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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...

  • 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....

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