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Articles from the March 7, 2019 edition

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Old Federal Road: Steeped in history

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...

 

Remebering a local hero named Fred Jones

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...

 

Healthy foods give you energy, here are some tips

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...

 

The Sunshine Report

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...

 

William James 'Sonny' Barlow, Jr.

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...

 

Mona Cay Glenn

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...

 

Gary Jay Green

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...

 

Virginia Ann Glascock Hartley

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...

 

O'Neal Johnson

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...

 

Elvia Polk Jordan

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...

 

Larry G. Talmage

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...

 

Richard L. Tidwell

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...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    March 7, 2019

State prepares for crafting budgets

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 Judi...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    March 7, 2019

The seduction of socialism

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...

 

Defending the Second Amendment

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...

 

Grand jury slams Century

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 recom...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 7, 2019

Yeiter said he killed; would do it again

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 7, 2019

Police say suspect tried to swallow cocaine

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...

 

PSC is opening its food pantry

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...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 7, 2019

Honoring champions

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...

 

Jay council OKs $5K donation to Santa Rosa Chamber

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 7, 2019

Lee County overwhelmed by support

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...

 

Council hears update on Jay projects Monday

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....

 

Jay eyes lowest bid for cuts

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...

 

Brantley earns certification

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...

 

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