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Teen jailed for sodomizing child

A 16-year old East Brewton resident has been charged as an adult and faces a possible prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole after being arrested for sodomizing an 8-month old... Full story

Brewton man dies

A single vehicle crash on Highway 31 claimed the life of a Brewton man Monday Jan. 13. Rodney Blake Colvin, 31, was killed around 12:45 a.m. Monday morning when the 2002 Chevrolet Camaro he was... Full story

Council agrees to pay overtime claim by Davis

The Flomaton Town Council voted Monday night to pay former Police Chief Bryan Davis $6,634.62 in overtime and back pay, calling it a business decision that would cost the town more money if it fought...

McDavid woman faces meth charge

A McDavid woman who was operating a Nissan with no front bumper and a suspended license was arrested for meth after a search of the vehicle Jan. 8. Britney Marie Brown, 33, was turning eastbound onto...

Freak accident kills cyclist

A Flomaton man was involved in an accident in Milton Jan. 13 which left a bicyclist dead when another driver tried to pass in a no passing zone. Clayton Fischer, 23, of Flomaton, was traveling north...

Bat wielding man jailed for assault

A Century man who wielded a baseball bat and threatened to kill everyone in an apartment where he was living Jan. 2 faces felony assault charges. Brian Oneil Madison, 32, was arrested and charged...

Holman inmate dead

A Montgomery man serving a life sentence at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore died Dec. 31, 2019, following an assault the day before. Moses Robinson, 38, who was serving a life sentence at...

Officers OK'd to work other jobs

Off duty Flomaton police officers will now be able to be hired for outside jobs to provide security to businesses and churches paying the officer directly. Police Chief Chance Thompson told the...

Auditions for 'The Emperor's New Clothes' set for Jan. 20

It's that time of year again for the Missoula Children's Theater to come to town and give local youngsters the chance to ham it up on stage. The Brewton Council of the Arts presents the Missoula...

Honoring Dr. King's legacy

Events across the area honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will kickoff Saturday in Atmore and Brewton and will continue through Monday in Century and Flomaton. For...

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Along the coach roads of time

In the early days of Alabama the stage coach was king of the road. It was an era of virgin pine forests, unadulterated creeks and swampy low lands which could make travel lonely and dangerous. Many...

That's right, it's the time for violet picking

Our time to pick violets was when the first one was found. Sometime around the end of February we started looking for violets. Best places were in the woods that had been controlled or purpose burned over. Usually the burns were done in the first...

A brief history of local churches

Often we think of some discovered building seen in our daily travels as simply a structure, but sometimes it is part of a long history. Along Highway 29 near the center of the county are a scattering of churches. Among the variety of denominations...

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Atmore PRAYER BREAKFAST A Prayer Breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at Atmore Community Hospital’s Mayson Auditorium, located at 401 Medical Park Dr. in Atmore. A $12 donation at the door or tickets can be...

The Sunshine Report

The Sea of Galliee and the Dead Sea both have the same water source. The water that flows into both of these seas originates in the Hermon Mountains among the roots of the cedar trees in Lebanon. It flows down clear and cool to form the Jordan...

Vaping continues to pose health risks to youth

New federal regulations make it illegal for retailers to sell any tobacco product including e-cigarettes to people under 21. Adrienne Duke, a family and child development studies specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said the...

Kevin Ray Herrin

Kevin Ray Herrin, 25, died Sunday, Jan, 12, 2020, in the Brewton hospital. Mr. Herrin was born May 5, 1994 to Carl and Lillie Herrin in Hattiesburg, Miss. and had been a resident of Brewton for the past 13 years, coming from Lumberton, Miss....

Charles Edward Boatwright

Charles Edward Boatwright, 69, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Atmore. Mr. Boatwright was a native of Century, Fla. and former resident of Byrneville, Fla. who had resided in Atmore for the last six years. A veteran of the Desert Storm conflict,...

Joan Coppage

Joan Coppage, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in a Luverne, Ala. Health care facility. Mrs. Coppage was born in Perdido, Ala. and had lived in the Brewton area for the past 20 years, coming from Atmore. She had worked as a real estate broker in...

Mary Lois Gatewood Trawick

Mary Lois Gatewood Trawick, 95, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 following a brief illness. Mr. Trawick was born Sept. 16, 1924, in Falco, Ala. and was a long-time resident of Bradley, Ala. Before she moved to Georgia. She was a homemaker and member of...

Anna Arlona Smith Clark

Anna Arlona Smith Clark, 78, of Pace, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Lake City Medical Center. Mrs. Clark was born June 24, 1941, to William Perry and Janie Merdith Smith in Eight Mile, Ala. She graduated from Citronelle High School and earned...

Alford G. 'Al' Madaris

Alford G. “Al” Madaris, 67, of Walnut Hill, Fla., died Saturday, May 25, 2019. Mr. Madaris was born Oct. 24, 1951, to Willie Mancil Madaris Samuel Altred Fletcher in Troy, Ala. He was retired from the United States Air Force and served during...

Shirley Ann Bowers Croft

Shirley Ann Bowers Croft, 82, of Brewton, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 in Orlando, Fla. Mrs. Croft was born April 6, 1937 in St. Petersburg, Fla. and moved from Fernandina Beach, Fla. to Brewton in 1958. A former member of the East Brewton...

Lucille Margaret Sellers Nelson

Lucille Margaret Sellers Nelson, 87, of East Brewton, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in a Century, Fla. nursing facility after a brief illness. Mrs. Nelson was a native of Santa Rosa, Fla. and long time resident of East Brewton. Of the Holiness faith,...

Peggy Rein

Peggy Rein, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Brewton. Mrs. Rein was born March 16, 1937, to Everett Curtis Watson and Carmen Durden Watson in Brewton. She had lived for a number of years in Gold Canyon, Ariz. before returning to Brewton in...

Flora Masten

Flora Masten, 84, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in a Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. Masten was a native and long-time resident of Brewton wo graduated from T.R. Miller High School. She worked as a clerk in the probate judge's office while martha Kirkland held...

Davis may have done town a favor

Should the Flomaton Town Council have agreed to pay former Police Chief Bryan Davis $6,634.62 in overtime and back pay? I'm not sure, but I do think the council made the right decision Monday night...

Methodists have dominated high offices

Even though there are more Baptists than Methodists in Alabama, historically Methodists have held more of the prominent political posts in the Heart of Dixie. If you look closely at these leaders’ lives, a good many of our leaders have been sons...

With Soleimani dead; the world is safer

You may not have known his name, but the most dangerous man in the Middle East has finally received justice for a lifetime of brutality. Before being taken out by an American airstrike, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was a Major General in...

Peace comes though strength

After more than a week of the Chicken Little press squawking about Iranian missiles falling from the sky, the whole charade was a dud. The terrorist Iranian regime and their proxies were certainly an imminent threat to American forces and interests...

Key election dates are fast approaching

As the 2020 election cycle grows closer and closer we've been asked about several important dates involving everything from absentee ballots and voter registration to how someone enters the November General Election as an independent candidate...

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