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Tips help keep resolution to eat right this year

Each January, millions of Americans make resolutions to eat more healthfully and lose weight, but many lose steam along the way. If you have trouble keeping your resolutions or meeting your goals, make this the year, you create a solid plan that...

 

Life, courage & death in Bowman

Along Highway 31, in the quite farming community at Wawbeek, sets a lonely red dirt road leading to Bowman Cemetery. History has long moved on from the days when the location marked a vibrant saw...

 
 By Russell Brown    Opinion    January 11, 2018 

E.F. Skinner made profit off lumber

The period after the Civil war in the South is known as Reconstruction. The name is a bit misleading. For former states of rebellion, these years were largely state government controlled with U.S. military oversite. Florida had been one of the slave...

 

When things get cold in marriage

So we got married at the end of December in 1963. He worked one shift, I worked worked another. Both jobs were at different plants. The bed got changed once a week due to constant usage of different sleeping schedules. We moved three times in 1964...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    January 11, 2018 

'Birdshot' Cotten was loved by all

There's an old saying of not being able to make chicken salad out of other things that come out of a chicken and there's a saying that you can't make lemonade without lemons. But most people who knew...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 11, 2018 

Council makes right decision

The Flomaton Town Council is on the right track as it reviews old leases and agreements with the Escambia County School Board concerning the use of Hurricane Park. As Councilman Charlie Reardon said, leases and agreements reached in the 1980s are...

 
 By Bradley Byrne    Opinion    January 11, 2018 

Things to look for in 2018

Last week, we recapped major highlights from the past year, so this week I want to look ahead at some of the important things to watch for in 2018. 2018 is an election year, and the midterm elections for all House members and the one-third of the Uni...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    January 11, 2018 

Shelby brings bacon to the state

A few months back the Jefferson County Republican Party honored our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby. It was held at The Club in Birmingham. The view from atop Red Mountain from this elegant club is spectacular, especially at night from the ballro...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 11, 2018 

Pointless, useless noise

Living next to the railroad, it's said one eventually tunes out the earsplitting blare and clatter of trains rumbling right past your abode. After over a year of deafening din from assorted anti-Trumpers from the press to pundits to politicians of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    January 4, 2018

Eyes will be on Jones' votes in Senate

As far as I know, Roy Moore has yet to concede defeat to Doug Jones, despite the fact Jones was sworn in yesterday as Alabama's new Democratic U.S. Senator. I guess it really doesn't matter whether Mo...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 4, 2018

People help the community

It takes caring people to be a community and the children are our future are a couple of the cliches that come to mind when you see people rallying together to help others. We saw that last Thursday when Jeremy Dunn was reported missing. Sheriff's...

 

A look back at 2017

As we head into 2018, I want to take a minute to look back at some of the highlights from a very busy and productive 2017. 2017 marked the start of a new era in Washington, D.C. as President Donald Trump was sworn in. With the House and the Senate...

 

Moore is reason a Democrat won

As we enter the 2018 campaign season, many of you have asked me to look back and analyze the 2017 Special Election Senate race and explain in depth what happened and why. The most asked question is how could a Democrat win a U.S. Senate seat in...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 4, 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly of taxes

With the first substantive income tax reform in over 30 years, Trump's triumphant tax cuts with his reluctant Congressional partners is all the buzz. Despite everyone debating taxes in general, there are unfortunately still too many misperceptions...

 

The Preacher and the mule

As mentioned in earlier articles, R.W. Brooks was a prolific local writer who chronicled our area's history in a day and age when this region was only a generation removed from the pioneer settlers...

 
 By Patsy Green    Opinion    January 4, 2018

Football teaches history as well

Jerry Fischer shared with me the following thoughts written by Wray Lane, Century High School's first football coach. I couldn't say it better myself, so I'll just let Mr. Lane tell his story. “SOME THOUGHTS FROM MY FIVE YEARS RESIDENCY IN CENTURY...

 

Flomaton beauty shop, life lessons

Aqua Net Extra was applied to hold the hair in place for a solid week. The 1960's had many with hair piled up like loaves of monkey bread. Not my hair, mine was corkscrew tight with spit curl sides. Scotch taped for sleeping. The Beauty Shop was the...

 

Homemade soup can heat cold days ahead

During these cold winter days, nothing is more satisfying than a warm bowl of homemade soup. Try these two quick soup recipes that are sure to keep you warm and cozy this winter. The recipes are also Heart Healthy too! They are called: Quick Potato...

 

Daizee left one last lesson, buckle up

I didn't know Daizee Angus. She wasn't somebody that grew up with my children who I got to know. I went to the wreck Friday night on County Road 4A and learned someone had been killed. I heard about...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 28, 2017

Century drops the ball on fees

They have a New Year's Eve ball drop in New York City and Brewton will drop its blueberry ball the same night. The town of Century dropped the ball last week when the town council voted not to honor a verbal agreement with the Paces Foundation over...

 

A Tax cut for Christmas

This Christmas, the American people received a gift that isn’t found underneath the tree but will be found in your pocketbook and paychecks over the coming years. I’m talking about passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...

 

Political icons lost during 2017

At the close of each year, my tradition is to acknowledge the passing away of significant political leaders from the political stage in our beloved state. We lost some icons this year. As I sit in my office writing this yearend column, pictures of tw...

 

A great year for making America great again

According to the main stream media, the past year has been a tumultuous trouncing of Trump at every turn. Breathlessly trying to perform last rites on the Trump presidency since election night, they and Democrats warned of endless racist violence, st...

 

A lot of 'stupid is as stupid does'

I loved the movie Forrest Gump, I had read the book, but I always wondered what that line 'Mama always said stupid is as stupid does' really meant. In the aftermath of this special senate race...

 

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Editor’s note: Christmas is a time to reflect on all the hopes and fears around the world. Years ago an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun newspaper saying her friends had told her there was...

 

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