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Articles from the April 26, 2018 edition

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 By Joe Thomas    News    April 26, 2018

Cell apps give storm warning

Minutes before a storm roared through the Bethel-Roberts community Sunday afternoon in Escambia County, Ala., the two residents mostly impacted received their initial warning through their cell phones...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 26, 2018

Suspect caught fleeing police

A burglary investigation at Gandy Trailer Park led to a manhunt and eventual arrest of an Atmore man on outstanding warrants Sunday afternoon. Derrick Gene Knighten, 38, 12885 Highway 31, was taken...

 

Jay rodeo set this weekend

The place to be this Friday or Saturday night for those who love a good rodeo is the Ted May Arena in Jay at 8 p.m., watching the performers awe the crowd at the 17th Annual Jay Pro Rodeo. The 3R...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 26, 2018

Marker tells of Century's Alger Sullivan history

“In order to plan your future you have to know your past” were some of the words Margarett Collier echoed Saturday afternoon as the Alger-Sullivan Historical Society unveiled a historical marker n...

 

Century gets natural gas franchise

The town of Century will adopt a new natural gas franchise ordinance, as approved on Tuesday, April 17, at the Escambia County (Fla.) Board of County Commissioners meeting in Pensacola. The...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 26, 2018

Funds available to local organizations

Escambia County (Ala.) has been awarded federal funds in the amount of $17,787 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter programs in the county made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 26, 2018

Deficiencies cause replacement

The opening of the new Highway 41 bridge over the Conecuh River near Riverview will be delayed due to deficiencies found in the deck spans of the newly constructed bridge. In statement released...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 26, 2018

Race helps Shriners raise money

A record crowd packed the Flomaton Speedway to not only watch school bus races, but also helped the Abba Shriner's transportation division in Mobile raise more than $5,000. According to race track...

 

Scott deems Century Opportunity Zone

The town of Century was recommended by Florida Gov. Rick Scott Thursday, April 19, to be designated as one of nine tracts in Escambia (Fla.), Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties as Opportunity Zones....

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    April 26, 2018

You need weather apps on phone

If you were at home Sunday afternoon watching TV and watching the on-and-off heavy rains, you probably got a lot of alerts over your TV about tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings. My gues...

 

A tax code that works

Each April, Americans across the country face great frustration and inconvenience in filing their taxes. Fortunately, this Tax Day marked the last time Americans would file their taxes under the old tax code. Thanks to passage of the Tax Cuts and Job...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Don't miss electronic recycling

Our guess is most people don't know what to do with old, out-dated computers, television sets, cell phones and other electronics. Our bet is most people simply toss them into the garbage can. Others take their old TV's out on some old county road...

 

Supreme Court races on ballot this year

Among the plethora of races on the ballot this year are the important seats on the Alabama Supreme Court. We have an unprecedented five out of nine seats up for election. Our Alabama Supreme Court as well as our Courts of Criminal Appeals are extreme...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Will blue lightning strike Alabama twice?

The Primaries are quietly easing up on Alabama. Aside from perhaps a few local races, there doesn't seem to be any hotly contested battles to grab the state's attention. There are unlikely to be any Congressional changes and apparently no shake-ups...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 26, 2018

Northview students to be recognized

Northview High School is one of seven schools recognized by the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation, as it hosts this year’s Senior Academic Awards at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Booker T. Washington High School’s Theodore B.D....

 
 By Staff Report    Opinion    April 26, 2018

Local awarded for Scale Back

Sharon Sellers of Monroeville was one of 18 men and women from across the state who won cash prizes in the team grand prize drawing for Scale Back Alabama 2018 participants on Thursday, April 19. In addition, the names of 40 individuals were...

 

History of the Confederate Veterans

Following the War Between the States, the South lay in great devastation. Many farms and homesteads lay burned to the ground and poverty and despair was a constant companion. Veterans returned home...

 

Join us at Sawmill Day in Century

The Alger-Sullivan Historical Society invites you to our 7th Annual Sawmill Day and Car Show at Century – Saturday, May 5th! This will be the society's 28th annual heritage festival fund raiser...

 

My Family's Hopkins boarding house

My memory of eating at this Pensacola landmark. For the young and innocent among us, let me set the stage for my story. Hopkins Boarding House was opened in 1949 with rooms to let for the ones needing a place to call home until jobs and circumstance...

 

Some tips to keep your vegetarian child healthy

My good friend Julia’s granddaughter is a self-proclaimed vegetarian. Julia like many of you is helping to raise a vegetarian grade “schooler” or teen-ager. She is worried that her grandchild may not be getting the necessary nutrients in her...

 

Dorothy 'Dot' Barber

Dorothy “Dot” Barber, 89, died Monday, April 16, 2018 in Mobile, Ala. Mrs. Barber was a native and lifelong resident of Lottie, Ala. She was a member of the Lottie Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 19, at...

 

Subrina Marline Barlow

Subrina Marline Barlow died Friday, April 20, 2018 in Repton. Mrs. Barlow was born in Pascagoula, Miss. And had been a resident of Repton since 1995, coming from Los Angeles, Calif. Of the Baptist faith, she was a homemaker. A private memorial...

 

Carl V. Chandler

Carl V. Chandler, 75, of Flomaton, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Mr. Chandler was born in Century and had been a resident of the Flomaton community for the past several years, coming from Loxley, Ala. Working as a...

 

James 'Jimmy' Richard Dixon, II

James “Jimmy” Richard Dixon, II, 55, of Brewton, died Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Brewton. Dr. Dixon was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton and member of Jay First Baptist Church. A 1981 graduate of Jay High School, he graduated from...

 

Donald Ray Harrison

Donald Ray Harrison, 65, died Saturday, Aoril 14, 2018 in Atmore, Ala. Mr. Harrison was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. He was a member of the Church of Living God. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the Moyeville...

 

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