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Articles from the October 4, 2018 edition

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 By Joe Thomas    News    October 4, 2018

Courthouse repairs set to begin

Hepaco, a contracting firm with offices in Irondale and Theodore has been awarded the bid to make emergency repairs to the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton with a low bid of $57,995. Escambia Cou...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 4, 2018

Jail assault investigated

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is investigating the assault of an inmate in the Detention Center that has resulted is several suspects being placed in lockdown and the victim being treated and...

 

Century rebuild celebrated

This past Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at noon, the Century United Methodist Church hosted the Front Street Block Party, a celebration for Century residents who got new houses following damage by...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 4, 2018

Daycare suspect jailed

Footprints at the scene and a body description from a witness led Flomaton Police Inv. Chance Thompson to arrest a suspect in the break-in at the First Baptist Church Daycare and the vacant building...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 4, 2018

Fugitive hunt nabs EB woman for drugs

The hunt for a man for a probation violation not only led to his arrest, but the arrest of an East Brewton woman on drug charges. Sgt. Paige Howell with the East Brewton Police Department said U.S....

 

Jay Peanut Festival set for the weekend

It's that time again for the 29th annual Jay Peanut Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 7, at Gabbert Farm, located at 3604 Pine Level Road in Jay. "It is a...

 

CTA fees help Century's budget

Century Mayor Henry Hawkins told the council Monday night that the town received a check Sept. 25 for $79,710 from Capital Trust Agency (CTA) for the University Bridge Project which Century council...

 

'Cram the Van' to help Florence victims

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence with the death toll rising and the recovery efforts in the early stages, Century resident Helen Mincey knows what it's like surviving a natural disaster. Mincey...

 

New water, wastewater fees for Jay

The Jay council approved both the new water and wastewater rates Monday night with a plan to review them annually and the new millage rate unanimously. Residents located inside the city limits of Jay...

 

Local church celebrates 200 years

The second oldest church in Escambia County (Ala.), Catawba Springs Baptist Church, located at 5101 Old Highway 31, will host its bicentennial celebration beginning at 3 p.m., this Saturday, Oct. 6, b...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 4, 2018

Car wash for Kelsie set Oct. 13

The Flomaton Fire Department and MedStar 16 will hold a benefit car wash cookout from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Flomaton Fire Department. Funds from the benefit will go to Flomaton High School student Kelsie Padgett, who is...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 4, 2018

Jay High School enhances security

The Santa Rosa School District and Jay High School want to make all participant experiences at extra curricular events as safe and enjoyable as possible. In order to improve security and safety at these events for everyone, the following rules are...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 4, 2018

Escambia Co. Resource Expo set Oct. 13

Escambia County will be teaming up with several agencies and nonprofit organizations to host the fourth annual Escambia Cares Community Resource Expo, a free event designed to provide a one-stop shop for community resources and services. The expo...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    October 4, 2018

Hurricanes defeat Devils 28-14

Rain didn't damper the homecoming festivities Friday in Atmore, but the Flomaton Hurricanes put a damper on the homecoming celebration by defeating the Escambia County High School Blue Devils 28-14....

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    October 4, 2018

Jay falls in 35-0 to Baker Friday in key ball game

Despite little production from its offense, Jay found itself only trailing Baker 7-0 at the half Friday night, but the Gators erupted for 28 unanswered points in the third quarter to blow past the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    October 4, 2018

EA has end to home winning streak

Escambia Academy had its lowest rushing total of the season at 72 yards and despite an early flash was stuck in poor field position most of the night as Bessemer Academy rolled to a 31-7 win Friday...

 

Flomaton's fire prevention education

The Flomaton Fire Department visited Flomaton Elementary School and the Flomaton First Baptist Church Daycare to teach kids what to do in case they encounter fire as part of the Fire Prevention Week...

 

A line shack on Cowpen Creek

I have to admit I’ve always been fascinated by log cabins. The ones you can find in the woods along old roads and at old homesites especially. No two seem to be alike and most of the settlers who built them had a variety of skill sets and some are...

 

Fairs were more than just rides

I write this in the midst of trying to get booths ready for building 3 at the Pensacola Interstate Fair, so I'll write about: the fair, HCE, 4-H, etc. This year I'm involved in several booths for Building 3 of the Pensacola Interstate Fair. Most of...

 

The chicken that almost got away

Mama had shown me how to wring a chicken's neck by watching her do it. Now let me get this out right now so you understand my story right here. Mama never told me to wring a chicken neck, but by watching her do it I was pretty sure I could wring one...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Kavanaugh all about politics

If I had a dollar for every time somebody asked me my opinion of the circus surrounding the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court I'd have a pocket full of money. I've...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Help fight hunger by donating

We don't know Na'Keetric Devonte Davison. What we know is the 26-year old homeless man is in the Escambia County Detention Center on multiple charges following a break-in at the Flomaton First Baptist Church Daycare in Flomaton and a building next...

 

Fighting for those who fight for us

When we go to bed at night, whether we think about it or not, we are safe knowing that our servicemen and women stand at the ready throughout the world; ready to defend our nation, our values, and us here at home. But, without the appropriate...

 

Learning lessons the hard way

For some untold reason or some would say ungodly reason, I have always been enthralled and involved in politics. As a boy growing up in Troy, I was tutored and trained in the rules and rituals of Alabama politics by two masters of my county’s...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 4, 2018

Make every nation great again

Like a southern preacher admonishing the congregation to repentance and offering redemption, President Trump gave a no nonsense stem winding speech in his second address to the United Nations. Though often conciliatory, he pulled no punches and even...

 

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