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The History of Valentine's Day

The following is an exerpt from the Encyclopaedia Britannica: Valentine's Day, also called St. Valentine's Day, holiday (February 14) when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. The...

 

Southern hunting influenced war

Throughout the South various subcultures impacted the years leading up to the war in a variety of ways. While the society of the time was influenced by many different factors, the effect of hunting...

 

A closer look at the Mobile Campaign

The Alger-Sullivan Historical Society holds a meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm. You are invited to attend any meeting and maybe become part of our group. The meetings usually have a few minutes of business, followed by a guest who sp...

 

There is a thing called a chicken house revival

Y'all know by now I have no secrets and even less shame. I tell my stuff first so if anyone else ever writes about my mess, my version should be the one you believe. My children are by now mostly shamed into letting me run with it, so thats a good...

 

Nuts are a healthy snack, rich in lots of nutrients

Next time you are off for an early morning jog or you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, grab a handful of nuts on your way out the door. These tiny edible seeds have more nutritional value than you think. Nuts are very underrated as a food and...

 

The Sunshine Report

Follow these General Rules For Staying Focused: Concentration is a key factor in bringing a rational base to any important situations. The following are some general ground rules for you to think about if you need to work on improving your ability...

 

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper, 76, known affectionately as “The Short Coca Cola Man”, of Castleberry, Ala., died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 in a Pensacola hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Cooper was a native of Lenox, Ala. and lifelong resident pf Conecuh County,...

 

Latiana Denean Deese

Latiana Denen Deese, 49, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Covenant Hospice at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. Mrs. Deese was a native of Atmore, Ala. amd 1988 graduate of Escambia County High School, where she was a member of the Marching Band...

 

Jewell M. Johnson

Jewell M. Johnson, 74, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Lenox, Ala. Mrs. Johnson was born in Silsbee, Texas and had lived most of her life in Houston before moving to Lenox in 2005. Of the Baptist faith, she worked as a self-employed beautician. The...

 

Berl Vance Kirby

Berl Vance Kirby, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Fairhope, Ala. Mr. Kirby was a native and former resident of Roanoke, Va. who had resided in Whitehouse Fork, Ala. for the past 46 years. He was a member of the Whitehouse Fork Baptist Church....

 

Johnny Clinton Lowery

Johnny Clinton Lowery, 66, of Century, died Friday, Deb. 9, 2019 at a Pensacola Healthcare Facility.s Mr. Lowery was born in Century and was a lifelong member of the Century community. Of the Baptist faith, he worked as a mechanic at Masland Carpets...

 

Dariontae Travion Richardson

Dariontae Travion Richardson, 16, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Birmingham. Mr. Richardson was born Aug. 7, 2002, to Torris and Erica Richardson. He attended Northview High School in Century from 2015 to 2018, where he was a football and basketball...

 

Ella Irene White

Ella Irene White, 86, of Jay, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at a Pensacola healthcare facility. Mrs.White was born in Jay where she remained a lifelong member of the Jay community and of Brownsdale baptist Church. Retired from Monsanto in...

 

Choosing Greatness

Last week, President Trump gave the State of the Union address to the nation. I can say that in all my time in Washington, this was the best State of the Union I have had the honor of attending, and it seems most Americans agree. The President’s...

 

AEA dead? NEA should go home

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) was the most powerful and influential political organization in Alabama for close to three decades. The late Dr. Paul Hubbert was the builder and King of this powerful organization. He became known as the King...

 

A rational president with an irrational opposition

President Trump’s second State of the Union address was magnificent! Although not an orator, his delivery was excellent and his speech writers crafted a great speech. Of course Democrats and their henchmen in the mainstream media again trashed...

 

Stay involved with local politics

It seems that just about every week we have a story about a municipality holding public meetings to get citizens' input on how tax dollars should be spent in their respective cities or towns. Most...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 14, 2019

Extension office opens doors for all

Our feeling is that most people take it for granted that when they go to the grocery store they will find meat, vegetables and other items they all need to make dinner. We doubt that anybody pauses to think about how that pork chop, steak, potato,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 14, 2019

Jail search seizes contraband

This past Saturday officers with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and the Brewton Police Department conducted a shakedown at the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton that led to the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 14, 2019

Council rejects employee raises, signs

The Flomaton Town Council balked at a request from Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., to give raises to town employees and also rejected a proposal from Councilman Buster Crapps to put up signs in front of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 14, 2019

County leaves tax rates at status quo

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission approved the property tax and alcohol taxes for the current year with no increases from previous years. During Monday's commission meeting, County...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 14, 2019

A spice epidemic?

East Brewton continues its crackdown on drugs with the arrest of three people following traffic stops with two involving 'spice' which East Brewton Police Chief Kenny Brazille said is becoming an epid...

 

Jay students see politics up close and personal

Officers in the Student Government Association at Jay High School got to see first hand how Jay town council conducts a meeting, discusses and makes decisions to approve, disapprove or table items on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 14, 2019

Extension service gears up for busy season

Want to buy a cow or a pig or want to know how to grow that perfect tomato? Or if you are a farmer and you are searching for that right pasture grass or are wanting to get certified to qualify for...

 

Atmore workshop will help economic growth

Atmore officials announced Monday that they will partner with representatives from Smart Growth America this month as part of a free, grant-funded technical assistance program. This workshop seeks to provide local officials and community leaders...

 

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