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Articles from the February 6, 2020 edition

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 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    February 6, 2020

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

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,...

 

Burr had connection to local region

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...

 

Legislative Session begins this week

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...

 

Fighting to keep the state strong

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 an...

 

The Gordons were progressive farmers

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 agri...

 

Burr had connection to local region

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...

 

God made February to hold the year together

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....

 

Tips to help your fruit trees be more productive

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...

 

The Sunshine Report

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...

 

Maudell Raines Blackmon

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...

 

Betty Joyce Carpenter

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...

 

Dorothy Jean Coley

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...

 

Ada Laverne Mitchell Burch Crawford

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...

 

Jewel Bondurant Dean

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, w...

 

Daniel Levon Evans

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...

 

Mary Lou Jernigan

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...

 

Deborah T. 'Doobie' Moorer

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...

 

Dorothy E. 'Sister' Newton

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...

 

Lena Parker

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...

 

Infant Ky'Ahri Lamar Pettway

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

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...

 

Halftime show just entertainment

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...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 6, 2020

Locals place at Polar Bear Swim Fest

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 6, 2020

Flooding likely from heavy rain

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...

 

Century is looking at new bridge

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...

 

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