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Balloon trip around the world in eight days

The Southern Amateur Radio Union just sponsored a successful School Race around the World using special helium filled balloons. A lot of hard work went into this project, weighing each item and figuring how much helium to put in each balloon to...

 

Small businesses can qualify for financial help

The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza today launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency loan program created last week with the President’s signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...

 

Tips to keep livestock, land healthy this spring

Coming out of the wettest winter on record, Alabama farmers face a different set of obstacles this spring. To overcome this, farmers will have to change many of their management strategies to ensure the health of the land and livestock. Livestock...

 

Baptist now offering online screening

Baptist Health Care, with facilities in Jay Hospital, located at 14122 Alabama Street in Jay and Lakeview Center, located at 6021 Industrial Blvd in Century, now offers online assessment screenings for COVID-19 to determine if further diagnostic...

 

Coronavirus won't stop extension service learning

Coronavirus or no coronavirus, Alabama Extension is pressing forward to offer information and learning opportunities to the people of Alabama. Just one week ago, we transitioned to an alternate operations model and assigned employees to work from...

 

Blood donations needed

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood....

 

Alabama Power warns of scam

Alabama Power is sharing information on a scam targeting customers over the phone claiming to be a representative from Alabama Power and requesting immediate payment on accounts. In some instances, scammers have altered a customer’s caller ID to...

 

ALFA suspends cancellations during crisis

“We understand many customers’ jobs have been impacted by efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Alfa Insurance President and CEO Jimmy Parnell. “The health and economic challenges facing our country are unprecedented, and we all...

 

Retreat offers our youth personal development

Teens across the state came out in full force for the Alabama 4-H Midwinter Leadership Retreat. This year’s retreat focused on workforce development, healthy living and independence. The three–day, Hollywood-themed event was held at the Alabama 4...

 

Industrial board eyes survey of area needs

Members of the Escambia County Industrial Development Authority board held a luncheon and forum for board members and the county's mayors Thursday, March 5, laying out the framework for the organization's goals in the coming year. ECIDA board chairma...

 

A message from Escambia County (Ala.) Presiding Judge Dave Jordan

A message from Escambia County (Ala.) Presiding Judge Dave Jordan: Late on Friday, March 13, 2020, the Supreme Court of Alabama issued its Administrative Order Suspending All In-Person Court Proceedings for the Next Thirty Days. That Order is...

 

Workshops offer look at sources of quality water

Alabama’s rich water resources range from rushing mountain streams to the relaxing, sugar sand beaches of the coast. It is not always clear, however, what the connection is between our everyday tasks and the quality of our water. The Alabama...

 

Flomaton native loves being squadron helicopter mechanic

As a member of the newest Maritime Strike Squadron helicopter squadron, Airman Apprentice Jack Coppenger is continuing a tradition while also creating a new legacy. Coppenger is an aviation machinist’s mate who is responsible for helicopter...

 

PHD Realty offers two scholarships

For the fourth consecutive year, PHD Realty announces the PHD Realty Determinaton Scholarship for 2020. This year, two $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying seniors who plant to attend technical school or college full time in the fall. To b...

 

Drones are getting easier, more beneficial to use

Technologies are often viable tools for land owners and managers. A prime example of this is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), most commonly referred to as drones. Their many uses prove them to be beneficial tools in land and forest...

 

Tips to help your fruit trees be more productive

Whether is a juicy peach or a sweet apple, there are many fruit trees that make a perfect addition to the back yard. In order for them to grow and produce fruit, growers must properly plant and care for the trees. When done correctly, the tree’s...

 

Students compete to represent Southern Pine

On Friday, January 17, 25 local students were chosen to compete for the honor of being a 2020 Southern Pine Electric Co-op Youth Tour representative. Students were chosen by faculty members of their...

 

Tips to help safely serve food and leftovers

Foodborne illness will put an instant damper on holiday celebrations. Practicing holiday food safety can reduce the chances of someone getting sick. Preparing and Serving Food “Do not let foods linger during preparation,” said Angela Treadaway, a...

 

Christmas Carol to begin tonight

Brewton Council of the Arts and Brewton Town and Gown Players are co- producing A Christmas Carol this holiday season, with four performances that kickoff tonight (Thursday) in Brewton. The production is under the direction of Stephen Billy and...

 

Scam using gift cards prevalent

The holiday season is here, and that presents plenty of opportunities for scammers to spoil Alabamians’ celebrations. A few scams are specific to the holidays, but most are variations on everyday frauds, ramped up to match seasonal spikes in...

 

Watson joins board

The Alabama Association of School Boards welcomed Regina Watson, with the Brewton City Board of Education, onto the 2019 All-State School Board last Saturday, Dec. 7, at its state convention in...

 

Tips to help find the perfect Christmas tree

For many, finding the perfect Christmas tree can make or break the holiday season. Luckily, people can easily find a perfect tree if they keep a few things in mind. Species Some people get their Christmas tree from a “cut your own” tree farm,...

 

This year's state ambassador sings 4-H's praises

In Birmingham, Ala. Kenneth Reese, the 2019–2020 Alabama 4-H state ambassador president, lives the 4-H motto. “I want to be a role model to youth and show them all the opportunities 4-H offers,” Reese said. “This is a goal I have had for...

 

Honoring those who fought for our freedom

Richard Benjamin CPL Richard Benjamin KIA Vietnam from Atmore, Ala. We are remembering you on this very sad day, Feb. 6, 1968, long years ago. You have served Christ well young man. You were 19 years...

 

Food scores released for Oct.

Escambia County (Ala.) released its food scores for October 2019. The scores are as follows: Atmore Abundant Life - 98 Atmore Comm. Hosp - 97 Atmore Dragway - 97 Baker’s Svc. Sta. - 97 Burger King - 94 Circle K (Nashville) - 88 Circle K (Main) -...

 

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