The Storm

Tis the Hurricane Season

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

December 9, 2014

Filed under Community News

It’s that time again! December is a time for joy, cheer, parades and presents, festivals family time. Did I mention parades? The first two weeks of December are a very busy time for Flomaton and the surrounding area, and the...

Honorable Flomaton Library

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

November 17, 2014

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This week praise goes out to the services of the Flomaton Library. The Flomaton Public Library has received the ‘Star Libraries Award’ from the Library Journal Index. The index is supported by Baker and Taylor’s Bibliostat...

Uniting the Community

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

November 14, 2014

Filed under Community News

For centuries festivals and celebrations have brought communities together throughout the nation. They are a way to unite the community through fun and fellowship while also benefiting local businesses. It is important for...

Plant receives national honor

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

October 17, 2014

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The city of Brewton has begun a plan to protect rare carnivorous plants growing on city property. Brewton recently received the national honors at the America in Bloom city development competition. This is just another way the...

Remembering the L&N Railroad

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

October 3, 2014

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Railroads provided life for businesses and businessmen alike. From carrying cargo to transporting passengers, railroads impacted countless communities in the late 1800s. The L&N Railroad was one of the major locomotives...

The School of Music

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

September 29, 2014

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The fine art programs in Alabama schools are being cut for budget purposes, but is it benefiting the students? Every year, student funding is cut in Alabama schools due to the decline in tax receipts, and music education is first...

Have a Plan

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

September 26, 2014

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A hurricane is typically defined as a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms,...

10 Years Strong

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

September 26, 2014

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It has been ten years since hurricane Ivan devastated the County on September 16, 2014. The county knows we are on our own for the first 72 hours. The lessons learned from Ivan have allowed officials of Escambia County to better...

Fire! Fire!

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

September 19, 2014

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            This week over 50 firefighters in the tri-city area were trained using the Alabama Fire College’s (AFC) burn trailer. This training is realistic, but safe. The trailer is a 52ft-semi divided into rooms...

Guns on Campus

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

September 19, 2014

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            Gun violence has had an influx in the past few years. Why bring something so dangerous when a school campus is one of the safest places to be? On Monday September 8, 2014 a student at Escambia County...

Leo Club

Kimberly Waldrop, Editor/Columnist

September 12, 2014

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Flomaton High School offers a variety of clubs for students to be involved in. One of these exciting clubs is the Leo Club. The Leo Club was formed in 2012 when FHS Graduate Whitney Arrington attended a leadership forum at T...

Wake Up!

Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

September 12, 2014

Filed under Community News

Many parents do not want to acknowledge their children’s actions, they say, my child would never do that. Most parents find out their child has been drinking the hard way. An officer arrives at their door informing the parent...

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