Keep an open mind on codes in Flomaton

Over the past 20 or so years we've seen the town of Flomaton attempt to implement zoning within the town limits only to see those efforts die.

We've long advocated that zoning was needed to attract businesses and we know we've lost potential businesses due to the lack of zoning.

Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., told us this week that he has had as many as five businesses over the past 16 years that wanted to come to Flomaton, but refused because of the lack of zoning. He said one of those happened about a month ago.

We understand the 'Z' word scares a lot of people. They don't want the government te...