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 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 15, 2018 

Cougars edge out in 39-31 win over Edgewood

Escambia Academy's Patrick McGhee rushed 40 times for 408 yards and scored six touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 39-31 victory over Edgewood Academy to send EA to Veterans Memorial Stadium on the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 15, 2018 

Royals dominate Bozeman in 49-0 shutout win

Last year Jay High School ended a 10-year drought by making the playoffs. This past Friday night the Royals won their first playoff game since 2002 when they defeated Bozeman of Panama City 49-0. The...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018 

Two jailed for child sex abuse

An Atmore man was jailed on $250,000 bond for sexual abuse of a child following an investigation by the Atmore Police Department and the Escambia County Department of Human Resources. Lenson Lee...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018 

Two jailed for child sex abuse

An East Brewton man who allegedly had sexual contact with two young girls has been arrested and is now sitting in the Escambia County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. James Soth, 38, 208 Roosevelt...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018 

Flomaton OKs alcohol sales again

For the third time the Flomaton Town Council has voted to ask the Escambia County legislative delegation to pass a local bill to allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays with Tuesday night's vote passing...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018 

Three shot, one man arrested

A Bay Minette man has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling or vehicle following a shooting early Sunday morning at The Assembly Hall, formerly the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018 

Stewart, Reynolds take seats on commission

Scottie Stewart and Karean Reynolds took their seats on the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission Wednesday adding two new faces to the board while David Stokes took the oath of office for his eighth...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018 

Council addresses complaints

Already down three employees, Flomaton Police Chief Bryan Davis told members of the town council Monday he will be losing two more officers shortly, one for medical reasons and another for military...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018 

East Brewton woman facing drug charges

An anonymous tip to the East Brewton Police Department that a woman walking down Andrew Jackson St., on Nov. 8 was carrying methamphetamine ended in a drug arrest after the woman attempted to hide...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    November 15, 2018 

Escambia County Democrats are done

After crunching the numbers from the Nov. 6 General Election I came to one conclusion: You can stick a fork in the Escambia County (Ala.) Democratic Party because it's done. I don't think I'll live...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    November 8, 2018

Voting is a freedom most don't use

Just to let you know, I'm writing this column on Thursday, Nov. 1, five days before the General Election that took place Tuesday, Nov. 6. I normally wait until the Wednesday morning after an election...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 8, 2018

Flomaton to host movie night

The Flomaton Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing Christmas to town on Friday, Nov. 30, with a movie night and on Saturday, Dec. 1 with its annual Christmas Parade through downtown Flomaton. A big...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 8, 2018

Never too old to teach new generation

Brewton resident George Painter has retired twice but at 90 years old still works just about everyday in 'The Woodshed' behind his house doing what he loves best – making wooden bowls and other...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 8, 2018

FHS suffers 26-21 loss; playoff bound

Three turnovers, 105 yards in penalties and two touchdowns nullified by penalties were too much for Flomaton to overcome Friday night in the final regular season game as Southern Choctaw defeated the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 8, 2018

Lost class ring of 50 years found

Janice A. (Johnson) Dietz, 72, said she remembered how hard her parents saved money to be able to purchase her 1966 Century High School graduation ring. She lost her ring a few years after graduating...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 1, 2018

Padgett inspired everyone

The junior class at Flomaton High School gathered behind the visitors stands at the football field Wednesday morning to place their handprints on the newly painted wall in memory of their classmate...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 1, 2018

General Election absentees increase

If absentee voting is any indication, Escambia County (Ala.) should have a heavy voter turnout for Tuesday's General Election with Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain saying the number could top 500....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 1, 2018

Drug court client arrested for drugs

A participant in Escambia County (Ala.) Drug Court is back behind bars on drug charges after a sheriff's deputy found methamphetamine in his possession with the suspect then telling the deputy he...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 1, 2018

Century man facing drug charges

A Century man pulled over for speeding Tuesday night on Upper Creek Road ended up in the Escambia County Detention Center on drug charges after a sheriff's deputy smelled marijuana when he approached...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    November 1, 2018

Straight votes are for lazy people

“I can't vote for a Democrat.” “I'll never vote for another Republican.” I've heard both of those comments or very close to them over the past several weeks as we head into Tuesday's General...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 1, 2018

Century man offers free turnips to those in need

Century resident Alfonzie Cottrell has once again opened up several turnip green patches that are now available for people to come and pick free of charge. Cottrell, 80, has been planting turnips in...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 1, 2018

Hurricanes blow over Tigers 20-13

For the past few weeks, Flomaton head football coach Doug Vickery has talked about the resiliency the 2018 Hurricanes have. He talked about it when Flomaton overcame a two-touchdown deficit in the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 1, 2018

Cougars headed to playoffs after 48-13 win

Escambia Academy's Patrick McGhee only touched the football seven times Friday night at Fort Dale but the Cougar running back picked up 215 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead EA to a 48-13 win....

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 1, 2018

Royals pull off 30-26 homecoming win

Jay delighted the homecoming crowd Friday night by building a 30-7 lead with 9:57 left in the third quarter against Freeport but the celebration got put on hold until Trace Seib snagged his third...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 25, 2018

Moye's body identified as last victim

The body of the last of three missing Flomaton residents who were swept away by floodwaters on Oct. 8 in Junction, Texas has been positively identified as Charlotte Moye, 63. The bodies of Joesph...

 

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