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Articles from the May 2, 2019 edition

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A big win for Alabama's rural hospitals

A handful of stories in Washington generally get about 90 percent of the media’s attention. Don’t get me wrong, many of those stories are important, but much of my time in Washington is also focused on getting things done for Alabama that...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Prisons issue- front & center

Folks, taking care of prisoners is not a popular political issue. However, every so often Alabama politicians pragmatically have to acquiesce to the mandates of federal judges and grant our transgressing citizens their rights as determined by the...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Democrat's race to the bottom

Already flailing about wildly for months, Democrats are frantically grasping at anything and everything to find a winning message for 2020. The only Democrat common denominator is abject rabid hatred for President Trump. They desperately want to...

 

Hwy 31 brought fortune tellers to Canoe

The advent of Highway 31 brought about rapid transportation between the hamlets and towns of the area. Motorists could now travel routes in a few hours that previously would have taken a half day,...

 
 By Jim Stanton    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

Sawmill Day and car show this weekend

This past weekend we had the Blackcat Reunion at Lake Stone. I got to see several old friends that I haven't seen in many years, and some that I see almost daily. This is a great opportunity to see some friends you went to school with that you may...

 

The greatest competition was held in May

Escambia County Alabama Jr. High Schools, Wallace, Huxford, McCullough, McCall, Damascus, Henley Roberts and North Brewton met each May to play in tournaments for a trophy. Boys played baseball, girls played softball. This is my memory of a softball...

 
 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

Time to saddle up

Crowds showed up in Jay , Fla. Friday and Saturday night to watch and participate in the 18th annual Jay Pro Rodeo. The two night event began at 8 p.m. nightly and stretched far into the evening...

 

Asthma Awareness Month brings helpful tips

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and it’s time to bring awareness of a chronic incurable, inflammatory disorder of the airways.  Did you know that Asthma is one of our nation’s most common and costly diseases? There is no known cause and over 20...

 

Jesse Dorman Anthony

Jesse Dorman Anthony, 80, formerly of Brewton, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at William F. Green Veteran's Home after an extended illness. Mr. Anthony was a native of Conecuh County and former resident of Vermont before relocating to Brewton many...

 

Frankie Lee Bayne

Frankie Lee Bayne, 64, died Saturday, April 20, 2019. Mrs. Bayne was born July 27, 1954 to Frank Barron and Marie Bayne in Atmore, Ala. A 1972 graduate of Escambia County Training School, she was employed with Diamond Gasoline as a cashier for many...

 

James Alfred Burkett

James Alfred Burkett, 89, of Atmore, died Friday, April 26, 2019 at West Florida Regional Hospital in Pensacola. Mr. Burkett was born Feb. 24, 1930, to Claude and Patti Burkett. A U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, he retired...

 

Herbert L. 'Dale' Cooper

Herbert L. “Dale” Cooper, 80, of Atmore, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Atmore. Mr. Cooper was born May 2, 1938 to Henry and Sue Nixon Cooper in Rabun, Ala. A member of the First Baptist Church of Atmore, he retired from Armstrong World...

 

Ka'merius Ja'Kel Dortch

Ka'merius Ja'Kel Dortch, 4, of Century, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Dortch was born Feb. 23, 2015, to Dominique Lee and Brittney A. Dortch in Pensacola. He attended Head Start in Century, and enjoyed firetrucks and riding his bike. The funeral...

 

Dorothy 'Dot' Vickers Faircloth

Dorothy “Dot” Vickers Faircloth, 91, of Northport, formerly of Atmore, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Forest Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Faircloth was born Aug. 14, 1927, to Rev. and Mrs. John Clinton Vickers in Rutledge, Ala. She was an active...

 

Jamie Lamar King

Jamie Lamar King, 44, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Mobile. Mr. King was a native of Atmore who had resided in Canoe, Ala. for most of his life. Of the Christian faith, he worked as an employee at G.A. West Co. as a diesel mechanic. The funeral...

 

William A. 'Bill' McCann, Sr.

William A. “Bill” McCann, Sr., 87, died Monday, April 22, 2019 in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. McCann was a native and lifelong resident of north Escambia County, Fla. who retired from St. Regis Paper Company with 21 years of service. A member of Byrnevil...

 

Rosa Jefferson McWhorter

Rosa Jefferson McWhorter, 88, died Monday, April 15, 2019. Mrs. McWhorter was born April 6, 1931 to George Riley and Vera Mixon in Brewton and was later adopted by Will and Carrie Jefferson in Century. Attending Carver School and graduating from...

 

Steven Curtis Pace

Steven Curtis Pace, 56, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 after a five-year battle with cancer. Mr. Pace was born to William “Buddy” and Margaret Elizabeth Pace in Pensacola but relocated to Century, where he lived most of his life. The funeral was...

 

Ethel Louise Taylor

Ethel Louise Taylor, 92, died Thursday, March 28, 2019. Mrs. Taylor was born July 6, 1926, to Henry and Viola Taylor Corner in Pensacola. A retired emploee of Century Memorial Hospital, she was a member of Bethel A.F.M. Church of God, where she...

 

Joseph 'Hugh' Westbrook

Joseph “Hugh” Westbrook of Havana, Fla., formerly of Atmore, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Mr. Westbrook was born Sept. 6, 1952 to Frank and Mae Baker. He worked as a truck driver for more than 20 years, which allowed him to see much of the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Do you really know where you live?

Several weeks ago when multiple tornadoes roared across Alabama with at least one touching down in Troy the question came up about giving people warning and wondering if people in the tornadoes'...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Too early to decide on the lottery bill

We agree with State Rep. Alan Baker that it's too early to start making judgement over whether we will support an Alabama lottery bill sponsored by State Sen. Greg Albritton that passed the Alabama Senate and is now heading to the House of...

 

Three Royals to compete in Jacksonville track meet

Three students from Jay High School's track team will compete in the state competition at University of North Florida at Jacksonville scheduled for this weekend. Ninth grader Jillian Thornton will com...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    May 2, 2019

Jay, Flomaton heading to state meet

Flomaton High School's girls' four by 100-meter relay team is headed to the state track meet this weekend after finishing fifth and qualifying during this past Saturday's finals at the sectional meet...

 
 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

Flomaton Elementary School Field Day

Students at Flomaton Elementary School had Field Day on Fri., April 26 at the FHS football field. The PTA was on hand to serve snacks and drinks as the children enjoyed the fun-filled day in the...

 

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