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Articles from the March 5, 2020 edition

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Defending the unborn: noble fight

I can think of no fight more noble or important than defending unborn children. The Scriptures make clear that God makes every person in his image, so this issue is very near to my heart. I am proud to be a leader in the fight to end abortion. With...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Chancellor St. John and Alabama's system

Our 1901 Alabama Constitution has been rightfully criticized as being archaic. However, it was simply a reflection of the times. The authors and crafters of our document were well educated gentry. Therefore they appreciated and realized the importanc...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Can historical prosperity and opportunity compete with free?

After decades of flirting with and even sliding into socialism, Democrats are faced with actually voting for socialism. Oddly enough, even Democrats are now reluctant to leap off the leftist cliff into the socialist abyss. After storming through...

 

Train wreck helped to name 'Dugout'

In the old days, meaning that time before the early 1960s, when many of the tiny communities in our area seemed to prosper and their residents had more of a home view than a world view, there existed...

 

4-H programs build lasting memories

I greatly enjoyed the article in last week's Ledger by the 4-H agent. It brought back memories of my family's 4-H times. None of my immediate family ever got into raising and showing large animals. My brothers raised and showed chickens. That was an...

 

Workshops offer look at sources of quality water

Alabama’s rich water resources range from rushing mountain streams to the relaxing, sugar sand beaches of the coast. It is not always clear, however, what the connection is between our everyday tasks and the quality of our water. The Alabama...

 

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...

 

Brandon Amin Brye

Brandon Amin Brye, 40, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Brye was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. Of the Christian faith, he was a U.S. Army veteran with 12 years of service. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Saturday,...

 

Troy Eugene Byrd

Troy Eugene Byrd, 89, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Fairhope, Ala. Mr. Byrd was a native of Oak Grove, Fla. who had resided in Atmore for the past 64 years. A U.S. Army veteran who served in the Koren Conflict with the 101st Air Borne Screaming Eagl...

 

Don Theodore Chunn

Don Theodore Chunn, 80, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Vestavia Hills, Ala. Mr. Chunn was a native of Uriah, Ala. and former resident of Huxford, where he spent most of his life, who had resided in Vestavia Hills, Ala. for the past nine years. A...

 

Peggy A. Moye

Peggy A. Moye, 84, of Atmore, did Thursday Feb. 27, 2020, in Century, Fla. Mrs. Moye was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Escambia County, Ala. To Edgar and jesse Maude Keller Coker. A member of the Presley Street Baptist Church, she was a retired chemical...

 

Lynn Ervin Powell

Lynn Ervin Powell, 65, of Canoe, Ala., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Mr. Powell was born May 8, 1954, to K.C. and Cordie Hopkins Powell in Pensacola. He worked as a millwright at Georgia-Pacific in Brewton. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday,...

 

Lenden Pugh

Lenden Pugh, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Brewton. Mr. Pugh was born Jan. 23, 1944, and was a lifetime resident of the Brewton area. A member of the Appleton Assembly of God, he had worked as a truck driver for a number of years before...

 

Deborah Ann Wilson

Deborah Ann Wilson, 69, of East Brewton, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 in East Brewton. Mrs. Wilson was born Oct. 14, 1950, in Buffalo, N.Y., and had been a resident of the Brewton area since 1995, coming from Milton, Fla. She was a writer of a number...

 

Joseph William 'Joe' Younce

Joseph William “Joe” Younce, 87, of Brewton, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Brewton. Mr. Younce was born June 26, 1932, in Hickory, N.C. and was a longtime resident of Brewton. A retired branch manager for Borden's Milk Company with more than...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Hillary may have been biggest loser

A few takeaways from Tuesday tells me a couple of things. First, I'm glad I was wrong on my 20 percent or below voter turnout prediction. We had a whopping 33.01 percent of voters in Alabama go to...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Storm shows the need to keep prepared

“It doesn't take long for things to change is a big way” is what Connie Baggett said Wednesday after a storm roared through the middle of Brewton taking down trees and snapping utility poles. Baggett, who serves as director of program management...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 5, 2020

Storm rips trees, poles in Brewton

Several trees hit the ground, houses were damaged and power poles were snapped Wednesday morning when a severe thunderstorm roared through the middle of Brewton leaving a path of destruction but no...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 5, 2020

Fire levels100-year old church

A Pineview church, estimated to be 100 to 120 years old, was left in ruins last Thursday night when the old wooden structure erupted into flames limiting firefighters to focusing on keeping the blaze...

 

Century eyes purchase of gas meters

Although no action was taken, the Century Council listened as City Manager Vernon Prather recommended the purchase of natural gas meters for about $64,000 and gave an update on the town's upcoming...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 5, 2020

Voters say 'No' to amendment

Voters in Alabama will continue to elect their representatives to the state school board and those voters will also be heading back to the polls March 31 for some unfinished business to select party...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 5, 2020

Brewton correction officer caught in prison raid

A Brewton correctional officer was arrested along with others when the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced yesterday the results of its recent joint law enforcement Operation Restore Order raid at Easterling Correctional Facility in...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 5, 2020

Empty Bowls fill at CACC

Coastal Alabam Community College Art Department is hosting an ‘Art For A Cause’ Empty Bowls fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thuesday, March 10, at the ATN Building near the soccer field and library of the Brewton campus. Participants can...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 5, 2020

Bratt wins at Olympiad 20

Student teams from Bratt Elementary School placed in various categories and won 3rd place overall in the Escambia County (Fla.) School District’s Science Olympiad 2020. Bratt took 1st place in the Tennis Ball Catapult; 4th place in the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 5, 2020

FHS offers college workshop March 17

Potential, a multimedia resource for parents of college-bound teens, is set to host a free Countdown to College: Admissions and Scholarships Workshop from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at Flomaton High School in Flomaton, Ala. This...

 

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