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Articles from the January 24, 2019 edition

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Pick up trucks and why they matter

A good pocket knife, a trusty gun and a dependable pick up truck are among the favorite things of many in the South. There's good reason for that in that the utility and history behind each of these...

 

The history of Pensacola's downtown

Are you curious about our history? Did you know that curiosity of our past has made historical tourism a rapidly growing part of Florida’s economy? Let’s take a trip to a town that really knows this. Pensacola in the last few years has had amazin...

 

Always, always honor thy father and mother

My Mama and Daddy were old school rounded to the highest power. We answered with, "yes sir and no sir and thank you ma'am and please". No short cuts....................otherwise. So this being the day the Lord gave us to be glad in it, I'm sharing a...

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 Century, Fla.

Last Monday, Century area residents gathered following the parade motorcade’s return to the Century Community Center on Highway 4 to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday is...

 

Tips to ensure food safety this big game day

Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day of the year for food consumption. Super Bowl parties feature food, fun, and more food – lots of finger foods, dips, beverages casseroles, and other snacks. Food-borne illnesses, better known as food poiso...

 

THE SUNSHINE REPORT

Let me recant the parable of Sadhu Sing, a Hindu convert to Christianity, who became a missionary to India. Late one afternoon, Sadhu and a monk were traveling on foot through the Himalayas. It was bitter cold, and night was approaching. The monk...

 

Patrick Lavay Bercant

Patrick Lavay Bercant, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Mr. Bercant was born July 6, 1960 to John and Clara Bercant of Stockton, Ala. and was a member of the Greater St. John Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, at...

 

Minnie Lee Coley

Minnie Lee Coley, 79, of Atmore, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 at Atmore Community Hospital. Mrs. Coley was a native of Monroeville, Ala. and resident of Atmore, Ala. most of her life. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at Gospel Temple...

 

Janice Ann Johnson Dietz

Janice Ann Johnson Dietz, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Century, Fla. Mrs. Dietz was a native and lifelong resident of Century who enjoyed fishing and hunting. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral...

 

Thomas Wayne Miller

Thomas Wayne Miller, 44, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Mr. Miller was a resident of Davisville, Fla., where he lived most of his life. He attended True Hope Fellowship in Atmore, Ala. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, at Petty-Eastside...

 

Helton Ray 'Sonny' Peebles

Helton Ray “Sonny” Peebles, 77, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Peebles was a native of Bratt, Fla. who had resided in Flomaton for the past 41 years. Retired from both the U.S. Navy with 20 years of service and Addico in...

 

Teresa Kay 'Terri' Robinson

Teresa Kay “Terri” Robinson, 63, of Atmore, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla Mrs. Robinson was born July 6, 1955, to Edward “Babe” Straughn and Catherine Roberts Robinson in Atmore, Ala. A graduate of Escambia Academy and the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 24, 2019

Father jailed for aiding escape

The father of one of the two men who escaped from the Escambia County (Ala.) Detention Center's work release barracks on Jan. 11 was arrested Friday on a felony count of hindering prosecution I and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 24, 2019

Folsom carried a big stick and really big heart

Teddy Roosevelt is famously quoted as saying "Walk softly and carry and big stick" as he described the art of diplomacy with the threat of something worse if those negotiations didn't work. Those who...

 

Celebrating Dr. King

Young and old alike gathered at the Century Agricultural Center to celebrate the life and birth of the late Dr. Martin Luther King on the national holiday to honor his birthday. For more see our...

 

Jay residents asked for input on money

Jay area residents will have three chances next Monday to voice their opinions of how a Competitive Florida Partnership grant for $17,500 from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity should be...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 24, 2019

Three arrested on drug charge

An East Brewton woman and a Brewton man sitting in a parked car with smoke coming out of the windows were arrested after East Brewton police discovered marijuana, methamphetamine and other...

 

Two from East Brewton killed in car accident

A single-vehicle crash Jan. 15 on State Road 87 in Santa Rosa County, Fla., claimed the life of two East Brewton people, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Kenneth Tanner Mason Few, 21, and...

 

Century man faces charge

A Century man who was suspected for car theft is facing felony drug charges when deputies made contact with him near the intersection of Barker Street and Chemstrand Road in Pensacola and searched...

 

Chamber run set Saturday

The Century Area Chamber will hold the first annual Century Cross Country Classic 5K Run and Walk this Saturday, Jan. 26, at Anthony Pleasant Park in Century. Proceeds from the event will benefit the... Full story

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 24, 2019

Circuit clerk's office reopens

The Escambia County (Ala.) Circuit Clerk's office was reopened to the public last Thursday after being closed for three days for renovations that included the installation of new furniture and...

 

Rockets take Century Heat

The Century Heat Youth Basketball team of 8 to 10-year olds were defeated by the Rockets 27, to 12 Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Atmore. Milkavion White lead the Century Heat in scoring with 6 points during...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 24, 2019

Bratt plans to celebrate literacy

Bratt Elementary School, along with other Escambia County (Fla.) elementary schools, is planning many ways to celebrate Literacy Week, from Monday, Jan 28 through Friday, Feb. 1. Events include having guest readers, tracking minutes spent reading,...

 

Pollard McCall announces honor roll

Pollard-McCall Jr. High School announces their Honor Roll for the second nine weeks: ALL A's First Grade: Alex Bryant, Eden Clark, Audrianna De La Cruz, Skipman Fountain, Logan Golden, Blake Hagen, Annelise Kent, Lucas Minchew, Raghean Morris, Isaac...

 

ECAT to hold two public meetings soon

The Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) will hold two public workshops to provide community input regarding the North Escambia Transportation Service Pilot Project. ECAT and Escambia County Community Transportation staff will be on hand to answer...

 

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