• 82°

Top Stories

EBPD: Rural chase ends in arrest Monday

East Brewton Police had an early morning call Monday that took them on a ride through rural areas ... Read more | Add your comment

SPEC customers on Ridge, Riddle Roads still without power

Southern Pine Electric Cooperative customers along Ridge Road and Riddle Road may have to wait just a little ... Read more | Add your comment

Apparent tornado rips through area Saturday

An early Saturday storm swept through the area leaving severe damage in its wake. An apparent tornado, associated ... Read more | Add your comment

Citizens of the Year announced for Brewton area

Two of Brewton’s finest residents were honored Thursday evening by being named the city’s Citizens of the Year ... Read more | Add your comment

News

More than a dozen new COVID-19 cases reported in county

In just one week, the Escambia County Healthcare Authority data shows 16 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the county. Some 15 new cases were ... Read more | Add your comment

by Lisa Tindell.

Business

Ice cream shop up and running

Since a soft opening on May 30, the parking lot of Aunt Elsie’s Ice Cream Shoppe has been filled. Amanda Quick Chavers, owner of the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Lisa Tindell.

Brewton

ECHCA: Ambulance agreement reached for county

In an announcement Friday, the Escambia County Healthcare Authority (ECHCA) has put into agreements into place with Medstar to provide both ground and air ambulance ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Friday, July 23, 2021 1:44 pm

Escambia County

ECBOE to conduct superintendent interviews July 26, 27 & 29

Members of the Escambia County School Board met on Thursday to put a plan in place to interview candidates for the superintendent position with the ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Friday, July 23, 2021 8:31 am

Escambia County

EC Historial Society to host first post-COVID meeting

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic halted or slowed public activity, the Escambia County Historial Society will be holding a public meetings. Don ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:38 am

Business

Free classes to be offered at CACC this fall

CARES Act funding has provided many benefits during the current COVID-19 pandemic. One benefit now being seen is an opportunity for higher education free of ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:17 am

News

Carl criticizes Pelosi’s refusal to seat Republicans to January 6 committee

Today, Congressman Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) issued the following statement regarding Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to seat all five Republican nominees for the Select Committee on January ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:51 pm

News

CRT not on plan for Alabama schools

Attorney General Steve Marshall said the Biden administration decision to back away from mandating Critical Race Theory in a public school history grant program is the ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:02 am

Escambia County

DYW to be ‘in person’ event

Quarantines and virtual meetings and events became a common theme throughout most of 2020 and into 2021 causing many events to be cancelled or revamped ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:48 pm

News

COVID cases increase in county

After many weeks of slowly declining numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in the county, test results are now showing an uptick in the number of ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 1:58 pm

News

Crash snarls traffic in Riverview

A two-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon caused some traffic issues in the Riverview area near the Conecuh River bridge on Alabama 41 at the 5.6 ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 1:56 pm

Business

Starbucks officially open in Atmore

The popular nationwide coffee chain opened its newest addition Monday morning at Wind Creek Casino and Hotel. The Atmore chain is located at 155 Poarch ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:43 pm

Escambia County

DYW returns to ‘in person’ event

Quarantines and virtual meetings and events became a common theme throughout most of 2020 and into 2021 causing many events to be cancelled or revamped ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:38 pm

Business

Big check lands at Drexell & Honeybee’s

Local State Farm agents and representatives were on hand Thursday just before lunch to present a ‘big check’ to Lisa and Freddie McMillan with Drexell ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:13 pm

Business

APCO offers energy-saving tips, assistance with electric bills

If you live in Alabama and are low-income, age 60 or older and/or disabled, programs are available to help pay utilities and improve the energy ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:31 pm

Business

Carl works on efforts to protect federal grant funding for local communities

Today, Congressman Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) issued the following statement regarding the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) decision to maintain the existing standards for delineating ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:28 pm

Business

County approves Sunday alcohol sales

The Escambia County Commission took steps on Monday to approve the sale of alcohol on Sunday in the unincorporated areas of the county. Sales, which ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:58 am

Business

Superintendent search narrowed to 6 for ECBOE

Escambia County School Board members held a workshop following a called meeting of the Board on Tuesday in order to receive the names of the ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:57 am

News

County BOE names principals

The Escambia County School Board met in a special session Tuesday morning to discuss filling some top positions as schools within the system. During the ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:56 am

Business

Blood donations urgently needed

While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:03 pm

Business

New MRI machine arrives at D.W. McMillan

D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital (DWM) announced that they have replaced their 18 year old MRI machine with a new Philips Ingenia 1.5T MRI Scanner. Patients ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 2:57 pm

News

Unvaccinated patients make up most COVID-19 deaths

According to data released by the Alabama Department of Public Health, of the 529 COVID-19 deaths in Alabama since April 1, 2021, only 20 people ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 2:45 pm

News

COVID testing continues to slow

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority continues to report information on COVID-19 testing at the county’s two hospitals. The number of tests have steadily slowed over ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 9:38 am

News

Neighbors from Poarch helping East Brewton in tornado recovery

The hum of chainsaws, backhoes, bobcats and dump trucks can be heard throughout East Brewton as workers continue their cleanup efforts in the city. The ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Thursday, July 8, 2021 3:29 pm

News

ALEA reports 10 holiday fatalities in state

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated a total of 10 fatalities during the Fourth of July holiday period, which officially began at 12:01 a.m. ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Thursday, July 8, 2021 2:16 pm

Business

Deadline in Terminix lawsuit approaching

Attorney General Steve Marshall Reminds Consumers to Submit Terminix Claims by July 15 Deadline (MONTGOMERY) —Attorney General Steve Marshall reminds consumers that July 15 is ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 1:57 pm

Sports

Sportsman’s Club program signup going on now

The Brewton Sportsman’s Club is now holding summer kickball signup as well as registration for swimming lessons and gym events. For swimming lessons/gym activities, registration ... Read more

by Lisa Tindell, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:51 pm