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 By Joe Thomas    News    July 22, 2021 

COVID-19 cases are increasing

Escambia County is following a trend across the state of Alabama with a recent spike in positive COVID-19 cases as health officials continue to stress the importance of being vaccinated against the...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 22, 2021 

Atmore man jailed for animal cruelty

An Atmore man was given a $30,000 bond on a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals and four misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals after officers found one dog dead and others tethered with...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 22, 2021 

Iowa residents busted with drugs and firearm

Three Iowa residents were arrested on multiple drug charges in Escambia County, Ala., after officers found oxycodone, hydrocodone, methamphetamine and marijuana inside their vehicle. Candy Joel Hart,...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 15, 2021

Atmore teen jailed for porn

A 17-year old Atmore resident has been arrested and charged with production of pornography with a child and possession of obscene material for allegedly videoing a nude minor child then posting the...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 15, 2021

Sunday alcohol sales approved

Beginning this Sunday, July 18, stores in the unincorporated areas of Escambia County (Ala.) can begin selling alcohol on Sundays following a unanimous vote by the county commission Monday morning....

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 15, 2021

Flomaton moving forward on zoning

The Flomaton Town Council voted Monday afternoon to name a committee to begin the process of developing a zoning ordinance for property inside the town limits. Mayor Bondurant presented the council...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 8, 2021

Parole board denies Dubose

Edward Russell Dubose will spend at least another five years in prison after the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Parole denied the Brewton resident's parole from a life sentence for the kidnapping,...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 8, 2021

Barlow's parole hearing up next

Shannon Dean Barlow was 15-years old when he murdered his stepmother Kathy Victory Hall Barlow, 40, and his stepsister Angel Hall, 12, on Oct. 10, 1993 inside their Nokomis home. Barlow pleaded...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 1, 2021

Dubose had Wednesday hearing

Edward Russell Dubose was scheduled to go before the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles Wednesday seeking release from a life sentence he received for the 1988 kidnapping, rape, sodomy and murder...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 1, 2021

Boo helps find meth after stop

An alert by Flomaton's new K-9 'Boo' led to the arrest of a Castleberry man and Brewton woman after officers reported finding methamphetamine inside their vehicle following a traffic stop. Tommy Ray F...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 1, 2021

Kiser facing multiple charges

A 23-year old man with addresses in Brewton and Birmingham was jailed on $100,000 bond on multiple drug charges that date back to 2020. Da'Quain Markail Kiser, with addresses listed in court records...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 1, 2021

Jay to kick off with fireworks Saturday

Jay will kick off the Fourth of July weekend celebration this Saturday (July 3), Windcreek will follow on Sunday, July 4, and East Brewton will wrap things up Monday (July 5) with its annual duck...

 By Joe Thomas    News    July 1, 2021

Late Breaking News: Edward Russell Dubose denied parole again

Late Wednesday the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles denied parole for Edward Russell Dubose, who pleaded guilty to the kidnapping, rape, sodomy and murder of 16-year old T.R. Miller High School... Full story

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 24, 2021

Tornado rips E. Brewton

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey walked through the destruction in East Brewton Wednesday morning as cleanup efforts continued after a tornado ripped through the area Saturday destroying homes, knocking down...

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 24, 2021

Man laughs as charges against him read

A Montgomery man said he didn't know whether to laugh or cry after Escambia County District Judge Eric Coale set his bond at $1.5 million on multiple drug charges that also included promoting prison...

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 17, 2021

Couple jailed for elderly abuse

An Atmore man and a woman he said was his common law wife have been arrested for financial exploitation of the elderly and other charges accusing them of taking advantage of the man's elderly mother....

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 17, 2021

Trafficking nets $1 million bond

A Milton woman who was a passenger in a vehicle that had an expired tag now sits in the Escambia County (Ala.) Detention Center in Brewton on $1 million bond for trafficking methamphetamine. Kristina...

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 17, 2021

Flomaton agrees to pay its bills on time

The Flomaton Town Council approved a recommendation by Town Clerk Carrie Moore to pay bills prior to the council's approval on budgeted items that had been previously approved by the council. In the p...

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 17, 2021

Alabama Power offering alerts, info on outages

Alabama Power Co., has launched a new visual outage map that allows customers real-time access to power outages and estimated times of power restoration. Sam Schjott, governmental and community...

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

Brown hired as FHS principal

Flomaton Elementary School Principal George Brown will make a short walk across the parking lot after the Escambia County School Board unanimously approved him as the new principal of Flomaton High...

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

Family loses it all in blaze

A benefit car wash will be held Saturday, June 12, beginning at 7 a.m. at Advanced Auto Parts in Flomaton to help support a family who lost everything in a fire Friday night. Constance and Wesley...

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

County teachers will get an early raise

The Escambia County (Ala.) School Board voted to begin giving teachers and other personnel a state-mandated raise beginning July 1 instead of Oct. 1 which is when the new state raises go into effect....

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

Century hopes to return to city hall

The town of Century is eying a July 1 return to town hall to hold council meetings which will also help free up the community center on Highway 4 to be rented for other functions. Due to COVID-19,...

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

Board gives OK to personnel changes

After holding out nine names for an executive session behind closed doors to discuss the good name and character of people on the personnel recommendation list, the Escambia County (Ala.) School...

 By Joe Thomas    News    June 3, 2021

Man arrested; tossed meth

An Atmore man is facing multiple drug charges after being arrested by Poarch police following a vehicle chase where the man allegedly tossed bags containing methamphetamine out the window while being...


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