Articles from the July 11, 2024 edition

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  • One dies in July 4 crash on 31

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    One person was killed and several people injured in a multi-vehicle crash July 4 on Highway 31 near Flomaton. William H. Moore, 69, of Higginsville, MO., died from his injuries while being transported to D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the crash occurred last Thursday about 4:15 p.m. six miles south of Brewton. State trooper reports state the crash occurred when a 2017 Jeep Liberty, driven by Shirley A. Moore, 60, of Higginsville,...

  • Commission tables AG opinion on tax

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission tabled a resolution Monday to ask the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to give an opinion concerning a statewide amendment and local Legislative bill that currently allows a 4 mill ad valorem tax for county hospitals. Bills passed by the Alabama Legislature dating back to 1947 allowed the voters to approve the 4-mill tax, which was passed. Although members of the Escambia County Health Care Authority and three Brewton physicians have appeared before the c...

  • Celebrating the Fourth

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    Residents braved the heat and the rain to celebrate the Fourth of July across the area. Rain put a damper on Century Friday, but the show went on. Above, Jay residents watch to bombs bursting in air. Below, all ages enjoyed the day in East Brewton. For more see Page 11....

  • Veterans can get info on benefits

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    Brewton Attorney Thad Moore, Sr., is hosting a seminar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, in the parish hall at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Brewton, located at 206 Peavy St., for all military veterans and their spouses to learn more about benefits that they may be entitled to. Gene Moore, veterans service officer for Escambia County, will be there to explain disability benefits available to veterans and to answer questions. The seminar is free and a light lunch will be provided, but...

  • Jay votes to raise its utility tap fees

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    Folks who plan on living in the town of Jay will pay a higher water deposit and water tap fee as well as sewer tap fee after the Jay Town Council approved an increase at its June 17 meeting, following a comparison to nearby municipalities and discussion about the number of unpaid accounts and difficulty collecting on them. Water deposits for home owners went from $50 to $100 and from $150 to $200 for renters, effective July 1, 2024, and billed August 1, 2024. The water tap fee went from about...

  • Nalty honored for service on RC&D Council for his work

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    Brewton resident Frank Nalty was recently inducted into the Alabama Association of Resource and Development (RC&D) Council's Hall of Fame for his work in bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars to the gulf coast region that includes Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties. Nalty, 65, is a native of Brewton and a 1977 graduate of T.R. Miller. He has served on the RC&D Council since 1993. He is currently the longest serving member on the gulf coast RC&D council. Nalty said he began working on...