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 By Joe Thomas    News    January 20, 2022 

Body not ID'd yet in collision

As of press time Wednesday the identity of the person who died Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on County Road 4 near Century had not been released as officials await DNA and dental records to make...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 20, 2022 

Candidates qualify for May elections

As of Tuesday there is only one contested local race in Escambia County (Ala.) with the deadline to qualify set at Feb. 28 for the May 24 primary elections. Incumbent District 3 County Commissioner Sc...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 20, 2022 

Jay to honor Smith by naming gym in his honor

John Clarence Smith already has his name etched in the history books at Jay High School for his many years of service to the school and on Thursday, Jan. 27, friends, family members, former students...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 13, 2022

Woman jailed for sex with minor

A 21-year old Flomaton woman was charged with rape, sodomy and interfering with child custody for allegedly having sex with a 15-year old juvenile. Paisley Lanet Gantt, 567 Oil Well Road, was arrested...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 13, 2022

Flomaton OKs limits on burning

Following complaints about the burning of yard debris, the Flomaton Town Council voted Monday afternoon to ban burning from 7 p.m to 7 a.m. within the town limits. The council had discussed having...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 13, 2022

Man travels by bus, hitchhikes for sex

A 21-year old Indianapolis man who befriended a 14-year old East Brewton girl through social media has been charged with rape II and interference with child custody after he rode a Greyhound bus and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 13, 2022

Hearing set for land sale

The Flomaton Town Council will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, to allow input on whether or not the town should sell the old Jackson Theater and parking lot for a price below...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 6, 2022

Assault charges to be upgraded

Two felony assault charges against an Atmore man who crashed into a vehicle occupied by a Flomaton couple will be upgraded after one of the victims died seven days following the collision at the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 6, 2022

Watson named new Jay head coach

After spending 16 of his 17 years at Jay High School as an assistant football coach, Brian Watson will take over the reigns of the football program as the new head football coach. About 50 Jay...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 6, 2022

Fees going up on past due property taxes

As of Tuesday morning, Escambia County (Ala.) Tax Collector Tim Pettis said his office had collected about $16.6 million of the $18.1 million in property taxes that were due Jan. 3, but he expects...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 30, 2021

Taxes due Monday

With the deadline to file property taxes looming, Escambia County (Ala.) Tax Collector Tim Pettis said as of Wednesday morning his office has collected about 60 percent of taxes that are due....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 30, 2021

Wilson inspired many with his love of nature and more

Edward O. Wilson spent many hours playing in the dirt and looking under logs in search of just about anything that moved or grew while growing up in Brewton. His love of nature, and especially his...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 30, 2021

Middleton gets win

Escambia County High School graduate Ron Middleton was named the interim head coach of the New York Jets this past weekend after head coach Robert Saleh was out due to COVID-19. The former Blue Devil...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 23, 2021

Jay man coming off death row

A Jay man who admitted to killing his father-in-law and was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death has been removed from death row and a new trial has been ordered following a ruling from...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 23, 2021

Showalter new Mets manager

Century's Buck Showalter, known as 'Nat' by friends and neighbors in the Century area has been named the new manager of the New York Mets. Showalter is a 1974 graduate of Century High School and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 16, 2021

Flomaton approves zoning

Following a 45-minute public hearing Tuesday night, the Flomaton Town Council voted unanimously to approve a zoning ordinance and future land use map for the corporate limits of the town. With...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 16, 2021

Trainer jailed for sex with a minor student

A Flomaton High School graduate, who served as physical therapist through the Andrews Institute and Baptist Health Care, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with a school employee having sex with an FHS...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 16, 2021

E.B. resident jailed for meth

An East Brewton man was jailed on $1 million bond after being arrested at his 119 Virginia St., residence with 280 grams of methamphetamine. Brian Keith Meadows, 58, was charged with trafficking...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 9, 2021

Shots fired at sheriff's deputies

An Evergreen man who ran his vehicle into a house in the 1700 block of Highway 41 in Brewton was arrested on multiple charges including attempted murder for allegedly firing a weapon at sheriff's...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 9, 2021

Ivey in Brewton to greet Provalus

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey was in Brewton Wednesday morning for the official ribbon cutting of the new Provalus complex in downtown Brewton. Provalus General Manger Will Ruzic said with the new building,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 9, 2021

Correctional officer jailed for cell phone

A correctional officer at the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton has been arrested for promoting prison contraband and using her position for personal gain. Taylor Alexandra Boatright, 25,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 2, 2021

Wallace to lead school board

A week after the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board split 3-3 to elect a new president, the board voted unanimously Monday morning to elect District 7 Board Member Coleman Wallace as the next...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 2, 2021

Castleberry man is jailed for trafficking

A man with addresses listed in Castleberry and Montgomery was arrested on multiple drug charges including trafficking in methamphetamine that netted him a $1 million bond following his Nov. 27 arrest...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 2, 2021

Parades to begin Saturday

Flomaton and Jay will kickoff the area Christmas parades this Saturday, Dec. 4, with both parades beginning at 10 a.m. Both parades will follow their normal routes with a small change in Flomaton....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 25, 2021

Crash ends with multiple charges

A Pensacola man who led state troopers on a high speed chase Sunday afternoon on Highway 113 in Flomaton and eventually crashed into a vehicle on Highway 31 now faces multiple charges including unlawf...

 

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