Articles from the June 27, 2024 edition


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  • Flomaton man shot and killed

    Joe Thomas|Jun 27, 2024

    A Flomaton man is dead and a DeFuniac Springs man is being held without bond on murder charges following a Sunday night shooting at 20411 Highway 31 in Flomaton. Bradford C. Eusea, 67, is charged with killing Tanner Coleman, 26, by shooting Coleman in the chest with a .357 magnum pistol. According to Flomaton Police Chief Dereck Lowry, the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about 6:30 p.m. June 23 in reference to a person being shot and the shooter still on the scene....

  • Jay mourns the loss of fireman

    Gretchen McPherson|Jun 27, 2024

    The town of Jay is mourning the death of 27-year-old Clay Brown, who lost his life when the 2016 Ford F-150 he was driving struck a utility pole and drainage ditch last Saturday morning. According to an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency report, Brown was traveling southbound on State Road 87 around 2:35 a.m., approaching the intersection with County Road 87A when for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with the ditch and pole. Brown, the driver and sole occupant of the...

  • Celebrating Juneteenth

    Joe Thomas|Jun 27, 2024

    Flomaton and Brewton held Juneteenth celebrations Saturday with good food, fun and entertainment. Above Shaun Moye and Lillian Dean enjoy the good food. Below, children in Brewton enjoy the cool water on the slide. For more see Pages 14 and 15....

  • E.B. seeks info on sex offender

    Joe Thomas|Jun 27, 2024

    East Brewton Police Chief Kenny Brazille said he has filed warrants against Branden Lee Howell for rape II and sodomy I against a child under the age of 15 while Howell awaits trial in Mobile on 11 counts of sex crimes against children. Records show Howell was arrested in Mobile County in 2019 and charged with two counts of sexual abuse, two counts of rape I, six counts of sodomy I and one count of sexual torture. Howell was released on bond in Mobile County and didn’t show up for his trial d...

  • Fourth of July events to begin

    Joe Thomas|Jun 27, 2024

    Next Thursday, festivities will kick off local fourth of July celebrations around 9 a.m. in East Brewton and continue all day with fireworks Thursday night in East Brewton, Jay and Poarch. The fireworks show on Friday night in Century will wrap up the celebrations. East Brewton East Brewton's annual celebration will start at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 4. At 9 a.m., the spades tournament will begin, the cost is $5 per person, $10 per team. Bingo will start at 1 p.m. at the senior citizen's building...

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