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 By Joe Thomas    News    September 29, 2022 

Commission splits on budget

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission approved its fiscal year 2022-23 budget Monday on a 3-2 vote with Commissioners Steven Dickie and Karean Reynolds voting no due to the elimination of the road dep...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 29, 2022 

Brewton teen is charged for rape

An 18-year old Brewton resident is being held on $300,000 bond on a rape II charge, accusing him of having sex with a 14-year old girl. Trent Michael Cooper, 307 North Pine St., was booked into the...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 29, 2022 

Plea to not burn

Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton is begging people not to burn; the National Weather Service is begging people not to burn; the Alabama Forestry Commission is begging people not to burn. A...


White resigns council seat; budget on go

After Town Clerk Leslie Howington read a letter announcing the resignation of seat 3’s Councilman Leonard White, the Century Town Council approved its tentative budget and millage rate Tuesday...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 29, 2022 

Flomaton budget shows a surplus

The Flomaton Town Council passed a budget showing about a $300,000 positive balance that included some raises and funds to hire an additional employee in the front office. The budget also includes...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 22, 2022

Two jailed for murder attempts

Two Atmore residents were arrested on multiple counts of attempted murder in two separate incidents on Patterson Street. Eric Montray Frye, 31, 49 Liberty St., was charged with eight counts of...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 22, 2022

Students come to rescue on seizure

Three Flomaton students are being credited with helping a woman who fell during a seizure and suffered a severe cut to the head. Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said Chloe Smith, 15, Devon Lambert,... Full story

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 22, 2022

Billups is interim coach at academy

Gex Billups will begin his tenure as Escambia Academy's interim head football coach Friday when the Cougars host Valiant Cross Academy in a 7 p.m. kickoff. Billups replaces Coach Brandon Wilcox who... Full story

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 22, 2022

Dekel 'Flying High' with book release

With what started as a way to make money and turned more to the excitement as Billy Dekel flew numerous trips to Columbia and beyond bringing large cargos of marijuana back to the United States. His...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 22, 2022

'Junction' to return Saturday

After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Flomaton's Railroad Junction Day is returning this Saturday, Sept. 24, with a full day of fun, food, crafts, entertainment, a car show, a...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 15, 2022

Stokes is named interim chief

The Flomaton Town Council unanimously approved Bennie Stokes as its interim police chief following the resignation of Chance Thompson and the council has begun the process of advertising for the... Full story

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 15, 2022

From TV to jail for area moonshiner

Flomaton resident Johnny Wayne Griffis, who competed in the Discovery Channel's 'Moonshiners Master Distiller' and the new 'The Country Networks' television series 'Alabama Shine' has been arrested...


Century eyes 151.68 percent tax increase

Due to an oversight in documenting taxes paid on the town’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) since 2018, the residents in the town of Century will likely see a 151.68 percent increase in their p...


Jay still looking at park

The Jay Council got a look at the plans so far for the Bray-Hendricks Park master plan last Wednesday and made a few modifications that will save some money and utilize the space better. Councilman...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 15, 2022

Flomaton welcome center now opened and town votes to repair old log cabin

The Flomaton Town Council approved making roof repairs to the old log cabin next to the Alabama Welcome Center and Railroad Museum and also agreed to reopen the welcome center which has been closed...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 8, 2022

Flomaton police chief to leave

Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., Tuesday noting he will step down from the chief's position on Sept. 27. Thompson, 28, is a...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 8, 2022

Capital murder cases increase

Escambia County (Ala.) District Attorney Steve Billy called the grand jury back into session last Wednesday and the panel issued indictments of capital murder against Caleb Scott Anderson and William...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 8, 2022

Expect property taxes to go up this year

Most residents in Escambia County (Ala.) will see an increase in their property taxes this year due to the cost in the housing market going up. Tax Assessor Thad Moore, Jr., said most property owners...

 By Joe Thomas    News    September 1, 2022

Booth out; Fischer new CEO

Following a closed session of the Escambia County (Ala.) Healthcare Authority Tuesday afternoon, Stephen Fischer was appointed as the interim Chief Executive Officer following a week that saw former...


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