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 By Carolyn Bivins    Lifestyles    May 17, 2018 

Here are five top foods for good eye health

Do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes? Read on to learn about the top foods for eye health. But don't count on popping a pill to get these nutrients — your best...

 
 By Kevin McKinley    Lifestyles    May 17, 2018 

Gordons were progressive farmers

Newspapers in our area have always profiled local residents and their human interests pursuits. Yet in an era when most people were "closer to the earth" it was well thought of to cover farms and agri...

 
 By Russell Brown    Lifestyles    May 17, 2018 

School discipline is very different today

I was raised in the country many, many years ago. As the oldest of four brothers, I spent summer days out the back door after breakfast with instructions to come back for lunch and stay out of trouble. Four boys roaming the countryside however were o...

 

Feed sack dresses were all the rage for fashion

Poor Mama. She was usually defeated before the battle even started. Daddy bought hog shorts at Gilmore's Store in Wallace and when it was time for that purchase Mama made sure to be there to pick out the sacks. The need to explain this is for the...

 

FES holds field day

Flomaton Elementary School held its annual Field Day, Friday, May 18. The sun was shining and the heat bore down, but students were cooled off at the end of the day by being sprayed by Flomaton Fire...

 

Delivering food

Residents filled the line Saturday in Century as Reimagine Century helped bring free food, free fun and even free haircuts courtesy of Pensacola State College students. For more see our Photo...

 

Maxwell autos were first in county

Today new cell phones, electronic gadgets and other technological innovations are all the rave when they are released for consumer consumption each year. Yet in an earlier age, a new car was the...

 
 By Patsy Green    Lifestyles    May 10, 2018

Sawmill Day has long history in Century

We had a great time at Sawmill Day, May 5th. Thank to those who came. If you were at one of the many other activities going on that same days, maybe you can make it to us next year. I hope the other...

 

Icy conditions & falling through my shoes

Did I ever mention being poor and falling through the holes in my shoes on an ice spewed up in the ditches morning? Circa 1951/52 Y'all, I'm here to tell you how I rolled with that situation. So the school morning at our house was a loud, rushed,...

 

Mother's Day lets us honor the moms we love

Sunday, May 13th is Mother's Day, the time set aside to honor all Mothers for the important roles they play. The day trace its history back to 1905 when Anna Jarvis of Grafton, West Virginia, inspired by the death of her own mother, started a...

 

Gluten free? May is Celiac Awareness Month

As I walk around the grocery stores, I notice a variety of new package products that are gluten-free. It’s a new trend offering more food choices for those who have Gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease is triggered by ingesting certain proteins,...

 

Saddle Up

Spirits were high and whinnies were heard, Friday and Saturday night in Jay, Fla., where crowds geared up to cheer on competitors in the 17th annual Jay Rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls came from all over...

 

Highway 31 has a rich, full history

In the early days of the automobile travel was anything but consistent. Muddy pig trials and dangerous bridges awaited travelers who dared venture upon the roads on their iron horse. As time passed...

 
 By Jim Stanton    Lifestyles    May 3, 2018

DNA testing can prove accurate results

I first got interested in tracking my family roots back during the 1970's, at that time it was all done with paper and pencil. I was able to have some success with running down my ancestors with trips to various libraries. Having a full time job as w...

 

Living my life large with the top down

Circa 1951 there about, third grade, barefoot tomboy. Life was full of fun and disaster. I took advantage of anything needing to be taken advantage of. Uncle Rudy, Daddy's baby brother, home on leave...

 

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...

 

Warmer weather brings food safety concerns

Can You Pass This Food Safety Quiz? It’s Spring time! The weather is getting warmer and people have gotten more concerned about food safety issues. We have received several phone calls at the Extension office about safe food practices. There were...

 

Clyde's was a Jay fixture

A blue tinged cloud of cigarette smoke hanging in the air; as a juke box cranks out a Lefty Frizzel tune against the faint glow of a dimly lit dance floor. Cars parked out front proudly displaying...

 

Saturday to be big in Century

Saturday, April 21st the Town of Century and the Alger Sullivan Historical Society will be dedicating a marker commemorating the Alger Sullivan Lumber Company Residential Historic District. All are invited to the dedication ceremony starting at 2:00...

 

We wanted, built and owned a billy

We were a creative bunch. We were blessed with excess energy and low on spending money for toys. We were creative. My older brothes, Rayford and Jarvis ( aka Humpy ) built things for making our fun more fun. Our land had several natural ponds, one...

 

Chicken on Church

Leadership Atmore Class of 2017, a group sponsored by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, kicked off the first ever Chicken on Church event in Atmore, Thursday, April 12, on Church Street. The event...

 

Chowing down

Zack Williams and Crystal Moffett of Brewton feast on crawfish Sunday at the 'Kick It at the Creek' festival in Brewton. For more see Page 8A or our Photo Gallery....

 

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