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  • Arts council kicking off its 2023-24 slate

    Staff Reports, Staff Reports|Aug 24, 2023

    The Brewton Council of the Arts presents the 2023-2024 Performance Series, featuring a musical in September, a performance by a local famed singer/songwriter group, a children's theater production and a night of storytelling and live music about life in the south. All performances will be onstage in the auditorium of Coastal Alabama Community College, located at 220 Alco Drive in Brewton. Adult tickets $20, student tickets $10 at the door. Season, individual and gift tickets can be purchased...

  • Jay girls crowned as 1A state champions

    Staff Reports|Jun 2, 2022

    The fifth time proved to be the charm for the Jay High School girls softball team defeated Fort White 6-5 last Wednesday in Clermont, Fla., in the 1A state championship, handing the Lady Royals their first state title. Jay had made it to the finals four previous times but came up empty. This past Wednesday with the game deadlocked at 5-5 in the bottom of sixth, Jay pinch runner Kaitlyn Cooley scored from second base on a throwing error to give the Royals a 6-5 lead. Jay held Fort White off the...

  • Century town hall closed due to COVID-19 until Thursday, August 19

    Staff Report|Aug 12, 2021

    According to City Clerk Kim Godwin, Century Town Hall was closed on Monday, August 16th due to COVID-19 and will remain closed until 7:00 a.m. Thursday, August 19th for cleaning and disinfection....

  • Jordan honored

    Staff Report|Aug 20, 2020

  • Wildlife finds mates in backyard summer sounds

    Staff Reports|Aug 20, 2020

    The humming white noise of the constant croaks, crickets and coos of the summer nights is something that feels like home to most Alabamians. These sounds of summer are so familiar, yet often unidentifiable. Identifying the individual sounds of the night can give us a greater understanding of the wildlife in our backyards. “If you live near the water or a water source, the sky is the limit in terms of what you can hear in your backyard," said Jim Armstrong, a retired Alabama Extension wildlife scientist. Insects Some of the most frequent noises...

  • Joint operation nets employee arrest

    Staff Reports|Aug 13, 2020

    On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Escambia County Sheriff's Investigators along with Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations served arrest warrants on Lakerdra Shanta Snowden, who was a corrections officer at the Escambia County Detention Center. Today's arrest stems from a joint operation between ECSO and the FBI into the smuggling of contraband into the detention facility. Snowden is charged with one count of Use of Official Position for Personal Gain (Ethics Violation), and Promoting...

  • Staff member tests positive at Holman

    Staff Reports|Aug 13, 2020

    The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that one staff member at Holman Correctional Facility out of ten staff members around the state have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 12 p.m. on Friday, August 7. These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare provider. The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the a...

  • Troy University students recognized

    Staff Reports|Aug 13, 2020

    Megan Fournier of Atmore and Takeysia McFugerson and Khalil Monroe, both of Brewton, were recognized by Troy University as students who completed the requirements for graduation during the summer semester and term 5 of the 2019-2020 academic year. The summer semester includes graduates from the Troy, Ala., campus. Term 5 graduates include students at Troy's campuses in Dothan, Phenix City and Montgomery, Ala., along with teaching sites outside of Alabama and online....

  • Two area students appointed

    Staff Report|Jul 30, 2020

    Sam LoDuca from T.R. Miller High School, and Robbins Manning from Excel High School from Excel High School, along with several other students around the state,were appointed by Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne when he released the following statement announcing his 2020 service academy appointments. Byrne said: “I am pleased to congratulate these remarkable young men and women upon their appointments. Our nation’s continued prosperity is only possible through the willingness of so many brave Americans to serve, and the people of Southwest Ala...

  • Century library giving free masks, sanitizer

    Staff Report|Jul 30, 2020

    Beginning Wednesday, July 29, Century Branch Library, located at 7991 N. Century Boulevard, is now offering a bottle of hand sanitizer in addition to face masks as part of Escambia County’s public health campaign, "Mask Up, Escambia!" The library is open Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The campaign, which began July 1, is focused on informing residents and visitors that masks are recommended by the CDC to protect others. In addition to a 2 ounce hand sanitizer bottle, the public may continue to pick up a free mask while supplies l...

  • New faces at DW McMillan

    Staff Report|Jul 30, 2020

    D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital announced that Aleigh Taylor, CRNP and Natalie Young, CRNP, have both joined the staff of the D.W. McMillan Medical Center. They will begin seeing patients beginning in August 2020. “We are very fortunate not only to be adding one, but two nurse practitioners to the D.W. McMillan Medical Center,” stated Rick Owens, hospital administrator. “We continue to draw closer to the clinic opening and our provider group has come together to form an outstanding team. Both...

  • Two staff test positive

    Staff Report|Jul 30, 2020

    The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two staff members from Fountain and Holman Coorectional Facility out of seven additional staff members across the state have tested positive for COVID-19, as of 12 p.m., Friday, July 17. These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers. The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff m...

  • Temp checks at courthouse

    Staff Report|Jul 23, 2020

    Cherie Curtis, RN, left, gives a temperature to someone entering the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton. County commission Chairman issue an order that everyone entering the courthouse will be required to wear a mask and have their temperature checked....

  • Board OKs personnel changes

    Staff Report|Jul 23, 2020

    The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at its special meeting Wednesday, July 15. The changes are as follows: Resignations Tiffany Oliver, English/Language arts teacher at Escambia County High School, effective July 7, 2020; Leviticus Wilson, elementary teacher at Escambia County Middle School, effective July 6, 2020; Danielle Wallace, English/Language Arts Teacher, Flomaton High School, effective July 12, 2020 Transfers Anna Wheeler, math teacher, at Escambia County Middle School, to...

  • COVID-19 testing at PSC

    Staff Report|Jul 16, 2020

    Community Health Northwest Florida hosted a drive-thru and walk up COVID-19 testing last Friday at Pensacola State College's Century campus. According to Century Mayor Henry Hawkins, 87 tests were administered, with no positive results. Above, health care personnel collect information and samples from participants....

  • Candidate forum in Atmore this Saturday

    Staff Report|Jul 16, 2020

    Everyone is invited to the Atmore Citizens for Change Candidate Forum that will begin with a Meet and Greet event at 4 p.m., this Saturday, July 18, at The Club, located on Highway 21 in Atmore. The Meet and Greet event gives the candidates who are running for election in Atmore an opportunity to meet voters and pass out campaign materials inside the building. Then from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., following the Meet and greet, candidates will engage in a candidate forum and answer voters' questions. This event will be held outside the building under...

  • Santa Rosa County registration deadline near

    Staff Report|Jul 16, 2020

    Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie A. Villane reminds voters registration books will close on Monday, July 20. It is the last day to register to vote or make party affiliation changes for the Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Florida law mandates registration books close 29 days before an election. New registrations and party changes must be completed on or before July 20 to be effective for the August 18 Primary Election. The main office located at 6495 Caroline St. in Milton will be open regular business hours,...

  • PSC offers free screen

    Staff Report|Jul 9, 2020

    This Friday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pensacola State College Century campus will hold drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 testing, at 440 East Hecker Road in Century. Done through Community Health Northwest Florida, the testing is open to all ages and no pre-screening is required, but it is preferred for Escambia County (Fla.) only. The testing supplies are limited. Testing will be done while supplies last and weather permitting. Participants are asked to bring identification and their insurance card, if insured....

  • Do you recognize these 'kids'?

    Staff Report|Jul 2, 2020

    Please call J.B. Johnson, Jr., at 850-418-3329, if you see yourself in the picture above. If you recognize anyone in the picture, please pass on the contact information mentioned above. Thank you for your efforts in helping with this search....

  • Enjoying the battle

    Staff Report|Jul 2, 2020

    W.S. Neal's Issac Smith gives a friendly pat to T.R. Miller's Miller Hart during Saturday's 'Battle of Murder Creek' baseball game between the two schools. Josh Godwin, owner of David's Catfish and Popeye's Chicken, Chip Peach with his Ford and Chevrolet dealerships and Winston Lindsey with Living Southern Homes sponsored the event at Coastal Alabama Community College that gave the 2020 teams one last chance on the diamond....

  • Jay paints trail

    Staff Report|Jul 2, 2020

    the Town of Jay received a grant through United Way from International Paper to install a Born Learning Trail at Bray-Hendricks Park....

  • Three Holman staff test positive

    Staff Report|Jul 2, 2020

    The Alabama Department Of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that three (3) staff members employed at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore as well as: two (2) staff members at Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Birmingham, Alabama; one (1) staff member employed at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Alabama; one (1) staff member employed at North Alabama Community Based Facility/Community Work Center in Decatur, Alabama; and one (1) staff member employed at Kilby Correctional Facility in...

  • Ala Power pledges $1M

    Staff Report|Jul 2, 2020

    The Alabama Power Foundation and the ABC Trust have pledged $1 million to provide support to communities affected by coronavirus. The foundation and trust are partnering with agencies including the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way and others. The foundation is working with its nonprofit community partners to identify needs and where gaps exist. In addition, the trust is collaborating with community action agencies to address food insecurity, medicine and hygiene needs, and energy assistance. Additional plans to provide community...

  • Coastal offers apprenticeship

    Staff Report|Jul 2, 2020

    Coastal Alabama Community College has partnered with Alto Products Corp. for the first machinist apprenticeship in Southwest Alabama. It is the first such partnership in the region to be competency-based and builds on the College’s recent certification as a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship sponsor. For more than 50 years, Alto has manufactured more than a billion friction clutches, steel reaction plates, and powertrain components for automotive, hi-performance, heavy-duty, industrial, marine, and motorcycle applications. Alto is t...

  • ECAT modifies schedule

    Staff Report|Jun 25, 2020

    Due to COVID-19 contact tracing there are many Escambia County (Fla.) Area Transit (ECAT) employees on quarantine; therefore, ECAT services have experienced delays on multiple routes throughout the day. Starting Monday, June 22 until further notice, ECAT and Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA) Transportation will run peak service only, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. then 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, without service on Sundays. Buses will run every two hours with the final route trips departing ECAT and downtown at 6 p.m. ECAT will temporarily...

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