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 By Joe Thomas    News    February 2, 2023 

Inmate releases irk the sheriff

The mass release of 369 prison inmates Tuesday, who were being housed in Alabama state prisons, hit one snag but the releases continue which has police chiefs and sheriffs upset and saying the state...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 2, 2023 

Texas arrests Wright

A Brewton man accused of stealing a pickup truck last Tuesday outside the Circle K convenience store in East Brewton was back behind bars Friday morning in Katy, Texas, located just outside Houston....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 2, 2023 

Atmore man accused of child sex crimes

An Atmore man was arrested on sex charges involving a then 6-year old girl that alledgely occurred over a three-year period from 2012 to 2015. Vonsha Mondez Jones, 28, was arrested last Thursday,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 2, 2023 

Albritton not sure of gaming bill in '23

With the Alabama Legislature set to go into session March 7 most people expect State Sen. Greg Albritton to introduce a gaming bill to allow the voters to decide whether or not they want to legalize...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 26, 2023

Child abuse charges filed

A Flomaton man was arrested Tuesday on three felony counts of willful abuse of a child following an investigation that began in Florida. Anthony Williams, 56, was arrested by Flomaton police and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 26, 2023

E.B. police seeks help catching car thief

The East Brewton Police Department is asking the public for help in locating Jason Earl Wright, who is accused of stealing a pickup truck Tuesday morning and trying to use a stolen credit card at a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 26, 2023

Flomaton to hold meeting on park

The town of Flomaton will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at town hall for the public to give input into a proposed plan for the town to relinquish its lease on Hurricane Park back t...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 26, 2023

Jay will honor its 1963 Final Four team

Members of Jay High School's 1963 boys basketball team will be honored Friday, Jan. 27, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the team that made it to Florida's Final Four. The celebration will be held...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 26, 2023

Lambeth receives last call

The dispatcher hit the tone Saturday afternoon reaching out to Lambeth Fire Department volunteer Amy Jo Lambeth. After two attempts and no response the 10-7 'out of service' code was announced. "Rest...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 19, 2023

Woman makes threats at FES

A Flomaton woman was arrested on felony charges Friday after she went onto the campus of Flomaton Elementary School threatening to kill students and teachers but was quickly taken into custody by the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 19, 2023

Flomaton man is shot hunting

A 2012 Flomaton High School graduate remained in Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola after being shot while deer hunting Saturday morning near Wolf Log Road. Austin Patterson was apparently hit by...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 19, 2023

Charges mount on a Century resident

Charges continue to mount against a Century man arrested on Jan. 10 in Atmore for two counts of attempted assault I, two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and two counts of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 12, 2023

Commission fires Bill Bridges

Less than a week after Escambia County (Ala.) Engineer Bill Bridges was placed on paid administrative leave, the county commission voted 3-2 Monday to fire him from the position he's held the past 25...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 12, 2023

Board denies parole for Barlow brothers

Shannon Dean Barlow and his brother Franklin Lee Barlow, Jr., will at least spend the next five years behind bars after the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied the two convicted murderers...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 12, 2023

Reynolds balks at animal shelter raise

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission passed a resolution Monday asking its legislative delegation to pass a local bill to give the county the authority to pay the sheriff to operate the animal...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 5, 2023

Engineer placed on paid leave

Following an administrative workshop Tuesday afternoon by the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission, County Engineer Bill Bridges was placed on paid administrative leave and position of a county engineer...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 5, 2023

Taylor dedicated life to help others

Ken Taylor is being remembered as a person who dedicated his life to helping others not only as a public servant for the residents of Escambia County (Ala.), but to all who knew him. Taylor, 73, the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 29, 2022

Girl dies when car hits school

A 21-year old Atmore woman, who recently moved to the area from Georgia, was killed in a single-vehicle vehicle crash early Friday morning after her 2015 Ford Fusion left Highway 31 and slammed into...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 29, 2022

No pistol permit is required after Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1 residents in Alabama will no longer be required to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon with the state joining 21 others that no longer require permits or background checks. The...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 29, 2022

FHS grad jailed on felony sex charges

A 2022 graduate of Flomaton High School was arrested Friday, Dec. 16 on warrants served by the Atmore Police Department charging the 18-year old with felony counts of sodomy I and sexual abuse I....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 29, 2022

Jan. 2 is deadline for property taxes

Due to Dec. 31 falling on a Saturday and Monday, Jan. 2 being observed at the New Year's holiday, Tuesday, Jan. 3, is the deadline to pay property taxes in Escambia County (Ala.) to avoid penalties...

 

Century man shot and killed

The mother of a Century man who was shot to death last Thursday in Frisco City is seeking answers and says Frisco City nor Monroe County law enforcement officials have reached out to her and that she...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 22, 2022

Be careful with freezing temps

Christmas will be here Sunday, but Winter Storm Elliott is expected to arrive late Thursday or Friday possibly sending temperatures into single digits with windchill factors below zero. Escambia...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 15, 2022

Schools shut down over hoax

Flomaton schools, along with other schools across the state of Alabama and the nation, were put under lockdown Tuesday morning after receiving calls that an active shooter was on the individual...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 15, 2022

Flomaton OKs one-time $400 step raise

Employees with the town of Flomaton will get a Christmas bonus of sorts after the town council voted Tuesday afternoon to give all employees a $400 one-time step raise. Mayor Pro tem Jim Johnson,...

 

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