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Articles from the January 17, 2019 edition

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Conclusion on South Flomaton

In continuing last week's story it becomes apparent that the town of South Flomaton had a colorful history stretching over four decades. Some have said the bars and nightclubs, which once numbered as...

 

Alger-Sullivan Society kicks off 2019 meetings

When you read this the Alger Sullivan Historical Society will have already had our first meeting of 2019. Our meetings are the third Tuesday of every month in the Leach House Museum, 610 4th street...

 

January cold clears way for memories

It creeped in before we were aware. The holidays are behind, the decorations are put away, the fruit cake all dried and hardened to a lump of ugly has been thrown out for the critters to pick through, then the COLD days turn colder. School is back...

 

Here are some tips to reap the benefits of oatmeal

January is National Oatmeal Month. Oatmeal is a whole grain that can be a delicious, warm way to add whole grains to your eating patterns during the cold winter months. Oats are full of important nutrients like vitamins B and E, calcium, magnesium,...

 

Arthur Junior Bell

Arthur Junior Bell, 92, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Pensacola. Mr. Bell was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. A member of the Moyeville Baptist Church, he retired from Kimberly Clark Paper Company and was former owner of JR Trucking...

 

Ben Ryan Bradsher

Ben Ryan Bradsher, 42, of Gulf Shores, Ala., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, after a brief illness. Mr. Bradsher was a native and longtime resident of Brewton before relocating to Gulf Shores 23 years ago. Of the Baptist faith, he was a laborer in the...

 

David Max Curran

David Max Curran, 67, of Brewton, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Curran was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton and member of the East Brewton First Baptist Church. A 1969 graduate of W.S. Neal High...

 

Dora 'Ann' Fore

Dora “Ann” Fore, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 in Birmingham after an extended illness. Mrs. Fore was born April 18, 1946, to Rummy Stephen and Myrtice Bell in Brewton, Ala. She was a member of Ridge Road Baptist Church. The funeral was held at...

 

Sally Ann Lambeth Gibson

Sally Ann Lambeth Gibson, 71, of Brewton, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, after a brief illness. Mrs. Gibson was a native of Atmore and longtime resident of Brewton. Of the Baptist faith, she attended the Flomaton School System and was a homemaker. The...

 

David Wayne Howell

David Wayne Howell, 55, formerly of East Brewton, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at a hospice facility in Pensacola after an extended illness. Mr. Howell was a native of Atmore who moved to Castleberry and then to Brewton. Of the Holiness faith, he...

 

Luvirn G. Mathis

Luvirn G. Mathis, 83, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 in Atmore, Ala. Mrs. Mathis was a native of Atmore and former resident of Flomaton who had resided in Atmore most of her life. Retired from Monsanto with 25 years of service, she was a member of...

 

Mary Bell McGhee

Mary Bell McGhee, 71, of Poarch, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Mrs. McGhee was born Oct. 28, 1947, to M.C. and Hattie Lou Presley Morris in Atmore, Ala. She was a homemaker. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, at Atmore Memorial Chapel...

 

Erdeal Pennington McGhee

Erdeal Pennington McGhee, 97, of Monroeville, Ala., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in Monroeville. Mrs. McGhee was born Oct. 28, 1921, to Ralph Pennington in Fayette, Ala. and worked as a representative for Community Actions. The funeral was held at 1...

 

Patricia Arlene 'Patty' Hall McKinley

Patricia Arlene “Patty” Hall McKinley, 59, of Atmore, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Mobile. Mrs. McKinley was born Sept. 7, 1959, to Heron and Hazel Brown Hall in Atmore, Ala. Working as an LPN, she was retired as administrative assistant...

 

Charmain Deuel Pope

Charmain Deuel Pope, 86, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. Mrs. Pope was born Jan. 16, 1932, to Homer Roswell and Victoria Kinsler Deuel in Castleberry, Ala. A 1950 graduate of Conecuh High School and a 1954 graduate of Troy University, her teaching caree...

 

Martha Elizabeth Ratliff

Martha Elizabeth Ratliff, 74, of Brewton, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2019 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Ratliff was a native and longtime resident of Texas before moving to Brewton. Of the Baptist faith, she was the first female officer...

 

Margaret Christine Byrd Smith

Margaret Christine Byrd Smith, 83, of East Brewton, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in a Mississippi medical Facility after a brief illness. Mrs. Smith was a native of Lucedale, Miss. and former resident of Mobile before moving to East Brewton. A member...

 

Marion Petty Stedman

Marion Petty Stedman, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 in Century, Fla. Mrs. Stedman was a native of Bogia, Fla. and resided in Flomaton, Ala. Since 1999. A graduate of Century High School and Miss Century High School of 1959, she was a hospice...

 

Billy Ray Ward

Billy Ray Ward, 81, of McDavid, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 in McDavid. Mr. Ward was born March 20, 1937, to Thomas Jackson and Clara Luticia Brunson Ward in McDavid, and attended Century High School. Joining the U.S. Air Force, he graduated...

 

Get this show on the road

It is time for the Democrat leaders in Washington to stop posturing when it comes to border security and end the government shutdown. The old expression “get the show on the road” is very apt in this situation. But, truth be told, the show is...

 

How will 2020 census shape Congress?

Preparations are being made to take the 2020 Census. This process is not just a fun game to spell out demographic changes and interesting tidbits about us as Americans. It is a very important mandate dictated by the Constitution. The number of...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 17, 2019

Government standoff is about incompetence

With the longest ever shutdown of the federal government, some people are amused, some are enraged, and many are completely unaware. A few may be wondering how did we get here and what is really going on? Sadly, the press is no help; modern media is...

 

MLK Day Activities

Atmore MLK Parade, March and Memorial Celebration Sponsored by The Concerned Citizens of Atmore “Unity in the Community”. With the local theme, “Unity Keeps the Dream Alive” and the national theme, “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day on…Not...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 17, 2019

Two jail escapees captured

Two Brewton residents who escaped from the Escambia County Detention Center's work release center are back behind bars with a tracking dog team running one down Saturday in the Wawbeek area and the...

 

Spending a Century dispute

At the Century council meeting Jan. 13, Councilwoman Ann Brooks questioned Century Mayor Henry Hawkins about invoices totaling close to $2,000 for airline tickets he submitted for payment by the town...

 

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