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 By Joe Thomas    News    March 7, 2019

Lee County overwhelmed by support

While people in this area know first hand the pain the people of Lee County, Ala., are suffering after a massive tornado ripped through Sunday killing at least 23 people and destroying homes, local...

 

Council hears update on Jay projects Monday

The Jay Council heard updates on ongoing projects the town has in place to upgrade infrastructure and increase economic development at the Jay council Monday night, although no decisions were made....

 

Jay eyes lowest bid for cuts

The town of Jay approved Jennifer Flowers Lawn Service as the lower of two bids for lawn service in the town at Monday night's council meeting. Two proposals were submitted for landscaping...

 

Brantley earns certification

Flomaton native Michael G. Brantley, son of Bo and Dot Brantley, has completed all requirements for a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, this highly respected certification is...

 

Brewton native makes Dean's List

McHenry Coleman Sr. of Brewton has been named to the Dean's List of Mississippi College for Fall 2018. The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the dean's list after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year. To be...

 

Jay man accused of molesting 4-year-old

A Jay man was arrested Feb. 21 and charged with felony molestation of a child less that 12 years old following an investigation by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office. Henry Lee Thompson, 69, 5275...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Stops net drug arrests

A search warrant and a traffic stop in East Brewton sent three people to jail in separate incidents with one woman arrested on possession and distribution of methamphetamine. Sherry Renee Gilmore,...

 

Board OKs surveillance bid

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved a bid of more than $700,000 for a video surveillance system at its Thursday, Feb. 21 meeting. In a motion made by Mike Edwards and seconded by Mi...

 

Pancake supper set Monday

Take a break from the usual dinner and come have pancakes at the Flomaton Lions Club semi-annual Pancake Supper at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, at the Flomaton Community Center, located at 600 McCurdy...

 

Paws Crossed hit at Pollard-McCall

Students from kindergarten to eighth grade filled the gym at Pollard-McCall Junior High School Tuesday morning for Paws Crossed Dog Rescue, a pet care program started by former teacher Renee Johnson....

 

Atmore man faces felony gun charge

An Atmore man who is a convicted felon since 2008 now faces a felony weapon possession charge last Monday when a traffic stop and subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a gun on the front seat....

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 28, 2019

Enterprise woman dies in I-65 crash

A single vehicle crash at 3:15 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. 24, has claimed the life of an Enterprise woman. Lindsey Brooke Jensen, 22, was killed when the 2017 Hyundai Elantra she was riding in left the roadway and struck a bridge piling. Jensen was...

 

Jay businesses go smoke-free

Many Jay area businesses and other organizations in Santa Rosa County are now tobacco free, a growing trend throughout the state and country. To date, 24 local businesses in Santa Rosa County have implemented tobacco free policies, including...

 

Board OKs personnel changes

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at its Thursday, Feb. 21 meeting. Resignations Yolonda Walters, science teacher at Escambia County Alternative School, effective February 15, 2019; Holly Pettis,...

 

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives

The American Red Cross offers two upcoming local blood donation opportunities between today and and middle March are from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 14, at Walmart located at 3371 South Alabama Avenue in Monroeville and from 10 a.m....

 

Math tourney winners announced

Flomaton High School captured the first place trophy at the Coastal Alabama Community College Michael Tedder Mathematics Tournament, held on Thursday, January 24, on the Brewton campus. Eight high schools and a total of 196 students participated in...

 

Fla. program to offer youths jobs

Escambia County (Fla.) is seeking youth ages 16 to 24 who are interested in an opportunity to get paid work experience this summer through the Escambia County Youth Employment Program (ECYEP). Applications are due Friday, March 8. Qualified youth...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Sweep nets eight drug arrests

The Atmore Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office joined together Friday to conduct a city-wide traffic enforcement detail that resulted in the arrest of eight people with six...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Flomaton eyes development

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., said in the past 16 years as the town's mayor he's had at least five businesses, including one about a month ago, that wanted to come to Flomaton, but wouldn't beca...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Brown hanging around

Flomaton Elementary School Principal George Brown endured more than three hours of duct tapping Tuesday as students purchased strips of tape to mount him on the wall. The students raised $3,391 for...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Croyle talks giving back

Former Alabama and NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle was the guest speaker at Saturday night's Outdoor Outreach program at First Baptist Church Brewton with an overview of his life and the lives he tries...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Chambers honor their own

Members of the Flomaton and Century chambers of commerce honored their own Tuesday night in Flomaton during the annual awards banquet to recognize businesses, citizens and students. Front row from...

 
 By Lee Peacock    News    February 21, 2019

Murder charges likely in death

Conecuh County Sheriff Randy Brock said on Tuesday that he expects three men arrested earlier this month on first-degree assault charges to have those charges bumped up to murder in the wake of the death of a 17-year-old student at T.R. Miller High S...

 

Clerk hired on split 3-2 vote

The town of Century welcomes new billing clerk Toni Simmons following an interview and a 3-2 split vote approval at Monday night's council meeting. An interview of candidate Simmons by the council was...

 
 By Mike Qualls    News    February 21, 2019

Gas company to distribute funds

South Alabama Gas (SAG) District’s board of directors unanimously agreed to allow the company to distribute $450,000 of the surplus revenue it has retained from previous years to its member cities and towns. During Monday’s board meeting in Monro...

 

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