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Articles from the April 30, 2020 edition

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Remembering the fall of the Confederacy

Spring brings about thoughts of gardening, farming, outside activities and other iconic images of the season. However, it is important to remember that for many of us, the memory of the sacrifices of...

 

An abbreviated history of shaving razors

Among the Alger-Sullivan museums eclectic displays is a small collection of shaving razors called straight razors that date from the mid-19th century to the 20th century. This collection is not only a recollection of the razors former owner, like...

 

In dire need of sun on closed beaches

I was encouraged to write about this subject from a life-long friend responding to my comment on Facebook about people all over complaining about needing their beach time to "catch some rays." Really? Some people must have quarantine fever. At my...

 

Young leaders that affect political arena

Last week I discussed Alabama’s outstanding leaders in the political arena. This week allow me to share with you some of the state’s leaders under 45 who are shaping and molding our state from outside the actual pit of the political arena. The mo...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    April 30, 2020

When socialism goes viral

With any crisis, there always comes accusations, recriminations, and second guessing on what should have or should not have been done. Obviously, the Trump loathing media has just become annoying noise with their incessant snarky sniping about everyt...

 

Passing the peak of coronavirus

Alabama reached and passed the peak of COVID-19 new cases during the week of April 12. As I have written previously, this doesn’t mean we haven’t seen new cases since then because we have. Nor does it mean we won’t see new cases in the future...

 

Crop producing affected by the pandemic

An unstable commodity market, combined with low market prices, may make this growing season more difficult than usual for Alabama crop producers. Max Runge, an Alabama Extension economist, said agricultural producers across the country are facing a...

 

Chester Bluford Byrd

Chester Bluford Byrd, 80, of Atmore, died Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Pensacola. Mr. Byrd was born Sept. 18, 1939, to Vester L., Sr. and Nola Mullins (Byrd) Kizer, in McCullough, Ala. A member of Judson Baptist Church, he owned and operated Byrd's...

 

Gloether Maness Gantt

Gloether Maness Gantt, 94, of Brewton died Monday, April 27,, 2020, in a Brewton healthcare facility. Mrs. Gantt was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Thomasville, Ala. and had been a resident of Brewton since 1959, when she relocated from Ohio. She was a...

 

Joyce Fuqua Grace

Joyce Fuqua Grace, 68, of Brewton, died Friday, April 24, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Grace was born Feb. 25, 1952, to Elen “Son” and Maxine Rhodes Fuqua, in Brewton. A former resident of Evergreen, Ala., she...

 

Marie Kirkland Hart

Marie Kirkland Hart, 91, of East Brewton, died Saturday,, April 25, 2020. Mrs. Hart was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Brooklyn, Ala., where she was a resident for most of her life. Of the Baptist faith and a member of New Vision Church, she had worked as...

 

Clarisse Ann Barnes Hillman

Clarisse Ann Barnes Hillman, 74, of Brewton, died Monday, April 27, 2020. Mrs. Hillman was a native of Bay Minette, Ala. and member of the Brewton community for 64 years, coming from New Mexico. A member of the East Brewton Baptist Church, she as...

 

Calvin Jackson Kendrick

Calvin Jackson Kendrick, 66, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in Denver, Colo. Mr. Kendrick was a native and former resident of Georgiana, Ala. and had resided in Atmore for most of his life. Of the Baptist faith, he was employed by Kendrick...

 

Evelyn Oree Killam

Evelyn Oree Killam, 95, died Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Century. Ms. Killam was a native and lifelong resident of Byrneville, Fla. She was a member of the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday,...

 

Royce Rodgers Layton

Royce Rodgers Layton, 85, of Brewton, died Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Layton was born Nov. 8, 1934, to Royce Fayette and Fannie Rodgers Layton, in Brantley, Ala. A former resident of Montgomery,...

 

Elizabeth Ann Reid

Elizabeth Ann Reid, 79, of Flomaton, died Monday, April 20, 2020. Mrs. Reid was born in Jacksonville, Fla. and was a lifelong resident of Flomaton. She and her husband operated a full service garage that served the surrounding community for many...

 

Ceres Stark Rodgers

Ceres Stark Rodgers, 95, of Atmore, died Sunday, April 26, 2020, in Atmore. Mrs. Rodgers was born Nov. 20, 1924, to Stafford and Lura Fouche Stark, in Atlanta, Ga. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she served in many capacities. A...

 

Damian Stewart Singleton

Damian Stewart Singleton, 16, died Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Singleton was a native and former resident of Bay Minette who had resided in Perdido, Ala. for the past 13 years. Active in the Perdido Baptist Church Youth Group and...

 

Jackie Lorinda McGhee Smith

Jackie Lorinda McGhee Smith, 72, of Poarch, Ala., died Friday, April 24, 2020. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Escambia County High School and member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. She had retired from Masland Carpets with more than 30 years of...

 

Doyle Thomas Steele

Doyle Thomas Steele, 76, of Brewton, died Monday, April 20, 2020. Mr. Steele was born June 6, 1943, to Henry Rogers, Jr. and Lucille Snider Steele, in Brewton, and had been a resident of Tuscaloosa, Ala. before relocating to Brewton 30 years ago. A...

 

Comer Earle Vickery

Comer Earle Vickery, 69, of Atmore, died Sunday, April 26, 2020. Mr. Vickery was born Sept. 20, 1950, to Comer and Eva Mae Weston Vickery in Huxford, Ala. He had been employed as a commercial truck driver. Mr. Vickery is survived by his wife of 38...

 

Students receive EREC scholarship

Escambia River Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards: Keaton Brown of Escambia County and Kendall Barrow of Santa Rosa County. The son of Chris and Sandy Brown, Brown plans to major...

 

Santa Rosa businesses can qualify for grant program

Santa Rosa County, in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UWF, created the Santa Rosa County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program and opened the first cycle on Monday, April 6, for one week. A second application cycle will open now and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 30, 2020

Police chief, fireman save little boy

Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton credited Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson and Volunteer Fireman Hunter White for saving the life of a 4-year old boy last Wednesday afternoon when the fire...

 

Food to be given away in the area

In an effort to assist families with meals during the mandated stay-at-home in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, area churches, municipalities and other organizations are offering free food and meal...

 

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