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 By Joe Thomas    News    April 8, 2021 

Who owns the Century center?

Although no action was taken, the Century Town Council discussed the recent discovery that the Carver Community Center still belongs to the Escambia County Board of Education and how it will effect...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 8, 2021 

Man jailed for boarding train

A Mountain Brook man was arrested Sunday in Flomaton on multiple charges after getting into an engine of a train, tampering with controls and later unhooking airlines between rail cars and causing...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 8, 2021 

EB suspect fleeing cops shoots self

A suspect fleeing the East Brewton police died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as officers were setting up a permitter to apprehend the suspect. East Brewton Police Chief...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 8, 2021 

Brewton man jailed for trafficking drugs

A Brewton man his being held on $1 million bond on multiple drug charges that include unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 8, 2021 

Brewton area man faces SORNA charge

A Brewton area man who was arrested last April for violating Alabama's Sexual Offender Notification Act, now faces four additional SORNA violations and has been jailed on $100,000 bond. Marcus Devan...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    April 8, 2021 

Jay High School to present 'Grease' beginning on April 8

Join the Pink Ladies and the T Birds as Jay High School Drama Club presents its production of the hit Broadway musical, 'Grease: The School Version' this and next week. Showtimes are at 7 p.m.,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 1, 2021

Fountain warns about air travel

Escambia County Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain said the requests for passports and the renewal of passports is picking up after a year stagnated by COVID-19, but Fountain says he issues a warning...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 1, 2021

Thieves smash into pharmacy

The East Brewton Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating three suspects who were involved in the Monday morning break-in at Cottrell's Home Town Pharmacy who are believed to have...

 

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available

In an effort to get the COVID vaccines distributed to rural areas in Escambia County (Ala.), the Poarch Creek Band of Indians held a free drive-through clinic Wednesday and will continue today from 8...

 

Atmore man now faces drug charge

An Atmore man who was arrested Saturday for an outstanding warrant in Alabama now faces a felony drug possession in Florida, after a deputy discovered methamphetamine inside his patrol vehicle. Bruce...

 
 By Michael Tonder    News    April 1, 2021

Has Bigfoot been shot, killed?

In a stunning development of potential nationwide importance, a local man shot and killed a large biped Monday that eye witnesses say resembles a human, a bear and an ape. Local social media was flood...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 25, 2021

Brewton man jailed for abuse

An 18-year old Brewton man is facing several sex charges after being arrested for sexually abusing an 11-year old boy. Tristan Dakota Sinclair, 834 McGougin Road, is charged with two counts of sodomy...

 

Cause of shed fire unknown

Escambia County (Fla.) Fire Rescue received a call about a fire about 10:16 a.m., Thursday March 18, and arrived to find a 10-foot by 20-foot shed on Ivy Street in Century fully involved. According...

 

COVID numbers falling in schools

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott updated board members on current COVID cases across the county when the board of education held its meeting at the Escambia Career Readiness...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 25, 2021

Wagner wants community to help 'Decorate' the cemetery

Until a long-term solution to maintain the Flomaton Cemetery is developed, Kay Wagner is spearheading an effort to bring back Decoration Day to have volunteers gather at the cemetery for a day of...

 

Keese spent his life to help others in the area

Jerry W. Keese was born on November 5, 1937 and was raised in Anderson, South Carolina. He graduated from Anderson College, went on to Furman University to earn his bachelor's degree in history. He...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 18, 2021

State, county, cities to get funds

The state of Alabama will receive a little more than $4 billion in the American Rescue Plan which was signed into law last week by President Biden with Escambia County (Ala.) receiving about $7.1 mill...

 

Atmore man is facing multiple drug charges

An Atmore man was jailed on $1 million after agents executed a search warrant at his 21 Hodges Drive residence and seized about 3.3 pounds of marijuana, numerous weapons, $14,240 cash and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 18, 2021

Flomaton gives final OK on sales tax

During a special meeting late last Wednesday, the Flomaton Town Council voted unanimously to approve the second reading of an ordinance that will raise the total sales tax in the town to 11 percent, b...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 18, 2021

Former W.S. Neal coach pleads to single sex charge

A former W.S. Neal High School girls softball coach, who was arrested on Aug. 17, 2017, accusing him of engaging in sex acts with two high school girls, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of sexual...

 

Century balks at hiring two workers

The Century Town Council Monday night voted 3 to 2 to start the hiring process over for two recently hired employees after it was determined that the town's charter states the council must approve...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 11, 2021

County buys land for new jail

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission has taken the first step toward building a new detention center with the purchase of a 177-acre track of land behind the Brewton Industrial Park. The county paid...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 11, 2021

Atmore man arrested for animal abuse

An Atmore man has been arrested on 10 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals after sheriff's deputies went to his 177 Randolph Ave., home and discovered "numerous cats and dogs that had been starved...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 11, 2021

Flomaton is ready again to try zoning

Although Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., scratched “Discuss formation and/or possible set up of a planning commission” prior to Monday afternoon's council meeting the council adjourned later...

 

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