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 By Joe Thomas    News    August 6, 2020 

FHS coach indicted, arrested

Flomaton High School's new head baseball coach Coy Campbell, Jr., has been indicted and arrested on nine felony counts, stemming from allegations he stole money and forged receipts while employed at...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 6, 2020 

Reynolds to give up chairmanship

Escambia County (Ala.) Commission Chairman Karean Reynolds announced that he will be resigning the chairmanship effective Aug. 9, but will remain on the commission as the District 5 representative....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 6, 2020 

Stearns appointed as new circuit judge

Brewton attorney and assistant District Attorney Todd Stearns took the oath of office July 31 and officially became Circuit Judge Todd Stearns on Aug. 1 after Gov. Kay Ivey appointed him to fill the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 6, 2020 

Ptomey knew all the area's history

Those who knew Dorothy 'Dot' Weaver Ptomey knew her for her sense of humor and most called her a 'walking history book'. Ptomey, 98, died July 29. Although she was born Dorothy Oreve Weaver in Pine...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 6, 2020 

Knowles seeking Flomaton mayor

“I just care about the town I grew up in,” is what Kevin Knowles said made him decide to run for mayor of Flomaton in the upcoming Aug. 25 election. “I just want to do my part for those of us...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 30, 2020

Death in jail unrelated to COVID

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff Heath Jackson said the death of an inmate in the detention center on July 23 was not related to COVID-19 but did confirm 10 to 13 inmates in the Brewton facility had...

 

Century closes down town hall

Century Town Hall closed its lobby doors last Friday, July 24, for the health and safety our its staff and public following two employees who tested positive for COVID-19. “I'm bringing one person i...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 30, 2020

James carries Jesus

Chance James, 18, was a member of Flomaton High School's 2018 championship football team, but the 2019 FHS graduate had other mountain's to climb, which included his love and devotion to Jesus...

 

Schools to open Aug. 7

At the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education meeting last Thursday, School Superintendent John Knott updated board members on this year's opening of schools, what federal funds are available to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 30, 2020

True story of redemption

Walnut Hill resident Ed Hudson spent 34 years in law enforcement and was an investigator trailing Century resident Freddie Crow and his marijuana-smuggling operation from Belize in Central America to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 30, 2020

Two area students appointed

Sam LoDuca from T.R. Miller High School, and Robbins Manning from Excel High School from Excel High School, along with several other students around the state,were appointed by Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne when he released the following...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 30, 2020

Century library giving free masks, sanitizer

Beginning Wednesday, July 29, Century Branch Library, located at 7991 N. Century Boulevard, is now offering a bottle of hand sanitizer in addition to face masks as part of Escambia County’s public health campaign, "Mask Up, Escambia!" The library...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 30, 2020

New faces at DW McMillan

D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital announced that Aleigh Taylor, CRNP and Natalie Young, CRNP, have both joined the staff of the D.W. McMillan Medical Center. They will begin seeing patients beginning...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 30, 2020

Two staff test positive

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two staff members from Fountain and Holman Coorectional Facility out of seven additional staff members across the state have tested positive for COVID-19, as of 12...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 23, 2020

Ballots set for Aug. 25 elections

When voters in the incorporated areas of Escambia County (Ala.) go to the polls Aug. 25 for their municipal elections, East Brewton residents will get to stay home because all six candidates who...

 

Alabama is still eyeing Aug. 7 to open schools

Escambia County (Ala.) public school students are still scheduled to report to their schools in person and online starting Thursday, Aug. 7, with the option of temporary remote learning and online...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 23, 2020

Temp checks at courthouse

Cherie Curtis, RN, left, gives a temperature to someone entering the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton. County commission Chairman issue an order that everyone entering the courthouse will be...

 

Burnham announces candidacy for mayor

Chris Burnham said he wants to bring hope back to Flomaton as the 50-year old Air Force veteran announces he has qualified to run for mayor of Flomaton in the Aug. 25 municipal elections. "It is with...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 23, 2020

Matthews took walk with Lewis

Brewton resident H.K. Matthews said he met John Lewis for the first time in 1965 just prior to the famous 'Bloody Sunday' as protesters began their march from Selma to Montgomery across the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 23, 2020

Century, Flomaton, Jay lag in 2020 Census

A U.S. census official said if if the 2020 census was over today, Alabama would likely lose two congressional seats and about $13 billion in federal dollars and that Florida wouldn't be far behind. In...

 

Century Council OKs $56K gas meter install

Monday night, the Century Council approved to award a bid from Precision Meter Repair to replace 283 of the town's gas meters at the cost of about $56,000. “The system has 615 gas meters, 548 are...

 

Road rage ends in arrest

An Atmore man was arrested Friday a faces felony charges of aggravated assault and drug possession following a road rage incident that left two occupants in another vehicle in fear for their lives....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 23, 2020

Mask, temp check at courthouse

With COVID-19 positive tests spiking across the area, Escambia County (Ala.) Commission Chairman Karen Reynolds announced that anyone entering the courthouse in Brewton or the courthouse annex in Atmo...

 

Jay wraps up, continues projects

The Jay Council heard an update on the status of the town's projects, discussed the issues to be considered in a new garbage service and approved salary adjustments for two town employees Monday...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 23, 2020

Board OKs personnel changes

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at its special meeting Wednesday, July 15. The changes are as follows: Resignations Tiffany Oliver, English/Language arts teacher at Escambia County High...

 

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