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Articles from the February 20, 2020 edition

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Crazy old white men decimating Democrats

The silly season also known as the primaries has just begun and it’s already crazier and weirder than anyone could imagine. Democrats started over a year ago with dozens of kooky candidates, but over the past year the ostensible champions of minori...

 

Powell's moonlight tourist camp, part 2

...CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK Tony gave some history about the Powell family that needs to be shared here to understand how the family members lived and worked together during the time of the busy Powel...

 

These recipes will warm you for this winter

Welcome to Alabama—where the weather is always in a state of confusion. It may be warm during the day, but take advantage of the waning days of winter and cozy up at night with a warm bowl of soup. These recipes are sure to warm you from the...

 

The Sunshine Report

One of the more difficult things for assertive people to do is to take a “pause for the cause.” There are times when we actually become victims of our circumstances. Events seem to rush us, press us, move us along at a pace that is injurious to...

 

Joseph Hilton Blackburn, Jr.

Joseph Hilton Blackburn, Jr., 63, of Flomaton, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton. Mr. Blackburn was a native of Forfolk, Va. and resident of Flomaton for 60 years after coming from Georgiana, Ala. He...

 

Sheila Faye Conway Crowder

Sheila Faye Conway Crowder, 53, of Brewton, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in a Pensacola hospice facility. Mrs. Crowder was born June 18, 1966, to Wilson Levi “Buck” and Rosie Lee Buckhault Conway in Atmore. A lifelong resident of the Escambia...

 

George 'Buddy' Ivey Edwards

George “Buddy” Ivey Edwards, 95, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Mr. Edwards was born Oct. 25, 1924, to James Ivey and Anna Belle Scott Edwards. He began attending Alco Methodist Church with his parents and later served as priest in the Community of...

 

Alicetine Miller Lisenby

Alicetine Miller Lisenby, 90, of Wallace, Ala., died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at a local hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Lisenby was born Sept. 3, 1929, in Baldwin County, Ala. A lifelong resident of Wallace, she was a member of the Wallace...

 

Shirley Ann Thrailkill

Shirley Ann Thrailkill, 92, of East Brewton, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in a Milton, Fla. nursing facility. Mrs. Thrailkill was born March 16, 1927, in Eureka, Ill. and had been a resident of East Brewton for about 40 years. Retired as a...

 

Gordon 'Danny' Toler

Gordon “Danny” Toler, 72, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Bay Minette, Ala. Mr. Toler was a native of Fairhope, Ala. and had resided in Whitehouse Fork, Ala. for most of his life. Retired from the Baldwin County Highway Department with 31 years...

 

James Marlin Wages

James Marlin Wages, 82, of Flomaton, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton. Mr. Wages was born April 9, 1937, in Ponotoc County, Miss., and had been a resident of Flomaton since 1981, coming from Mississippi....

 

Open Congressional seat decided in March

Over the course of history, the second congressional district has been referred to and considered a Montgomery congressional district because the Capital City has comprised the bulk of the population. In recent years a good many Montgomerians have...

 

New Act is an assault on our borders

A clear warning of how far to the extreme left the Democratic Party has moved is the recently introduced New Way Forward Act. This immigration bill would totally uproot the rule of law, provide amnesty for illegals here, and import dangerous...

 

Dispatches from Canoe Station

Military dispatches provide an important reflection of the significance of a geographic area during a war. The importance of Canoe Station as a military base and supply point is illustrated through...

 

Christianity during the Colonial era in America

Beginning early in the seventeenth century, settlers from Spain, France, Sweden, Holland, and England claimed land and formed colonies along the eastern coast of North America, and the struggle for control of this land continued for well over a hundr...

 

LifeFlight pays Brewton's CACC campus a visit

Nursing students in biology class at Coastal Alabama Community College were privileged last Thursday to get a visit from LifeFlight to see first hand the medical equipment and capabilities offered whe...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 20, 2020

Be sure to fill out census

In about a month or so everybody reading this should start receiving mail to fill out the 2020 census. We do this every 10 years. Here's why it's important and here's why we need local volunteers to help with the census count. At the top of the list...

 

Keep your right to vote and vote no

Although there are no local elections on the March 3 primaries in Escambia County (Ala.) there is a very important constitutional amendment on the ballot. With no local elections, I predict a very,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 20, 2020

Officer arrested in jail escape

A correctional officer was arrested and two inmates who escaped from the Escambia County (Ala.) Work Release Center are back behind bars after several hours of freedom Saturday. Correctional Officer...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 20, 2020

Firemen don't do it for the money

Saturday morning firefighters from five departments were on Forrest Hill Drive, during a controlled burn, for a training exercise of an old house that likely included more than $1 million in...

 

Flomaton native loves being squadron helicopter mechanic

As a member of the newest Maritime Strike Squadron helicopter squadron, Airman Apprentice Jack Coppenger is continuing a tradition while also creating a new legacy. Coppenger is an aviation machinist’s mate who is responsible for helicopter...

 

Woman faces felony charge

An Atmore woman who was made a ‘habitual traffic offender’ in 2015 was arrested Feb. 11 for driving while her license is suspended. Jody Amanda Regina Simmons, 33, 76 South Canoe Road, was...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 20, 2020

Three local schools get radio stations

If the weather cooperates this week, the Southern Amateur Radio Union along with Flomaton Elementary School, Brewton Middle School, and the Brewton Area YMCA Pre-School will be launching a Amateur Radio Station for each school. These stations will...

 

Century readies to accept audit

The Century Council heard a budget update from CPA Robert Hudson Monday night following an earlier audit review meeting he had held with Krista McAllister of Warren Averett in Pensacola. Hudson said...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 20, 2020

Crews to speak at ECHS

The Escambia County (Ala.) Historical Society will hold it's monthly General Meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, February 25. The Program includes guest speaker Earline Crews, who will present a program on her book, Life with Top Down Country Living....

 

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