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Articles from the December 7, 2017 edition

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Smith says won't seek office again

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff Grover Smith announced he will not seek re-election in 2018 which will bring an end to his nearly 46-year law enforcement career. A native of Conecuh County, Smith, 67,... Full story

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 7, 2017

Cops seize $74,500 cash in stop

A Milton man stopped for speeding in Flomaton early Tuesday morning was charged with a misdemeanor marijuana charge, but officers also seized $74,500 which the suspect claimed he won gambling. Robert...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 7, 2017

Man jailed for robbery and kidnapping

A Florida man is being held in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton on $200,000 bond on multiple charges after allegedly tying up an Atmore couple, robbing them, sstealing their vehicle...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 7, 2017

Stoker violates bond, back behind bars

Ten days after being released on $100,000 bond on sex charges involving the sexual abuse of her 13-year old daughter, 37-year old Melissa Deann Stoker is back behind bars for violating her bond...

 

Customer to pay for new meter

The Jay Town Council voted Monday night to approve a new policy that has customers footing the bill for new and upgraded water and gas meter service in Jay. The policy approved states that current...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 7, 2017

Deadline today for absentee ballots

Today (Thursday) is the last day to get an absentee ballot application for the Dec. 12 special election to fill the unexpired term of Jeff Sessions, who resigned his U.S. Senate seat to become...

 

Santa arrives

Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance at Saturday's Christmas parade in Flomaton and will be busy this weekend with Poarch holding its parade at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Brewton parading at 6 p.m....

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    December 7, 2017

Football now becomes politics 101

I wanted to take a break from writing about politics even though next Tuesday a very few of us in Alabama will go to the polls to elect a U.S. Senator to fill the unexpired term of Jeff Sessions. So...

 

Cast your vote this Tuesday

Alabama voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 12 to elect someone to fill the unexpired term of Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate in a race that has gained national attention. On the ballot Tuesday, you will see two names: Republican Roy Moore a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 7, 2017

Wawbeek VFD awarded $5,800 grant

Wawbeek Fire Department and Gulf Coast Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, State Senator Greg Albritton and State Representative Alan Baker recently announced a $5,800 grant from...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 7, 2017

Stolen cards lead to arrest

A Brewton man is facing charges in Brewton and Flomaton after allegedly burglarizing a shed in Brewton and using stolen credit cards to make purchases at Walmart in Brewton. Dennis Wade Maddox, Jr.,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 7, 2017

Albritton plans to fix education

This week, Alabama Senator Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) plans to file legislation that will overhaul the state's education system. "After observing the struggles over this past year with the State...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 7, 2017

Escambia County (Ala.) court docket released

Escambia County (Ala.) Circuit Court will begin its criminal court term Monday, Dec. 11. Cases sceduled for trial are: Courtroom 1: Christopher Perry Dean, child sex abuse; Roman Pierce, enticing child immoral purposes; Christina Daniels, one count...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 7, 2017

Flomaton police seeks help in naming suspect

Flomaton police are seeking the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible for entering Cash-2-Go on Sidney Manning Boulevard in Flomaton and taking documents and a small amount...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 7, 2017

Plane crash in East Brewton

Two subjects who were forced to make an emergency landing near East Brewton Tuesday afternoon walked away from the crash that caused minor damage to the airplane they were flying. Escambia County...

 

BOE approves bids for W.S. Neal improvments

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved several bids for capital improvements and renovations at W.S. Neal High School at its Thursday, Nov. 23 meeting in Brewton. The bids that were ap...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 7, 2017

Brewton's Town and Gown players to perform

The Brewton Town and Gown Players presents 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' by Barbara Robinson, directed by Stephen Billy, Jr. at the Woodfin Auditorium of the Coastal Alabama Community College, Brewton campus. Shows will begin at 7 p.m.,...

 

Carolyn Monti Allen

Carolyn Monti Allen, 69, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Mrs. Allen was a native of Pensacola and former resident of Atmore who had resided in Bay Minette for the past two and a half years, and was of the Pentecostal faith. The funeral was held at 10...

 

David Buford, Jr.

David Buford, Jr., 80, of Atmore, formerly of Detroit, Mich., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at Atmore Community Hospital. Mr. Buford was a native of Hendersonville, Tenn. Born to David, Sr. and Elnora Buford. A 1954 graduate of Union High School in...

 

Randy Cleo Covan

Randy Cleo Covan, 56, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 in Brewton, Ala. Mr. Covan was a native of Century, Fla. who had resided in Brewton since 1985 and was of the Holiness faith. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, at Petty-Eastside Chapel...

 

Betty Jean Dannelley Dean

Betty Jean Dannelley Dean, 85, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 after an extended illness. Mrs. Dean was born Dec. 8, 1931 to Hardy Lee and Mary Maranda “Mae” Bowman Dannelley in McCullough, Ala. and had been a longtime resident of Lottie, Ala. A...

 

Otis Gerald Freeman

Otis Gerald Freeman, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 in Atmore. Mr. Freeman was a native of Pineville, Fla. and had resided in Canoe, Ala. for the past 35 years. Of the Baptist faith, he worked with Swift Lumber for 20 years. A visitation was held...

 

Dennis Alvin Garrett, Jr.

Dennis Alvin Garrett, Jr., 51, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Garrett was a native and former resident of Bay Springs, Fla. and had resided in Molino, Fla. For the past 8 years. A retired LPN with 24 years of service, he was a...

 

Daniel Edward Golden

Daniel Edward Golden, 53, of Jay, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Mr. Golden was a farmer and member of Golden memorial Holiness Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24, at Golden Memorial Holiness Church with Revs. Andy Boutwell,...

 

Claude Hadley

Claude Hadley, known as 'the sheetrock man', 54, of East Brewton, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Mr. Hadley was born the fifth of eight children to Willie and Stella Hadley in Perdido and had resided in East Brewton the past 20 years. Taught to...

 

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