McGougin to trade guns for hair shears

Brewton police chief retires; plans to open up men's barber shop in Brewton

With about 25 years experience in law enforcement, Brewton Police Chief Monte McGougin is retiring from the force and is changing directions, from Andy to Floyd with McGougin planning on opening a full-scale men's barbershop in Brewton.

McGougin, 47, was honored Friday afternoon with the retirement reception at the Hour Glass with friends, family and fellow law enforcement officers on hand.

A native of Brewton, McGougin was a 1991 graduate of T.R. Miller High School and attended Troy State University where he received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a minor in psychology.

He spent...