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 By Joe Thomas    News    January 17, 2019 

Two jail escapees captured

Two Brewton residents who escaped from the Escambia County Detention Center's work release center are back behind bars with a tracking dog team running one down Saturday in the Wawbeek area and the...

 

Spending a Century dispute

At the Century council meeting Jan. 13, Councilwoman Ann Brooks questioned Century Mayor Henry Hawkins about invoices totaling close to $2,000 for airline tickets he submitted for payment by the town...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 17, 2019 

Johnson is 'Back of the Year'

Flomaton's Daquan Johnson was named the Class 3A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sportswriters Association after leading the Hurricanes to the 2018 state championship. See Pages 6-7A for the All...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 17, 2019 

Overtime will be used to keep two policemen on duty

With a decrease in police officers and an increase in crime the Flomaton Town Council voted Monday to pay overtime to insure at least two officers are on duty each shift until the council can hold a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 17, 2019 

New Sheriff in town

Escambia County Circuit Judge Dave Jordan issues the oath of office Friday afternoon to Heath Jackson, who officially took over as the county's new sheriff on Jan. 15. After taking the oath, Jackson...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 17, 2019 

Hobby becomes business for Brewton man

What started as a home hobby is about to become a new business just outside Brewton with Roger Templeton and his family set to open its Junavelli Winery on property the family owns on Gum Tree Lane...

 

Century mayor questions bill, Nickles clarifies

Century Town Planner Debbie Nickles was asked by Century Mayor Henry Hawkins to explain charges totaling $1,500 she had submitted to the town at Century's last council meeting on Jan. 13. “I got...

 

Century wins game; sets fish fry

The Century Heat youth basketball team is gearing up for a fish fry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 18, at Nadine McCaw Park in Century to raise money for equipment following Tuesday's win...

 

Century offered second natural gas supply

Although no action was taken on the item, Florida Gas Utility (FGU) General Manager and CEO Tom Geoffries presented to the council an opportunity through Peninsula Pipeline Company to save money on na...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 17, 2019 

Cottrell asks to utilize old theater building

Flomaton resident Nancy Cottrell asked the town council Monday night if it would be interested in either donating or selling the old Jackson Theater to be turned into some type of youth center to...

 

Century man charged in felony grand theft

A Century man who ran from authorities trying to serve a warrant for battery Dec. 26 faces felony vehicular grand theft charges after authorities discovered a trailer reported stolen Nov. 5 was...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 17, 2019 

Poll workers deserve raise

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission passed a resolution Monday to ask the county's legislative delegation to pass a statewide bill that will raise the pay for poll workers to $150 per day and $175 p...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 17, 2019 

Poarch will get sidewalks

More new sidewalks are coming to Poarch after the Escambia County Commission accepted a $435,472 grant on behalf of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. County Clerk-Administrator Tony Sanks told...

 

Drug charge for Century man

A Century man is facing felony drug charges after deputies made contact with the him about a cracked windshield on the car he was driving and discovered his license had been suspended in 2014 and a...

 

Head-on collision injures two

A head-on collision Wednesday night in Bratt close to 8 p.m. left an Atmore man and a Brewton woman in the hospital. Justin Elliot, 19, of Atmore was traveling in a northerly direction on County Road...

 

Council members indicted

Three Century council members, Sandra McMurray Jackson, Ann Cofield Brooks and Luis Gomez, Jr., have been charged with noncriminal violations of the Florida Government in the Sunshine Law. The... Full story

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 10, 2019

Threats against cops ends with Flomaton arrest

A wanted Pensacola man who made threats of killing any law enforcement officer he saw was taken into custody Sunday morning in Flomaton and now faces additional charges after two officers were... Full story

 

Jay seeking town input

The Town of Jay is hosting an Economic Development Open House on Monday, Jan. 28, at the Linda Carden Community Center. There will be three sessions scheduled, with the morning session from 7 a.m. to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 10, 2019

Coale takes oath of office

Escambia County Circuit Judge Dave Jordan, left, issues the oath of office to Eric Coale, who is joined by his wife Tammy and his daughter Grayton, during the ceremony Friday in Brewton. Coale, who...

 

SAIL into Flomaton for food, fellowship

Flomaton Community Center on McCurdy Street is home to the Senior Adult Independent Living (SAIL) Program where seniors can eat a hot daily and participate in games, exercise and other activities...

 

Job recruiter in Century on Jan. 14 and 15

Emerson/ASCO is sending a representative to the Century and Pensacola areas on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15 to recruit for job openings. Volante Henderson is representing Emerson ASCO located in Aiken, S.C. and has multiple...

 

Mockingbird try outs in Brewton

Auditions for the 2019 production of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' play in Monroeville will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at Brewton City Hall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Auditions will also be held in Monroeville from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,...

 

ECAT now local in Century

Century residents will have on demand public transportation beginning Feb. 20 following a presentation by the Escambia County Transit Authority (ECAT) at Monday night's meeting. Tonya Ellis and Linda...

 

EB night hunters arrested

Two East Brewton residents were among five people arrested in Monroe County for hunting deer and night and additional game infractions. On Sunday at 3:29 a.m., game wardens arrested Timothy Dueitt, 56, of Citronelle on charges of hunting deer at nigh...

 

Locals recognized by universities

Local students Ryan Daniel and Perry Metzler, both of Atmore, were recognize as Troy University students who completed the requirements for graduation with bachelor of science degrees during the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2018/2019 academic...

 

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