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Flomaton Court System

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

March 20, 2015

Filed under Community News

The Flomaton Town Council has come to an agreement that it is time the town considered creating a municipal court. The town currently used Escambia County District Court to handle cases made in Flomaton. Some people believe the...

Byrd named Conecuh Superintendent

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

March 20, 2015

Filed under Community News

A former Escambia County Alabama principal has been selected as the new superintendent of the Conecuh County School System. Zickeyous Byrd will over-see seven schools in the system. Those schools include a kindergarten through...

Reverse Program

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

March 20, 2015

Filed under Community News

Students enrolled at Jefferson Davis community College (JDCC) have been presented an extraordinary opportunity. Dr. William O. Blow (Interim president of JDCC) and Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr. (Chancellor of Troy University) signed...

Water Management

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

March 2, 2015

Filed under Community News

Water-related projects totaling nearly $1.2 billion have been proposed as state lawmakers decide how to carve up a pot of money that community residents want for land and water conservation and management. The list of 475 requested...

Bee Keeping at its Best

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

March 2, 2015

Filed under Community News

Einstein once said, “When the bees disappear, humans will disappear 2 years after.” So are bees important? John Sansom seems to think so. Sansom became interested in bees at about age 13 and quit when he was 17 or 18. John...

Fort Louis de la Louisiane

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

February 18, 2015

Filed under Community News

The origin of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe where it passed through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries. From here the tradition revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies. On...

Gay rights in Alabama

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

February 18, 2015

Filed under Community News

Legal warfare over same-sex marriage in Alabama continued Tuesday as many local officials remained confused over whether to issue marriage licenses. As a result, some counties are issuing licenses to same-sex couples, and others...

Bankruptcy

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

February 18, 2015

Filed under Community News

Almost everyone in the area has visited the Century RadioShack, but it is soon to become S & K Communications. Why? Electronics retailer RadioShack has announced that it is filing bankruptcy and will close about 1,500 to...

Literacy Week

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

February 2, 2015

Filed under Community News

    National Literacy Action Week (NLAW) will take place February 1st – February 7th, 2015. During this week, campus literacy programs nationwide join together to raise awareness about literacy and to create...

The New Ernest

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

February 2, 2015

Filed under Community News

A new school has recently been constructed next to the existing Ernest Ward Elementary School to accommodate the growing population of students. Construction is not over yet on this $20 million facility. The school’s agriculture...

America’s College Promise

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

January 23, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Politics

Late last week, President Obama announced a sweeping community-college tuition plan called America’s College Promise. The plan has already been described as a "moon shot" that could universalize the first two years of college and de...

44th Annual Poarch Creek Indian Thanksgiving Pow Wow

Emily Fayard, Online News Editor

December 9, 2014

Filed under Community News

This year brought about the 44th Annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow in Poarch, Alabama. The Poarch Creek Indians’ pow wow grounds was open to the public on Thanksgiving day and the day after. Admission was five dollars. The pow wo...

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