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 By Joe Thomas    News    May 23, 2019 

1 dead, 8 shot in Atmore

A birthday bash Friday night at the old Escambia County Middle School in Atmore turned deadly early Saturday morning when gunfire erupted leaving one person dead and eight others shot. Atmore Police C...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 23, 2019 

McCaster pleads guilty, gets life

A Castleberry man charged with capital murder for the June 6, 2013 death of a 60-year old Atmore woman pleaded guilty last week to murder and was sentenced to life in prison. Collis McCaster, 46, 99 W...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 23, 2019 

Brewton resident killed in collision

The Brewton Police Department is continuing its investigation into a fatal crash Tuesday morning when a vehicle and motorcycle collided at the intersection of Highway 31 and Old Castleberry Road that...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    May 23, 2019 

Hurricanes finish up spring training

"Winning breeds winning" and Flomaton head football coach Doug Vickery said he's witnessed that winning attitude in the 2019 Hurricanes that wrapped up spring training Friday night in Flomaton in a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    May 23, 2019 

Social media promotes 'fake news'

Social media can be a great tool, but it can also be a Devil in disguise. I'm not a big social media person because I don't know if what I'm reading is factual or some of that 'fake news' President...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Hubbert named Miller coach

Maplesville High School head football coach Brent Hubbert was expected in Brewton yesterday following a special meeting of the Brewton City School Board Tuesday afternoon where Hubbert was named the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Flomaton to host economic workshop

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., is asking Flomaton residents to show up and show up in big numbers on Thursday, June 6, when John Robert Smith comes to town to make a presentation about Smart...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Newton has feet back on ground

A year ago this past Saturday Flomaton resident Scott Newton took off from the Atmore Airport in his experimental airplane that later crashed in the Robinsonville area leaving him with injuries that h...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Who should hold clerk interviews?

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., Town Accountant Robert Hudson, and J.R. Jones, chairman of the board at Escambia County Bank will conduct interviews Wednesday, May 22, to narrow the list of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Grant to pay for assessment

The Flomaton Town Council voted 4-1 to approve a grant to conduct a free assessment of the old Jackson Theater to determine if the building contains led paint, asbestos or other dangerous materials....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Visit nets meth in vehicle

A Brewton woman was one of two people arrested Saturday by Alabama Department of Corrections investigators during visitation at the Ventress Facility in Clayton. Morgan Steele, 27, of Brewton was...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Council OKs sign funds

The Flomaton Town Council agreed to put $500 in an account at United Bank and $500 in an account at Escambia County to start funds to raise $43,910 to install four signs honoring Flomaton High...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Flomaton to host jamboree this Friday

As others still try to figure out ways to honor the 3A 2018 championship football team from Flomaton High School, attention in the field house is focused on the 2019 season with the Hurricanes...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    May 16, 2019

June 6 is important day for Flomaton

I echo Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant's statement that he wants a huge crowd to show up June 6 when John Robert Smith comes to Flomaton to hold a series of workshops to explain how Smart Growth...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 9, 2019

Charges mount on ex-fireman

A former Walnut Hill Volunteer Department fireman accused of stealing the department's brush truck in April is now behind bars in Escambia County, Ala., on multiple unrelated charges that involve a do...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 9, 2019

Flomaton seizes meth, pot, spice

Reports of a reckless driver and two other traffic stops resulted in four people going to jail after Flomaton police found marijuana, spice and methamphetamine. On May 3, Officer Derrick Hodges...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Hold parents responsible for vaccines

We have many laws on the books that are not only designed to protect us, but are also designed to help other people. But there are loop holes in some laws, closed holes in others and sometimes it...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Do you really know where you live?

Several weeks ago when multiple tornadoes roared across Alabama with at least one touching down in Troy the question came up about giving people warning and wondering if people in the tornadoes'...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    May 2, 2019

Jay, Flomaton heading to state meet

Flomaton High School's girls' four by 100-meter relay team is headed to the state track meet this weekend after finishing fifth and qualifying during this past Saturday's finals at the sectional meet...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 2, 2019

State Rep. Alan Baker says he won't comment until bill comes to House floor

Alabama State Rep. Alan Baker said it was premature for him to comment on a lottery bill that was passed by the Alabama Senate because the bill hasn't even been assigned to a House committee and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 2, 2019

Stop nets meth, crack and pot

A Flomaton man pulled over for having no tag lights was arrested after an officer discovered methamphetamine, crack cocaine and marijuana inside his vehicle. Wesley Evans Chunn, 47, 408 S. Carnley...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 2, 2019

Two stabbed at Holman Prison

Less than two weeks after hundreds of officers completed a shakedown at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore where 356 makeshift weapons were seized, two inmates were stabbed and a...

 

Giving Back

Several former Flomaton residents came back home Saturday to spearhead a fun-filled day at Oaks Common Park to show their gratitude over the park's improvement and its current and future impact on you...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    April 25, 2019

FHS ends season, Miller to face Wildcats

T.R. Miller will travel to Hale County this Friday to begin its two-out-of three series in the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs after the Tigers swept Flomaton 5-2 and 9-3 in the opening...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    April 25, 2019

Canes' Stuckey takes first in dash

Flomaton eighth grader Briana Stuckey took first place in the 800 meter run and second in the 200 meter dash at the Covington County track meet, which was the final meet before this Friday and...

 

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