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 By Joe Thomas    News    July 18, 2019 

Suspect jailed for burglaries

Evidence collected at Len's Jewelers and Hardee's led Flomaton police to a suspect who was arrested early Friday morning on multiple thefts for break-ins at the two businesses. Andreas Payne, 26, 960...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 18, 2019 

Flomaton OKs form base code

The Flomaton Town Council voted unanimously to move forward with a Form Base Code for the town with the understanding that if at any point the council has to allocate funds the issue will come back...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 18, 2019 

Traffic stop, warrant nets four arrests

An East Brewton traffic and subsequent house search ended in the arrest of four people on drug and warrant charges. James Deangelo Williams, 31, 5990 Highway 41, Lot 2, East Brewton, was charged with...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 18, 2019 

Body found at Walmart; no ID given

As of press time Wednesday, the Brewton Police Department had not released the name of the female, whose body was found inside a car July 10, parked in the Walmart parking lot in Brewton. According...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 18, 2019 

Century hires consultant for help

"A municipal corporation that is losing money is in the same position of a business that is losing money," said Edwin "Buzz" Eddy, retired Gulf Breeze city manager to the Century Council at last...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 18, 2019 

Jay eyes Sunday beer sale

Although no action was taken, Jay voters may have the chance to vote to approve the sale of beer on Sundays in the next municipal election in August 2020, after the issue was brought before the town...

 
 By Fred Kelley    News    July 18, 2019 

Homeless in Monroeville

We have all heard the word 'homeless', but, what does it mean to be homeless? How does one get that way and what can we do as a community to help? Several years ago, I boarded the Bethlehem Baptist Association van with my family and headed out for...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 18, 2019 

Council OKs theater rental

The Flomaton Town Council gave Russell Paul a tentative go-ahead to lease the old Strand Theater for $800 per month from August through January to host a haunted house and then possibly a Christmas sh...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 18, 2019 

Council seeks CDBG grant

The Flomaton Town Council approved a resolution Monday to seek a Community Development Block Grant to pave Upper Creek Road, Carter Drive and if bids come in low, extending the paving to Ringold...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 18, 2019 

Wreck claims life of Repton man

A two-vehicle crash at 4:15 p.m. Monday, July 15, has claimed the life of a Repton man. Brian Scott Dantzler, 45, was killed when the 2008 Buick Lucerne he was driving collided with a 2016 International 4400. Dantzler was pronounced dead on scene....

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 18, 2019 

First program finishes

The Escambia County Children's Policy Council recently hosted its first annual summer enrichment program. This program is designed to enhance the potential in our young people by building and reinforcing positive characteristics. During this summer...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 18, 2019 

Council addresses poverty, needs of youth

The Escambia County (Ala.) Children's Policy Council (CPC) held it's quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 27, to give updates on programs and events that help area youth and solicited board members' in...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 18, 2019 

Century could get $33K

The town of Century will receive a fee as much as $33,000 from the Capital Trust Agency (CTA) for bond issuance on three projects in Florida through an interlocal agreement between the city of Gulf...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2019

Youth headed to tour Washington

The Washington D.C. National Rural Electric Youth Tour, sponsored by local electric cooperatives, the Alabama Rural Electric Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is part of a grassroots program to educate high school...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 11, 2019

Grant helps infrastructure

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission passed a resolution Monday authorizing the application for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant that will be used by the city of Brewton to make upgrades...

 

Meth found in search

A Century woman was arrested July 4 and faces drug charges after law enforcement woke her inside her vehicle and searched her car to find methamphetamine and ecstasy (MDMA). Katherine Susanne Lee,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2019

Wizard comes to Brewton

Everyone is invited to come enjoy a timeless story next weekend when the Brewton Town and Gown Players present The Wizard of Oz at 7 p.m., on Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 21 at the Woodfin Patterson...

 

Chamber to pay website $50,000

The Century Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to spend $50,000 of economic development money from the county commission with William Reynolds' website northescambia.com to have him...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2019

Enjoying the Fourth?

Nitisha Woods, center, took her niece Jersey Spears, left, and her son Bryson Johnson to Flomaton's firework show last Wednesday, but Jersey seemed a little less impressed when the bombs burst in air...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 11, 2019

Deadline for road funds set

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission has until Aug. 31 to adopt an annual plan with a detailed list of road and bridge projects the county anticipates completing through the Rebuild Alabama Act,...

 

Century needs to address its utilities

“A municipal corporation that is losing money is in the same position of a business that is losing money,” said Edwin “Buzz” Eddy, retired Gulf Breeze city manager to the Century Council at...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 11, 2019

Missing boater located

More than 20 firefighters, police officers, sheriff's deputies and a game warden spent hours Saturday night and early Sunday morning searching for a woman reported missing on Big Escambia Creek near...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 11, 2019

Storm likely moving west, but stay tuned

As of noon Wednesday, Escambia County Emergency Management Director David Adams said this area should not see the brunt of what is expected to become Hurricane Barry in the next few days, but said...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2019

Moving along 113

Contractors have been busy since Monday morning as the Alabama Department of Transportation begins its repaving project along Highway 113 from Flomaton to Interstate 65. Slow progress is good progress, but expect delays heading down the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 4, 2019

New jail for Escambia Co.?

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission has given Sheriff Heath Jackson the go-ahead to discuss the possibility of purchasing an 80-acre tract of land from the city of Brewton in hopes of building a...

 

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