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Click It or Ticket patrols out


The Brewton, East Brewton and Flomaton police departments, as well as the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Alabama State Troopers, began the two-week “Click It or Ticket” campaign Mon., May 18. Officers, deputies and troopers will be on the roads ...

Is former Alabama, FSU assistant coach Ronnie Cottrell out at Chickasaw?


Cottrell is best known for his stints as recruiting coordinator for Florida State and Alabama. He also has spent 11 seasons as a high school coach in the state with stops at Alma Bryant, Kinston, Flomaton, W.S. Neal and Carroll.

Flomaton police, SBI continue search for man last spotted near Pensacola, Florida


Police in Flomaton are working with the State Bureau of Investigation to find a missing man last seen in the Pensacola, Florida, area. Since police first asked for help locating John Douglas Oswalt, 35, investigators "have only received two possible tips ...

Flomaton man remains missing


The Flomaton Police Department is still attempting to locate ...
has learned Dr. John Patrick Couch and Dr. Xiulu Ruan of Physicians' Pain Specialists of Alabama Pain Center on Springhill Avenue and Airport Boulevard in Mobile have been arrested on drug ...

Community Calendar


SHIP is the Alabama State Health Insurance Assistance Program ...
Start time is 6 p.m. Join them to show off your ride – old or new! Flomaton Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday night from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Lions / Flomaton Community Center.

Former MPD officer missing for more than 2 weeks


Friends and family of John Oswalt, who was last seen May 3 in Flomaton, Alabama, are now searching for answers. Days after he was last seen, Oswalt's car was found in McDavid, Florida. "We want to know where he is and what's going on with him," said ...

Search continues for missing man originally from Memphis


FLOMATON, Al. — A man, originally from Memphis, is the center of a search in Alabama and Florida. John Douglas Oswalt was last seen May 3 in Flomaton, Alabama. Two days later, a car belonging to Oswalt was found in McDavid, Florida which is about 12 ...

Food inspection scores for April 2015


Hardee’s (F) #1379, 21541 Highway 31, Flomaton, 94. • Kangaroo Express #1573, 901 W. Nashville Ave., Atmore, 94. • South Alabama Vending, 301 E. Church St., Atmore, 94. • First Choice Grocery, 1300 E. Nashville Ave., Atmore, 94. • Flomaton First ...

Flomaton Man Reported Missing; Vehicle Found In McDavid


Authorities are searching for a missing Flomaton, AL, man whose vehicle was found abandoned near McDavid. John Douglas Oswalt, 35, was last seen by and communicated with family members on Sunday, May 3, according to Flomaton Police Chief Bryan Davis.

Two confirmed dead in Flomaton crash


FLOMATON, Alabama -- A man and a child died this afternoon in a 2:15 p.m. traffic accident in Flomaton. The victims' names have not yet been released, but they are believed to have been residents of Bay Minette, officials said. Troopers are still at the ...

#MISSING: John Douglas Oswalt, 35 - Flomaton, ALABAMA (vehicle found abadoned near McDavid, Florida on Pine Barren Road - previous home address was in Cantonment, FL)


Flomaton police on Monday reached out for help locating a man whose abandoned vehicle was found near Florida days after family members last saw him.Police Chief Bryan Davis said 35-year-old John Dougl…

Today in History for May 22, 2015


Preston BrooksMay 22, 1724 – French cartographer and explorer March-Joseph Marion du Fresne was born in St Malo, Brittany, France. He made important discoveries in the south Indian Ocean, in Tasmania …

Former Police Officer Still Missing; Vehicle Found In McDavid


The search in continuing for a missing Flomaton man, a former police officer, whose vehicle was found abandoned near McDavid. John Douglas Oswalt, 35, last communicated with family members on Sunday,…

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Today in History for May 18, 2015


Bram StokerMay 18, 1652 - Rhode Island passed the first law in English-speaking North America making slavery illegal. May 18, 1675 – Explorer Jacques Marquette died from the effects of dysentery at th…

Today in History for May 15, 2015


L. Frank BaumMay 15, 1527 – This was the date Anabaptist Hans Huth predicted the final day of judgment. When that didn't happen, he postponed it to 1529. May 15, 1602 - Cape Cod was discovered by B…

AL – Missing man’s vehicle recovered in Florida, Flomaton police ask for help locating him | AL.com


Flomaton police on Monday reached out for help locating a man whose abandoned vehicle was found near Florida days after family members last saw him. Police Chief Bryan Davis said 35-year-old John Doug…

Flomaton Man Reported Missing; Vehicle Found In McDavid


Authorities are searching for a missing Flomaton, AL, man whose vehicle was found abandoned near McDavid. John Douglas Oswalt, 35, was last seen by and communicated with family members on Sunday, May …

Oil Field Worker Severely Burned In Morning Mishap


An oil field worker was critically injured in a fire this morning outside Flomaton, AL. The worker as transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and then transferred to the USA Burn Center in M…

Oil Field Worker Severely Burned In Morning Fire


An oil field worker was critically injured in a fire this morning outside Flomaton, AL. The worker as transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and then transferred to the USA Burn Center in M…




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In FLOMATON ALABAMA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]



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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in FLOMATON ALABAMA

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

This issue of keeping the phone number is known as Number Portability (keeping your number if you change providers). [26]




Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day in FLOMATON ALABAMA

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

The Internal Revenue Service is partnering with community-based organizations across the country to promote Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, an effort to alert millions of low and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on a significant tax credit that can be as much as $6,000.

Millions of workers who earned $52,427 or less last year may qualify for EITC for the first time in 2015, making awareness of the credit critical. About a third of the people eligible for EITC fluctuate each year based on changes to their marital, parental and financial status. All across the United States, local officials and community organizations are holding events highlighting this key benefit.

“About four out of five eligible workers and families get the credit they earned. That leaves millions missing EITC every year,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “It’s an important credit and one of the government’s best tools to fight poverty.”

Last year, almost 28 million eligible workers and families received $66 billion total in EITC, with an average EITC amount of $2,400.

The IRS website is a valuable first stop to help taxpayers get it right this filing season, from information on claiming the EITC, to learning about the Affordable Care Act (known as the health care law), to finding free tax help. The IRS encourages everyone to use the EITC Assistant on IRS.gov/eitc, an interactive tool to find out if they are eligible for the credit. The IRS website also provides helpful information on the health care law and how it may affect tax returns at IRS.gov/aca. There is also an interactive tool that helps individuals determine if they are eligible for the premium tax credit. And qualified taxpayers may also find a free tax return preparation site on IRS.gov/vita.

The amount of EITC varies depending on income, family size and filing status. Those who work for someone else or those who run a business or farm and who earned $52,427 or less during 2014 could receive larger refunds if they qualify for the EITC. This could mean up to $496 in EITC for people without children, and a maximum credit of up to $6,143 for those with three or more qualifying children.

The EITC is refundable. This means those eligible may get a refund from the IRS even if they owe no tax or had no taxes withheld from their paycheck.

Workers potentially eligible to claim the credit should visit IRS.gov/eitc to learn if they qualify, how to claim the credit and more. The EITC Assistant will also determine their filing status, if they have a qualifying child or children and estimate the amount of the EITC they could get. If an individual doesn’t qualify for EITC, the Assistant explains why and a summary of the results can be printed.

Get the Credit — How to Claim the EITC

To get the EITC, workers must file a tax return, even if they are not legally required to file, and specifically claim the credit. Free tax help is available to those eligible for the EITC:

The Internal Revenue Service is partnering with community-based organizations across the country to promote Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, an effort to alert millions of low and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on a significant tax credit that can be as much as $6,000.

Millions of workers who earned $52,427 or less last year may qualify for EITC for the first time in 2015, making awareness of the credit critical. About a third of the people eligible for EITC fluctuate each year based on changes to their marital, parental and financial status. All across the United States, local officials and community organizations are holding events highlighting this key benefit.

“About four out of five eligible workers and families get the credit they earned. That leaves millions missing EITC every year,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “It’s an important credit and one of the government’s best tools to fight poverty.”

Last year, almost 28 million eligible workers and families received $66 billion total in EITC, with an average EITC amount of $2,400.

The IRS website is a valuable first stop to help taxpayers get it right this filing season, from information on claiming the EITC, to learning about the Affordable Care Act (known as the health care law), to finding free tax help. The IRS encourages everyone to use the EITC Assistant on IRS.gov/eitc, an interactive tool to find out if they are eligible for the credit. The IRS website also provides helpful information on the health care law and how it may affect tax returns at IRS.gov/aca. There is also an interactive tool that helps individuals determine if they are eligible for the premium tax credit. And qualified taxpayers may also find a free tax return preparation site on IRS.gov/vita.

The amount of EITC varies depending on income, family size and filing status. Those who work for someone else or those who run a business or farm and who earned $52,427 or less during 2014 could receive larger refunds if they qualify for the EITC. This could mean up to $496 in EITC for people without children, and a maximum credit of up to $6,143 for those with three or more qualifying children.

The EITC is refundable. This means those eligible may get a refund from the IRS even if they owe no tax or had no taxes withheld from their paycheck.

Workers potentially eligible to claim the credit should visit IRS.gov/eitc to learn if they qualify, how to claim the credit and more. The EITC Assistant will also determine their filing status, if they have a qualifying child or children and estimate the amount of the EITC they could get. If an individual doesn’t qualify for EITC, the Assistant explains why and a summary of the results can be printed.

Get the Credit — How to Claim the EITC

To get the EITC, workers must file a tax return, even if they are not legally required to file, and specifically claim the credit. Free tax help is available to those eligible for the EITC:

  • Free File on IRS.gov. Free brand-name tax software walks people through a question and answer format to help them prepare their returns and claim every credit and deduction for which they are eligible. Free File also provides online versions of IRS paper forms, an option called Free File Fillable Forms which is best suited for taxpayers comfortable preparing their own returns.

  • Free tax preparation sites. EITC-eligible workers can seek free tax preparation at thousands of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites. Taxpayers can locate the nearest site using a search tool on IRS.gov or through the IRS2go smartphone application.

    It is important for taxpayers to bring along all the required documents and information to make sure they get the EITC they deserve. Also, those who bought coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace should receive Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, from their Marketplace in early February. It’s important to also bring the Form 1095-A to the volunteer site. Any taxpayer who does not receive it by early February should contact their Marketplace, not the IRS. The IRS will not have access to the information on the form.

Like last year, the IRS expects to issue more than nine out of 10 refunds within 21 days. The IRS reminds taxpayers that the fastest way to get a refund is to e-file their tax return and choose direct deposit. It takes longer to process paper returns. Because of budget cuts resulting in a smaller staff, it will likely take an additional week or more to process paper returns, meaning that those refunds are expected to be issued in seven weeks or more. Taxpayers can track the status of their refund with the “Where’s My Refund?” tool available on IRS.gov or on IRS2go.

Similar Benefits Available Through the Health Care Law

The Affordable Care Act requires that a taxpayer and each member of his or her family have qualifying health insurance coverage for each month of the year, qualify for an exemption from the coverage requirement, or make an individual shared responsibility payment when filing a federal income tax return.

Premium Tax Credits: If taxpayers bought coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, they should receive Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement from their Marketplace by early February. They should save this form because it has important information needed to complete their tax returns. 

If a taxpayer is expecting to receive Form 1095-A and has not received it by early February, they should contact the Marketplace where the coverage was purchased. Due to the fact that the IRS does not have this information, it is recommended that taxpayers contact the appropriate marketplace.

Anyone who benefited from advance payments of the premium tax credit must file a federal income tax return. The taxpayer will need to reconcile those advance payments with the amount of premium tax credit they’re entitled to based on actual income. As a result, some people may see a smaller or larger tax refund or tax liability than they were expecting. When filing their return, taxpayers will use IRS Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC), to calculate the premium tax credit and reconcile the credit with any advance payments.

Reporting requirements: Most taxpayers will simply check a box on their tax return to indicate that each member of their family had qualifying health coverage for the whole year. No further action is required. Qualifying health insurance coverage includes coverage under most, but not all, types of health care coverage plans. Taxpayers can use the chart on IRS.gov/aca to find out if their insurance counts as qualifying coverage.  

Exemptions: A taxpayer may be eligible to claim an exemption from the requirement to have coverage. If eligible for an exemption, the taxpayer will need to complete the new IRS Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemptions and attach it to their return. The individual must apply for some exemptions through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  However, most of the exemptions are easily obtained from the IRS when filing a tax return.  

Individual Shared Responsibility Payment: If an individual does not have qualifying coverage or an exemption for each month of the year, they will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment when filing their return for choosing not to purchase coverage. Examples and information about figuring the payment are available on the IRS Calculating the Payment page. More information about the Affordable Care Act and the 2014 income tax return is available at IRS.gov/aca.

Get It Right

Taxpayers are responsible for the accuracy of their tax return even if someone else preparers it for them. The rules for EITC are complicated. The IRS urges taxpayers to seek help if they are unsure of their eligibility, whether from a paid tax professional or at a free tax return preparation site. Deliberate errors can have lasting impact on future eligibility to claim EITC and leave taxpayers with a penalty.

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