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 By Our View    Opinion    August 29, 2019 

Keep a close eye on Dorian this weekend

We don't want to sound like we're crying wolf every time a hurricane comes out of the Caribbean and has a potential to cause issues in our area, but we still want to inform people of the possibility and tell them that they need to stay on top of the...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Job fair shows employment is available for all

Need a job? Want a job? There are jobs available. Escambia County Commissioner Karean Reynolds of Atmore partnered with Atlas Industrial Outsourcing to hold a job fair this past Monday at Atmore City Hall. Some 150 people showed up and many of those...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 15, 2019

Services need to match the money it costs

Everybody likes the services provided by tax dollars but nobody really likes paying taxes. We especially don't like it when our elected officials begin raising taxes for fees to provide those services. At Monday night's Flomaton Town Council meeting...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Drive safely, school is on

A few months ago we wrote a story about the new speed device purchased by the Flomaton Police Department that shows motorists what the speed limit is and how fast their vehicle was traveling. Police Chief Bryan Davis said the data collected showed...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 1, 2019

Life without, is right move for sex offenders

They say you learn something new everyday. We learned something new last week when we learned that a person over the age of 21 who is found guilty of certain sex crimes on a child under the age of 6 'shall' be sentenced to life in prison without the...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Honor Salter with seatbelt

We didn't know Garrett Ryan Salter; that's probably a shame. We've probably covered him in football and baseball games, but we didn't know him as a person. After the T.R. Miller High School graduate died in a single-vehicle crash last Wednesday just...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Century also takes positive step for future

Much like Flomaton's decision to have a firm come in and help the town develop a Form Base Code in hopes of creating economic opportunities for the town, the town of Century took a positive step Monday night by hiring former Gulf Breeze Manager...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Keep eyes on the weather

Since Monday, we've been in contact with Escambia County (Ala.) Emergency Management Director David Adams about this possible storm that is brewing off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Adams made his first report to the county commission Monday...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Nike should be ashamed

You can't erase history by trying to ignore history. Nike folded under pressure from Colin Kaepernik to pull its Fourth of July Air Mike 1 Quick Strike Force tennis shoe off the market. Kaepernik protested because the flag used on the back of the...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Be careful with fireworks this holiday

Do you remember the song 'Henry the VIII' that was made famous by Herman's Hermits in the mid-1960s? Basically, the song continues to repeat itself over and over again with 'I'm Henry the Eighth I am, Henry the Eighth I am I am, and even tosses in...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Smith didn't need to hurt them again

Within hours after Brewton resident William Douglas Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to multiple sex crimes against young boys we began receiving telephone calls questioning why someone who molested so many young boys got off with a 20-year...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Crapps lets his district down on failing to vote

Flomaton Councilman Buster Crapps has repeated the phrase that it is the council's responsibility to look out for the money and it's the mayor's responsibility to manage the employees. He's said it in several different ways, but he's been consistent...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Head to the council chambers

We may sound like a broken record, but if you live in Flomaton and you get this issue of the Tri-City Ledger before 1 p.m. today (Thursday), you need to be at town hall. We've written about it, people have talked about it, people have called us...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Next Thursday is a big day for Flomaton

Next Thursday will be a very important day for the future of Flomaton. At 1 p.m. at town hall, the citizens of Flomaton are asked to show up for a question and answer period with John Robert Smith about the possibility of implementing a Form Based...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Remember why we are celebrating

For many people, this will be a long weekend with Monday off to celebrate Memorial Day. There will be family gatherings, there will be trips to be the beach or to the river and Monday night Flomaton Speedway will put on a fireworks show. We just hope...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Be Hurricane strong Friday

For most Flomaton High School fans, Dec. 6, 2018 will be etched in their minds forever. That's the date the Hurricanes captured the school's first state football championship with a 23-12 win over Piedmont at Jordan-Hare Stadium on the campus of...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Our local bar raises the bar

As we've done in the past, we covered two trials last week where seniors from high schools across Escambia County (Ala.) made up the jury pool to decide the fate of two suspects charged with real crimes. Sponsored by the Escambia County Bar...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Too early to decide on the lottery bill

We agree with State Rep. Alan Baker that it's too early to start making judgement over whether we will support an Alabama lottery bill sponsored by State Sen. Greg Albritton that passed the Alabama Senate and is now heading to the House of...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Help McMillan to help others

Tuesday afternoon we talked with Lisa McMillan as she sat in her chair with her apron on at Coastal Alabama Community College as people filled their bowls with soup in the Empty Bowls Soup Fundraiser...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Wait for facts on quakes

Chicken Little said the sky was falling. People have predicted the end of time based on Biblical and so-called scientific data; global warning will destroy the planet and oil and gas exploration, especially fracking, is causing all the earthquakes in...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 11, 2019

Support 4-H students at Friday's sale

This Friday, as many as 29 students from across Escambia County (Ala.) will gather at the Double AA Auction, Inc., building on Ag Drive in Brewton (which is located behind Southern Pine Electric Co-op) to show and sell pigs they have been raising...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Hat's off to Brazile and all our cops

Too often we don't appreciate the job our police officers, sheriff deputies, highway patrolmen and others do to keep us safe. We simply see them as people driving a patrol car and carrying a weapon and a badge. Law enforcement officers go through ext...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Train for the worst, hope for the best

Saturday morning we were at the Flomaton Speedway to cover multiple fire departments cutting up old school buses. It wasn't play time, it was time to teach and train firemen how to react in the event we have a major school bus crash with children...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 21, 2019

Students need to be in school

As we talked with Flomaton High School Principal Scott Hammond and Flomaton Elementary School Principal George Brown about student absences the discussion was a little bit disturbing. As we enter the final few weeks of the school year both...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Don't let lack of insurance rumble home

Do you have earthquake coverage in your homeowners policy? It's a question that's really never answered until an earthquake hits close to home. Our bet is most people in California have earthquake insurance. We remember back in 1997 when there was...

 

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