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Articles from the February 1, 2018 edition

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Donald Joseph Byrd

Donald Joseph Byrd, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 in Pensacola. Mr. Byrd was a native and former resident of Pensacola and had resided in Century for the past 10 years. A member of the Atmore First Assembly of God Church, he was also a member of...

 

Mary Lucille Blackson Diamond

Mary Lucille Blackson Diamond, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Mrs. Diamond was born Oct. 30, 1946 to John and mary Blackson and was a friend to all who knew her. The funeral was held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, at Cornerstone Christian Church...

 

Burl Hagood Dixon

Burl Hagood Dixon, 95, of East Brewton, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 in a Pensacola hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Dixon was a native and lifelong resident of the Brewton and East Brewton area. A1940 T.R. Miller High School graduate, he was a...

 

Jacqueline Dukes

Jacqueline Dukes, 69, of Atmore, died Saturday, jan. 26, 2018 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala. Mrs. Dukes was a native of Atmore and a 1967 graduate of Escambia County Training School. She was a member of The House of God Pillar of the Truth...

 

Adam David Gantt

Adam David Gantt, 81, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Mr. Gantt was born June 9, 1936 to Kermit and Cornellia Williams Gantt. Graduating from Escambia Training School in 1954, he went to Korea as a soldier during the Korean Conflict. Married in 1958, he...

 

Annie Pearl Grimes

Annie Pearl Grimes, 68, of Atmore, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Isaac Bradley and Minister Betty Cox officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery...

 

Marcelete Maxine Hollis Harris

Marcelete Maxine Hollis Harris, 101, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Mrs. Harris was born Jan. 25, 1916 to John and Roxanna Hollis in Atmore. After graduating from Escambia County Training School, she earned a Teacher's Diploma in 1937 from Alabama...

 

Infant Baby Hixon

Infant Baby Hixon died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at D.W. McMillan Hospital in Brewton. The funeral will be announced by Turner Funeral Chapel at a later date...

 

Deborah Ann McCombs Neal

Deborah Ann McCombs Neal, 59, of Flomaton, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at Mobile Infirmary. Mrs. Neal was born in Kittanning, Pa. and a lifelong member of the Flomaton community where she was a homemaker, enjoyed several hobbies and was of the...

 

Aaron Augusta 'Gus' Odom

Aaron Augustus “Gus” Odom, 71, of Castleberry, Ala., died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 in the Atmore hospital. Mr. Odom was born in Brewton and had been a resident of Castleberry since 1971. A 1964 W.S. Neal High School graduate, he was a veteran of...

 

Mitchell Greggory 'Mitch' Odom

Mitchell Greggory “Mitch” Odom, 52, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 in a Pensacola hospital. Mr. Odom was a lifelong resident of Brewton who graduated from W.S. Neal High School in 1985 and attended Troy State University. Working as a receiving room...

 

Bobbie Pearson

Bobbie Pearson, 80, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 in Atmore. Mrs. Pearson was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who was also a member of the Poarch Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, at Poarch Baptist Church with...

 

Wilbur Rabon

Wilbur Rabon, 77, of Castleberry, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 in a Pensacola hospice after a brief illness. Mr. Rabon was a native and lifelong resident of Conecuh County who was of the Baptist faith. He served as owner and operator of Castleberry...

 

Rusty Wayne Stapleton

Rusty Wayne Stapleton, 39, of Brewton, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Mr. Stapleton was a native of Warren, Ohio but had lived several years in Brewton. He was a member of Jubilee Full Gospel Church. The funeral will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb....

 

Robert Earl Tolbert, Sr.

Robert Earl Tolbert, Sr., 80, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 in Pensacola. Mr. Tolbert was a native of Evergreen, Ala. and former resident of Jay who had resided in Santa Rosa Beach for the past two years. An avid fisherman and gardener, he was a member...

 

Doris Jane Zellers

Doris Jane Zellers, 70, of Castleberry, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Zellers was born in Lenox, Ala. And had been a lifelong resident of Conecuh County. Working as a seamstress, she was a member of Bethel Holiness Church....

 

Go red for women's heart health this month

Go red for women In association with the American Heart Association, we will celebrate National “Go Red for Women”. This is one way to support women’s heart health and fund life-saving cardiovascular research and education on Friday, February...

 

A Visit With Rep. Bradley Byrne

Last Thursday morning, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne stopped by Rachel Patterson Elementary School in Atmore during his 100th Town Hall Tour across the first congressional district to speak with educators a...

 

Private Albert Stanton dies in France

The Great War, also known as World War I, was a pivotal event in the lives of the generation which fought the war. No other war had been fought with such savagery and loss of life. Technology was ahea...

 

Pensacola forts built with local bricks

There are few men in the early American history of Escambia County, Florida and of this region, who had more influence than a man named William H. Chase. Although his business efforts touched on many ventures, he is best remembered as a fort builder....

 

Birthdays go with apple jelly cakes

January 31, my birthday is celebrated every year since 1941. My thirteenth birthday was my most memorable birthday ever. Never, ever forget the year that you became a teenager. A birthday brings cake, birthday cake allows some honor and privilege. Je...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 1, 2018

Mom joins son in county jail

A mother has joined her son in jail after the 50-year old Flomaton woman was arrested for trying to sneak drugs to her son who is being held in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton. Faye...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 1, 2018

Feds, state take down drug deal

A joint federal and state investigation led to the arrest of a Pensacola man on drug charges last Thursday outside the Jet Pep Service Station near the Highway 113 and Interstate 65 intersection,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 1, 2018

Riggs returning to coach the Raiders

Former T.R. Miller head football coach Jamie Riggs retired after the 2015 season with a 305-81 record and four state championships under his belt and now the 62-year old coach is looking to add to...

 

Rep. Byrne goes pre-K

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne visits with pre-K students at Rachel Patterson Elementary School in Atmore as part of his town hall tour across the congressional district. Byrne wanted to see first hand how...

 

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