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Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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Love in the time of the coronavirus

Like many of you I “attended” Palm Sunday worship online. It was strange not to be there at St. James Fairhope physically for the Liturgy of the Palms to gather outside for prayers and walk into the church together with our palms singing “All G...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Some obvservations from a causal eye

Allow me to share some observations from the year thus far. First of all, I have never seen anything like the coronavirus shutdown of the country. Hopefully, it is a once in a lifetime disaster. Governor Kay Ivey remains popular. Even though some...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Paranoia, petulance and misperceptions of faithless

The grave uncertainty created by the Chinese corona virus pandemic can be very stressful. Worrying about you, your family, or vulnerable loved ones contracting this highly dangerous contagion can be daunting; and then there are the very valid...

 

The good deeds of Century's Dr. Sam

If you are not already aware, our society has canceled our Sawmill Day festival and Car Show in May due to the national health threat. The society has held this event every year since 1990 as our major fund raiser and as an opportunity to bring the...

 

Tales from the old Carney Mill

Sawmills during the age of the "Big Cut" could be wild places. A sea of humanity ebbed and flowed through the mills. Laborers, foremen, businessmen and suppliers all created unique personalities...

 

Remembering Easter the way it used to be

Back before fake Easter eggs came in plastic with every color of the rainbow, filled with gumdrops and Cadbury chocolates wrapped in designer tin foil; there lived in my world kids with real problems. Problems that started weeks prior to the Sunday t...

 

Tips to keep livestock, land healthy this spring

Coming out of the wettest winter on record, Alabama farmers face a different set of obstacles this spring. To overcome this, farmers will have to change many of their management strategies to ensure the health of the land and livestock. Livestock...

 

Yvonne Dennis Bell

Yvonne Dennis Bell, 91, of Century, died Tuesday, March 30, 2020, at Century Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Bell was a native of Pensacola and life-long member of the Flomaton and Century communities. She was a homemaker who attended Olive...

 

Sarah Ruth Chavers Eiland

Sarah Ruth Chavers Eiland, 84, of Brewton, died Monday, March 30, 2020, in a local nursing facility following a brief illness. Mrs. Eiland was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Brewton, where she was a lifelong resident. A member of the Catawba Springs Baptist...

 

Larry Fuqua

Larry Fuqua, 54, of East Brewton, died Tuesday, March 30, 2020. Mr. Fuqua was born July 31, 1965, in Brewton and relocated to East Brewton, where he was a lifelong resident. Of the Christian faith, he attended W.S. Neal High School and worked as a...

 

Opal Maxine Gibson

Opal Maxine Gibson, 77, died Monday, March 30, 2020, in Laurel Hill, Fla. Mrs. Gibson was a native of Bay Minette, Ala. and had resided in Laurel Hill for the past 3 years. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at the Bay...

 

Constance 'Connie' Hartzog

Constance “Connie” Hartzog, 80, died Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Foley, Ala. Mrs. Hartzog was a native of Louisville, Ala. who had resided in Atmore for most of her life. Of the Baptist faith, she was owner of Connie’s Alterations and was known...

 

Brian Chess Helton

Brian Chess Helton, 39, of Atmore, died Friday, April 3, 2020, in Pensacola. Mr. Helton was born Feb. 3, 1981, to Chester “Chet”, Jr. and Linda Kaye Singleton Helton in Mobile. He was employed as a sales representative most of his life. A...

 

Billie Wayne Jordan

Billie Wayne Jordan, 72, of Wing, Ala., died Monday, March 30, 2020 following a brief illness. Mr. Jordan was born Aug. 18, 1947, and was a former resident of Blackmon, Fla. and longtime resident of Wing. A member of the Golan Assembly of God...

 

Annette Lee

Annette Lee, 64, of Rock Island, Ill., formerly of Atmore, died Saturday, March 21, 2020. Mrs. Lee was born to Ervin and Annie Melvin Lee in Atmore and became a longtime resident of Rock Island who had been employed with International Harvester and...

 

Alexandra DeShay Owens Maye

Alexandra DeShay Owens Maye, 26, died Sunday, April 5, 2020. Mrs. Maye was born Sept. 28, 1993, to James Owens and Katina Riley in Atmore, Ala. A 2012 graduate of Escambia County High School, she had attended Coastal Alabama Community College in Bay...

 

Leonard Lynn Peevy

Leonard Lynn Peevy, 88, of Brewton, died Friday, April 3, 2020, in a local nursing facility following a brief illness. Mr. Peevy was born Sept. 10, 1931, to Grover Cleveland and Mamie Lynn Peevy, in Escambia County, Ala., where he was a lifelong...

 

Jeraldean Buckhault Reed

Jeraldean Buckhault Reed, 73, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Bay Minette. Mrs. Reed was a native of Atmore and had resided in Bay Minette for the past 46 years. She was a homemaker and church members who worked with the handicapped. The funeral...

 

Carol Elaine Wilson Van Hoosen

Carol Elaine Wilson Van Hoosen, 57, of Brewton, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in a Pensacola healthcare facility. Mrs. Van Hoosen was a native of Brewton, where she had lived for 21 years, after relocating from Flomaton. Owner and operator of Tri-Ci...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Be thoughtful, only flush toilet paper

Once the coronavirus became a pandemic and got its own name as COVID-19, there has been one constant theme – protect yourself and protect others. It started with social distancing and telling...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Add Philippa to your home learning time

With children at home, we took a trip back to yesteryear and reached out to the daughter of Philippa Hamilton. Back in the 1980s Miss Philippa, as her students called her, was teaching at Brewton Elementary School. Educating children was her passion...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 9, 2020

Costs mount with clogged lines

The town of Flomaton, like many other municipalities, are spending time, money and effort to unclog sewer lines and sewer pumps that are being clogged and damaged by people flushing items other than...

 

Century taking down its hoops

On the phone meeting Monday night, Century Councilman James Smith said that he had heard that groups of people had been playing basketball at the Carver Community Center on Jefferson Street and at the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 9, 2020

Flomaton to hold Internet meeting Monday

The Flomaton Town Council will hold its regularly-scheduled council meeting via a teleconference beginning at 2 p.m. Monday at town hall. Residents wishing to ask the mayor or council questions during the public forum portions of the meeting must...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 9, 2020

3 COVID-19 cases found in Escambia

The Escambia County (Ala.) Health Care Authority announced Tuesday that there have been three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Escambia County with no deaths reported. Jason Daniels, director of public...

 

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