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Articles from the January 3, 2019 edition

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The birth of South Flomaton, Inc

The later part of 1945 was a time of great optimism and hope across the area and the nation in that World War II had concluded with an Allied victory and the men and women of the US armed forces were...

 

A tale of five men out cow hunting

There were five men in the party; they were cow hunting. They had left the comfort of their homes in the area along the coast known as the Walton Valley and traveled northwest in the yearly search for their free-range cattle. After several days of se...

 

Christmas and New Year's 1950 and 1951

So Santa Claus had come and gone. The house was a wreck, Mama was a wreck from all the work she had done before and now had waiting to do after we were back in school after New Years. We all had eaten so much fresh fruit and candy everybody was...

 

Use these nutrition tips for a healthier you in 2019

Happy New Year! Do you usually make a New Year’s resolution? Millions of Americans make resolutions every January hoping to improve their health by losing weight, getting fit or eating healthy. Achieve your nutrition goals this year by making...

 

The Sunshine Report

I have learned a few things about being a parent via observation over the years. I believe it is worthy of spending some time on. May I begin by reminding those who have young children, they grow up only once. That’s the theme of the message that...

 

Thomas Alfred Agee

Thomas Alfred Agee, 76, of Flomaton, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton, Ala. Mr. Agee was born in Linden, Ala. And had been a member of the Flomaton community for 22 years, coming from Arlington, Ala. A U.S....

 

Billy Charles Ballard

Billy Charles Ballard, 73, of Castleberry, Ala., died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Mr. Ballard was born in Castleberry and had been a lifetime member of the community where he worked as a fabricator in the window production industry. He was of the...

 

Mary Lyda Guy Emmons

Mary Lyda Guy Emmons, 87, of the Pineview community, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, after an extended illness. Mrs. Emmons was a native of Frisco City, Ala. and longtime resident of Escambia County, Ala. Of the Holiness faith, she was a homemaker who...

 

Jim Clifton Hall

Jim Clifton Hall, 59, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Hall was born Jan. 14, 1959, to Herbert Hoover and Nancy Janelle Beasley Hall in Atmore. An avid fisherman, he was employed with Clarke-Mobile County Gas District for 13 years. The...

 

Opal Daphne Jones

Opal Daphne Jones, 73, of Bay Minette, Ala., died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 29, 1945, to Jerry Lee and Montez Gulley Jones, Sr., in Pensacola. Of the Pentecostal faith, she was a homemaker. The funeral was held at 12 p.m.,...

 

Dalton Orie Morgan

Dalton Orie Morgan, 84, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Morgan was a native of Baldwin County, Ala. who had resided most of his life in McDavid, Fla. A farmer who raised cattle all his life, he was a member of the Florida Cattlema...

 

Donald Ray Moye

Donald Ray Moye, 56, of Atmore, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. Mr. Moye was born April 15, 1962, to Dewey Lee and Jenelle King Moye in Atmore. Employed as a gas technician with West Escambia Utilities, he attended West End Baptist Church. Memorial...

 

Edward Weaver

Edward Weaver, 83, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in a Pensacola hospital. Mr. Weaver was born in Brewton, Ala., where he returned to after serving more than 22 years in the U.S. Army. Of the Christian faith, he received his nursing degree while he...

 

The Life and Times Ernest Lloyd Barrow

Story and photos by Gretchen McPherson Staff Writer Chosen by the Century Chamber of Commerce as the Outstanding Citizen of the Year for 2008-2009, 90-year-old Century resident Ernest Lloyd Barrow...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 3, 2019

Bike rider admits to car theft

With the help of the community, a Century man is sitting behind bars awaiting extradition to Alabama to face multiple charges after he was accused of riding a stolen bicycle to the Texaco Station in...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 3, 2019

Help needed to identify a thief

Flomaton Police Capt. Chance Thompson continued the search for an unidentified black male who used a baseball bat to smash his way into Flomaton Small Engines early Jan. 1 and fled with four new...

 

School scores improve countywide

The State of Alabama released the its state report card results last Thursday for all school systems, and according to the Alabama State Department of Education website, Escambia County (Ala.)...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 3, 2019

Work crew jailed for illegal drugs

Four members of an out-of-town crew working on cell phone towers in the area ended up in the Escambia County Detention Center on drug charges after East Brewton police seized 3.1 grams of methamphetam...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 3, 2019

Cottrell pharmacy set for E. Brewton

Early 2019 will bring two new businesses to East Brewton with Cottrell's Hometown Pharmacy and United Bank opening at 305 Forrest Ave. Brewton Pharmacist Danny Cottrell, who owns Brewton Medical...

 

School board recognizes members, coaches

At the Dec. 20 meeting of the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education, School Superintendent John Knott gave board members an update on the W.S. Neal High School auditorium and field house...

 

Board OKs personnel changes

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at its Dec. 20 meeting. Resignation Melissa Beech, special education teacher at Escambia County High School, effective December 21, 2018; Rico Jackson, teacher/hea...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 3, 2019

No charges for deputy

A Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office deputy who had shot a suspect armed with a cross bow on Oct. 20 will not face charges. Deputy Kevin Dalgleish, who fired a single shot at Glen Phillips on Oct. 20, was found to be reasonable and justifiable for...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 3, 2019

Arbor art contest gets under way

Celebrate this Arbor Day by participating in the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Arbor Day mail art contest. Make your own drawing, collage, painting or photo, or decorate a postcard or envelope related to the theme, ‘Plant Trees Today for...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 3, 2019

Ivey targets drugs with funds

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $1.6 million to continue the fight to reduce illegal drug use in the state by arresting those who buy or sell illegal drugs or falsely obtain prescription drugs. Funds will be distributed to the Alabama Law...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    January 3, 2019

Social media has its place and time

I was talking to somebody the other day who asked me why I was constantly condemning social media. He basically accused me of not liking social media since it was basically real time and I didn't...

 

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