Articles from the February 6, 2020 edition


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  • It's finally over, but it's not over

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Feb 6, 2020

    After three years of non-stop spurious allegations and continuous compromised investigations of President Trump, reasonable people would expect this tedious turmoil would finally end with Trump’s acquittal on both articles of impeachment. Sadly, that would be wishful thinking. Democrats will never stop hounding Trump because he is an existential threat to their dreams of absolute power and visions of socialist domination. While Democrat’s fevered fabrications won’t end, Americans can end the incessant unfair persecution of President Trump...

  • Burr had connection to local region

    Russell Brown, Guest Writer|Feb 6, 2020

    The political history of the U.S. is filled with a variety of scoundrels, although few rise to the blatant level of today. One of the nation’s earliest such political scoundrels had a slight connection to this region of the South. His name was Arron Burr. Arron Burr was born in 1756 in New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton College as a young man in 1772 and then enlisted in the Continental Army, rising from the rank of private to lieutenant colonel as a result of bravery and leadership in several major battles. After the war he became a l...

  • Legislative Session begins this week

    Steve Flowers, Guest Writer|Feb 6, 2020

    The 2020 Legislative Session begins this week. It will be an interesting three and a-half months. There are a myriad of important issues that legislators have to address this year, as always. However, standing in the way of substantive state issues each year is the necessity to address local bills. Our 1901 Constitution is archaic in many aspects. One of which is that those men who drafted the act were reluctant to give home rule to local counties for various reasons. Therefore, county governments and county commissions must come with hat in...

  • Fighting to keep the state strong

    Congressman Bradley Byrne, Guest Writer|Feb 6, 2020

    This week is one for the history books as President Trump gives his State of the Union address only hours before he is acquitted of impeachment in the Senate. There could hardly be a greater contrast between work being done for the American people and a sham scheme to prevent it. The President can tout remarkable achievements over the last year despite unprecedented obstruction from Democrats afraid of his success. Facing a gridlocked legislature, President Trump has used his deal-making shrewdness to negotiate deals abroad and fight for his Am...

  • The Gordons were progressive farmers

    Kevin McKinley, Guest Writer|Feb 6, 2020

    Newspapers in our area have always profiled local residents and their human interests pursuits. Yet in an era when most people were "closer to the earth" it was well thought of to cover farms and agricultural interests. It is almost a forgotten fact of local history but our area was once awash in peach orchards, produce growing and strawberry patches. The area between Canoe and Malta was no different and many farmers made their livelihood growing such crops. The Brewton Standard was one in a lon...

  • Burr had connection to local region

    Russell Brown, Guest Writer|Feb 6, 2020

    The political history of the U.S. is filled with a variety of scoundrels, although few rise to the blatant level of today. One of the nation’s earliest such political scoundrels had a slight connection to this region of the South. His name was Arron Burr. Arron Burr was born in 1756 in New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton College as a young man in 1772 and then enlisted in the Continental Army, rising from the rank of private to lieutenant colonel as a result of bravery and leadership in several major battles. After the war he became a l...

  • God made February to hold the year together

    Earline Smith Crews, Guest Writer|Feb 6, 2020

    January has come and gone. This writer has been given another birthday to look forward for rounding towards 80. The CEO of this outfit has gathered 1099 forms like a greedy squirrel. Don't want the IRS coming ‘round here asking questions. "Nawsiree…!" Punxsutawney Phil crawled out to look for his shadow somewhere in a Pennsylvania village and allowed those selfish Yankees to hold him up for the hordes and cameras to see his fat little self mid-slumber. This year Fat Phil blinked, the top hats declared an early Spring, and here we wait. Feb...

  • Tips to help your fruit trees be more productive

    Special to the Ledger|Feb 6, 2020

    Whether is a juicy peach or a sweet apple, there are many fruit trees that make a perfect addition to the back yard. In order for them to grow and produce fruit, growers must properly plant and care for the trees. When done correctly, the tree’s bounty is a wonderful reward at the end of the process. Selecting The first step to growing fruit trees is selecting the correct variety for the area in which the tree will be planted. Dani Carroll, an Alabama Extension home grounds, gardens and home pests regional agent, said buying trees from a l...

  • The Sunshine Report

    Lou Vickery, Guest Writer|Feb 6, 2020

    Quency B. Adams (not his real name) was a Prisoner of War during the Viet Nam conflict for five years. He shared with me the inhumane treatment that his captors inflicted on all the prisoners. It was horrific to say the least. I met Quency, several years after his return from Viet Nam. He had taken a position with a firm I worked for in Chicago. While a prisoner-o-war, Quency, learned to play the piano without the benefit of a piano. Let me explain. Learning to play the piano had been a lifetime desire of Quency’s. He approached a fellow p...

  • Maudell Raines Blackmon

    Feb 6, 2020

    Maudell Raines Blackmon, 91, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at a Monroeville health care facility. Mrs. Blackmon was born in Conecuh County, Ala. and had lived in Castleberry most of her life. Employed with Vanity Fair for a number of years, she attended oak Grove Holiness Church. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at Oak Grove Holiness Church with Bro. Jeff Harris officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery with Craver's Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Blackmon is survived by one daughter, Norma (Paul) White of Castleberry;...

  • Betty Joyce Carpenter

    Feb 6, 2020

    Betty Joyce Carpenter, 76, of Robertsdale, Ala., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at a Pensacola healthcare facility. Mrs. Carpenter was born Sept. 18, 1945, in Pineview, Ala. and had been a resident of Robertsdale for several years. A homemaker, she was of the Christian faith. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at Pineview Cemetery. Burial followed with Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Carpenter is survived by two sons, Wayne Golden of Robertsdale and Richard (Sheryl) Golden of Pensacola; one brother, Sam (Brenda)...

  • Dorothy Jean Coley

    Feb 6, 2020

    Dorothy Jean Coley, 56, of Atmore, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Mrs. Coley was a native of Atmore. She attended school in Escambia County, Ala. and was a homemaker. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Saturdat, Feb. 1, at Pleasant Hill Full Gospel Church with Rev. Freddie Banks and Bishop Tommie Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel directing. Mrs. Coley is survived by three sons, Eric (Krystal) Coley of Millbrook, Ala., Joshua Coley and Ja'Quan Coley, both of Atmore; one sister, Susie Coley of...

  • Ada Laverne Mitchell Burch Crawford

    Feb 6, 2020

    Ada Laverne Mitchell Burch Crawford, 92, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Mrs. Crawford was born April 2, 1927, in Escambia County, Fla. She lived in Miami, Fla., Mobile, Ala. and Knoxville, Tenn. She and her husband retired in 1982 to Tobacco Branch Village in Graham County, N.C. and later moved to the Bryson City area and was a member of Saw Mill Hill Free Will Baptist Church, where her husband pastored for 8 years. She later resided in Mobile and Bryson City and visited family in Seattle, Wash. and Ohio, and was a talented artist. A graveside...

  • Jewel Bondurant Dean

    Feb 6, 2020

    Jewel Bondurant Dean, 88, of Flomaton, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in a Mobile, Ala. health care facility. Mrs. Dean was born May 13, 1931, to John Dewey and Alto Shipp Bondurant in Repton, Ala. She was a lifelong member of the Flomaton community, where she was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Flomaton. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Tim Tew officiating. Burial followed at Flomaton Cemetery with Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Dean is survived by one son, Werth...

  • Daniel Levon Evans

    Feb 6, 2020

    Daniel Levon Evans, 59, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital. Mr. Evans was born Jan. 29, 1960, in Mobile and was a life-long resident of Brewton, Ala. He worked as a glass technician at Weaver's Glass Co. for several years and had several hobbies. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at Wildfork Cemetery with Bro. Johnny Cardwell and Pastor Joey Johnson officiating. Burial followed with Craver's Funeral Home directing. Mr. Evans is survived by one son, Tyler Evans of Columbus, Ga.; one daughter, Talia...

  • Mary Lou Jernigan

    Feb 6, 2020

    Mary Lou Jernigan, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in a Brewton nursing facility. Mrs. Jernigan was born in Conecuh County, Ala. and had been a lifelong resident of the Brewton area. A member of the 1952 Flomaton High School graduating class, she had worked as a switchboard operator at a bank and was a member of Brewton Pentecostal Holiness Church. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Brewton Pentecostal Holiness Church with Bro. David Baggett and Bro. Byrnes Pitts officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Creek Cemetery with...

  • Deborah T. 'Doobie' Moorer

    Feb 6, 2020

    Deborah T. “Doobie” Moorer, 48, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Ms. Moorer was born Aug. 4, 1971, to David and Dorothy Lee Moorer in Pensacola and was educated in the Escambia County school system. A 1989 graduate of J.M. Tate High School, she was a member of AOH Church of Cantonment and employed as a corrections officer at Century Correctional Institute. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at Grace Fellowship with Rev. Lawrence Robinson officiating. Burial followed at Mothershed Cemetery with Christian Memorial Funeral Home dir...

  • Dorothy E. 'Sister' Newton

    Feb 6, 2020

    Dorothy E. “Sister” Newton, 76, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Mrs. Newton was born June 23, 1943, to W.T. and Phyllis C. Odom Newton in Flomaton, Ala. She relocated to New York in 1963 and worked for a publishing company, in 1976, she returned to Century, Fla., where she worked for Stone Containers for many years. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Vincent Dortch officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Jordan Cemetery with Christian Memorial Funeral Home directing. Mrs. New...

  • Lena Parker

    Feb 6, 2020

    Lena Parker, 93, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Mrs. Parker was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Defuniak Springs, Fla. and had been a resident of Brewton since 1999, coming from Chattanooga, Tenn. She had several talents and hobbies. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at the chapel of Craver's Funeral Home with Rev. Parker Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Defuniak Springs with Craver's Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Parker is survived by one daughter, Elaine (Wayne) King of Brewton; one brother, Robert Habbard...

  • Infant Ky'Ahri Lamar Pettway

    Feb 6, 2020

    A graveside service for Infant Ky'Ahri Lamar Pettway was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Fairview Cemetery with Min. Cal Abner officiating. Burial followed with Turner Funeral Chapel directing....

  • Teacher devises clever way to announce pregnancy

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 6, 2020

    When Hilary Casey, a second grade reading teacher at Brewton Elementary School, returned from Christmas break she told them she had a secret to tell. Instead of simply telling the students her secret, she designed a puzzle that her students had to figure out. The solution to the puzzle was 'my teacher is having a baby'. "I told them it had been six years since I had a baby and I needed them to give me some advice," Mrs. Casey said. So the students' assignment was to write down what advice they...

  • Halftime show just entertainment

    Stephanie Cunningham, Ledger Staff|Feb 6, 2020

    You’d have to be living under a rock to have not noticed all the controversy surrounding the half-time show of Super Bowl LIV (54), but just in case you missed it, let me hit the highlights: Latina artists Shakira, 43, and Jennifer Lopez, 50, took the stage and sang highlights from some of their biggest hits over the years wearing skin-tight costumes of glitter, spandex, jewels and metallic prints while dancing with a lot high energy to keep up with the backup dancers, who I might add, were h...

  • Locals place at Polar Bear Swim Fest

    Staff Report|Feb 6, 2020

    Nine teams, including The Brewton Local Area Swim Team (B.L.A.S.T. Tigersharks) recently competed in the PNY Polar Bear Swim Fest, February 1-2, held at the Bodenheimer Recreational Center in Gulf Shores. The BLAST Tigersharks took the 3rd place trophy for overall points scored at the meet, with the second smallest team in numbers representing their respective clubs in attendance. The teams competing were: the Southern Waters Aquatic Team (SWAT); City of Mobile Swim Assoc. (CMSA); Gulf Shores...

  • Flooding likely from heavy rain

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 6, 2020

    Heavy rains that were expected to arrive Wednesday afternoon and continue into today (Thursday) have the potential to cause flooding with possible road closures that may affect Highway 41 in East Brewton near the civic center next to Piggly Wiggly. Escambia County Emergency Management Director David Adams said the National Weather Service was predicting 3 to 5 inches of rain across the area and encourages people to stay tuned to local weather forecasts. “Right now they are only p...

  • Century is looking at new bridge

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Feb 6, 2020

    Although no action was taken, the Century Town Council agreed Monday night to replace instead of repair the bridge on Freedom Road after its closure following an inspection by Mott McDonald that deemed it 'not safe', with possible collapse if it stayed in use. The inspection also recommended the town inspect its bridges not currently inspected by the Florida Department of Transportation every two years as required by the Federal Highway Administration for bridges longer than 20 feet. This...

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