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 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...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 27, 2018

Social media strikes again

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is now reaching out to have officials take a close look and see if crimes were committed during his race against Roy Moore saying information has surfaced that fellow Democrats used a social media 'experiment' to help him win...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 6, 2018

Be careful, holidays to help scams

'Tis the season is also 'Tis the season to be cautious of scams, thefts and other tragedies that somehow show up as we enter the Christmas season. We all want to feel a little more generous during the Christmas season. It makes us feel a little...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 29, 2018

Honor Austin, become an organ donor

Are you an organ donor? It's one of the most important things we all need to do. And it's simple. When you either get your first driver's license or renew your current one at the Escambia County Judge of Probate's office, among a few other things you...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 22, 2018

Others can see what you post on web

They put these public service announcements all over the radio and television stations basically telling you to be careful what you post on Facebook or on the Internet because what you think is private becomes very, very public. We can remember when...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 15, 2018

Beware: jury scare is just a scam for cash

There's a scam going around you need to be made aware of. We received an email from Escambia County (Ala.) Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain last week warning people of the scam. He sent the email after he had two individuals come to his office...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 8, 2018

The right call was made in FHS game

We really don't know who to give the kudos to for the decision on Oct. 26 to keep Flomaton High School starting quarterback Daquan Johnson on the sidelines during the second half of Flomaton High School's 20-13 victory over T.R. Miller High School....

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 1, 2018

Veterans died to let us vote

If you didn't read it on the front page, we want to remind people that today (Nov. 1) is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 General Election. The circuit clerk's office at the courthouse will be open until 4 p.m. today to...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 25, 2018

Voter turnout shows lack of caring in Ala.

We read with interest a story published by al.com this week that looked at voter turnout in all 67 Alabama counties during the June primary elections. They ranked the counties from one to 67 based on the percent of registered voters in each county wh...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 18, 2018

Majority vote doesn't win in Flomaton

We agree with Flomaton Councilman Buster Crapps that the majority rules and the wishes of the Flomaton Town Council should be granted. Flomaton has voted twice to approve the sale of alcohol on Sundays in an effort to keep tax dollars from heading...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Tough, right decisions are made on storm

When storms approach we all want information and there are people up the line that have to make some decisions. Those include school superintendents who have to make a decision on whether or not to hold school to emergency management directors...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Help fight hunger by donating

We don't know Na'Keetric Devonte Davison. What we know is the 26-year old homeless man is in the Escambia County Detention Center on multiple charges following a break-in at the Flomaton First Baptist Church Daycare in Flomaton and a building next...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    September 27, 2018

Help show support to festivals

We offer our thanks to the many people who worked hard to put on Railroad Junction Day in Flomaton this past Saturday. We also offer out thanks to the people who put on the Jay Peanut Festival, the Alabama Blueberry Festival in Brewton and William...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    September 13, 2018

Truly honor Curtis Glaize with seatbelt

No one here at the Tri-City Ledger knew Curtis Roberson Glaize. We learned a lot about the young man this week as we talked to fellow classmates and others who knew the 24-year old graduate of T.R. Miller, who was killed in a single-vehicle crash ear...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    September 6, 2018

Base storm concerns on facts not fear

We talked to Escambia County Emergency Management Director over the past few days about how Tropical Storm Gordon would effect our area. We put a lot of trust in Adams because he's getting his information from the horse's mouth and not off of Faceboo...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 30, 2018

Control bills by voting in local races

You don't care whether or not your sewer rates go up. You don't care whether or not your water rates increase. You don't care whether the potholes on your street are filled. You don't care whether the clogged ditches near your home are cleared. You...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 23, 2018

Punishment doesn't seem to be enough

In our opinion, former W.S. Neal Elementary School special education teacher Lisa Carolyn Odom got off lightly following her guilty plea last week to a misdemeanor charge of computer tampering. The prosecution in that case was handled by the Alabama...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 16, 2018

Why not move courthouse to Flomaton?

It's too early to tell how much the emergency repairs to the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton will cost since bids are not due until Monday. What we do know is those repairs will be designed to fix the problems of immediate need but some...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Money needed to maintain town cemetery

If you have loved ones buried in Flomaton Cemetery, you need to read the letter to the editor on Page 5A written and signed by Dewey Bondurant Jr., Jim McCutchin and Melissa Johnson about what the future brings. Bondurant, McCutchin and Johnson are...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Chicken Little might have had a point

Chicken Little told us the sky was falling. If Chicken Little took a tour around the Escambia County Courthouse, he would say the ceiling is falling. We attended the walk-through with Escambia County Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins, architects,...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Citizens give police extra eyes and ears

Policing is not rocket science. It's not a knock on police officers, but like newspaper editors we don't have crystal balls to see the future or know what all is going on unless someone tells us. We have some very good police officers and...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Tough, hard choices for commission

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission has some tough decisions ahead. Those decisions deal with trying to figure out what to do with a courthouse that was built in 1959 that is aging and has issues. We attended Tuesday's administrative workshop and...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 28, 2018

Don't make the front page next week

The top headline of the July 6, 2017 Tri-City Ledger read 'Fireworks explosions injure two'. We don't want to write that headline or worse next week or the week after. During last year's Fourth of July weekend, 40-year old Grady Barnes Jr., and...

 

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