Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition

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Capell House links past and present

While walking the trails and streets of Wilcox County one could be forgiven for seeing the boundaries between the past and present becoming blurred before their very eyes. At places like Reaves...

 

Geneology searches look different now

I have written about family research several times but I'm always finding new information about not only my family but others in this area. I got interested in my ancestors at a early age. I remember talking to several family members about my family....

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 30, 2020

Impeaching the American voters and the Constitution

Impeach is defined as “to charge with a crime or misdemeanor” or it also means “to cast doubt on.” In the hurried hyper-partisan House Impeachment inquiry against President Trump, the House failed to make any criminal charges or even...

 

Great three-man race to replace Bryne

The first district Congressional race is probably the best race in the state in this year’s March 3rd Primary. The winner of the March 31st GOP Primary runoff will go to Congress. The famous first district is a Republican congressional seat and... Full story

 

REMEMBERING MR. ROBERT WATTS

Mr. Robert Watts, born Dec. 5, 1883 died Jan. 10, 1965. Buried at Amity Cemetery in Tunnel Springs, Alabama. This writer remembers this man circa 1947-48 when he lived with, and worked for the second time, in the home for the Eric & Lottie Odom...

 

Walking the walk in the fight for life

Last week, tens of thousands of Americans took part in our nation’s most important rally for the unborn, the March for Life. I am so proud of the large number of Alabamians who traveled all the way to Washington to participate. Sadly, it is mostly...

 

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...

 

Tips on how to spot behaviors of bullying

Bullying is common in children and youth. Research shows that one in three young people admit to bullying others. An Alabama Extension family and child development specialist said it is important parents be alert for warning signs that their child...

 

Marion Phillip Andrews

Marion Phillip Andrews, 90, of Brewton, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, following a brief illness. Mr. Andrews was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Brewton and was a former resident of San Diego, Calif., where he worked at San Diego Harbor Boat and Yacht Company...

 

Maudell Raines Blackmon

Maudell Raines Blackmon, 91, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at a Monroeville health care facility. Mrs. Blackmon was born Dec. 4, 1928, to Sam and Nannie Raines in Conecuh County. She lived in Castleberry most of her life and worked at Vanity Fair for...

 

Mark Anthony Brown

Mark Anthony Brown, 61, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Atmore, Ala. Mr. Brown was a lifelong resident of Atmore who owned and operated Atmore Tune Up. He was a member of Atmore First Assembly of God Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday,...

 

James 'Jimmie' Pressley Carden

James “Jimmie” Pressley Carden, 80, of Flomaton, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 following a brief illness. Mr. Carden was born July 17, 1939, in Escambia County, Ala. A graduate of Flomaton High School, he was the owner and operator of Carden...

 

Thelma Kate McCall Crutchfield

Thelma Kate McCall Crutchfield, 90, of Brewton, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, following a brief illness. Mrs. Crutchfield was born Sept. 24, 1929, in Escambia County, Ala., where she lived all her life. A member of the L Pond Church of Christ, she...

 

Richard Dewayne Davis

Richard Dewayne Davis, 61, of Century, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital from injuries he sustained in a car accident. Mr. Davis was born in Pensacola, but lived most of his life in Century, Fla. He worked as a self-employed...

 

Shirley Marilyn Vickrey Fayard

Shirley Marilyn Vickrey Fayard, 81, of Atmore, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Mrs. Fayard was born Oct. 21, 1938, to Bernard E. “Bunk” and Daisy Myrtle Kent Vickrey in Huxford, Ala. A member of Presley Street Baptist Church, where she served as a...

 

Ted Jennings

Ted Jennings, 76, of Brewton, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Georgia. A Celebration of Life was held at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at Brewton First United Methodist Church with Bro. Steve Yuhasz and Rev. Bobby Ellisor officiating and Williams Memorial... Full story

 

Edna Laura Hendrieth Jones

Edna Laura Hendrieth Jones, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Mrs. Jones was born Feb. 8, 1938, to Arthur and Clara Hendrieth, Sr., in Brewton, Ala. After she attended Piney Grove Elementary School, she completed her education at Southern Normal...

 

Jacqueline 'Jackie' Anita Jackson

Jacqueline “Jackie” Anita Jackson, 59, of Flomaton, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Jackson was born Sept. 17, 1960 to Otha and Katie Lou Owens Howington in Conecuh County, Ala. and was a...

 

Rufus 'Buck' McClain

Rufus “Buck” McClain, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Pensacola. Mr. McClain was born to Frank and Mary Voncile McClain in Boykin, Ala. He had relocated to Conecuh County, Ala. and had resided in Atmore for the past seven years. He was a...

 

Hubert 'Frog' William Nelson

Hubert “Frog” William Nelson, 61, of Brewton, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, following a brief illness. Mr. Nelson was born Sept. 23, 1958, in Brewton, where he lived all his life. A graduate of W.S. Neal High School, he worked as a machine...

 

Rickey Don Phillips

Rickey Don Phillips, 57, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Mr. Phillips was born Aug. 10, 1961, in Detroit, Mich. and relocated with his family to Camden in Wilcox County, Ala., where he was baptized at Gravel Creek, at an early age. He later moved to...

 

Harold 'Doc' Samuel Sinrod

Harold “Doc” Samuel Sinrod, 90, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Dr. Sinrod was born June 28, 1929, and grew up in Washington, D.C. In 1947, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School alongside classmates actor John Astin and tycoon Warren Buffet....

 

Early Head Start joins Head Start in Brewton

"The transformation thats been going on here is really exciting for us," said (GRECS) Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services President Wendy McEarchern. "We are excited to be here in Brewton. Once we...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 30, 2020

Atmore prison shutting down

The Alabama Department of Corrections announced Monday it will accelerate the closure of the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore with plans to transfer an estimated 617 inmates to other...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 30, 2020

Brewton man jailed on sex charge

A 54-year old Brewton man has been charged with enticing a child for immoral purposes and soliciting prostitution from a minor after being accused of offering a 14-year old boy $20 to let him perform...

 

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