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Articles from the March 28, 2019 edition

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Caring for the brave in free land

It has been years in the making, but finally the veterans of our area will be able to get the care they have long deserved. On Monday, March 18th, I had the honor of participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new VA Outpatient Clinic...

 

Alabama needs road program

One of the obvious political changes in Alabama government over the last decades with the Republican takeover of the Legislature has been the reluctance to raise new revenue to fund state government. Many of the current Republican legislators came...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Electoral College is essential to republic

Does anyone think the phony Native American Senator Elizabeth Warren is smarter than our founding fathers? For that matter, does anyone think any politicians living today are smarter or have more integrity than the brilliant minds that drafted our Co...

 

Cars & Crawfish

The sun shone on Jay, Fla., Saturday and Sunday for Opie's first annual Car Show and Crawfish Festival. The event drew crowds from all over the south to view classic and exotic cars and trucks that...

 

The sacred stones of Pleasant Hill

The places where we live, just dots on a map to outsiders, hold a far greater meaning to those who occupy the dots. They are the places we have lived and loved, learned to walk, to talk, to pray, our...

 

An epitaph to the great Margaret Collier

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of our society's matriarch, Mrs. Margaret Collier. Mrs. Collier died after a long and notable life. Her careers included social worker, school...

 

Mama decided to try to learn how to drive

I lived my childhood years on an unpaved dirt road. A typical Alabama red clay dirt and gravel road. A road with no name, no direction signs, just dusty, rub board ridged in dry weather. Boggy, slippery, washed out and gully cut in rainy weather. We...

 

Tips to keep your immune system healthy

Ah-choo! Although you may not be able to fully prevent a cold or flu this season, a healthy immune system is one way to give your body extra protection. Focusing on nutrient-rich foods and healthy lifestyle behaviors can help you and your family...

 

Dorothy Ward Bell

Dorothy Ward Bell, 91, of Atmore, died Monday, March 18, 2019 in Century. Mrs. Bell was born April 28, 1927, to Otis Merritt and Lizzie Petty Ward in Harlingen, Texas. A member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, she was a homemaker. The funeral was held...

 

Sherece Shantel Carter

Sherece Shantel Carter, 40, died Thursday, March 14, 2019. Mrs. Carter was born Feb. 18, 1979 to Nathan Roberson and Fannie Louise Green Roberson in Mobile. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23 at New Jerusalem PHC #2 in Bay Minette....

 

Dean Crary

Dean Crary, 80, died Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Bluff Springs, Fla. Mrs. Crary was a native of Jay, Fla. who had resided in Bluff Springs for most of her life. Retired from the Escambia County School System with 35 years of service, she was leader of...

 

Harding George Fillmore

Harding George Fillmore, 65, of Atmore, died Monday, March 18, 2019 in Mobile. Mr. Fillmore was born July 7, 1953 to Harding George, Sr. and Connie Tennant Fillmore in Baton Rouge, La. He was a retired tow boat captain for many years with InLand Mari...

 

Keith A. Germany

Keith A. Germany, 51, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Mr. Germany was born April 6, 1967 to Wanda Walker-Threatt in Detroit, Mich. Attending Highland PArk public schools and later transferring to Romulus Community High School, where he excelled as a...

 

Earl V. Graves

Earl V. Graves, 65, of Flomaton, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Mr. Graves was a resident of Flomaton for 57 years, coming from the Mobile, Ala. and Century, Fla. areas. Employed with Exxon Mobile as an operator, he was a...

 

Cathy Ann Bodiford Hulse

Cathy Ann Bodiford Hulse, 61, of Brewton, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 in a Pensacola hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Hulse was a native and lifelong resident of Escambia County, Ala. who was previously employed with Walmart. Of the...

 

Levon 'Lover' McGhee

Levon “Lover” McGhee, 72, of Atmore, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Pensacola. Mr. McGhee was born Feb. 28, 1947 to Carlie Dee McGhee in Poarch, Ala. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at Atmore Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bill...

 

Thelma Thomas Morrison

Thelma Thomas Morrison, 83, of Brewton, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 after a brief illness. Mrs. Morrison was a native of Conecuh County, Ala., former resident of Jacksonville, Fla. and a longtime resident of Brewton. A 1954 graduate of Evergreen...

 

Eula Mae Pugh

Eula Mae Pugh, 97, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Brewton. Mrs. Pugh was a lifelong resident of Brewton who was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the Appleton Assembly of God Church, where she was involved in the Women's Ministry and...

 

Katie Lee Rudolph

Katie Lee Rudolph, 76, of Atmore, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at her sister's home. Mrs. Rudolph was a native of Atmore who attended Escambia County Training School and was a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as an usher....

 

Dudley Wilson

Dudley Wilson, 57, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Wawbeek, Ala. Mr. Wilson was a native of Atmore who resided in Wawbeek for most of his life. Of the Baptist faith, he enjoyed fishing and playing guitar. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Wendy...

 

Family seeks info on fire

Local residents of the Pollard-McCall area are seeking information in the wake of a fire that claimed their barn and the contents stored inside. The barn and the equipment were considered a total...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    March 28, 2019

Canes playoff chances still alive

Flomaton High School's chance of winning the area title and hosting an opening round playoff game took a hit Friday night in the rubber game of a three-game series against Bayside Academy with the...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    March 28, 2019

The 'Voice' comes to Flomaton

Kirk Jay of Bay Minette, who performed on the television show 'The Voice' made a visit to Flomaton High School to congratulate the football team and cheerleaders on the championship football team. At...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    March 28, 2019

Dr. Searcy honored

World renowned botanist Dr. Darryl Searcy was honored last Thursday in Brewton for his many contributions to the Brewton community over the years. Above he greets residents at the reception. Below...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    March 28, 2019

Time for Alabama lotto has hit, maybe

Is the Alabama Legislature ready to allow Alabama voters another opportunity to vote on a lottery bill? I wouldn't count on it but the timing seems right and I like the concept State Sen. Jim...

 

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