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Articles from the April 11, 2019 edition

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Super Fun Day

Escambia County (Ala.) Schools gathered at Escambia COunty High School in atmore last Wednesday, April 3, to participate in Super Fun Day. Students from T.R. Miller High, Brewton Middle and...

 

Life and courage at Bowman Cemetery

Along Highway 31, in the quite farming community at Wawbeek, sets a lonely red dirt road leading to Bowman Cemetery. History has long moved on from the days when the location marked a vibrant saw...

 

Springtime heralds outdoor adventures

With spring turkey season going at full speed right now and fishing and camping starting to get on the minds of many people it reminds me of a couple of camping trips that I went on several years ago. One of them was during the opening of Lake...

 

When school lunches were from the community

Mrs. Essie Roberson and Mrs. Ruth Crutchfield were two ladies held in high esteem during my childhood. Why you may ask? Because they cooked and fed me some of the most delicious food outside Mama's kitchen. The two of them were the only two that...

 

100 days of Democrats

This week will mark one hundred days Democrats have held power in the House of Representatives in Washington. I considered listing tangible Democrat achievements so far this Congress, but that would result in a blank page. Instead, all Democrats...

 

Other issues facing Alabama

There is no question that Governor Kay Ivey’s Infrastructure/Gas Tax Program was the cornerstone issue of this legislative session. This monumental legislation will be a tremendous enhancement for Alabama’s economic development for decades to...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    April 11, 2019

An unavoidable truth gets 'unplanned' awakening

Despite the liberal media’s best efforts, the pro-life movie, “Unplanned,” had a surprisingly successful opening weekend coming in #4 behind big budget block buster films. From the team that produced “God’s not dead,” Cary Solomon and...

 

Tips to help you move more for a healthy heart

April is “Move More Month,” and the American Heart Association encourages all Americans to commit to being more active on a regular basis. One of the most important things you can do to improve your health is be physically active. Research shows...

 

Thomas Barnett Arrington

Thomas Barnett Arrington, 83, died Monday, April 1, 2019. Mr. Arrington was born Feb. 13, 1936 and was a native of Flomaton, where he attended school and played football. He attended the University of Alabama and worked for more than 40 years in the...

 

Andrea Kay Harmon Byars

Andrea Kay Harmon Byars, 53, died Sunday, April 7, 2019. Mrs. Byars was born Dec. 22, 1965 to Jack and Evana Harmon in Hammond, Ind. A 1984 graduate of Hardin County High School and 1986 graduate of Florida College with an Associate of Business...

 

Ruby Jean Dixon

Ruby Jean Dixon, 78, of Flomaton, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Jay Hospital. Mrs. Dixon was a native of Bay Minette who lived most of her life in Flomaton. She was a member of Fannie Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday,...

 

Julia W. Gandy

Julia W. Gandy, 74, of Atmore, died Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Pensacola. Mrs. Gandy was born July 28, 1944, in Jefferson County, Ala. to J.D. and Esther Thompson Wesson Berryhill in Jefferson County, Ala. A graduate of both the Birmingham Baptist...

 

Dorothy Vickrey Hardy

Dorothy Vickrey Hardy, 93, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Atmore, Ala. Mrs. Hardy was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who worked as a bookkeeper at Hardy and Kearley Garage for many years, She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies...

 

Preston 'Shorty' Hardy

Preston “Shorty” Hardy, 90, of Flomaton, died Sunday, March 31, 2019. Mr. Hardy was a native of Alpine, Ala. And a member of the Flomaton community since 1957, coming from Sylacauga, Ala. Working as an EMT for Escambia County, Fla. and operater...

 

Elouise Isaacks

Elouise Isaacks, 67, died Friday, April 5, 2019 in Walnut Hill, Fla. Mrs. Isaacks was a native of Mobile and former resident of Greenville, Miss. for 20 years who had resided in Walnut Hill for the past 15 years. She was a team truck driver with her...

 

James Lewis Kyles

James Lewis Kyles, 73, died Monday, March 25, 2019. Mr. Kyles was born Dec. 13, 1935, to Adam and Nancy Kyles in Franklin, Ala. He was a member of Harris Street A.O.H. Church, where he served as a Deacon and he enjoyed fishing and other hobbies.The f...

 

Maxine Pittman

Maxine Pittman, 68, died Sunday, March 31, 2019. Mrs. Pittman was born Jan. 26, 1951, to Orlando and Annie Lee Pittman in Escambia County, Ala. and attended Southern Normal School and later W.S. Neal High School, where she completed her education....

 

Lonnie Travis 'Barney' Roberson

Lonnie Travis “Barney” Roberson, 70, of Flomaton, died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Jay Hospital. Mr. Roberson was a native of Pineview and lifetime member of the Flomaton community. Employed with Mundy Contracting Company as a heavy equipment...

 

Michael Vernon Strength

Micahel Vernon Strength, 45, of Jay, died Sunday, March 31, 2019. Mr. Strength was a native of Brewton and resident of Navarre and Gulf Breeze areas who was owner and operator in the construction industry. Of the Jehovah Witness faith, he attended...

 

James Walter White

James Walter White, 93, of Brewton, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in a Pensacola healthcare facility after a brief illness. Mr. White was a native and lifelong resident of Escambia County, Ala. A U.S. Army veteran who served in Japan under the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 11, 2019

$1 million bond for trafficking

A Flomaton man pulled over for having a switched tag on his vehicle was jailed on drug trafficking charges after police found about 30 grams of methamphetamine inside his vehicle. Bennie Lee Lucas,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 11, 2019

Time to play ball

Youth baseball and softball kicked off its 2019 season Saturday in Flomaton with a full day of games designed to not only begin the season but to serve as a fundraiser to make money to pay umpires...

 

Gunshots ring out at ball game

On Saturday, April 6, following a semi pro minor league football game between the Pensacola Jets and T.C. (Tri City) Venom at Anthony Pleasant Park in Century, three shots were fired on the football...

 

Community mourns loss of choir director

Members of Cora Baptist Church and the Jay community are mourning the sudden death of Choir Director Roger Glen Rowell, 64, who died April 3 after he took a fall down a set of stairs at the church....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 11, 2019

Raising bacon

Parts of 'Slim Jim' may live up to his name following Friday's Escambia County 4-H Swine Project Show and Sale when Logan Mitchell sells his pig at auction to culminate the project he began when he...

 

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