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 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...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Giving help to really help out

Like most of us, we were watching and listening Sunday afternoon as storms roared through our area. If you were attempting to watch TV you got interrupted. This area dodged a bullet; but we can't say the same for the people in Lee County who got...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 28, 2019

Keep an open mind on codes in Flomaton

Over the past 20 or so years we've seen the town of Flomaton attempt to implement zoning within the town limits only to see those efforts die. We've long advocated that zoning was needed to attract businesses and we know we've lost potential...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 21, 2019

Keep your money local

If you watch TV or surf the internet, you've seen those tear-jerking advertisements seeking donations to help save starving and cold dogs. 'For as little as $$$ a month you can help this animal find a safe home' is how most of these commercials...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 14, 2019

Extension office opens doors for all

Our feeling is that most people take it for granted that when they go to the grocery store they will find meat, vegetables and other items they all need to make dinner. We doubt that anybody pauses to think about how that pork chop, steak, potato,...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 7, 2019

Stay involved in education

Today, schools within the Escambia County (Ala.) School System open their doors to parents for conferences with teachers to visit with those who have the responsibility of educating their children. Teachers have a tough job and it only gets tougher w...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 31, 2019

Best to error on caution

We all make tough decisions based on the best knowledge we can get into our brains. This past week a lot of school superintendents across the state of Alabama had to make a decision on whether or not to keep the school doors open in the wake of a pos...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 24, 2019

Give a cop a thank you

Have you ever just walked up to a cop and said 'Thank you' for the job they do? Most of us haven't. A Mobile police officer was shot and killed over the weekend doing his job – protecting the people of that community. Last we read there have been...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 17, 2019

Council makes right call on police patrol

We applaud the Flomaton Town Council for taking the first step toward boosting a law enforcement presence in the town and within the police jurisdiction. Monday night was the first step in what we hope is a long-term plan to make sure we have at...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 10, 2019

Riverview bridge needs finishing

Progress sometimes hurts. When the state or county has to shut down roads to make repairs it can cause hardships for people who use those roads on a daily basis, whether going to school, work or simply to the grocery store. But those repairs are...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 3, 2019

Don't base it all on scores

The Alabama Department of Education recently released its annual 'Report Card' for school systems and schools across the state and our personal feeling is those scores released are as worthless as the paper they are written on. We'll admit that we...

 

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