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 By Joe Thomas    News    January 10, 2019 

Threats against cops ends with Flomaton arrest

A wanted Pensacola man who made threats of killing any law enforcement officer he saw was taken into custody Sunday morning in Flomaton and now faces additional charges after two officers were...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 10, 2019 

Two arrested for marijuana

An East Brewton man who was being served a trespassing citation for being at an apartment complex ended up with a bed in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton after police found 52.7 grams...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 10, 2019 

Clerk's office closed until Jan. 15

Due to construction and remodeling, the Escambia County (Ala.) Circuit Clerk's office at the courthouse in Brewton will be closed to the public until Tuesday, Jan. 15. Circuit Clerk John Robert...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 10, 2019 

Letters coming to late tax payers

As of Tuesday, $16,250,845.98 of the $17,595,199.33 in property taxes owed in Escambia County, Ala., had been paid and property owners have until Feb. 28 to pay their taxes before additional...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    January 10, 2019 

Build the 'damn' wall; it won't work

The standoff in Washington, D.C., isn't so much about money, national security or humanitarian efforts; it's about politics, plain and simple. President Trump and the Republicans want $5.7 billion to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    January 10, 2019 

'V' is top coach; three Canes honored

Flomaton High School head football coach Doug Vickery was named the Class 3A Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sportswriters Association which also tapped Bailey Bass and Daquan Johnson on the first...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 3, 2019

Bike rider admits to car theft

With the help of the community, a Century man is sitting behind bars awaiting extradition to Alabama to face multiple charges after he was accused of riding a stolen bicycle to the Texaco Station in...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 3, 2019

Help needed to identify a thief

Flomaton Police Capt. Chance Thompson continued the search for an unidentified black male who used a baseball bat to smash his way into Flomaton Small Engines early Jan. 1 and fled with four new...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 3, 2019

Work crew jailed for illegal drugs

Four members of an out-of-town crew working on cell phone towers in the area ended up in the Escambia County Detention Center on drug charges after East Brewton police seized 3.1 grams of methamphetam...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 3, 2019

Cottrell pharmacy set for E. Brewton

Early 2019 will bring two new businesses to East Brewton with Cottrell's Hometown Pharmacy and United Bank opening at 305 Forrest Ave. Brewton Pharmacist Danny Cottrell, who owns Brewton Medical...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    January 3, 2019

Social media has its place and time

I was talking to somebody the other day who asked me why I was constantly condemning social media. He basically accused me of not liking social media since it was basically real time and I didn't...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 27, 2018

Atmore seeks robbery suspect

The Atmore Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is seeking the public's help in identifying a lone gunman who robbed the Atmore ABC store Friday afternoon and fled with an...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 27, 2018

Coale named district judge

Brewton attorney Eric Coale will take office Jan. 15 as Escambia County's new district judge following his appointment my Gov. Kay Ivey, who notified Coale Dec. 19 via an email. Coale, 50, will fill t...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 27, 2018

'The Summit' is coming to Atmore in Jan.

The city of Atmore will welcome a new assisted living facility by mid-January with the opening of 'The Summit' at the former site of 'Country Living' at 140 McRae St.. Operating under common...

 

This 'N' word should offend us all

Depending on which mouth or should I say the color of the mouth its comes out of, the 'N' word is very offensive to many people. The wrong person uttering the 'N' word will lose their job and if they...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 20, 2018

Body found is ID'd as McBride

The body of a female found dead in the Conecuh River on Dec. 9 has been positively identified as 74-year old Eva Lisenby McBride, who was reported missing from her Pollard home on Nov. 24. The Santa...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 20, 2018

Crackdown nets two meth arrests

The Flomaton Police Department's increased presence in the Holt Subdivision due to complaints of illegal drug activity led to the arrest of two men Monday for possessing methamphetamine. Capt. Chance...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 20, 2018

Drug arrests in E. Brewton

East Brewton police arrested three people on drug charges and have active felony warrants on a fourth who was found earlier with 10 bags of marijuana. Winston Eric Burch, 20, 41574 Highway 31,...

 

Santa Claus and I are watching you

People with small children love this time of year for many reasons as we inch closer and closer to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. One of the things they love about this time of year is that it's a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    December 13, 2018

Canes beat Piedmont for state title

Flomaton High School brought home the school's first football state championship Thursday afternoon from Jordan-Hare Stadium on the campus of Auburn University in a game Hurricane head coach Doug...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 13, 2018

Body found in Conecuh River

As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office had not released the identity of a female body found dead Sunday morning in the Conecuh River half-way between the Pollard Landing and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 13, 2018

State Champions

For the first time in 94 years of playing football, Flomaton High School won a state championship Dec. 6 at Jordan-Hare Stadium when the Hurricanes defeated Piedmont 23-12....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 13, 2018

Title game checks off 'bucket list' for some

It might not be Pearl Harbor Day, but Dec. 6, 2018 will be a day that will be remembered for eternity for the Flomaton community and the Hurricane faithful. On that day, the Flomaton Hurricanes captur...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 13, 2018

Ambulance to stay in Flomaton 24-7

“Tickled to death” is how Flomaton's two representatives on the Escambia County Health Care Authority expressed their feelings following an agreement to keep seven day, 24 hour ambulance service...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    December 6, 2018

Hurricane season has been a ride

I remember years ago when T.R. Miller was either winning state championships, losing in championship games or being just so close to making the big game. Then Coach Jamie Riggs said while winning a...

 

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