices...

Tales from William Station Cemetery

The Williams Station Cemetery is situated at the western end of Church Street in Atmore. Yet to find the location it becomes necessary to search and look beyond the houses at the western extreme of...

November means that it is hog killing time

In my childhood days, the month of November brought busy work and fun times to this country girl. To say November was the best month would be a stretch, but let me explain myself. Before the busy-ness of November, October had us harvesting our crop...

4-H is a great opportunity to invest in our youth

4-H is a community of young people across America and the world who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is focused on positive youth development through hands-on learning and educational programs to build skills which will...

Pansy Willine Bryan

Pansy Willine Bryan, 90, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Jay, Fla. Mrs. Bryan was a native of Tuscaloosa who had resided in Century for the past 60 years. A member of the Bratt First Baptist Church, whee she taught Sunday School and played the...

Asboth plays a part in the Civil War

An interesting period in the regional history of the panhandle is the few years during the War Between the States. Although events here merit little historical interest compared to many terrible events during this time, this region was a war area...

Hazel Manning Lang

Hazel Manning Lang, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Gig Harbor, Wash. after an extended illness. Mrs. Lang was born and grew up in Wallace, Ala. and was a former resident of New Orleans Southern California and a long time resident of Gig...

Bobby Lee 'Earl' Frye

Bobby Lee “Earl” Frye, 81, of Atmore, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Sacred Heart-Covenant Hospital in Pensacola. Mr. Frye was a native of Atmore who graduated from Escambia County Training School in 1957. He then graduated Wenonah State...

Leon Earl Jeter

Leon Earl Jeter, 73, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Atmore. Mr. Jeter was a native of Booneville, Ala. who had resided in Atmore for most of his life. He worked as a carpenter for Swift Lumber Co. with 20 years of Service and a member of the...

Annie Flora Bonner

Annie Flora Bonner, 99, of Atmore, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Century Nursing Care Center.s Mrs. Bonner was a domestic worker and was a member of greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board. The funeral will be held...

Jean Manceaux

Jean Manceaux, 81, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Brewton. Mrs. Manceaux was native and long-time resident of Kaplan, La. and had been residing in Brewton for the past two and a half years. A homemaker, she was of the Catholic faith. Funeral...

Claude Castleberry

Claude Castleberry, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Mr. Castleberry was born Feb. 7, 1938 to Willis, Sr. and Martha Castleberry in Evergreen, Ala. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Jesse Wagner, a demolition contractor for more than 30...

Ursha Monique Dirden

Ursha Monique Dirden, 44, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Ms. Dirden was born Feb. 10., 1975 to Wayne Gray, Sr. and Rachel Dirden in Atmore. A 1994 graduate of Escambia County High School, she was a member of Abundant Life Church of Deliverance. The...

Alexander Dumas Lett, Sr.

Alexander Dumas Lett, Sr., 83, died Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019. Mr. Lett was born Dec. 14, 1935 to Harold Tucker and Brownie Lett in Monroeville, Ala. The family relocated to Century, Fla., where he graduated from George Washington Carver High School in...

Mary Katherine Gartman

Mary Katherine Gartman, 63, of Flomaton, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at a Brewton health care facility. Mrs. Gartman was born in Flomaton Oct. 31, 1956 and had been a resident of Mobile before relocating to the Flomaton area recently. She was...

Barbara Jean 'Bobbie Jean' Hicks Ries

Barbara Jean “Bobbie Jean” Hicks Ries, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Mrs. Ries was born April 25, 1937 to Sam and Gladys Hicks in Century. She graduated from George Washington Carver High School in 1955 and graduated with an associate of the...

Democrats; their own worst enemy

Two years ago I wrote a column in this space that basically said you could put a fork into the Democratic Party in Escambia County (Ala.) because it was done. That same fork now fits for the...

Just say no!

Every year at this time I am reminded of a presidential debate in the early 1980s between Ronald Regan and Jimmy Carter. To a criticism of one of Reagan’s campaign promises made by President Carter, Reagan replied “There you go again.” Those...

Be warm but be safe as temps drop

We didn't need to call Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton or Century Fire Chief David Adams to get their comments about temperatures quickly dropping below the freezing point. Both would have told us it's prime time for a house fire. We know that...

Communists turn to science

After global cooling fizzled out in the 1970s, we were warned about global warming for a couple decades, but that too failed to gain traction with the masses. Then the global warming alarmists reinvented an impending climate catastrophe as climate...

State Legislature not good stepping stone

Early speculation on the 2020 U.S. Senate race had state senator, Del Marsh, listed as a potential GOP aspirant. He had considered making a plunge into the Special Election contest for Jeff Sessions’ seat in 2017 but opted out. Most astute...

FHS dominates Opp in 58-28 playoff win

Flomaton High School opened the 2019 playoff season with a dominating 58-28 win over Opp in a game that saw the Hurricanes score on offense, defense and special teams. "We were locked in," said...

Cougars maul Lakeside 49-0

Escambia Academy moved to its fourth consecutive AISA semi-final game with a 49-0 victory over Lakeside Friday night and will host Edgewood Academy this Friday night for a chance to advance to the...

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