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Esc. Co. (Ala.) school board OKs personnel changes

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following changes at it's Thursday, June 18 meeting. The changes are as follows: Leave of Absence Damien Jackson, special education instructional aide at WS Neal Elementary School,...

Jay kicks off fireworks July 3

The town of Jay will kickoff this weekend's Fourth of July festivities with fireworks at Bray-Hendricks Park at dark Friday, July 3, followed by its annual 'Celebrate Freedom' 5K run Saturday morning...

Reardon will seek re-election

Saying he wants to continue maintaining a safe environment for everyone in Flomaton, Councilman Charlie Reardon announced he will seek re-election to his District 1 seat on the Flomaton Town Council....

Enjoying the battle

W.S. Neal's Issac Smith gives a friendly pat to T.R. Miller's Miller Hart during Saturday's 'Battle of Murder Creek' baseball game between the two schools. Josh Godwin, owner of David's Catfish and...

Schools are set to open Aug. 7

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott said Tuesday in a special meeting that public schools will start Friday, Aug. 7, following State Superintendent Eric Mackey's announcement that...

Flomaton Public Library closed

As new cases of COVID-19 increase across the state of Alabama and in Escambia County, Gov. Kay Ivey has extended her 'Safer at Home' order and the town of Flomaton has implemented changes that...

Jay man facing meth charge

A Jay man is facing a felony drug charge after a search Friday of the vehicle he was a passenger in. Christopher Glen Davidson, 42, 6342 Highway 4, was the passenger along with a second passenger,...

Maverick in Jay back in production

Maverick took advantage of a recent brief shutdown of the Jay Field in the Florida panhandle to perform previously planned, field-wide maintenance, and facility improvements. These actions rendered the field more efficient and even safer. As of...

Walnut Hill man faces charges

A Walnut Hill man was arrested June 29 and faces felony charges of sexual battery on a minor between Feb. 1 and April 25, following an investigation. Joshua Edward Vihnanek, 24, 7840 Rockaway Creed...

Canoe Depot was major hub of activity

Trains and the railroad have always been a big part of Canoe. The earliest recordation of the presence of a depot in the Canoe area may be a blip in The Standard Gauge, a Brewton, Alabama newspaper...

Remember old school efforts last longer

I sat down to write something wise and profound, but then decided to write something much needed now in these unsettled times. I awoke this morning to the memory of our old wood burning stove having a heavy oven door that had to be propped with a...

Alger-Sullivan Heritage Museum to reopen

A few weeks ago my sister was sitting at home and getting a bit stir crazy as we all get in the age of covid-19, so she decided to take her household on a little ride along the state line. Part of her ride was around the old sawmill area of...

Snakes, best avoided, are vital to our ecosystem

Snakes are found just about anywhere. Inevitably, humans and snakes will cross paths. Like everything in nature, snakes play an important role in their environments. While many people may have a fear or dislike the slithering creatures, there are...

The Sunshine REport

One of the more difficult things for assertive people to do is to take a “pause for the cause.” There are times when we actually become victims of our circumstances. Events seem to rush us, press us, move us along at a pace that is injurious to...

Ronald Wayne Gresham

Ronald Wayne Gresham, 65, died Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Yelm, Wash. Mr. Gresham was a native of Flomaton and former resident of Colorado who had resided in Yelm for the past eight months. He was of the Christian faith. A graveside service was...

Glenn Edward Grandison

Glenn Edward Grandison, 58, died Friday, June 26, 2020. Mr. Grandison was born Feb. 16, 1962, to Willie and Betty Cowans, in Wilcox County, Ala. A 1980 graduate of T.R. Miller High School, he retired from Georgia Pacific in 2018 with 38 years of...

Nolen Ray Tollison

Nolen Ray Tollison, 9, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Birmingham, Ala. Master Nolen finished third grade at Five Points Elementary School and was an Alabama fan who loved sports, fishing and the outdoors, playing with his siblings and family....

Rosemary Bowen Wall

Rosemary Bowen Wall, 69, died Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Atmore. Mrs. Wall was a native of Frisco City, Ala. and former resident of Eight Mile, Ala., who had resided in Atmore for the past seven years. She was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker....

Margie Goodale-Boutwell

Margie Goodale-Boutwell, 93, of Enon, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at her daughter's home in Pace, Fla. Mrs. Goodale-Boutwell was born Feb. 27, 1927, to John and Tazzie Hastings, in Pineville, Fla. She worked briefly for the Forestry Division at...

Marilyn Kay Sheehan Blackwell

Marilyn Kay Sheehan Blackwell, 75, of Brewton, died Sunday, June 28, 2020, following a brief illness. Mrs. Blackwell was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Hubbard, Texas and relocated to Brewton in 1950, graduating from W.S. Neal High School in 1962. She was...

Charles Edward 'Eddie' Gideons

Charles Edward “Eddie” Gideons, 56, of Atmore, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Mr. Gideons was born Feb. 21, 1964, to Charles Edward, Sr. and Marilyn Owens Gideons-Davidson in Atmore. Working for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Atmore from 1995...

Don't believe COVID dates published

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott says we will start school on Friday, Aug. 7; we've got dates for the beginning of college football, high school football, major league...

GOP senate runoff in less than 2 weeks

Folks, we are less than two weeks away from our election contest for our U.S. Senate Seat. The runoff between former Senator Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach, Tommy Tuberville may be close and will be interesting. The two...

A new perspective from the clouds

With everything going on in the world, between COVID-19, state lockdowns, murder by racism, political war-of-the-parties, rioters destroying small businesses that were already in trouble due to...

Carney versus Kaepernick

As our major cities smolder upon our 244th Independence Day, some of us may be wondering how many more years we will be able to celebrate our independence and freedom. America has conquered many challenges over the past couple centuries, but this...

Use common sense firing off for the 4th

In the song labeled 'Henry the VIII' it repeats the line saying the second verse is same as the first. It's a song that can drive you crazy. But as we enter the Fourth of July weekend we want to remind people of something we put in this spot every...

Our sacred honor

This weekend America will celebrate its 244th birthday. Unfortunately, we do so in a time of a pandemic, a struggling economy, and violent protests. But, it’s still our birthday and we should both commemorate and celebrate it. We usually do a... Full story

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