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Articles from the March 26, 2020 edition

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Let's be the Little Engine that Could

I'm self-quarantined with time on my hands and things on my mind. I was born (1941) just as our country came out of the Great Depression. 1929 to 1939 was the longest and most severe world-wide economic depression ever. The stock market crashed, men...

 

Sawmill Day cancelled for safety

Sawmill Day 2020 is canceled. We had to make this decision early due to some orders that had to be made right now. Hopefully, next year will be better. The things we are doing to try to slow the spread of Covid 19 are reminding me of my son's...

 

A tale of southern-fried romance

Wars can destroy not just the lives of the people directly involved on the battlefield but the people left on the home front as well. During the War Between the States many loved ones were separated b...

 

U.S. Senate runoff moved to July

The GOP contest for who sits in our number two U.S. Senate seat has been delayed until July 14, 2020 due to the coronavirus. The winner of the battle between Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville will more than likely be our junior US. Senator for six...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    March 26, 2020

Don't waste your quarantine

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. Less than a month ago, the Wuhan virus was just a Chinese virus barely getting any attention as it was rapidly spreading around the globe. Within little more than a couple weeks, it has stunned the world and...

 

All hands on deck to slow spread of virus

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to change the way we live our daily lives, its important to take note of the ways this challenging time has brought our communities together. It has been reassuring to see stories of neighbors helping neighbors...

 

Coronavirus won't stop extension service learning

Coronavirus or no coronavirus, Alabama Extension is pressing forward to offer information and learning opportunities to the people of Alabama. Just one week ago, we transitioned to an alternate operations model and assigned employees to work from...

 

Glenna Sue Amos Beck

Glenna Sue Amos Beck, 76, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Mrs. Beck was born March 29, 1943 in Davisville, Fla., where she resided until 2017, relocating to Atmore. She attended Davisville Elementary School and graduated from Ernest Ward High School,...

 

Virgil Gene Boddiford

Virgil Gene Boddiford, 77, of Wilmington, Ga., died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 following a lengthy illness. Mr. Boddiford was born Jan. 15, 1943, and served in the U.S. Navy as the first male nursing student in Georgia and first male president of the...

 

Clyde Albert Bristow, Sr.

Clyde Albert Bristow, Sr., 78, died Monday, March 16, 2020, in Pensacola. Mr. Bristow was a native of Engadine, Mich. and former resident of McAlester, Okla. who had resided in Atmore for the past three years. Of the Church of God faith, he was a...

 

Eunice Elaine Davis

Eunice Elaine Davis, 77, of Atmore, died Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Pensacola. Mrs. Davis was born June 8, 1942, to P.J. and Pearl Tressell Holsonback in Atmore. She was a homemaker. A graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21,...

 

Beverly Hammac Evans

Beverly Hammac Evans, 74, of Brewton, died Saturday, March 21, 2020. Mrs. Evans was born Sept. 29, 1945, to Autrey and Beulah Hammac, in Brewton, where she remained a lifelong resident, working as a cosmetologist. Owner and operator of House of...

 

Angela Elizabeth Branch Ferreira

Angela Elizabeth Branch Ferreira, 45, died Monday, March 16, 2020. Mrs. Ferreira was born in Brewton and was a lifelong resident of Jay, Fla. A 1992 Jay High School graduate, she retired from Santa Rosa Medical Center and was a member of the Century...

 

George Winston Foster, Sr.

George Winston Foster, Sr., 76, died Monday, March 16, 2020, in Phillipsville, Ala. Mr. Foster was a native of Atmore who had resided in Phillipsville for the past 34 years. Retired from International Paper Company, he was a member of the hall's...

 

Jennifer Duryea Gillis

Jennifer Duryea Gillis, 43, died Friday, March 20, 2020, at the Jay hospital. Mrs. Gillis was born Feb. 26, 1977, to Hurbert Dryea and Joyce Gillis, in Brewton, where she worked as a nurse. Relocating to Gulf Shores, Ala. 10 years ago, she worked as...

 

Linda Darlene Pugh Johnson

Linda Darlene Pugh Johnson, 60, of McCullough, Ala., died Friday, March 20, 2020 in Pensacola. Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 11, 1959, to John Calvin and Ada Cannon Pugh in Bay Minette. She was a homemaker for most of her life. A graveside service was...

 

Ava Marie Lewis

Ava Marie Lewis, 60, of Perdido, Ala., died Friday, March 20, 2020. Mrs. Lewis was born Feb. 13, 1960, to John Wesley and Doris Owens Lewis in Atmore. A homemaker, she was also employed as a CNA. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all...

 

Jane Mills Nalty

Jane Mills Nalty, 85, of Brewton, died Monday, March 16, 2020 in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Nalty was born April 28, 1934, to Wayland Archibald and Annie Sowell Mills in Florala, Ala. and became a lifelong resident of...

 

Eva Pearl Nazario

Eva Pearl Nazario, 76, died Monday, March 16, 2020 in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Nazario was born March 19, 1943, to Harvey and Verbie Byrd, in Stapleton, Ala. A Navy wife, she and her family were previously stationed at NAS Patuxent River in...

 

Ollie Mae Thornton

Ollie Mae Thornton, 96, died Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Carlinville, Ill. Mrs. Thornton was born Oct. 23, 1923, to George Washington and Lenora Blair Hayes, in Appleton, Ala., She relocated to Bay Minette in 1989 and back to Illinois later and was a...

 

Community reaches out during Coronavirus

As communities and citizens observe the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for diminishing the spread of the Coronavirus through social distancing and various closings, school systems and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 26, 2020

Mayors ask all to fill out census

By now most people in the United States have received their 2020 census form, but many residents who get their mail delivered to post offices boxes are not on the list. Every 10 years the United State...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 26, 2020

Rollover crash in Flomaton claims life

A 27-year old Monroeville man was killed and his passenger was injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Flomaton that left Highway 31 closed to traffic for about three hours. Samuel...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 26, 2020

Jay suspending utility cutoffs and late fees

Realizing the hardship COVID-19 is and will be placing on families, the Jay Town Council voted Tuesday night to suspend utility cutoffs and waive late fees, turnoff fees and reconnect fees providing...

 

Cabaniss takes over at ECHS

Rachel Patterson and Huxford Elementary Schools will see new principals next year while Escambia County High School will see new one next month following the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education...

 

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