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Articles from the May 9, 2019 edition

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American values leave no room for Socialism

Last week, I was honored to address a group of newly naturalized citizens of the United States. It was an experience that gave me the opportunity to reflect on a question as old as our nation itself: “What does it mean to be an American?” In the...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Alabama should thank Shelby

Our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby, turns 85 this week. In March he reached another milestone – he surpassed Senator John Sparkman as the longest serving U.S. Senator in Alabama history. Shelby has been our senator for 32 plus years. Alabama...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be killed

Willie Nelson warned Mamas to not let their babies grow to be cowboys because it was a hard lonely life. Alabama Representative John Rogers (D-Birmingham) tells Mama’s to not let their babies grow up at all or more precisely don’t let them even...

 

Dugout Lane was agricultural center

In the old days, meaning that time before the early 1960s, when many of the tiny communities in our area seemed to prosper and their residents had more of a home view than a world view, there existed small places like Malta and Dugout which had a...

 

County courthouses have regal history

A unique feature of the American landscape is the county courthouse. Take a trip along the old major highways and you will often find at the center of a county seat stands a large, old, sometimes overly elaborate courthouse. At first glance, you may...

 

The tale of my brother known as 'Humpy'

I'm writing this story in honor of my brother Jarvis. He was known all his short forty nine years as "Humpy". Humpy got that moniker from a fall from the farm wagon when he was just a little tike. Daddy and Mama were clearing some land where they...

 

Tips to keep women healthy for Mother's Day

Mother’s day is this Sunday, May 12th. We would like to extend Best Wishes and a Happy Mother’s Day to all the “Special Women” in your life that have shown you some “Motherly Love” through the years. It could be your Aunt, Auntie,...

 

Lee Bain

Lee Bain, 81, died Tuesday April 30, 2019 at Crowne Healthcare in Mobile. Mr. Bain Was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Serving in the U.S. Air Force as a flight medic, he then graduated from the University of Alabama with a commercial arts...

 

Ernest J. Coleman

Ernest J. Coleman died Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Enon, Fla. Mr. Coleman was a correctional officer with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office for more than 30 years after serving in the U.S. Army for 24 years. He was an avid outdoorsman. The funeral...

 

Kenneth 'Kenny' Lee Crutchfield

Kenneth “Kenny” Lee Crutchfield, 62, of Brewton, died Friday, April 26, 2019, after a brief illness. Mr. Crutchfield was a native of Mobile and longtime resident of Brewton and East Brewton. A member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church, he was a...

 

Marianne Rose Roman Eddins

Marianne Rose Roman Eddins, 79, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Mrs. Eddins was born Jan. 11, 1940, in Flushing, N.Y. and worked for IBM Corporation, where she met her future spouse, for many years. The two moved several places with their jobs...

 

Jeanette Ellison

Jeanette Ellison, 76, died Monday, April 29, 2019 in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Ellison was born in Brewton and had lived in Montgomery before she returned to Brewton. A 1960 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, she had worked as a packing operator at...

 

David Floyd Elliott

David Floyd Elliott, 84, died Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in East Brewton. Mr. Elliott served in the U.S. Navy for 24 years and later retired from UPS with 18 years of service. Afterwards, he and his wife moved to her home town of East Brewton where...

 

Kathy Sue Elliott-Fuqua

Kathy Sue Elliott-Fuqua, 58, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Mrs. Elliott-Fuqua was a lifelong resident of the Brewton area. Of the Christian faith, she worked as a bookkeeper at Lucas Tire and Welding for several years. The funeral was held at 2...

 

Infant Natalie Ruby Grace Holden

Infant Natalie Ruby Grace Holden died Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Bay Minette, Ala. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at Hadley Brooks Cemetery with Sis. Helen Stewart and Bro. Brian Crane officiating. Burial followed with...

 

Patsy Ann Presley

Patsy Ann Presley, 74, died Monday, April 29, 2019, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Presley was a native and resident of Perdido, Ala. who had worked at Bryant's Hospital as a nurse's aid, Perdido Junior High School as a cook and server, then the...

 

Thomas L. 'Tom L.' Robinson, Jr.

Thomas L. “Tom L.” Robinson, Jr. died Friday, April 26, 2019 at Atmore Community Hospital. Mr. Robinson was born Oct. 5, 1945 to Thomas, Sr. and Emma L. Williams Robinson in Atmore. A 1963 graduate of Escambia County Training School, he attended...

 

Clinton Eugene Watson

Clinton Eugene Watson, 61, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at a Montgomery, Ala. Hospital. Mr. Watson was born in Atmore and had been a lifelong resident of Escambia County, Ala. Of the Christian faith, he had worked as a tug boat captain for Gulf...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 9, 2019

Charges mount on ex-fireman

A former Walnut Hill Volunteer Department fireman accused of stealing the department's brush truck in April is now behind bars in Escambia County, Ala., on multiple unrelated charges that involve a do...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 9, 2019

Flomaton seizes meth, pot, spice

Reports of a reckless driver and two other traffic stops resulted in four people going to jail after Flomaton police found marijuana, spice and methamphetamine. On May 3, Officer Derrick Hodges...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 9, 2019

Reliving history

Jerry Fischer, right, spent most of Saturday reliving the history of the Century-Flomaton area during the annual Saw Mill Day and Car Show in Century's historical district. For more on the fun-filled...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

Century addresses grand jury report

At a special meeting to address the grand jury and Florida League of Cities reports that resulted from a recent investigation into the town of Century was held Tuesday night to address the town's...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

High School students return guilty verdicts

Last Thursday and Friday, seniors from seven local high schools got to witness real court cases at the courthouse in Brewton and afterwards render a verdict as part of Escambia County (Ala.) Law Day,...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

West Florida Gin eyes building to store cotton

The Century Council was approached Monday night by West Florida Gin to purchase the old helicopter technology building in the Century Industrial Park to be used to store cotton, although no decision...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

Teenager shot in Century

A teenager who entered Jay Hospital with apparent gunshot wounds Tuesday night claiming he was shot by unknown masked men in Century is not cooperating with police about the incident. According to...

 

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