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 By Staff Report    News    November 14, 2019 

Jay library drop off for peanut butter

The Jay Library is one of the drop-off points to help feed the hungry in Florida’s panhandle by donating unopened jars of peanut butter during the annual Peanut Butter Challenge, coordinated by the University of Florida’s/IFAS Extension offices...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 14, 2019 

Did Grissett qualify for election?

Escambia County (Ala.) School Board member Willie J. Grissett filed his declaration of candidacy in the judge of probate office Friday to seek re-election but his declaration to the state Democratic...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 14, 2019 

Poarch looks to bring more awareness in new campaign

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced Tuesday a public awareness campaign focused on communicating details of their comprehensive plan for gaming in Alabama. Poarch’s solid plan is designed to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 14, 2019 

EB police jail three for meth, marijuana

A driver's license checkpoint and two traffic stops landed three people in jail on drug charges in East Brewton. Ronald Keith Godbolt, 48, 268 Payne St., East Brewton, was arrested Nov. 3 and charged...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 14, 2019 

2019 Miss FHS crowned

Flomaton High School junior Karli Alaniz was crowned as Miss FHS 2019 by Miss FHS 2018 Ansley Lasala last Thursday night at the school auditorium. The overall talent winner was Chaselyn...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 14, 2019 

Hurricane Strong!

Flomaton dominated Opp 58-28 Friday night in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs and will host St. James this Friday night. Events for the game began with a pep rally last Friday, when Coach...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 14, 2019 

W.S. Neal Middle names honor roll

W. S. Neal Middle School in Brewton announces its first nine weeks Honor Roll for 2019-20: 5th Grade All A’s Jordan Bogan, Russell Bradley, Isaac De La Cruz-Zepahua, Lily Dubose, Jaden Ewing, Weston Hoomes, Gabe Hudson, Aamirica Kelly, Kamryn McCan...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 14, 2019 

Shoebox collection set for holiday

This month, sites in Flomaton, Brewton, and the Monroeville areas will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 18 through 25. Flomaton...

 

Jay hires three new employees

On Monday, Nov. 4, the Jay Town Council discussed the recent hiring of three new employees and how the chain of command will change with them on board. The town hired three out of five candidates inte...

 

Brewton man faces felony charge

A Brewton man who grabbed a medical professional in a sexual manner at West Florida Hospital on Aug. 2 faces a felony battery charge. Jimmie Wayne Merchant, 38, 604 Snowden Street, was a patient at...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 14, 2019 

New general manager for GP

Tommy Blaylock recently joined the Georgia-Pacific Brewton mill team as vice president and general manager, replacing Jeff Joyce, who was promoted. Blaylock, a Gardendale, Ala., native, joined GP’s Alabama River Cellulose mill in Monroeville in 201...

 

Children's Policy Council updates youth programs

The Escambia County (Ala.) Children's Policy Council met last Thursday to hear updates from member organizations and heard guest speaker Deon Gaston speak about the success of the Compass II Life...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

Canes head to playoffs after 22-8 win

Flomaton High School wrapped up its 2019 regular season Thursday night with a 22-8 win at Southern Choctaw and now a new season begins this Friday night when the Hurricanes host Opp in the first...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

Community mourns loss of child

Cadena L. Curtis of Atmore experienced a mother's worst nightmare last Thursday night when her 3-year old son was struck by a vehicle and killed outside an Atmore daycare center and learned her...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

EB man jailed for sexually abusing child

A 41-year old East Brewton man is being held on $500,000 bond after being arrested for sex abuse I, sodomy I and sex abuse on a child less than 12-years old for alleged sexual contact with a 5-year...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 7, 2019

Welcome home William Lee

Former Brewton Mayor Ted Jennings, East Brewton Mayor Terry Clark and Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace welcome William Lee Golden back home during an event held at Golden's old home place. Part of...

 

Veteran's Day set for Mon.

As we observe Veteran's Day next Monday, Nov. 11, Century, Jay, Atmore, Brewton and Flomaton have scheduled events on various days to celebrate and honor past and present veterans. At 1 p.m....

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 7, 2019

Talent hits the stage at Flomaton

Flomaton High School students hit the stage Tuesday night for the talent portion of the Miss FHS Pageant.The pageant will conclude today (Thursday) beginning at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium....

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 7, 2019

Pollard-McCall hosts harvest fest

From face painting, bingo and of course homemade cotton candy and more, Pollard-McCall Jr. High School hosted its annual Hugh White Harvest Festival Saturday with a day of fun and games....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

Charges upgraded after spice located

East Brewton police arrived at Keith Andrew Squaire's 100 Harrison St., Apartment F8 residence at 8 a.m. Monday to arrest him on warrants charging him with unlawful distribution and possession...

 

Board of Ed discusses tax renewal, trip

At its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education discussed the recently released state report card grade, the upcoming vote to renew a city of Atmore tax that helps...

 

Century will get $93K

The town of Century will receive as much as $93,000 when the council approved three resolutions for bond issuance through the Capital Trust Agency (CTA) Monday night. Denis McKinnon with CTA...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

Street address required

By Jan. 1, 2020, Flomaton residents and businesses will be required to have street addresses posted and must be displayed in a location plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

Stops yield five arrests

Traffic stops and the use of drug sniffing dogs led to the arrest of five people on drug charges over the past several days by the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office. James Tunstall, 61, 11296 Tu...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

Garbage service set Nov. 15

Republic Services will do its last pickup of residential garbage in Flomaton on Monday, Nov. 11, and Waste Pro will then begin picking up curbside garbage Friday, Nov. 15. Residential garbage service...

 

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