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 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...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Firefighters fighting, don't burn anything

“We've got fires everywhere” is what we heard Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton say over the radio Tuesday afternoon. At first it was hard to understand where but we quickly learned they were along Highway 31 and later learned they stretched from...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    September 26, 2019

Thank you Bryan Davis

Thank you Bryan Davis. Davis, who has served as Flomaton's police chief since Nov. 1, 2013, will be stepping down from that position on Oct. 4 to take a position with another law enforcement agency. Although we don't know for sure what that position...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    September 12, 2019

It's important not to burn at current level

Floyd the barber credited Calvin Coolidge for saying 'everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it' and I'm not sure if that's correct or not, but it's a pretty good saying. There are a lot of debates across this planet...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    September 5, 2019

Stay ready as hurricane's still loom

We were never threatened by Hurricane Dorian, but at this time last week we really didn't know what would happen with the massive storm. The biggest fear a week ago was that the storm could possibly cross over the southern peninsula of Florida and...

 
 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...

 

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