Articles from the November 16, 2023 edition

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  • Chase ends in Flomaton crash

    Joe Thomas|Nov 16, 2023

    A high speed chase initiated last Friday within the Brewton city limits ended with the suspect involved in a crash in Flomaton involving two Flomaton police vehicles with the suspect being tased and arrested on multiple drug charges and traffic violations mount. Devante Aaron Knight, 31, 414 Magnolia Ave., Evergreen, was charged by Flomaton police with two counts of felony assault II, felony attempting to elude, trafficking cocaine, trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking Amphetamine, two count...

  • Primary ballot set for Escambia Co.

    Joe Thomas|Nov 16, 2023

    When Escambia County (Ala.) voters go to the polls for the March 3 Democratic and Republican primaries there will be two contested elections on the ballot following Friday’s deadline to qualify, with one Democrat qualifying. County Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins is being challenged by Lew Najor for the District 2 seat in the Republican Primary. District 3 Escambia County School Board Member Mike Edwards is being challenged by Jerry Wilson in the GOP primary. Circuit Clerk John Robert F...

  • Albritton seeking U.S. House seat

    Bo Bolton|Nov 16, 2023

    Two Republican candidates with connections to Monroe and Escambia counties have qualified for the U.S. House of Representatives District 2 seat joining 19 other office seekers. State Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore and attorney Caroleene Hardee Dobson of Montgomery, have both entered the race, with Alabama's primary elections set for March 5. Albritton was first elected to the state house representing Monroe County in 2002 and served until 2006. The former naval officer was elected to the state...

  • Flomaton OKs garbage hike; OKs lagoon grant

    Joe Thomas|Nov 16, 2023

    With a proposed 5 percent increase from Waste Pro for residential garbage collection in Flomaton the town council voted twice before agreeing to pass a 2 percent increase along to customers and absorbing the other 3 percent. The rate increase, which will go into effect this month, will raise residential rates from $18.99 per month to $19.37 per month. Councilwoman Lillian Dean suggested the town eat the increase and look at any increases next year. The town had already budgeted to eat 3 percent...

  • Osaka Baptist to host next voting

    Joe Thomas|Nov 16, 2023

    When Escambia County (Ala.) voters in the Little Escambia precinct go the polls March 5 for the Republican and Democratic primaries, they will cast their ballots at Osaka Freewill Baptist Church instead of the outdated brick building on Mize Road. The Escambia County Commission passed a resolution Monday to move the voting place, calling it a win-win situation for voters and poll workers. District 3 Commissioner Larry White said the commission has wanted to do something over the years to get...

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