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Articles from the February 28, 2019 edition

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Rick's Exotic Animals

The students of Flomaton Elementary School experienced a touch of the wild on Wednesday, Feb. 20, when Rick Rackstraw with Rick's Exotic Animals stopped to see them at the Flomaton High School old...

 

Fort Gaines is a good day trip

General Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777-1849) had a lasting impact on Alabama and US history. Gaines was a hero of the War of 1812, the Seminole Wars as well as the Mexican War. He is also credited as being the officer who arrested fugitive US Vice...

 

The balloon that evacuated a navy base

This week I'm going to be telling a little personal history as well as community history that very few people know about. The main event of this story happen back in the early nineties, 1991 I...

 

Foggy morning and the drama of picture day

I was born, not to the manor, so to speak with hair of curls, but with straight as a board hair. Now some boards are not exactly straight, but warped. Daddy hated warped boards. I hated straight hair. Anyway, we took what we were given and ran with i...

 

Breastfeeding benefits both mother and child

Alabama ranks in the bottom three in the United States for breastfeeding initiation and continuation. Breastfeeding allows many health benefits for both a child and mother. To encourage more breastfeeding families, Alabama Extension’s Human...

 

The Sunshine Report

There is no stress in your life, is there? Okay, I know the answer. Not surprised by that answer, either. Much of our stress is a by-product of fear. Think about it. If we had no fears, we would have no need to stress about anything, would we? We...

 

Cleveland Franklin Boatwright

Cleveland Franklin Boatwright,78, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Atmore, Ala. Mr. Boatwright was a native and former resident of Georgiana, who had resided in Atmore for the past 43 years. A retired carpenter with 60 years of experience, he was of...

 

Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence, 67, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in Bay Minette. Mr. Lawrence was a native and former resident of London, England who had resided in Atmore for the past two years. He was a member of the Atmore Baptist Temple Church. The funeral was...

 

Emma Jean McGhee

Emma Jean McGhee, 97, of Daphne, Ala., died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Mobile. Mrs. McGhee was born Sept. 17, 1921 to Marion and Julia Barlow Albritton in Atmore. She was a homemaker. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at...

 

Patricia McGhee Moody

Patricia McGhee Moody, 63, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Atmore. Mrs. Moody was a native of Sikeston, Mo. and former resident of Eufala, Ala. who had resided in Atmore for the past nine years. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at...

 

James Lavon Roley

James Lavon Roley, 78, of Atmore, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Atmore. Mr. Roley was born Aug. 11, 1940, to Samuel and Bessie Godwin Roley in Atmore and attended Ernest Ward High School and later served in the Army National Guard. Owner and...

 

Shannon Nicole Smith

Shannon Niclole Smith, 41, of East Brewton, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in a Pensacola hospice facility after an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was a native of Mobile who was a long time resident of East Brewton., A 1995 graduate of W.S. Neal High...

 

Joe Bunyan Thompson, Jr.

Joe Bunyan Thompson, Jr., 87, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. Thompson was born Feb. 22, 1932, to Joe Bunyan and Elizabeth (Graves) Thompson in Daviston, Ala. Graduating from Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1954 and the...

 

Willanette Troutman

Willanette Troutman, 82, of Atmore, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Atmore. Mrs. Troutman was born Dec. 16, 1936, to Ollie and Ruby Higdon Moye in Robinsonville, Ala. Retired from Escambia County, Alabama School District as a secretary, she was a...

 

Jay man accused of molesting 4-year-old

A Jay man was arrested Feb. 21 and charged with felony molestation of a child less that 12 years old following an investigation by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office. Henry Lee Thompson, 69, 5275...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 28, 2019

Stops net drug arrests

A search warrant and a traffic stop in East Brewton sent three people to jail in separate incidents with one woman arrested on possession and distribution of methamphetamine. Sherry Renee Gilmore,...

 

Board OKs surveillance bid

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved a bid of more than $700,000 for a video surveillance system at its Thursday, Feb. 21 meeting. In a motion made by Mike Edwards and seconded by Mi...

 

Pancake supper set Monday

Take a break from the usual dinner and come have pancakes at the Flomaton Lions Club semi-annual Pancake Supper at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, at the Flomaton Community Center, located at 600 McCurdy...

 

Paws Crossed hit at Pollard-McCall

Students from kindergarten to eighth grade filled the gym at Pollard-McCall Junior High School Tuesday morning for Paws Crossed Dog Rescue, a pet care program started by former teacher Renee Johnson....

 

Atmore man faces felony gun charge

An Atmore man who is a convicted felon since 2008 now faces a felony weapon possession charge last Monday when a traffic stop and subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a gun on the front seat....

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 28, 2019

Enterprise woman dies in I-65 crash

A single vehicle crash at 3:15 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. 24, has claimed the life of an Enterprise woman. Lindsey Brooke Jensen, 22, was killed when the 2017 Hyundai Elantra she was riding in left the roadway and struck a bridge piling. Jensen was...

 

Jay businesses go smoke-free

Many Jay area businesses and other organizations in Santa Rosa County are now tobacco free, a growing trend throughout the state and country. To date, 24 local businesses in Santa Rosa County have implemented tobacco free policies, including...

 

Board OKs personnel changes

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at its Thursday, Feb. 21 meeting. Resignations Yolonda Walters, science teacher at Escambia County Alternative School, effective February 15, 2019; Holly Pettis,...

 

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives

The American Red Cross offers two upcoming local blood donation opportunities between today and and middle March are from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 14, at Walmart located at 3371 South Alabama Avenue in Monroeville and from 10 a.m....

 

Math tourney winners announced

Flomaton High School captured the first place trophy at the Coastal Alabama Community College Michael Tedder Mathematics Tournament, held on Thursday, January 24, on the Brewton campus. Eight high schools and a total of 196 students participated in...

 

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