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Victory Gardens inspired hope

Gardening is as much a part of being a Southerner as weekend football games and a trip to one's favorite fishing hole. Yet in another era, gardening was a survival tool and the Federal government...

 

Be wary of scams during this time

With this Covid-19 the world is now changing faster than it ever has before. By the time this is over there is no telling what kind of world we will be living in. I will be glad when this is over and maybe we can get to what ever the new normal will...

 

Hope in the time of the coronavirus

In Genesis 2, God says “It is not good that the man should be alone.” He made us for Himself, but he also made us for one another. Separation is painful for us all. This fight against the coronavirus called COVID-19 is hard. We are forced to...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    April 2, 2020

1964 landslide started Republican rule of south

Our primary runoffs have been postponed until July 14, 2020. It was a wise and prudent decision by Secretary of State John Merrill and Gov. Kay Ivey. Most voters are older and you are asking them to come out and vote and at the same time stay home. T...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Panic versus prudence

Adversity brings out the best and worst in people. Fortunately, Americans exude much more goodness in trying times than random acts of greed and malice. For every toilet paper hoarder attempting to profit from these illogical shortages, there are...

 

From the sweat of our brow we shall eat bread

I'm old enough to know what I'm writing about so allow me the pleasure. What say you, old lady? We Crews' have planted and shared garden bounty for almost all our 56 plus years of married life. Our first few years we shared a garden with his side...

 

Lois Jean Baggett

Lois Jean Baggett, 87, died Friday, March 27, 2020, at a Brewton nursing facility. Mrs. Baggett was born Nov. 28, 1932, to James D. Stoker and Susie C. Stoker in Mobile, and had been a resident of Castleberry for 46 years, coming from St. Stephens,...

 

Eula Funderburk Bridges

Eula Funderburk Bridges, 98, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at a Bay Minette, Ala. nursing home. Mrs. Bridges was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Friendship, Ala. and had been a resident of Brewton for the past 55 years, coming from Montgomery, where she was...

 

James 'Jamie' Henry Burnham

James “Jamie” Henry Burnham, 74, of Stockton, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, following a brief illness. Mr. Burnham was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Escambia County, Ala., where he was a life-long resident. A 1963 graduate of W.S. Neal High School,...

 

Darren Burns Downing

Darren Burns Downing, 52, of Brewton, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Mr. Downing was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. A graduate of W.S. Neal High School, he was employed as a painter with Peterson Precision Painting and was of the...

 

Ruby Fae Rabon Dyess

Ruby Fae Rabon Dyess, 58, of Castleberry, Ala., died Sunday, March 29, 2020, following a brief illness. Mrs. Dyess was born Feb. 5, 1962, in Castleberry, where she remained a lifelong resident. Of the Christian faith, she was a Conecuh County High...

 

Sylvia Paulette Hadley

Sylvia Paulette Hadley, 72, died Saturday, March 29, 2020, in Atmore. Mrs. Hadley was a native of Brewton and former resident of Bay Minette, where she spent most of her life, who had resided in Atmore for the past 8 years. A member of Hall's Fork...

 

Angelia Irene Hadley

Angelia Irene Hadley, 47, died Sunday, March 10, 2020 in Mobile. Mrs. Hadley was a native of Atmore who had resided in Perdido most of her life. Retired from Advanced Auto Parts with 20 years of service, she was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was...

 

Virginia B. 'Gennie' Hertenstein

Virgina B. “Gennie” Hertenstein, 59, of Flomaton, died Monday, March 23, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Hertenstein was born Oct. 30, 1960, in Laurel, Miss., and had been a lifelong resident of Flomaton. She was a member of Pleasant Hill...

 

Estelle Manning Langham

Estelle Manning Langham, 85, of Saraland, died Monday, March 30, 2020. Mrs. Langham was born Sept. 17, 1934, to James Albert and Mabel Smith Manning, in Wallace, Ala., where she remained a lifelong resident. A member of Kushla-Bethany Baptist...

 

Lena Mae McCall

Lena Mae McCall, 68, of Atmore, died Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Atmore Nursing Care. Mrs. McCall was a native of Atmore and graduate of Escambia County Training School. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date with Turner Funeral...

 

Edna 'Skippy' Miller

Edna “Skippy” Miller, 73, died Monday, March 23, 2020 in McDavid, Fla. Mrs. Miller was a native and lifelong resident of McDavid. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 27, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at Ray's...

 

Thomas G. Miller

Thomas G. Miller, 63, died Friday, March 27, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital. Mr. Miller was born in Brewton and had been a resident of Castleberry for a number of years before returning to Brewton 19 years ago. A member of Appleton Assembly of God...

 

Dorothy Ellen 'Dot' Nettles

Dorothy Ellen “Dot” Nettles, 61, of Atmore, died Friday, March 20, 2020. Mrs. Nettles was a native of Atmore and 1976 graduate of Escambia County High School. She worked in the food service industry with Waffle House and Walmart in Bay Minette...

 

John David Norris

John David Norris, 77, died Monday, March 30, 2020, in Bay Minette. Mr. Norris was a native and lifelong resident of the Monroe County, Ala. area. A U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean Conflict, he retired from the logging industry and was a...

 

Evelyn Marie Simmons

Evelyn Marie Simmons, 85, of Flomaton, died Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Brewton. Mrs. Simmons was born Dec. 15, 1934, to Clarence and Bertha Davidson Wiggins, in Goodway, Ala. She had worked as a restaurant manager and cashier and was a member of the...

 

Calvin Coolidge Turberville

Calvin Coolidge Turberville, 96, died Friday, March 27, 2020, in Bay Minette, Ala. Mrs. Turberville was a native of Mineola, Ala. and lifelong resident of Atmore. A former member of the Fraternal Order of Police and U.S. Army World War II veteran,...

 

Linda Kay Lucas Vaughn

Linda Kay Lucas Vaughn, 61, of Rock Creek, Ala., died Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Mrs. Vaughn was born May 27, 1958, in Brewton, where she became a lifelong resident of Rock Creek. A member of the Rock Creek Apostolic Church, she was a 1976 graduate of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 2, 2020

Florida has ordered a statewide shutdown

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a mandatory statewide shutdown in a press conference Wednesday afternoon that will take effect Thursday (tonight) at midnight and last 30 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order mandates that...

 

Schools adjusting to shutdown

With the current COVID-19 pandemic looming and social distancing guidelines in place, the Escambia County (Ala.) School System will continue to provide free meals at three locations three days a week...

 

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