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 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...

 
 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...

 

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