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 By Gretchen McPherson    News    March 14, 2019 

Earthquakes rattle the area

The U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. has confirmed that three earthquakes happened in the Century, Jay and Flomaton areas over a span of six days,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Do you have earthquake insurance? Many don't

Do you have earthquake coverage on your homeowners policy? Most don't according to Larry White with Larry White Insurance Agency in Flomaton. White said standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Inmate steals truck, caught

A Brewton man being held in the Escambia County Detention Center who stole a correctional officer's pickup truck while working on a trash clean-up detail Tuesday was captured Wednesday morning in...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Camera will watch dump

Dispatchers at Flomaton Town Hall will now have a camera focused on the dumpster behind town hall to catch people illegally dumping. Councilman Buster Crapps said he's had people tell him not to get...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    March 14, 2019 

Moo-ving for the 4-H Calf Show

The 2019 Escambia County (Ala.) Steer and Heifer Show last Thursday, March 7, at Perdido River Farms in Atmore showcased the calf-wrangling and showmanship skills of local youth ages 9 to 19 and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Flomaton agrees to get info on development

The Flomaton Town Council voted Monday to spend about $3,000 to have a firm come in to discuss developing a Form Based Code instead of zoning to hopefully help the town attract new businesses and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

EB traffic stops net meth, spice, pot, pills

Two separate traffic stops in East Brewton resulted in two men going to jail after police found illegal drugs in their possession. On March 10 Ricky Joe Rowell, 38, 121 Virginia St., East Brewton,...

 

Spring break programs offered

Escambia County's Play, Learn, Grow after school program will host a special spring break program Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Brownsville Community Resource Center, 3200 W. De Soto St. The program is...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Contraband found in jail sweep nets seven

So far, seven inmates housed at the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton have been charged with felony counts of promoting prison contraband for having cell phones following a shakedown Feb. 9...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

County eyes satellite office

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission said it would readdress a recommendation from Sheriff Heath Jackson to move an employee at the Atmore satellite office from part time to full time. “If the mone...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Town website and W2s cause problems for Flomaton

The town of Flomaton has taken its website down in wake of multiple lawsuits being filed claiming municipalities and counties do not have websites that meet the Americans Disabilities Act...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Commission abandons drive

With no opposition, the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission unanimously voted Monday to vacate the last three-tenths of a mile of Stallworth Memorial Drive at the request of the property owners who own...

 
 By Mike Qualls    News    March 14, 2019 

New gas district gets approved

After a brief executive session during the South Alabama Gas (SAG) District’s March board meeting Tuesday night in Evergreen, the board voted to form Gulf States Gas District (GSGD) along with the cities of Evergreen and Brewton. Mark Burgess, SAG...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    March 14, 2019 

Traffic stop in Century nets drug

A Century man pulled over for speeding on Feb. 14 now faces a felony drug charge when law enforcement discovered methamphetamine in a search of the vehicle. Joseph Edward Campbell, 32, 930 Campbell...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    March 14, 2019 

Jay man facing drug charges

A Jay man was arrested Feb. 14 and one faces two felony counts of drug possession following a narcotics investigation by the Santa Rosa County Narcotics Unit and the U.S. Marshals Task Force. Sam...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 14, 2019 

Burglary charge for Flomaton man

A Flomaton man is facing burglary and drug charges after police were dispatched to 2235 Wilkerson St., Friday afternoon in reference to someone being at an unoccupied residence who wasn't supposed to...

 

Food scores for Feb. released

Escambia County (Ala.) released its food scores for Feb. 2019. The scores are as follows: Atmore Ala Wing House - 84 Atmore Comm Hosp - 96 Atmore Dragway - 97 Circle K - 91 Creek Travel Plaza - 95 Diamond Gasoline - 93 Discount Beer/Tob - 90...

 

Local students recognized at schools

Coastal Alabama Community College has released its Fall 2018 Presidential and Dean’s List. The following local students made the President’s List: from Atmore: Ann L. Boatwright, Katelyn Alexis Daughtry, Henry Earl Freemon, Jr., Lauren Beth...

 

Northview High School Blue Jacket Jamboree set March 30

The 2019 Northview High School FFA Blue Jacket Jamboree will be held Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Escambia County 4-H Facility off South Highway 99 in Molino. The students received a $2,500 contribution from Escambia County...

 

Grand jury slams Century

An Escambia County (Fla.) grand jury looking into affairs in the town of Century, ruled criminal charges are not warranted but noted the town is in a state of financial emergency and among other recom...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 7, 2019

Yeiter said he killed; would do it again

Jury selection for the capital murder trial of a Jay man who is accused of killing his father-in-law outside a church in Escambia County, Ala., on Oct. 27, 2014, will begin Monday and jurors will be...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 7, 2019

Police say suspect tried to swallow cocaine

A Brewton man who attempted to flee East Brewton police on foot is facing multiple charges including tampering with evidence for allegedly trying to swallow 12.1 grams of cocaine before the cops...

 

PSC is opening its food pantry

Pensacola State College in Century has started a student food pantry to serve students from any PSC campus to address food insecurities and shortfalls among its students. "We were awarded a grant from...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 7, 2019

Honoring champions

Flomaton head football coach Doug Vickery, right, honors Daquan Johnson Saturday night on his multiple awards following the Hurricanes' 2018 Class 3A state championship run. Players received their...

 

Jay council OKs $5K donation to Santa Rosa Chamber

Jay council approved a donation a totaling $5,000 to be given over four years in monthly payments to the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Monday night to go toward the new facility being built near...

 

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