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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 being...

 

Racism exists and it's our fault

Does Racism exist? Yes. It does. There's no running from it. It's been here and has been here for centuries. Especially here in the south. To argue it, is stupid. To deny it, is ignorance. To ignore i...

 

Oh! For the love of a talker

I want to start by saying that I love my son, but Lord, is he a talker. He is a normal rambunctious 6-year old, but I dare say he might have a better grasp on the English language than some...

 

Tell me about those good old days

Years ago there was a song made famous by The Judds. It had a line that said “Grandpa, tell me ‘bout the good old days”. Now, the good old days the song was referring to were the days following...

 

Now is the time to be rational

For a few months now, we have been watching the news and seen the horrors unfold in other far-away, distant countries caught in the grips of the smallest of invaders, a virus called COVID-19. We...

 

Halftime show just entertainment

You’d have to be living under a rock to have not noticed all the controversy surrounding the half-time show of Super Bowl LIV (54), but just in case you missed it, let me hit the highlights: Latina...

 

Do we hear information anymore?

Every morning I wake up and my phone alerts me to CNN’s ‘5 things to start your day’. I usually read through it and make mental notes on things that I find important or pressing. Next, as I...

 

A moment of pause for Christmas

Memories...What is it that spans them? I mean think about it...over the years, as you age, certain little moments get lodged in your head and your brain takes those moments and records them. They...

 

The legacy of Memaw dressing

I was not raised in the south. The southern heritage was imposed on me when I moved down here. I have to admit, I have thrived under the southern tutelage, and no greater lesson was learned but that o...

 

Maybe we should stick to football

With the holidays approaching, some will find themselves on edge about what to discuss as they gather around the Thanksgiving dinner table surrounded by friends and family. Let’s face it, there are...

 

Remember to thank a veteran

Veteran’s Day is Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. All across the country VA’s, community centers, towns and cities will be participating in various programs and services to honor our nation’s veterans....

 

Traditions mean different things

Traditions mean many different things to many different families. They can be important to some members of the family and mean about nothing to other members of the same family. Sometimes they can eve...

 

Can't take the 'Southern' out of the girl

Ohio. In the grand scheme of things, it’s really not that far away, but I’ll tell ya, boy, is it far. Those people up there don’t wear crimson and white to support their good, God-fearing...

 

Book inspires new fundraiser

Shel Silverstein's book, “The Giving Tree” has inspired a new fundraiser sponsored by the Flomaton Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. The fundraiser, appropriately called 'The Giving Tree'...

 

Jay rolls to 40-16 victory

Friday night lights shown bright on Jay when the Royals took home the victory against the Cottondale 40-16 Friday night in Jay. Jay will be back in action this Friday night when the travel across the...

 

Arguing is just a waste of breath

Arguing. Why do we spend so much time doing it? I've thought about it recently when I've watched the national news. I thought about it again when my daughter got into an argument online with a...

 

Starting school at FES

Flomaton Elementary School kicked off the 2019-2020 school year on Thurs., Aug. 8. Preschool students and kindergartners were welcomed with a special 'Tears & Cheers' breakfast. For more, see our...

 

Tears and Cheers

Flomaton Elementary school welcomed a new batch of students for the 2019-20 school year Thursday, August 8 as they kicked off the school year. Among the first day events, preschool students,...

 

Staying cool & learning safety

On the last day of jumpstart, Thursday, June 27, a program intended to prepare incoming Flomaton Elementary School kindergartners to attend school, the children were treated to a special surprise....

 

Reading at First Baptist Day Care

Jean Dean, a representative of the Reading Is Fundamental Project, read to the preschoolers at Flomaton First Baptist Day Care, Wed., May 22. Dean also is a partner with the Kiwanis Program and...

 

Write what you think you know?

Write what you know. A long time ago my Mama told me to do that. Fast forward a few years, and my husband told me the same thing. Write what you know. Its simple words, but how do you write when you...

 

The Backyardigans

Preschoolers at Flomaton's First Baptist Day Care got to explore right in their back yard, Thursday, April, 11, on a field trip to Turtle Point Science Center which is also located within Flomaton's...

 

Fish on Fire

The fish were biting Saturday, March 30, at Brewton's E.O Wilson Park, as the City of Brewton and the Brewton Fire Department hosted the annual event Fish on Fire. Crowds of kids with parents and...

 

Cars & Crawfish

The sun shone on Jay, Fla., Saturday and Sunday for Opie's first annual Car Show and Crawfish Festival. The event drew crowds from all over the south to view classic and exotic cars and trucks that...

 

Family seeks info on fire

Local residents of the Pollard-McCall area are seeking information in the wake of a fire that claimed their barn and the contents stored inside. The barn and the equipment were considered a total...

 

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