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 By Our View    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Access to the Internet is not always easy

COVID-19 may very well expose another big flaw in this country in addition to the health risk. It probably already has and it certainly will dispel the thought that most people have ready and available access to the Internet. Colleges, high schools,...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 26, 2020

PLEASE! Flush toilet paper only

You've had to have had your head in the sand if you haven't heard of people hoarding toilet paper in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Stores are selling out as soon as a shipment comes in. It appears that the panic is someone will be quarantined fo...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Say prayers for our first responders

As public officials and private businesses make decisions on how to deal with the coronavirus many employees will be allowed to work from home. Many businesses and public entities will have skeleton crews on hand to take care of daily business. But...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Time to give back to town

The words of John F. Kennedy 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country' seem to have been lost since he echoed those words in his inaugural address. Today, too many Americans want the government to solve all of t...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Storm shows the need to keep prepared

“It doesn't take long for things to change is a big way” is what Connie Baggett said Wednesday after a storm roared through the middle of Brewton taking down trees and snapping utility poles. Baggett, who serves as director of program management...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 27, 2020

Utility workers do go beyond call of duty

We are as guilty as everybody else by continuously praising police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responder and sometimes lose sight of other public workers who make our lives better. Don't get us wrong, first...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 20, 2020

Be sure to fill out census

In about a month or so everybody reading this should start receiving mail to fill out the 2020 census. We do this every 10 years. Here's why it's important and here's why we need local volunteers to help with the census count. At the top of the list...

 
 By Our View    News    February 13, 2020

Consider volunteering as a firefighter

Jeff Deridder, president of the Escambia County Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments, addressed the Escambia County Commission Monday to simply introduce himself and to invite them to the association's annual banquet in May. We think mos...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 6, 2020

Parole board did its job well

In the wake of last week's partial closure of the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore and the moving of 617 inmates to other overcrowded prisons in the state of Alabama we received an email Monday that the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 30, 2020

Citizens tips help police to serve us all

We tip our hat to the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office for following up on tips that have led to another sex offender put behind bars. The latest culprit was 32-year old Danny Hayes of Brewton who was charged with two counts of violating the...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 23, 2020

Maybe time for Century to consider sell

“The gas has no money” is what Century's CPA Robert Hudson said Tuesday night when asked why the town's natural gas system was three years behind on payments. The question and answer came up as the Century Town Council voted to use about...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 16, 2020

Key election dates are fast approaching

As the 2020 election cycle grows closer and closer we've been asked about several important dates involving everything from absentee ballots and voter registration to how someone enters the November General Election as an independent candidate...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 9, 2020

Coach V holds his players best interest in heart

We give a shout out to Flomaton head foot- ball coach Doug Vickery for his efforts to see that his players have every opportunity to suc- ceed at their next adventure after high school. It's easy to pile high school coaches with praise when they...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 2, 2020

Adult ed will open many doors for all

Life is full of opportunities. Sometimes those opportunities coming knocking, but in most instances people wanting to move forward need to be the ones knocking on the door and being prepared when that door opens. This past week we interviewed...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 19, 2019

Holliman was just 'dog gone' wrong on plan

You don't have to be a PETA-loving person to know what Johnathan D. Holliman is accused of doing is wrong. The Brewton man is accused of tying a tracking dog that was in pursuit of him to a tree. OK, we'll give Holliman a little bit of credit. I...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 12, 2019

Is it time for the chairman to be elected?

Since Monday's vote by the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission to name Karean Reynolds as the new chairman replacing Raymond Wiggins, who has served as the chairman for the past four years, we've been asked the question about how the commission chairma...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 5, 2019

Education is a top priority

We guess we all fall into the trap of realizing why students go to school. We all focus on athletic achievements, but sometimes lose focus on what's really important. In college, especially, we call them student-athletes, but we all know the...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 28, 2019

Tis the season to get scam phone calls

If your are like us, you are now receiving unsolicited telephone calls at home or on your cell phone about helping this cause or that cause. 'Tis the season'. From Thanksgiving to Christmas most of us get into a more generous feeling but sometimes we...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 21, 2019

Football at its best Friday in Flomaton

We've covered a lot of high school football games over the years but what's coming up this Friday night in Flomaton ranks at the top of games that feature two teams from Escambia County. T.R. Miller will come to Flomaton Friday night to play the...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 14, 2019

Be warm but be safe as temps drop

We didn't need to call Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton or Century Fire Chief David Adams to get their comments about temperatures quickly dropping below the freezing point. Both would have told us it's prime time for a house fire. We know that...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 7, 2019

Ask a teacher who to help for the holidays

November has arrived, Christmas decorations are out in full force in places like Walmart and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you had to label a holiday season, it is now. The problem with the holiday season is there are people who try to...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Tyler leaves legacy of safety

We knew Mike Tyler, we just didn't know him as well as most people in the Appleton community and throughout the fire departments that stretch across this county. Tyler, 67, died Oct. 20. He had served as the chief of the Appleton Volunteer Fire...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 24, 2019

Halloween is not like it was in past years

Many years ago Halloween was one of those days young children always looked forward to as they headed out through the neighborhood seeking treats in their plastic jack-o-lanterns or bag. Most people over the age of 50 remember their parents would...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 17, 2019

Laser jokes are not jokes

We have to assume that when Jay resident Glenn Austin Bingham, 43, shinned laser toward a Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office cruiser that he thought it was a joke. What Bingham found out the hard way was that it wasn't a joke and he is now facing...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 10, 2019

Bee aware of the benefits

We've discussed honey bees before. Flomaton resident John Sansom invited us to a few meetings to get a better understanding of the importance of bees. This past week we talked with Bill Blair, Escambia County's only Master Beekeeper, not only about...

 

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