Articles from the March 7, 2019 edition


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  • Old Federal Road: Steeped in history

    Kevin McKinley, Guest Writer|Mar 7, 2019

    During the last days of the Civil War Union troops battled Confederate troops in Baldwin County at Blakely and Spanish Fort. Simultaneously the US Army dispatched troops up the Old Federal Road in order to cut off an expected Confederate retreat from Mobile to Montgomery. Their arrival continued a long tradition of military forays along the route. The Old Federal Road began as a horse path for postal riders in 1806. The original road stretched from Georgia to South Alabama. In 1810 the US Army...

  • Remebering a local hero named Fred Jones

    Russell Brown, Guest Writer|Mar 7, 2019

    In the later part of last year, I was notified that a close friend had passed away. He and I had met at work, developed a good relationship, and by the time that we retired often met for lunch with our wives, helped each other on many home projects and shared a bit of beer. It after he passed, I discovered that during his Vietnam War service, he had earned a Bronze Star. But, he was a person who modestly recalled his military service and gallantry as a small part of his life. My father was...

  • Healthy foods give you energy, here are some tips

    Carolyn Bivins, Guest Writer|Mar 7, 2019

    Spring is in the air and in celebration of the new season that’s coming here are some quick recipe ideas that include most of the food groups (fruit, vegetables, dairy, protein and grain). The foods you eat can make a big difference in your health and energy level. HAVE IT YOUR WAY PARFAIT You’re tired, there’s no one else to fix dinner for tonight and all you feel like doing is pouring a bowl of cereal. But, wait! Take an extra 5 minutes and prepare this luscious parfait, full of foods from three of the five food groups. No need to get out y...

  • The Sunshine Report

    Lou Vickery|Mar 7, 2019

    You are in the midst of a crucial situation. Your heart begins to pound more than normal. Your palms become sweaty. A big lump hovers in your throat. It is “crunch time?” Are you ready to perform at a higher level? Why is it that the same situational pressures and fears that hold some back are the same ones that propel others forward full throttle? For the latter group, the margin of error goes out the window when a big reward is on the line. A significant factor in being human is that when the stakes are high, the anxiety level within can sig...

  • William James 'Sonny' Barlow, Jr.

    Mar 7, 2019

    William James “Sonny” Barlow, Jr., 74, of Castleberry, Ala., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 after an extended illness. Mr. Barlow was a native and lifelong resident of Castleberry who retired from Container Corporation in Brewton in the maintenance department. A member of the London Baptist Church, he served in the National Guard and was a member of the Downing Lodge F and AM. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at London Baptist Church with Bro. Buddy Williams officiating. Burial followed at the church Cemetery with Craver's Fun...

  • Mona Cay Glenn

    Mar 7, 2019

    Mona Cay Glenn, 62, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Mobile, Ala. Mrs. Glenn was a native of Pensacola who resided in the Baldwin County, Ala. area for most of her life. Retired from Vanity Fair with 20 years of service, she was a 2004 graduate of Faulkner State Community College with a degree in horticulture and was of the Christian faith. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. John Reeves officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral home...

  • Gary Jay Green

    Mar 7, 2019

    Gary Jay Green, 62, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Pensacola. Mr. Green was a native of Brewton who was raised in Jay and had resided in Bratt, Fla. for most of his life. He was a drummer for several local groups, such as Wagon Wheel and Dream Catcher. Graveside service was at 2 p.m., Friday, March 1, at Godwin Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mr. Green is survived by one brother, Greg (Pam Long) Green of Bratt; three nephews, Todd Green, Blake Green and Robert Green; and one niece, Blaze Rolin....

  • Virginia Ann Glascock Hartley

    Mar 7, 2019

    Virginia Ann Glascock Hartley, 71, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in Bay Minette, Ala. Mrs. Hartley was a native and former resident of Marshall, Va. who had resided in Bay Minette most of her life. She was a member of the Vision Ministries Church of God. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, at the Vision Ministries Church of God with Rev. Alan Blackmon officiating. Burial followed at Bryars-McGill Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Hartley is survived by her husband of 55 years, Herman M. Hartley of...

  • O'Neal Johnson

    Mar 7, 2019

    O'Neal Johnson, 95, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Mr. Johnson was born born July 23, 1923, to Charlie and Viola Johnson in Buena Vista, Ala. A member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Freemanville, Ala., he was employed with Monsanto in Pensacola for 32 years and enjoyed the outdoors. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church with Dr. Dejuan Knight officiating. Burial followed at Stallworth Cemetery with Christian Memorial Funeral Home directing. Mr. Johnson is survived by his children,...

  • Elvia Polk Jordan

    Mar 7, 2019

    Elvia Polk Jordan, 89, of Jay, died Saturday, March 2, 2019. Mrs. Jordan was born May 9, 1929, in Jay and graduated from Jay High School. A member of First Baptist Church of Jay, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for years, she volunteered at Jay Hospital and coached her grandchildren in sports. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, at First Baptist Church with Rv. George L. Fredericks, Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Jay with Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Jordan is survived...

  • Larry G. Talmage

    Mar 7, 2019

    Larry G. Talmage, 72, of Walnut Hill, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Mr. Talmage was born Jan. 11, 1947 to Henry R. and Alyne Sample Talmage in Atmore. He worked as a heavy equipment operator. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 4, at Walnut Hill Baptist Cemetery. Burial followed with Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mr. Talmage is survived by his wife of 46 years, Eddie Jo Thomley Talmage of Walnut Hill; one son, Gerald Chris Luker of Cantonment; one daughter, Christy (Allen) Sande of Pensacola; one brother, Bobby (Pat)...

  • Richard L. Tidwell

    Mar 7, 2019

    Richard L. Tidwell, 57, of Brewton, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 after a brief illness. Mr. Tidwell was born in Troy, Ala. and was a long-time resident of the Brewton area. Of the Christian faith, he was an Elba High School graduate who worked as a driver for Hard Times Trucking Co. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 1, at the chapel of Craver's Funeral Home with Bros. Mike Cosey and Bobby Carnley officiating. Burial followed at the Evergreen Cemetery in Elba with Craver's Funeral Home directing. Mr. Tidwell is survived by his...

  • State prepares for crafting budgets

    Steve Flowers, Guest Writer|Mar 7, 2019

    The Governor has been inaugurated and the Legislature has had its organizational session. The quadrennium has begun. Therefore, it is time for our state officials to get to work. Among the three branches of government, Legislative, Executive and Judicial, our 1901 Alabama Constitution renders our Legislative Branch as the most powerful. Some of you who witnessed the Wallace Era may disagree and point to the Executive Branch. That was a unique Era. Wallace had basically become “King” of Alabama politics from 1963 through 1986 with a couple of in...

  • The seduction of socialism

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Mar 7, 2019

    Democrats, liberals, progressives, or however one characterizes leftists have been flirting if not having a downright love affair with socialism for more than a century. Until recently, socialism was generally considered taboo in America. We are a free nation of fiercely independent people who intensely cherish their liberty. So the thought of dependence on anyone was repulsive. Americans traditionally claimed the absolute right to work and worship as they choose. Perhaps not so much anymore. ​It has been building the past few decades, but s...

  • Defending the Second Amendment

    Congressman Bradley Byrne, Guest Writer|Mar 7, 2019

    This past week, Democrats in Congress again launched an attack on our Constitution and the rights we cherish as Americans. This time, they came after the Second Amendment and our right to bear arms. H.R. 8, the latest Democrat-led gun control bill does absolutely nothing to prevent criminals or violent persons from getting their hands on firearms. What H.R. 8 does do is violate the Constitutional rights of millions of Americans, ignores the mental health crisis behind actions of mass violence, and limits the Constitutional rights of millions...

  • Grand jury slams Century

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 7, 2019

    An Escambia County (Fla.) grand jury looking into affairs in the town of Century, ruled criminal charges are not warranted but noted the town is in a state of financial emergency and among other recommendations, said the town should sell the assets of its utility services, sanitation, natural gas, water and sewer to repay money borrowed from restricted funds. The results addressed the increasing loss of revenue for natural gas, citing an antiquated delivery system that has not been maintained, i...

  • Yeiter said he killed; would do it again

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 7, 2019

    Jury selection for the capital murder trial of a Jay man who is accused of killing his father-in-law outside a church in Escambia County, Ala., on Oct. 27, 2014, will begin Monday and jurors will be able to listen to a taped confession the suspect made following a suppression hearing Tuesday before Escambia County Circuit Judge Bert Rice. If convicted of capital murder Yeiter will either be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole or death. Brett Richard Yeiter, 51, with a...

  • Police say suspect tried to swallow cocaine

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 7, 2019

    A Brewton man who attempted to flee East Brewton police on foot is facing multiple charges including tampering with evidence for allegedly trying to swallow 12.1 grams of cocaine before the cops could find it. Terrez McKenzie, 41, 115 Lowell St., Brewton was arrested March 1 and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), unlawful possession of marijuana II, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and fleeing or attempting...

  • PSC is opening its food pantry

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 7, 2019

    Pensacola State College in Century has started a student food pantry to serve students from any PSC campus to address food insecurities and shortfalls among its students. "We were awarded a grant from International Paper Company to start a food pantry for students at Century center," said PSC Century Director Paula Byrd. "There is already one on the main campus in Pensacola, and student support services wanted to replicate it up here. It allowed us to stock our first shelves full, and students f...

  • Honoring champions

    Staff Report|Mar 7, 2019

    Flomaton head football coach Doug Vickery, right, honors Daquan Johnson Saturday night on his multiple awards following the Hurricanes' 2018 Class 3A state championship run. Players received their state title rings during a ceremony Saturday at Flomaton High School....

  • Jay council OKs $5K donation to Santa Rosa Chamber

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 7, 2019

    Jay council approved a donation a totaling $5,000 to be given over four years in monthly payments to the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Monday night to go toward the new facility being built near Milton. Santa Rosa Chamber Executive Director Donna Tucker addressed the council at the January 18 meeting to present Project Welcome Donors for potential sponsors of the new building, pointing out that the Santa Rosa Chamber has always supported the town of Jay. “We started the building project A...

  • Lee County overwhelmed by support

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 7, 2019

    While people in this area know first hand the pain the people of Lee County, Ala., are suffering after a massive tornado ripped through Sunday killing at least 23 people and destroying homes, local officials say hold off on trying to send help. Escambia County Emergency Management Agency Director David Adams said Lee County has shut down their donation centers. “People want to help, but those centers are overwhelmed,” he said. He said there may come a time they need help, but not right now. Ada...

  • Council hears update on Jay projects Monday

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 7, 2019

    The Jay Council heard updates on ongoing projects the town has in place to upgrade infrastructure and increase economic development at the Jay council Monday night, although no decisions were made. The $625,000 CDBG grant awarded to replace 2.5 miles of PVC water lines is in the environmental review stage, according to Seib's update. According to Dewberry Engineering's Crystal Weatherington, grant writer and administrator Robin Phillips said that the construction on the project cannot start...

  • Jay eyes lowest bid for cuts

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger staff|Mar 7, 2019

    The town of Jay approved Jennifer Flowers Lawn Service as the lower of two bids for lawn service in the town at Monday night's council meeting. Two proposals were submitted for landscaping Bray-Hendricks park, gazebo park and Jay cemetery with a minimum of 12 cuts, with the option of any extra cut to be as needed. The lower bid came from Jennifer Flowers Lawn Service for $975 per cut and DeGraaf Landscape bid $1,500 per cut. Seib said he would ask for a cut every two weeks and then as needed...

  • Brantley earns certification

    Special to the Ledger|Mar 7, 2019

    Flomaton native Michael G. Brantley, son of Bo and Dot Brantley, has completed all requirements for a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, this highly respected certification is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eleigibility and experience criteria in the safety, health and environmental (S,H and E) discipline and have passed a rigorous examination. Certificants must also recertify every five years to maintain certification, ensuring they remain knowledgeable in their...

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