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 By Our View    Opinion    July 9, 2020 

Yes, we do vote Tuesday

Yes, the voting polls will be open Tuesday, July 14, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. across Escambia County, Ala. We're not electing anybody to any office. What we are doing is having runoffs on the Republican and Democratic tickets to help pick a nominee to...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Use common sense firing off for the 4th

In the song labeled 'Henry the VIII' it repeats the line saying the second verse is same as the first. It's a song that can drive you crazy. But as we enter the Fourth of July weekend we want to remind people of something we put in this spot every...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 25, 2020

COVID-19 is still here and it's spreading

Just about every health official predicted it, and now their predictions are becoming true. COVID-19 cases are increasing at a rapid pace after our so-called opening. We've all been out and about, there is no real social distancing, people are...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Tuberville stole the playbook; and it's working

We'll give Tommy Tuberville credit for either being a great politician or surrounding himself with people who know about politics. As a football coach he studied the playbook of his opponents and as a candidate for the U.S. Senate he stole the...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Harrison, Jay deserve a big congratulation

Too often we are accused of 'sensationalizing' bad news to sell newspapers. Granted, drugs, sex and violence sell more newspapers than other stories, but is that a reflection on us or on you, the reader? We talked to a group once and said we could...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 4, 2020

Trayton needs to be a wake up call for all

We didn't know Trayton Gage Adams. What we know now is the 6-year old Flomaton resident died last Thursday afternoon when a four wheeler turned over with him as a passenger. You didn't have to know Trayton for your heart to sink when you heard the...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Remember the fallen on other days too

As expected, Monday's Memorial Day event on the front lawn of the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton was a touching ceremony. To be honest, we were a little surprised to see so many people there as we continue to battle the coronavirus. But most...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 21, 2020

Be smart with the openings

It appears we are slowly creeping back to normalcy in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more things are opening. In-person court hearings such as district court and municipal court have resumed. Libraries are opening their doors and yes, you...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Planning for future critical

The town of Century and the town of Flomaton are both experiencing problems with water pumps. Both are about to spend a lot of money to fix those problems. The town of Flomaton voted Monday afternoon to go to its line of credit and borrow $117,680...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 7, 2020

Don't be an idiot over the new freedom

OK folks, don't be idiots. The state of Alabama and the town of Flomaton have reopened some things that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beaches across the gulf coast are open. We could see cars with tags from north Alabama, Tennessee,...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 30, 2020

Thompson, White show importance of public service

It's easy to say Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson and Flomaton Volunteer Fireman Hunter White were just doing their jobs last Wednesday when the two saved the life of a 4-year old child caught inside a burning vehicle. They both took their respe...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 23, 2020

Cottrell's plan needs to be followed by all

We can all learn a lesson from Danny Cottrell. About a week ago he brought his $2 bill stimulus package back by giving his employees at Flomaton Medical Center Pharmacy, Brewton Medical Center Pharmacy and Cottrell's Pharmacy in East Brewton $200...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Police chief delivers hope to the seniors

Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson started his 'How Are Ya!' program well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and people were put in lockdown. Now that we are in a lockdown on a virus that apparently doesn't treat our senior citizens well, its great...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Add Philippa to your home learning time

With children at home, we took a trip back to yesteryear and reached out to the daughter of Philippa Hamilton. Back in the 1980s Miss Philippa, as her students called her, was teaching at Brewton Elementary School. Educating children was her passion...

 
 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...

 

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