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Articles from the September 12, 2019 edition

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 By Joe Thomas    News    September 12, 2019

Mayor's firing ability questioned

Some citizens and at least two Flomaton council members feel all employees of the town deserve to have an independent hearing if the mayor decides to terminate their employment. Under the current...

 

Jay passes water inspection clear

The town of Jay passed its first drinking water inspection last Thursday, Sept. 5, under the watch of Water and Wastewater Supervisor Alicia Jernigan since she came to work for the town last March....

 

Never forget

On Sept. 11, 2001 the world we know changed when terrorists hit the United States costing thousands of lives and shifted the landscape of this nation and the globe forever. In honor of those who...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 12, 2019

Railroad junction set for Flomaton

Vendors have until Sept. 23rd to sign up and participate in Flomaton's Railroad Junction Day, which is scheduled for Sept. 28 in downtown Flomaton. The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 12, 2019

Flomaton traffic stops nets arrest for having spice

A Century man pulled over in Flomaton for no tag light was later transported to the Escambia County Detention Center on drug charges after the officer found spice in the suspect's possession. Brandon...

 

Grandparents Day at FES

Students at Flomaton Elementary School were treated to a treat Friday as the school held 'Grandparents Day' with grandparents coming and enjoying breakfast with their most famous people. Grand parents and some great grand parents got the opportunity...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 12, 2019

Two arrested for drugs

An Evergreen woman and McIntosh man were both charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop in East Brewton after officers found spice and drug paraphernalia in...

 

Jay OKs proposed budget

The Jay Town Council approved its proposed budget Tuesday, Sept. 3. According to Jay Operations Manager Eric Seib, the actual budget is very close to what has been projected. “We are at 97 percent...

 

Celebration set for Sat.

The Flomaton Lions Club will hold an 'Age 85 and Over Celebration' beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., this Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Flomaton Community Center on McCurdy Street. The first...

 

Century approves budget

The Century Town Council approved its proposed budget Monday night unanimously. The total estimated revenues for FY 2019-20 is $3,637,345, which is composed of $1,453,798 in the General Fund,...

 

Century OKs millage rate

The Century Council voted Tuesday night to approve the millage rate of 0.9204, which is greater than the roll back rate of 0.8361. The projected amount for ad valorem taxes for Century this year,...

 

Esc. Co. food scores released

The Escambia County (Ala.) food scores fpor August 2019 have been released.The scores are as follows: Atmore Arby’s - 92 Buster’s Rest - 96 Chen’s Chinese - 84 Church’s Chicken - 92 Diamond #22 - 91 Diamond #23 - 96 Discount Beer & Tob - 95...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 12, 2019

Council eyes one meeting

Flomaton Councilman Buster Crapps made a motion to require the town council to meet two times a month, but later withdrew his motion with a decision made to schedule the second motion but the ability...

 

Contraband found in prison

More than 300 officials from local, county and state law enforcement agencies conducted a predawn operation to remove illegal contraband from the G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore on Monday. The operation recovered 621 makeshift weapons,...

 

Jay eyes program to address obesity

In 2014, the Florida Department of Health created the Healthy Community Champions Recognition Program to recognize communities for taking a Health in All Policies approach. This comprehensive planning was meant to address, in part, the growing...

 

Gospel group to perform Sept. 15

Multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will be featured on Sunday, September 15, at Wilson Baptist Church, located at 125 Wilson Avenue in Saraland, AL, as the popular musical group will be featured during...

 

Play about Capote opens Sept. 27

Monroeville will welcome a very special guest on the weekend of September 27. Princess Anna Christina Radziwill, a longtime family friend of Truman Capotes's, will be attending the world premiere of “Truman Talks Nelle Harper Lee.” The play,...

 

Jay historical meeting set

It’s September and time for another informative and entertaining night at the Jay Museum. At 6 p.m., this Thursday, September 12, Dr. Brian Rucker will share a talk titled: ‘The Golden Age of Florida Tourism, B.D. (Before Disney).’ Also, the... Full story

 

Locals recognized by schools

Daniel Killam of Flomaton was among the nearly 400 students who were awarded degrees in Summer 2019 at Jacksonville State University. Killam received a MSE in Instructional Leadership. The University of Alabama awarded some 1,450 degrees during its...

 

Red Cross needs help for Dorian victims

As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the...

 

Hurricanes dominate the Royals 40-0 blowout

Flomaton raced to a 34-0 lead by the half and added a single score in the third quarter to cruise to a 40-0 win over the visiting Jay Royals Friday night as the Hurricanes prepare to enter region...

 

Cougars fall in second game in 20-19 loss

Escambia Academy has opened the season 0-2, losing two games by a total of two points. This past Friday night the Cougars fell to Tuscaloosa Academy 20-19 in a game that wasn't decided until the...

 

T.R. Miller announces homecoming events

T.R. Miller High School alumni will hold a reception from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday in the tent in front of the band room to kickoff the day's homecoming festivities. A pep rally with be held in the...

 

Pinkney McKinley and the Bermuda Triangle

On a recent trip to Conecuh County I found myself with a few minutes to spare so I stopped by the library in Evergreen to do some light research on a McKinley ancestor who had lived in Conecuh in the...

 

Festivals are times for gathering

I spent Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the 4th annual Barrineau Park Gathering. I love the name of that local festival. As a member of a group that has to look for as many sources as possible for the funding of our endeavors, I spend several...

 

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