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 By Joe Thomas    News    August 26, 2021

Barrow loved kids and the community

The Century and Flomaton areas mourn the loss of 93-year-old Lloyd Barrow, a fellow citizen and long-time resident who not only received the outstanding citizen award in 2012, but had a major impact...

 

Shell dedicated his life to help Atmore

Editor's note: The following column concerning the death of former Atmore Mayor Howard Shell, who died Saturday, Aug. 21 at the age of 88 was written by Michelle Gerlach, former publisher of the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 19, 2021

Sex sting nabs Brewton man

A 45-year old Brewton man who allegedly set up a sex date online with a 14-year old girl was arrested Friday, Aug. 13, when he arrived with three condoms, one breath mint, on Viagra pill, marijuana...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 19, 2021

Masks required at area schools

With the 2021-2022 school year into its second full week, students and faculty members in the Brewton City School System and the Escambia County School System have been sent home due to COVID-19 issue...

 

Commission OKs $1 million for Jay's park

­­The town of Jay will receive $1 million for Bray Hendricks Park improvements following a unanimous approval at the Tuesday, Aug. 10 Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners meeting. The...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 19, 2021

Contract is signed

Michelle M. McClung will take over as superintendent of the Escambia County (Ala.) School System on Sept. 1 after the school board gave Board President Cindy Jackson the approval to sign the contract...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 19, 2021

Team switched, but game on

Flomaton's pre-season football game scheduled for this Friday night will be held but with a different opponent after a COVID-19 outbreak at Geneva County forced the Bulldogs to cancel their trip to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 12, 2021

Teacher accused of rape killed

A coach and teacher at Escambia County High School in Atmore who had a warrant for his arrest of having non-consensual sex with a student was killed in an Aug. 2 vehicle crash in Mobile when the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 12, 2021

Mask mandates set for schools

Although Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has not issued a mask mandate due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, individual groups, including schools and courts, are implementing mandates. Dr. Kenneth Varner,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 12, 2021

School board argues over new contract

After voting 4-3 on July 30 to hire Michelle M. McClung as the Escambia County (Ala.) School System's new superintendent, school board members met in a special session Thursday, Aug. 5, to finalize...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 12, 2021

Flomaton cracking down on drugs

In Flomaton's effort to keep illegal drugs of the streets, police have made three drug arrests in the past several days that involved synthetic marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 12, 2021

Keep eyes on Fred as storm develops

While he said it's too early to predict how Tropical Storm Fred may impact the area, Escambia County (Ala,) Emergency Management Director David Adams said people need to keep an eye on the storm. The...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 12, 2021

Century town hall closed due to COVID-19 until Thursday, August 19

According to City Clerk Kim Godwin, Century Town Hall was closed on Monday, August 16th due to COVID-19 and will remain closed until 7:00 a.m. Thursday, August 19th for cleaning and disinfection....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 5, 2021

McClung, new superintendent

Following two rounds of voting Friday afternoon, the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board selected Michelle M. McClung as the next superintendent to replace the retiring John Knott. "I'm very excited...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 5, 2021

Teen arrested for sex abuse

An Atmore teenager is being held on $200,000 bond after being charged with sexual abuse of a child less than 12 for allegedly having a 2-year old fondle him. Kevin Dalton Jimenez, 18, 565 Bama Road,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 5, 2021

Assault victim: attack was on his land

The victim of an assault that led to the arrest of Billy Folsom Harris, disputed claims by Harris' attorney that the two men were on Harris' property when the altercation took place. Harris, 74, 206...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 5, 2021

Snake bite victim first refuses to put down his fishing pole

Jennifer Parker said she credits God and the prayer line she requested for helping turn a possible tragic situation into an inconvenience when her 15-year old son was bitten by a poisonous snake...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 29, 2021

New super to be picked Friday

The Escambia County (Ala.) School Board will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Friday, July 30, at the central office in Brewton to select the new superintendent for the county school system. The six...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 29, 2021

Man charged for enticing children

A Repton man all but admitted his guilt at a July 23 bond hearing before Escambia County (Ala.) District Judge Eric Coale when he told the judge "I learned my lesson from this. I'm actually seeking...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 29, 2021

Ambulance will stay in Flomaton

The Escambia County (Ala.) Health Care Authority has reached an agreement with MedStar to provide comprehensive 24-7 ground coverage for the greater Atmore area and switch Flomaton's coverage to D.W....

 

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