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Be aware of food safety when grilling this holiday

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday To you! Happy Birthday Dear America on your 242nd Birthday! On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Each year on July 4th, Americans celebrate that freedom and...

 

S.I. Baker and the yellow dog

As mentioned last week, the Canoe Highlands Colony remains shrouded in the hazy memory of our area's distant past. S.L. Baker, one of the colony's principal investor's, travelled to Chicago on a...

 
 By Jim Stanton    Lifestyles    July 5, 2018

Genealogy can teach your history & more

I got interested in genealogy at a young age and remember sitting around listening to my grandparents and great-grandparents talk about the old folks. With this in mind some of the best advice I ever got was to take a tape recorder with me and...

 

Independence Day: holiday celebrated with sweat

A favorite holiday of my childhood was celebrated on the 4th of July. That day had to be earned with sweat and bother. Sweat was sweated in the early morning as we had to plant the last of the sweet potatoes. Let me explain that. Mama and Daddy...

 

JUMPSTART

Pre-schoolers who participated in the JumpStart Program at Flomaton Elementary School last week were treated to a quick course in fire safety with the Flomaton Fire Department last Friday, June 22,...

 

Lost colony of the Canoe Highlands

Shrouded in the foggy shadows of our area's distant past is the long-forgotten colony known as the Canoe Highlands. The colony was apparently made up of settlers from the Mid-West and our local...

 

Locals can change history for the better

The events in our history that directed major changes in the evolution of our world are often thought of as far away and detached from local history. But, several people who changed our history lay at rest today in this county. One of the most...

 

Vacation can be challenging to diabetes control

Planning a trip this summer? Sure, that’s what vacations are all about. But, fun all goes by the wayside if you take a vacation from diabetes control. Some careful pre‐travel planning can help you manage your diabetes while on the road and allow...

 

Infants need more ABC than TLC for safe sleep

The death of a child in the first year of life is an unimaginable tragedy. Alabama has the second highest infant mortality in the nation, with more than nine in 1000 newborns dying before their first birthday. Some of these children die because of...

 

Independence Day

A favorite holiday of my childhood was celebrated on the 4th of July. That day had to be earned with sweat and bother. Sweat was sweated in the early morning as we had to plant the last of the sweet potatoes. Let me explain that. Mama and Daddy...

 

June is Men's Health Month, tips to a healthy you

June is Men’s Health Month, and every year Men's Health Week is celebrated in the week including Father's Day. However, men should be aware of their ailments, symptoms and have them checked throughout the year, not just during the Month of June. An...

 

Blueberries celebrated at Saturday's festival

It’s Blueberry Picking Time! This coming weekend all roads lead to Jenning’s Park in Brewton, AL for the 38th Annual Alabama Blueberry Festival. We are inviting you to come and join us for this BIG EVENT! The Festival will be held Saturday, June...

 

Old newspapers: source of history

Escambia County Alabama was created following the War Between the States. The time immediately after the war was a dark time for many in that much of the infrastructure of the area had been destroyed...

 

June marks the beginning of many seasons

Since it's June already that means that several seasons either begin or end with this month. I guess one of the ones we pay great attention to along the gulf coast is hurricane season, which began the first day of this month. Also the first day of...

 

My family's loss and a death at Barnett Crossroads

August 1951 brought death to my family. My Granddaddy Marion Grissett died at age 75. His neighbor Mr. Marvin Lisenby rolled into our lane to motion with his head for Daddy to come out to the car. I was on the front porch with my siblings and that...

 

Into the wild

Nestled into the quiet county roads in Northern Baldwin County near Perdido, Ala., lies the Splinter Hill Bog Preserve, one of the most in-tact seepage bog communities remaining on the Gulf Coast area...

 

­Chamber welcomes Medstar

The Flomaton Chamber of Commerce welcomed Medstar/Lifeguard Medical Services to the Flomaton community Thursday, May 24 at the Flomaton Fire Department. Above, from left, Fire Chief Steve Stanton,...

 

Appointed to Academy

Air Force Cadet Eugene B. Smith III, grandson of Wayne M. and Elaine C. King of Brewton and grandson of Annie L. Smith and Eugene B. Smith Jr. of Greenville, received a Letter of Appointment to the...

 

Locals chosen to attend Boys State

Locals Jay Jackson and Joseph O'Bannon were selected as incoming seniors for Alabama Boys State 2018, held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa fromSun., May 27, through Saturday, June 2, 2018....

 

USDA partners to help veteran farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service to help military veterans obtain loans and pursue careers as farmers and ranchers....

 

Locals make Deanʼs lists, graduate

Several area students from Atmore, Brewton, Flomaton, Frisco City, Monroeville and Uriah made Huntingdon College’s Dean’s List of High Honors and Dean’s List of Honors 2018. The students who made the lists are: Derik Andrew Kidd of Atmore;...

 

Unsing heroes receive scholarships

Three Northview High School students, Jason Fischer, Kayla Galvan and Lari McCann, were three of 21 seniors who received a portion of $300,000 in 4-year scholarships Tuesday, May 29, at the...

 

It's hurricane season-here are food safety tips

No matter where you live or what type of severe weather is likely for your area, it is important to be prepared. Along the Gulf Coast, hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak period occurring in September - October....

 

The Battle of Santa Rosa Island

By May, 1861 all the players were positioned for the opening battles around the Pensacola area. Since January 1861, peace had been loosely held in place by a gentleman's agreement between the outgoing...

 
 By Patsy Green    Lifestyles    May 31, 2018

Written letters can leave a lasting legacy

A letter from North Africa, January 23, 1943: "I will drop you just a few lines to let you hear from me. This finds me well and OK and hope you are the same. I still haven't heard from you, but I...

 

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