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Century zip code, 5 COVID-19 cases

According to the Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard as of Wednesday, April 15, zip code 32535, which is primarily Century and surrounding areas, had five positive cases of COVID-19....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 16, 2020

Flomaton to give out food

The town of Flomaton will be opening a food bank next Thursday that will provide food to Flomaton residents from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community center on McCurdy Street, with plans to hold the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 16, 2020

'How Are Ya!' program offers calls to Flomaton's elderly

When Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson launched his 'How Are Ya!' program a few months ago, Sophronia Quinley was the first person to sign up. Last week Chief Thompson paid her a home visit to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 16, 2020

Tax collector moves back tax sale

Escambia County (Ala.) Tax Collector Tim Pettis announced that the county's delinquent tax property sale has been postponed until July 2 to give taxpayers additional time to pay their bills before...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 16, 2020

He is risen

Many church pews were empty but churches celebrated the risen Christ in many ways this past Sunday with drive-up services, auto services, video services and held to tradition with displays of Easter...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 16, 2020

Easter Bunnies Arrive

Easter bunnies arrived Sunday to bring cheer. Pictured above, the Easter Bunny caught a ride with MedStar Ambulance in Flomaton to bring a smile to those who have been inside their houses. Below, the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 16, 2020

Lions give back to Brewton community

The Brewton Lions Club presented D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital with a $6,000 check to help create two UV light rooms that will be used to sanitize hospital equipment like masks and gowns. The Lions...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 16, 2020

Rents due, but on hold for now

Businesses in downtown Flomaton owned by the town of Flomaton will have their rent payments suspended, but not forgiven, during the shutdown ordered by the COVID-19 pandemic. During a teleconference...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 16, 2020

PCI supports COVID relief act

The CEO of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Stephanie A. Bryan, released the following statement upon Congress’s passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “I applaud our federal lawmakers for their actions to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 16, 2020

Escambia Co. has 10 cases

In its bi-weekly COVID-19 update released Tuesday, the Escambia County (Ala.) Healthcare Authority announced there have been 10 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the county and no deaths...

 

Walnut Hill man arrested

A Walnut Hill, Fla. man was arrested April 4 when authorities responding to a theft complaint were able to identify the person captured by surveillance equipment as a suspect for the theft. Hunter...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 16, 2020

Jay fire, hospital get equipment

Maverick Natural Resources donated personal protective equipment (PPE) from its inventory to Jay Hospital and Town of Jay Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, April 7. The donation included 75 N95 respirator masks, 40 boxes of nitrile gloves, and...

 

Hand washing is now more important than ever

The phrase ‘go wash your nasty hands’ has special meaning in the South as many of us have heard our parents or grandparents say it just before dinner. Now, it has taken on new urgency under the threat of coronavirus. It is also the current...

 

Elsie Marie Albritton Baggett

Elsie Marie Albritton Baggett, 83, of barnett Crossroads, Ala., died Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Mobile. Mrs. Baggett was born June 7, 1936, to James Frank and Mary Jane Barlow Albritton. She was emplyed as a sewing machine operator at Vanity Fair,...

 

Wallace Brown

Wallace Brown, 86, of Atmore, died Friday April 10, 2020 at Atmore Nursing Care Center. Mr. Brown was a native of Uriah, Ala. Who lived most of his life in the Nokomis, community of Atmore. A member of Mt. Shiloh Baptist Church, he worked in the...

 

Μaxine Lisenby Butts

Maxine Lisenby Butts, 71, died Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the Brewton hospital. Mrs. Butts was born Feb. 27, 1949, to Marvin and Iva Lee Simmons Lisenby in the Barnett Crossroads community. A resident of Brewton for the past 52 years, she retired...

 

John Christopher Crapps

John Christopher Crapps, 43, of Flomaton, died Thursday, April 9, 2020. Mr. Crapps was born Feb. 15, 1977, to John and Elizabeth Crapps, in Stewart, Fla. and had been a lifelong member of the Flomaton community. Of the Christian faith, he was...

 

John 'Jay' Bose Koldewey

John “Jay” Bose Koldeway, 62, of Brewton, died Monday, March 23, 2020, in a Birmingham hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Koldewey was born April 23, 1957, in Jacksonville, Fla. and became a long-time resident of Brewton. Of the...

 

Julia Estelle Eubanks Low

Julia Estelle Eubanks Low, 96, of Brewton, died Saturday, April 11, 2020 in Birmingham. Mrs. Low was born Sept. 17, 1923, to Lawrence Monroe and Julia Griffin Eubanks, in Lucedale, Miss. Growing up in Mobile, where she graduated from Murphy High...

 

Alger Dale McGhee

Alger Dale McGhee, 59, of Walnut Hill, Fla., died Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Mr. McGhee was born March 27, 1961, to Alger Pent, Jr. and Annice Ernestin Taylor McGhee in Atmore. A graduate of Escambia County High School Class of 1979, he was a former...

 

Pansy Corine Searcy Morris

Pansy Corine Searcy Morris, 80, of Brewton, died Saturday, April 11, 2020, following a brief illness. Mrs. Morris was born Nov. 3, 1939, in Conecuh County, Ala. and was a lifelong resident of Brewton. Of the Baptist faith, she attended W.S. Neal...

 

Lisa Darlene Parnell

Lisa Darlene Parnell, 58, of Atmore, died Monday, April 6, 2020. Mrs. Parnell was born Feb. 26, 1962, and was a friend to all who knew her. A funeral was held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 10, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Jenkins...

 

Glason Winston Powell

Glason Winston Powell, 62, died Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Castleberry, Ala. Mr. Powell was born Nov. 9, 1957, in Brewton and had been a resident of Selma, Ala. For a few years. Relocated to Castleberry in Jan. 2020, he had worked as a painter,...

 

Juanita Elisa Adams Roth

Juanita Elisa Adams Roth, 94, of Brewon, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, following an extended illness. Mrs. Roth was born Feb. 1, 1926, to Daniel Fletcher and Florence Baldwin Adams in Dowling Park, Fla. and later moved to Paxton, Fla., graduating...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    April 16, 2020

Things will never be the same again

I saw a post on Facebook last week that made me laugh. Whoever originally posted it said things must be getting back to normal because they had started getting those calls informing them about their...

 

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