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 By Joe Thomas    Sports    March 14, 2019 

FHS track team off to winning start

The Flomaton High School class of 2018-19 continues to make sports history with the school having its first-ever track team and Daquan Johnson added to his Most Valuable Player award in the Class 3A...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    March 14, 2019 

Royals take 5-1 victory over Canes

Jay's Nathan Archer allowed one run on one hit in five innings and struck out 11 to lead the Royals to a 5-1 win over Flomaton Friday afternoon at Flomaton. Flomaton's Jackson Steele had the only hit...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Do you have earthquake insurance? Many don't

Do you have earthquake coverage on your homeowners policy? Most don't according to Larry White with Larry White Insurance Agency in Flomaton. White said standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Inmate steals truck, caught

A Brewton man being held in the Escambia County Detention Center who stole a correctional officer's pickup truck while working on a trash clean-up detail Tuesday was captured Wednesday morning in...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Camera will watch dump

Dispatchers at Flomaton Town Hall will now have a camera focused on the dumpster behind town hall to catch people illegally dumping. Councilman Buster Crapps said he's had people tell him not to get...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Flomaton agrees to get info on development

The Flomaton Town Council voted Monday to spend about $3,000 to have a firm come in to discuss developing a Form Based Code instead of zoning to hopefully help the town attract new businesses and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

EB traffic stops net meth, spice, pot, pills

Two separate traffic stops in East Brewton resulted in two men going to jail after police found illegal drugs in their possession. On March 10 Ricky Joe Rowell, 38, 121 Virginia St., East Brewton,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    March 14, 2019 

Flomaton council takes positive step

I applaud the Flomaton Town Council for agreeing to spend about $3,000 to have John Robert Smith spend a day in Flomaton to discuss the possibility of the town adopting a Form Based Code that could...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Contraband found in jail sweep nets seven

So far, seven inmates housed at the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton have been charged with felony counts of promoting prison contraband for having cell phones following a shakedown Feb. 9...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

County eyes satellite office

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission said it would readdress a recommendation from Sheriff Heath Jackson to move an employee at the Atmore satellite office from part time to full time. “If the mone...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Town website and W2s cause problems for Flomaton

The town of Flomaton has taken its website down in wake of multiple lawsuits being filed claiming municipalities and counties do not have websites that meet the Americans Disabilities Act...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Commission abandons drive

With no opposition, the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission unanimously voted Monday to vacate the last three-tenths of a mile of Stallworth Memorial Drive at the request of the property owners who own...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Burglary charge for Flomaton man

A Flomaton man is facing burglary and drug charges after police were dispatched to 2235 Wilkerson St., Friday afternoon in reference to someone being at an unoccupied residence who wasn't supposed to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 7, 2019

Yeiter said he killed; would do it again

Jury selection for the capital murder trial of a Jay man who is accused of killing his father-in-law outside a church in Escambia County, Ala., on Oct. 27, 2014, will begin Monday and jurors will be...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 7, 2019

Police say suspect tried to swallow cocaine

A Brewton man who attempted to flee East Brewton police on foot is facing multiple charges including tampering with evidence for allegedly trying to swallow 12.1 grams of cocaine before the cops...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 7, 2019

Lee County overwhelmed by support

While people in this area know first hand the pain the people of Lee County, Ala., are suffering after a massive tornado ripped through Sunday killing at least 23 people and destroying homes, local...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Selling the gas system is first step

When I first read the grand jury report about the town of Century, I thought 'Ouch', thinking it was a major slap in the face of the entire town. I read it again. It still stings. But the one thing th...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    March 7, 2019

Hurricanes fall to Northview 6-1, storm back to defeat Central 9-6

After losing to Northview 6-1 at home Monday, Flomaton High School bounced back to defeat Central in Chumuckla 9-6 Tuesday night to move to 4-2 on the season. Flomaton will be back in action this...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Stops net drug arrests

A search warrant and a traffic stop in East Brewton sent three people to jail in separate incidents with one woman arrested on possession and distribution of methamphetamine. Sherry Renee Gilmore,...

 

How 'green' do we really want to go?

If you've read this column over the years, you know I like to listen to public radio as I ride up and down the road. I like it because I feel I get a very unbiased account on many of issues. They do...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Sweep nets eight drug arrests

The Atmore Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office joined together Friday to conduct a city-wide traffic enforcement detail that resulted in the arrest of eight people with six...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Flomaton eyes development

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., said in the past 16 years as the town's mayor he's had at least five businesses, including one about a month ago, that wanted to come to Flomaton, but wouldn't beca...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Brown hanging around

Flomaton Elementary School Principal George Brown endured more than three hours of duct tapping Tuesday as students purchased strips of tape to mount him on the wall. The students raised $3,391 for...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Croyle talks giving back

Former Alabama and NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle was the guest speaker at Saturday night's Outdoor Outreach program at First Baptist Church Brewton with an overview of his life and the lives he tries...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Chambers honor their own

Members of the Flomaton and Century chambers of commerce honored their own Tuesday night in Flomaton during the annual awards banquet to recognize businesses, citizens and students. Front row from...

 

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