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Articles from the April 23, 2020 edition

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Canoe man travels world for marksmanship

The early 1960s was a different world than our modern, pandemic stricken time. Memories of World War II and Korea were still fresh in the minds of Americans as news coverage of a distant land called...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    April 23, 2020

Who needs a bomb?

Without a doubt the Chinese corona virus is quite contagious and definitely dangerous for vulnerable Americans with other health issues, but the press’s paranoia pandemic has created a bigger blast than any bomb. No attack or threat has ever...

 

Camping & spooked by the Pascagoula UFO

With the passing of popular Mobile television and radio personality Rennie Brabner I lost a opportunity to tell him something that I thought he would have enjoyed knowing about. As much as I had intended to email him and tell him about all the chaos...

 

Y'all, cornbread nation and Yankee writers

I'm reading books now that I have left in the bookcase untouched for a long time. But now, this quarantine has me reading things that I would not normally bother with; but times have changed and I must kill time with what is handy. This virus has...

 

Alabama's top leaders under 45-years old

Many of you have lamented to me that it appears that all or most of our state political leaders are older folks. On first glance, that appears to be true. However, on a deeper observation we have some extremely talented younger stars on the horizon....

 

Concerns rise about meat supply and demand

Smithfield Foods has closed a major pork processing facility in South Dakota causing concern about meat supplies and possible shortages among consumers, industry professionals and political pundits. An economist with the Alabama Cooperative...

 

John David Baker

John David Baker, 73, of Castleberry, Ala., died Monday, April 13, 2020. Mr. Baker was born May 10, 1946, to William Samuel and Gladys Evelyn Baker in Repton, Ala. and had been a lifelong resident of Castleberry. Of the Baptist faith, he had worked...

 

Janice Louise Beck Cook

Janice Louise Beck Cook, 85, of Wing, Ala., died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 in a local nursing facility following a brief illness. Mrs. Cook was born July 16, 1934, in Covington County, Ala. A former resident of Okaloosa County, Fla., and a resident of...

 

John David Godfrey, Sr.

John David Godfrey, Sr., 61, of Jay, Fla., died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in a Pensacola healthcare facility. Mr. Godfrey was born July 7, 1958, to Richard and Muriel Godfrey in Century. Of the Protestant faith, he was employed as a supervisor in the...

 

Patrick DuWayne Hadley, II

Patrick DuWayne Hadley, II, 26, died Monday, April 13, 2020, in Laurel, Miss. Mr. Hadley was a native and lifelong resident of Bay Minette, Ala. and 2013 graduate of Baldwin County High School, where he played football. Employed with Southern Land...

 

William Orell Hart

William Orell Hart, 91, of Brewton, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in a local nursing facility following a brief illness. Mr. Hart was born Feb. 14, 1929, to Robert W. and Fannie Harrelson Hart in Florala, Ala. A former resident of Montgomery, he...

 

Winifred Hunter

Winifred Hunter, 82, died Friday, April 17, 2020, in Baker, Fla. Mrs. Hunter was a native of Warrington, England and former resident of Milton, Fla., who had resided in Baker, Fla. for the past two and a half years. Of the Baptist faith, she was...

 

Eloise Lacy

Eloise Lacy, 76, of Century, died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at a Pensacola health care facility. Mrs. Lacy was born Nov. 7, 1943, to Herman and Ila Mae Nelson Lacy in Jay, Fla. and had been a resident of Jay for the past 15 years, coming from...

 

Edna 'Skippy' Miller

Edna “Skippy” Miller, 73, of McDavid, Fla., died Monday, March 23, 2020. 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 with Bro. William...

 

Lomax Monk

Lomax Monk, 66, of Castleberry, Ala., died Tuesday, April 14, 2020. A graveside service was held at 4 p.m., Friday, April 17, at Cedar Creek Cemetery with Bro. Bob Godbee officiating. Burial followed with Craver's Funeral Home dir...

 

Hillary Keith Nelson

Hillary Keith Nelson, 63, of Jay, Fla., died Monday, April 13, 2020, in a Pensacola healthcare facility. Mr. Nelson was born Oct. 8, 1956, to Aubrey J. and Juanita Taylor Nelson, in Pensacola and relocated to Century, then to Jay in the early...

 

­Jeremiah Lewis Talmage

Jeremiah Lewis Talmage, 39, of Atmore, died Sunday, April 12, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Talmage was born Jan. 19, 1981, to Robert and Patricia Hadley Talmage in Pensacola. He was employed as a parts manager with Chris Myers and loved sports. A...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 23, 2020

Standoff ends with man jailed

An Atmore man who threatened and held his parents at gunpoint was arrested Tuesday evening after about a 12-hour standoff with police that ended after officers used tear gas and took the suspect into...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 23, 2020

Atmore man arrested for sex abuse

A 32-year old Atmore man has been jailed on a felony sexual abuse I for allegedly abusing a 13-year old girl while the child was asleep. Charles Franklin Jones, Jr., who had multiple Atmore addresses...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 23, 2020

Flomaton giveaway Saturday

Due to possible bad weather today (Thursday) the town of Flomaton has moved its food giveaway to Saturday with boxes of food to be given away outside the Flomaton Community Center on McCurdy Street....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 23, 2020

Brewton gives out 15,000 lbs. of food items

New Beginnings Worship Center, Pensacola Caring Hearts and the city of Brewton teamed up to hand out 15,000 pounds of food last Thursday and has plans to hand out another 9,000 pounds today...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 23, 2020

Cottrell brings back his $2 bill stimulus

In 2009, Danny Cottrell made national news with his $2 bill stimulus package during the recession. The owner of Flomaton Medical Center Pharmacy in Flomaton, Brewton Medical Center Pharmacy in Brewton...

 

Walnut Hill man 'habitual offender'

A Walnut Hill man who had his suspended license and had been classified as a habitual offender since March 2018 was arrested Saturday for driving without a license. Terrance Travon Redmond, 42, 8901...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 23, 2020

Additional charges for Atmore man

An Atmore man who was out on bond from a 2017 case charging him with a felon being in possession of a firearm, is back behind bars facing charges of kidnapping I and violation of a domestic violence...

 

Century eyes second water source

The Century Council Monday night approved City Manager Vernon Prather's recommendation to approve and authorize Mayor Henry Hawkins to sign an agreement with Central Waterworks Interconnection to...

 

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