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 By Joe Thomas    News    June 17, 2021 

Couple jailed for elderly abuse

An Atmore man and a woman he said was his common law wife have been arrested for financial exploitation of the elderly and other charges accusing them of taking advantage of the man's elderly mother....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 17, 2021 

Trafficking nets $1 million bond

A Milton woman who was a passenger in a vehicle that had an expired tag now sits in the Escambia County (Ala.) Detention Center in Brewton on $1 million bond for trafficking methamphetamine. Kristina...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 17, 2021 

Flomaton agrees to pay its bills on time

The Flomaton Town Council approved a recommendation by Town Clerk Carrie Moore to pay bills prior to the council's approval on budgeted items that had been previously approved by the council. In the p...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    June 17, 2021 

Sullivan steps down after 59 years in ed.

Dee Sullivan, principal of Byrneville Elementary School, is retiring at age 80 with 59 years in education. Sullivan grew up in Michigan and got her elementary education degree from Western Michigan...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 17, 2021 

Alabama Power offering alerts, info on outages

Alabama Power Co., has launched a new visual outage map that allows customers real-time access to power outages and estimated times of power restoration. Sam Schjott, governmental and community...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

Brown hired as FHS principal

Flomaton Elementary School Principal George Brown will make a short walk across the parking lot after the Escambia County School Board unanimously approved him as the new principal of Flomaton High...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

Family loses it all in blaze

A benefit car wash will be held Saturday, June 12, beginning at 7 a.m. at Advanced Auto Parts in Flomaton to help support a family who lost everything in a fire Friday night. Constance and Wesley...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

County teachers will get an early raise

The Escambia County (Ala.) School Board voted to begin giving teachers and other personnel a state-mandated raise beginning July 1 instead of Oct. 1 which is when the new state raises go into effect....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

Century hopes to return to city hall

The town of Century is eying a July 1 return to town hall to hold council meetings which will also help free up the community center on Highway 4 to be rented for other functions. Due to COVID-19,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 10, 2021

Board gives OK to personnel changes

After holding out nine names for an executive session behind closed doors to discuss the good name and character of people on the personnel recommendation list, the Escambia County (Ala.) School...

 

GECA kicks off with 'Hillbillies'

With the loosening of CDC guidelines held tight during the pandemic, the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts (GECA) is poised to present David Rogers' 'Beverly Hillbillies' in-person at its location...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 3, 2021

Man arrested; tossed meth

An Atmore man is facing multiple drug charges after being arrested by Poarch police following a vehicle chase where the man allegedly tossed bags containing methamphetamine out the window while being...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 3, 2021

Heroin, meth lead to drug charges

A Pensacola woman was arrested on drug charges after officers found heroin and marijuana in her possession. Heather Brooke Cash, 28, 6541 Blue Angel Parkway, was charged with two counts of unlawful...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 3, 2021

Remembering 175 war dead

Monday morning on the lawn of the Escambia County Courthouse, a crowd gathered to honor the county residents who died in combat as the nation paused to pay tribute to the many men and women who gave t...

 

Couple gets out of their burning car

Around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 28, Flomaton Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a vehicle fire on Highway 31. When firetrucks arrived on scene, the vehicle was fully involved and the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 3, 2021

Child restraint seats credited in accident

Two adults and three children escaped injuries Tuesday afternoon when their 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck overturned on Old Fannie Road in Flomaton and Police Chief Chance Thompson and Fire Chief...

 

Tears shed over Logan's smile

The community of Flomaton and surrounding area is in mourning for 12-year-old Logan Mitchell, who lost his life in a four-wheeler accident this past Sunday, May 23. Mitchell had just completed the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 27, 2021

Scott Hammond hands out last dipoloma at FHS

Scott Hammond handed out his final diplomas last Thursday night as Principal of Flomaton High School ending a 27 year career at the helm of the Hurricanes having served the past 17 as the school's... Full story

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 27, 2021

Boo joins Flomaton PD as newest officer

The Flomaton Police Department has added new officer to its force who will be used to detect drugs and track criminals and missing persons. His name is Boo and is a 5-year old female German Shepherd....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 27, 2021

WWI and WWII uniforms added to the Thomas E. McMillan Museum

Atmore native Jack Curtis Lufkin died Feb. 26 at the age of 94, after serving his country and his state and especially loving his family. Lufkin's legacy and the legacy of his father Sewell Mariotte...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 20, 2021

FAA is investigating crashes

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation and Safety Board are investigating airplane crashes that occurred last Friday and Saturday at the Atmore and Brewton airports...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 20, 2021

FES students honoring Jaden James

Tears flowed from the eyes of sixth graders at Flomaton Elementary School as they remembered their classmate Jaden James during a dedication of a hand-made bench that now sits in the courtyard...

 

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