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  • First Day of School Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Madison Buffington, Community News Reporter

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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 district court had no authority to prosecute people violating certain town laws. Town Attorney Chuck Johns recommended creating a municipal court, noting district court can only prosecute misdemeanor cases. He also noted that cities like East Brewton make money through having its own municipal court and can provide council with those records. The council made no final decision on municipal court, but did instruct Attorney Chuck Johns to provide details at a later day.

The council also agreed to hire Flomaton Police Officer Tracy Owens as its animal control officer. The council voted unanimously to name Owens as the animal control officer to work under the police chief with arrest powers. Mayor Dewey Bondurant said if the town moved Tracy Owens to the animal control position, the town needed to hire a new police officer to replace him.

 

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