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Men arrested for trafficking flakka

More than 373 grams of alpha-pvp (flakka), more than 13 grams of synthetic cannabis, a .22-caliber rifle, a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun and 33 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition were uncovered in a search of a room at the Royal Inn Hotel. LIVE OAK - Two men were arrested for trafficking more th

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-22 18:30:00

FDOT to begin lighting project at I-10, U.S. 129 interchange

LIVE OAK - The Florida Department of Transportation will begin a lighting improvement project at the U.S. Highway 129 and Interstate 10 interchange next week in Suwannee County, weather permitting. The $2.04 million project, which is set to begin Monday, will also including lighting work on U.S. 129

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-21 19:43:00

Rodriguez: Training for Thanksgiving

Taste Suwannee, held last week at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, was a huge success again. The new director of the Suwannee Education Foundation, Adrienne Taylor, did an excellent job keeping this tradition alive in our community. I look forward to Taste Suwannee every year because it is a g

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-22 22:00:00

Bonds not reduced for suspects in Cole Thomas case

SMITHFIELD, N.C. - A bond hearing was held Nov. 8 for two suspects in Cole Thomas' disappearance. The bonds for Rudolfo DeLeon Jr.,and Anthony Ridell James Jr. were not reduced. DeLeon, 27, of Mt. Olive, N.C., has been charged with one count of felony concealment of a death. His bond was lowered fro

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-22 14:05:00

Inmates assault officers at Suwannee Correctional Institution

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, inmate Brian Kirsch assaulted an officer at approximately 9:30 a.m. The report states Kirsch stabbed the officer multiple times. According to FDC, inmate Lawrence Johnson struck another officer in the face. One officer was transported to an outside


Suwannee, Lafayette facilities compliant with new requirements

LIVE OAK, Fla. - One Suwannee County and two Lafayette County facilities were named as some of 1,250 assisted living facilities that had not responded to new requirements for emergency power. However, according to Rising Oaks Assisted Living Administrator April Millard, the Live Oak facility was alr


SOSMP to host Thanksgiving Dinner and Old Tyme Farm Days

LIVE OAK - The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park will have a little something for everyone during Thanksgiving weekend. From an Old Tyme Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings, to old farm equipment, homemade jams and jellies and antiques as well as new merchandise, tractor parades, antique trac

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-21 14:55:00

5 ways Social Security protects you and your family

Currently, Social Security provides benefits to more than 61 million American workers and their families. And we'll be there for you and your family through life's journey. Currently, Social Security provides benefits to more than 61 million American workers and their families. And we'll be there fo


Scenes from Repton: Tiny railroad town once home to renowned hospital

On a recent road trip, I came across the tiny-but-quaint Repton, a Conecuh County town with a population of 282. The town, incorporated in 1899, was once home to the only hospital between Selma, Ala., and Century, Fla. At its peak, the town had about 422 residents. Despite the fact that much of the

AL.COM - 2017-11-22 14:00:07

Capital murder arrests - Three charged in August shooting

Two men - one already behind bars on a murder charge, the other in jail on burglary charges - and a juvenile have been charged in the violent August home invasion that resulted in the death of 56-year-old Robert Kennedy. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks announced last week that APD investigators had

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 10:50:47

From Atmore to the world

The crew who loaded the truck, from left, front, Kevin Kennell, AJ Beachy, Sidney Burnett, Joe Hall, Tom Thornton, Dan Morris, Reuben Miller, Tyler Hochstetler, Colby Morris, Lester Weber, Pete Amerson; back, Don Metzler, Jim Hochstetler, Gene King. Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes were loaded an

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 15:13:56

Small-town girl from Alabama expands her horizons, puts up her dukes on MTV's 'Floribama Shore'

She's good with her fists. She knows how to pray. And she can shotgun a beer with the best of 'em. Say hello to Aimee Hall, the Alabama gal on "Floribama Shore." Hall, 25, from Perdido, is one of eight cast members on MTV's new reality series, a "Jersey Shore" reboot that makes its debut on Nov. 2

AL.COM - 2017-11-22 13:15:00

BOE votes pay raise - Grissett, Jackson re-elected to top spots

Chairman W.J. Grissett, Vice-Chairman Cindy Jackson The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education voted Thursday, November 16, to raise their monthly pay from $600 to $800. The recommendation was made by Board Chairman W. J. Grissett as he read remarks seeking re-election to that position: "that the

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 10:41:56

YLA learns about resumes and interviews

On November 8, 2017, Youth Leadership Atmore (YLA) held their second session at United Bank. We met at the bank at 8 a.m. and had a light breakfast before getting down to business. This session was intended to show us how to make resumes appealing and how to represent ourselves well during an interv

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 15:09:47

GECA to present A Christmas Story

The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts next production is bound to get you in the Christmas spirit. Dates for A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd are Thursday through Saturday, November 30, December 1 and 2, 7 p.m.; Sunday, December 3, matinee at 2 p.m. Cast members are Ralph - Phil Johnson Ralp

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 11:02:46

PCI tribe hosts 47th annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow

The 47th Annual Poarch Creek Indian Thanksgiving Pow Wow will take place this Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, at the Poarch Creek Indian Reservation, 6477 Jack Springs Road, near Atmore. The public is invited to enjoy a brilliant display of authentic Native American dress and exhibition dan

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 11:08:45

'Justice League' less than a flop, but not nearly a hoot

The new superhero team movie, "Justice League," begins with a threat to the world. No kidding. The story's supernatural villain is named Steppenwolf (played here by the great Ciaran Hinds). Now, remember the Dorothy Parker doggerel: "Manhattan is an island/Manhattan is a drink/Manhattan is a Kansas

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2017-11-21 22:00:00

Toys for Tots applications, donations accepted

Volunteers have set out boxes around Chanute to accept toys and donated items, and the store will open Nov. 30 at Blessed Hope, formerly Hutton Elementary School, 600 S. Ashby, Chanute. Families who wish to receive assistance can pick up applications at the Toys for Tots store, by calling (620) 212-

CHANUTE TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 03:53:00

Christmas in the Park lights to go on

Volunteers have been working since the start of November to get the annual Christmas in the Park display ready for after Thanksgiving. The drive-through light display in Katy Park is in its ninth year. Volunteer Martha McCoy said the lights will actually be on tonight, since the city employees are o

CHANUTE TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 03:52:00

O'Malley: We need to do better

Ed O'Malley, Republican gubernatorial candidate, was in Chanute Friday for an informal meeting with community leaders. One of 11 declared candidates for the Republican nomination thus far, O'Malley is running on a centrist platform of changing the current government culture in Topeka. "The culture