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 By Lee Peacock    News    January 20, 2022 

Missing woman's body found

Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright said on Tuesday that the investigation into the death of a Colorado woman found dead last Thursday in Monroe County remains ongoing. No cause of death has been...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 20, 2022 

Body not ID'd yet in collision

As of press time Wednesday the identity of the person who died Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on County Road 4 near Century had not been released as officials await DNA and dental records to make...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 20, 2022 

Candidates qualify for May elections

As of Tuesday there is only one contested local race in Escambia County (Ala.) with the deadline to qualify set at Feb. 28 for the May 24 primary elections. Incumbent District 3 County Commissioner Sc...

 

Century looks to open cold weather shelter

The Century Town Council elected its officers and rescheduled its council meeting dates, workshops and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meetings for the rest of this year before discussing opening...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 20, 2022 

Jay to honor Smith by naming gym in his honor

John Clarence Smith already has his name etched in the history books at Jay High School for his many years of service to the school and on Thursday, Jan. 27, friends, family members, former students...

 

County schools closed Friday

Due to expected freezing rain and ice accumulation on roads beginning tonight (Thursday) and into the morning Friday, the Escambia County (Ala.) School System has announced schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 21. Escambia County Emergency Management...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 13, 2022

Woman jailed for sex with minor

A 21-year old Flomaton woman was charged with rape, sodomy and interfering with child custody for allegedly having sex with a 15-year old juvenile. Paisley Lanet Gantt, 567 Oil Well Road, was arrested...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 13, 2022

Flomaton OKs limits on burning

Following complaints about the burning of yard debris, the Flomaton Town Council voted Monday afternoon to ban burning from 7 p.m to 7 a.m. within the town limits. The council had discussed having...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 13, 2022

Man travels by bus, hitchhikes for sex

A 21-year old Indianapolis man who befriended a 14-year old East Brewton girl through social media has been charged with rape II and interference with child custody after he rode a Greyhound bus and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 13, 2022

Hearing set for land sale

The Flomaton Town Council will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, to allow input on whether or not the town should sell the old Jackson Theater and parking lot for a price below...

 

Century eyes ways to spend development funds

Although they took no action due to lack of quorum, the Century Town Council Tuesday night discussed how a $35,000 grant from the Department of Economic Opportunity will benefit the town by...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 6, 2022

Assault charges to be upgraded

Two felony assault charges against an Atmore man who crashed into a vehicle occupied by a Flomaton couple will be upgraded after one of the victims died seven days following the collision at the...

 

Jay working on park and facility use master plan

With the $3 million park master plan preliminary start date of June 1 or sooner quickly approaching, the Jay Town Council Monday night scheduled a public meeting at town hall Jan. 18 with local...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 6, 2022

Watson named new Jay head coach

After spending 16 of his 17 years at Jay High School as an assistant football coach, Brian Watson will take over the reigns of the football program as the new head football coach. About 50 Jay...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 6, 2022

Fees going up on past due property taxes

As of Tuesday morning, Escambia County (Ala.) Tax Collector Tim Pettis said his office had collected about $16.6 million of the $18.1 million in property taxes that were due Jan. 3, but he expects...

 

Slow driving leads to multiple charges

A Jay woman who was stopped Dec. 27 for driving 20 mph in a 55 mph zone and crossing the traffic line was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and other charges after her car was...

 

Robberies lead to three arrests

An Atmore juvenile who allegedly told an acquaintance he had robbed a Walnut Hill store at gunpoint Dec. 7 was arrested Dec. 17 and now faces more robbery charges along with the acquaintance and a...

 

Students to return

At its meeting Thursday, Dec. 16, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved an e-learning day for students county-wide on Jan. 4, which means students will return to their classrooms on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 30, 2021

Taxes due Monday

With the deadline to file property taxes looming, Escambia County (Ala.) Tax Collector Tim Pettis said as of Wednesday morning his office has collected about 60 percent of taxes that are due....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 30, 2021

Wilson inspired many with his love of nature and more

Edward O. Wilson spent many hours playing in the dirt and looking under logs in search of just about anything that moved or grew while growing up in Brewton. His love of nature, and especially his...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 30, 2021

Middleton gets win

Escambia County High School graduate Ron Middleton was named the interim head coach of the New York Jets this past weekend after head coach Robert Saleh was out due to COVID-19. The former Blue Devil...

 

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