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 By Joe Thomas    News    March 4, 2021 

Man jailed for attempted theft

A Flomaton man is facing multiple charges following the alleged attempt to steal a vehicle and additional charges were added when correctional officers at the Escambia County Detention Center in...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 4, 2021 

Hudson to take book on tour

Local author Ed Hudson, who wrote the book 'As the Crow Flies: The Redemption of an International Drug Smuggler, will be appearing on the Mike Huckabee Show at 7 p.m. March 20 and 8 p.m. on March 21...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 4, 2021 

Coastal offering free financial workshop

Coastal Alabama Community College will host a free financial literacy workshop for adults and children from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the college's Atmore campus. Kay Leigh Faircloth,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 4, 2021 

Freeman bringing cars to the Collard Green Festival

Brewton resident Glenn Freeman retired from the Brewton paper mill in 2019 after 61 years and at 80 years old he continues one of his passions of organizing car shows and will be on hand this...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 25, 2021

Provalus expanding jobs in Brewton

Construction is well under way in downtown Brewton for Provalus' new 50,000 square foot office complex that, once complete, will enable the technology company to more than double its current...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 25, 2021

Atmore man jailed for sex with child

A 52-year old Atmore man was jailed on $200,000 bond on charges of rape II and sexual abuse II for an alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year old girl. Vincent James Simmons, 169 Carver, Ave., appeare...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 25, 2021

Two charged with attempted murder

An employee with the city of Atmore and another man have been arrested on attempted murder charges for the Feb. 19 shooting of a 58-year old Atmore man. Terry James Burrell, 52, 1145 Old Sardine...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 18, 2021

Man jailed for sex abuse of child

A 47-year old Flomaton man has been arrested on sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age for allegedly abusing a 9-year old girl. Michael Obrien Crenshaw, 1079 Jordan Road, was also charged w...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 18, 2021

Crash injures three

Brewton resident Ray Madden said he yelled 'Oh Hell' seconds before his brand new Ford F-150 slammed head-on with another vehicle Tuesday on Highway 31 west of Flomaton. Madden and his passenger,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 18, 2021

Train shuts down College St.

A CSX spokesperson said congestion in Mobile is to blame for a train stopped in Flomaton that blocked the College Street crossing for more than five days. The tracks were cleared Tuesday afternoon,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 11, 2021

Atmore man arrested for murder

An Atmore man who has been wanted since November, 2020, was captured last week in Texas and brought back to Escambia County, Ala., to face murder charges in the Nov. 27 shooting death of 17-year old...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 11, 2021

Mother, daughter are rescued from burning home

A Flomaton mother and her 6-year old daughter are fine today thanks to multiple events early Tuesday morning that ended when Flomaton firemen rescued the two from a second-story exterior deck while...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 11, 2021

Flomaton votes to increase its sales tax

Citing falling revenue, including about a $100,000 per year drop in franchise fees from Alabama Power due to the shutdown of Air Products, the Flomaton Town Council voted Monday night to increase the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 11, 2021

Wagner says cats, cows, goats need to be addressed

Flomaton Councilwoman Kay Wagner said the town needed to come up with a plan to deal with cats and also needs to address people raising livestock inside the town limits. “I challenge everyone in her...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 11, 2021

County leaves tax rate level

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission approved the 2021 ad valorem tax rate with no increases in the rate for the current year. The board voted unanimously Monday to adopt the current tax rate. The...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 4, 2021

Two shot, one jailed in shooting

A 51-year old Flomaton man was released on $1 million bond Tuesday after being charged with two counts of attempted murder in the shooting of two other Flomaton men while attending a birthday party Ja...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 4, 2021

Flomaton man is back behind bars

A Flomaton man with a long criminal history, who was on probation in Escambia County, Ala., was arrested Jan. 28 in Escambia County, Fla., on multiple charges that include battery on a police...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 4, 2021

Brewton couple jailed for multiple drugs

An undercover operation by the Brewton Police Department led to the arrest of Michael Lee McCreary on multiple drug charges including the sale and possession methamphetamine, crack cocaine and the pre...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 4, 2021

Brewton man jailed for forcible rape I

A Brewton man was jailed on $500,000 bond after being arrested on felony rape I charges after he allegedly forced an unidentified female to have sex with him. Calvin Lamar Williams, 47, 60 Williams...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 28, 2021

Hartley violates SORNA

An Atmore man told Circuit Judge Todd Stearns that he intentionally violated the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act in hopes of staying in prison until he was released from having to re...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 28, 2021

McCall sees fire rate fall to lowest number

Residents living within the McCall Volunteer Fire Department fire district should begin receiving a discount on their homeowners' insurance premium beginning Feb. 1 after the department received an...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 28, 2021

Gorum dedicated his life to help others in community

William A. Gorum, Sr., spent his life helping others, whether it was through his 33 years as principal of Huxford Jr. High School, helping establish the Huxford Volunteer Fire Department and the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 28, 2021

FHS's McMorris takes talents to Jerry World

Flomaton High School senior Riley McMorris was a member of the 2018 Flomaton High School state championship team, but didn't play in the title game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn. Although he was...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 21, 2021

Flomaton library is among states' best

The Flomaton Public Library has been rated one of the top libraries in the state, joining two others across the state to receive a Five-Star rating from the 2020 Library Journal Index of the Public...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 21, 2021

FHS named six to all-state

­­­­Flomaton High School senior defensive lineman Jackson Dullard led a group of six members of the 2020 football team to be named to various All-State teams. Dullard was recognized by the Alabama...

 

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