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Articles from the April 25, 2019 edition

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Alabama the beautiful

As the weather continues to warm and summer temperatures approach, I am reminded of the incredible natural beauty that lies here in Alabama. For many schools throughout Southwest Alabama, April marked Spring Break for students and teachers, and so...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    April 25, 2019

The flame of faith is flickering

Gazing into a fire can be hypnotic. And so the world was captivated watching the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burning live on TV. It was a surreal spectacle. Built in 1160, Notre Dame has been an architectural marvel and an icon of...

 

The forgotten community of Steadham

The late 1800s-mid 1900s saw the appearance of many small communities in our area as settlers moved in to get cheap land. Many of these settlements had at least one store, a post office, a school,...

 

Sawmill day is just around the corner

Sawmill Day 2019 will be Saturday, May 4th. I hope you'll join us. We still have a few spots for vendors or exhibitors. Call Jerry Fischer (850-256-3980) if you are interested. Besides our vendors...

 

Marbel Currie taught me all I needed to know

My first grade teacher at Wallace School, Miz. Marbel Currie taught me everything I needed to know. Anything else I learned was by accident....... First, she taught me to listen, ask permission to speak by raising my hand (very trying). With my...

 

Who will replace Doug Jones?

It is a foregone conclusion that a Republican will take out our anomaly liberal democratic senator, Doug Jones, next year. The question is which Republican will be the nominee and capture the seat. The early favorite is U.S. Congressman Bradley...

 

Giving Back

Several former Flomaton residents came back home Saturday to spearhead a fun-filled day at Oaks Common Park to show their gratitude over the park's improvement and its current and future impact on you...

 

Don't panic over bed bugs-tips to respond well

A man stopped by the office the office the other day to get some “bugs” identified. He discovered the pests crawling out of his recliner. The County Agent quickly identified the bugs as “Bed Bugs” Yikes! He was the third person to bring this...

 

The Sunshine Report

I believe it is not all bad when beginning something new and different to use the performances of others as a means of measurement. Others in similar situations establish the ground rules. They provide a yardstick. But once we know the rules, we...

 

Ruby Faye Bell

Ruby Faye Bell, 75, of Pensacola, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 after an extended illness. Mrs. Bell was a native of Conecuh County and longtime resident of Escambia County before she relocated to Pensacola six years ago. A retired waitress who had...

 

Maggie Pearl Caraway

Maggie Pearl Caraway, 15, died Monday, April 15, 2019. Miss Caraway was born Aug. 23, 2003, and went to Escambia Academy in Atmore, where she excelled as an honor student. Elected Freshman Maid in the 2018 Homecoming celebration at school, she...

 

Jerry Walter 'Buddy' Kimmons

Jerry Walter “Buddy” Kimmons, 57, died Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Flomaton. Mr. Kimmons was born in Byrneville, Fla. and was a lifelong resident of Escambia County, Ala. Of the Holiness faith, he worked as a logger for Branco Wood Products. The...

 

Patricia Diane Morgan

Patricia Diane Morgan, 62, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Atmore. Mrs. Morgan was a native of Little Rock, Ark. who had resided in Perdid, Ala. for the past 16 years. Employed with Vanity Fair for 22 years and International Paper Company in Bay...

 

Ailene Sams

Ailene Sams, 85, of Atmore, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at Rosewood Manor Nursing Center in Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. Sams was a native of Atmore who graduated from Escambia County Training School and attended college for nursing. She relocated to Port...

 

Richard Marvis 'Teak' Taylor

Richard Marvis “Teak” Taylor, 76, of Atmore, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Fairhope, Ala. Mr. Taylor was born May 29, 1942, to Austin and Callie E. Johnson Taylor. Employed as a mechanic who had worked for Hendrix Tractor Company and Shell...

 

Marjorie Cotton Troutman

Marjorie Cotton Troutman, 87, of Daphne, Ala., died Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Robertsdale, Ala. Mrs. Troutman was born Oct. 20, 1931, to David and Evelyn Lanier Cotton in Brewton. A retired office manager with Alfa Insurance Company, she was a...

 

Who will replace Doug Jones?

It is a foregone conclusion that a Republican will take out our anomaly liberal democratic senator, Doug Jones, next year. The question is which Republican will be the nominee and capture the seat. The early favorite is U.S. Congressman Bradley...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    April 25, 2019

FHS ends season, Miller to face Wildcats

T.R. Miller will travel to Hale County this Friday to begin its two-out-of three series in the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs after the Tigers swept Flomaton 5-2 and 9-3 in the opening...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    April 25, 2019

Canes' Stuckey takes first in dash

Flomaton eighth grader Briana Stuckey took first place in the 800 meter run and second in the 200 meter dash at the Covington County track meet, which was the final meet before this Friday and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Inching closer to legalizing marjuana

The issue of overcrowded jails and prisons is nothing new. Finding a solution to those problems is something law enforcement officers, the courts and lawmakers have wrestled with for years. The U.S....

 
 By Our View    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Help McMillan to help others

Tuesday afternoon we talked with Lisa McMillan as she sat in her chair with her apron on at Coastal Alabama Community College as people filled their bowls with soup in the Empty Bowls Soup Fundraiser...

 

Area stunned by death of child

The town of Century is mourning the tragic accidental death of 4-year-old Ka'Merius J. Dortch, who died Thursday from injuries sustained when he was hit by a vehicle in the parking lot at Century...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 25, 2019

Pollard man is jailed for drugs

A Pollard man who has served as a correctional officer for about 11 years is now behind bars himself after being arrested by federal and local law enforcement officers in Bay Minette Monday for...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 25, 2019

Holman raid turns up drugs, weapons and electronics

Hundreds of law enforcement officers saturated the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore last Thursday and recovered a large quantity of contraband that included drugs, weapons and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 25, 2019

Bicentennial exhibit heads to Atmore

The 'Making Alabama – A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit' will be on display in Atmore from May 2 through May 23 as the exhibit makes its way to all 67 counties across the state celebrating 200...

 

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