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Articles from the February 21, 2019 edition

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Northwest Fla. source of intrigue

The beginning days of the War Between the States brought about a great deal of uncertainty and calculated political moves by leaders in Washington and Montgomery, AL (the capital of the Confederate...

 

DeFuniak Springs is worth visiting

I recently spent a few hours in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. I found it a pleasant, friendly town with an interesting history. The following information is from "DeFuniak Springs History" from the City...

 

Observations along the way to Texas

Lamar and I set out to Center, Texas for a looksee. Lamar (The CEO) has talked for years about going to Center to find the reason why his Granddaddy Joesph Holland, founder of Hollandtown, Florida went to Center circa 1915-1919. Why he didn't move th...

 

Staying focused in Washington

Before the new Congress began at the start of this year, I made a prediction: with the new Democrat majority, we could expect crazy season from the left, with Democrat members taking every chance they could to undermine President Trump. I don’t...

 

Ala. leads way with women in goverment

There has been a lot of talk about the advancement of women in politics over the past year. It has been suggested that more progressive states have led the way with this change. Alabama can very well make the case that we lead the nation in women tak...

 

McCabe leading sedition

Sedition is a somewhat esoteric word. Seldom used, it means “conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state.” Depending on what side you are, you could be considered a patriot or a villain. Rebels like Ho Chi Minh, Ma...

 

Healthy tips for this Heart Health Awareness Month

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in America? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an American has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Fortunately, many risk factors are things we have control...

 

Mary Calloway Bethune

Mary Calloway Bethune, 85, of Castleberry, Ala., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in a Mobile hospital. Mrs. Bethune was active in the Castleberry Strawberry Festival since 1987 and was a member of the Castleberry Baptist Church who worked at Diamond...

 

Cecil Wesley Blackwell

Cecil Wesley Blackwell, 87, of Repton, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, after an extended illness. Mr. Blackwell was a native of Repton and lifelong resident of Conecuh County who was a retired carpenter. A U.S. Army veteran, he was of the Baptist faith....

 

Wilfred Van Davison

Wilfred Van Davison, 52, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2019. Mr. Davison was born April 20, 1966, to Curtis and Mary Davison in Atmore, Ala. A 1984 graduate of Escambia County High School, he began his career at Escofab, Inc., where he worked more than 20...

 

Jamal D'Onte Duggans

Jamal D'Onte Duggans, 18, of Brewton, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Montgomery as a result of a gunshot. Mr. Duggans was born Feb. 8, 2001, in Brewton. He attended T.R. Miller High School, where he played football and basketball....

 

Sherry Elizabeth Dunsford

Sherry Elizabeth Dunsford, 55, of Century, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in a Pensacola healthcare facility after an extended illness. Mrs. Dunsford was born in Brewton, Ala. And had been a life-long member of the Century community. She worked as a...

 

Lester Tyrone Knight

Lester Tyrone Knight, 36, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Mr. Knight was born June 17, 1982, to Lester and Linda Barnes in Atmore, Ala. A 2002 graduate of Escambia County High School, he attended the Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church in Atmore and worked...

 

Mary Lois Raines Garrett Merrill

Mary Lois Raines Garrett Merrill, 93, of the London community of Castleberry, Ala., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Mrs. Merrill was born Feb. 22, 1925, to Hannis and Agnes Raines in Conecuh County, Ala. She was a member of London Baptist Church for...

 

Century's Arbor Day Celebration and Tornado Remembrance Event Friday, Feb. 15

Century area residents gathered last Friday, Feb. 15, to join the Arbor Day Celebration and Tornado Remembrance event at the Ag Building located at 6001A Highway 4 in Century. Sponsored by the...

 

Counting illegals in census is scary

I've been told on numerous occasions that I'm not the brightest apple in the bunch, but I have a hard time understanding why we should count illegal immigrants in the census that takes place every 10...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 21, 2019

Keep your money local

If you watch TV or surf the internet, you've seen those tear-jerking advertisements seeking donations to help save starving and cold dogs. 'For as little as $$$ a month you can help this animal find a safe home' is how most of these commercials...

 
 By Lee Peacock    News    February 21, 2019

Murder charges likely in death

Conecuh County Sheriff Randy Brock said on Tuesday that he expects three men arrested earlier this month on first-degree assault charges to have those charges bumped up to murder in the wake of the death of a 17-year-old student at T.R. Miller High S...

 

Clerk hired on split 3-2 vote

The town of Century welcomes new billing clerk Toni Simmons following an interview and a 3-2 split vote approval at Monday night's council meeting. An interview of candidate Simmons by the council was...

 
 By Mike Qualls    News    February 21, 2019

Gas company to distribute funds

South Alabama Gas (SAG) District’s board of directors unanimously agreed to allow the company to distribute $450,000 of the surplus revenue it has retained from previous years to its member cities and towns. During Monday’s board meeting in Monro...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    February 21, 2019

Ready to plant trees

Century area residents flocked to the ag building Friday to pick up multiple species of trees to be planted throughout the community in celebration of Arbor Day. For more on the Arbor Day tree give...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 21, 2019

Century church to hold open house

Like many residents of Century the congregation at Century United Methodist Church saw their lives turned upside down in February, 2015, when a tornado roared through the town and literally knocked...

 

Gaetz to visit Jay, Century

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz will be in Century and Jay today (Thurs.) hosting an open day event, visiting various venues in each town starting at 11 a.m. The first stop for Gaetz will be at Jay High School...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    February 21, 2019

White excels

Blakelee White, daughter of Todd and Chris White, has been shooting her bow competitively since she was 13-years old. This year, she will be representing the area as a Professional Woman Archer. In...

 

Century council OKs lowest bid

The Century council approved several requests submitted by town grant writer and administrator Robin Phillips Monday night on amendments or change orders on houses currently being built in the town us...

 

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