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Articles from the May 14, 2020 edition

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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 14, 2020

The 1965 special succession session

The legislature meets in regular session every year for three-and-a-half months. However, an extraordinary special session can be called by the governor if he/she deems there is a dire emergency in the state government that needs addressing. This...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    May 14, 2020

The coup that keeps giving

The wheels of justice move very slowly; sometimes the movement is imperceptible. The Trump Campaign and then the Trump Administration have been under siege for going on four years. Most Americans have known the FBI and CIA spied on the Trump Campaign...

 
 By Jim Stanton    Lifestyles    May 14, 2020

Remembering the year without a summer

With these morning being a little cooler than what most of us expect for this time of the year it reminds me of what I heard my great-grandmother (1858-1964) talk about many years ago. She had mentioned on more than one occasion about hearing her...

 

Mama and Daddy knew the joys of a garden

Daddy and Mama planted a spring/summer garden and a fall/winter garden. The spring garden was my favorite because very early spring gave us English peas, new potatoes, onions and cabbage. Then the squash, tomatoes and early corn came rushing in. The...

 

Don't wait on opening the economy

Last week Governor Ivey issued orders allowing Alabama’s restaurants, hair salons, barbers, and other personal service businesses to reopen Monday under social distancing guidelines. This is an important step towards safely reopening our state’s...

 

Tips to help new or experienced gardeners

Unplanned time at home this spring has helped to develop a new generation of home gardeners. Alabama is also home to many seasoned backyard gardeners. Whether a new home gardener or a long-time lover of backyard veggies, Alabama Extension...

 

Tucson E. Amerson

Tucson E. Amerson, 80, of Bratt, Fla., died Thursday, May 7, 2020. Mr. Amerson wa born Aug 6. 1939, to Floyd Armstrong and Inez Amerson, in Bratt. A Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Navy for more than 13 years, he retired from the bag plant at...

 

Faith Ann Beers

Faith Ann Beers, 83, of Brewton, died Sunday, May 10, 2020. Mrs. Beers was born Oct. 6, 1936, to Wilbur J. and Jesse Seiffert Cox, in Hammond, Ind. and had been a resident of Brewton since 1984, coming from Valparaiso, Fla. She was a member of...

 

Sharon Marie Bryant Brown

Sharon Marie Bryant Brown, 61, of Atmore, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 1, 1958, to Wiley Houston and Mary Marie Hadley Byrd. Owner of State Line Pawn Shop, she was a member of Cross Point Church in Atmore. A graveside...

 

Mose 'Buddy' Burkett

Mose “Buddy” Burkett, 86, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Jay, Fla. Mr. Burkett was a native of Moyeville, Ala. and former resident of the Flomaton and Century area who had resided in Jay for the past 44 years. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean...

 

Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper, 68, died Friday, May 8, 2020, in Fairhope, Ala. Mrs. Cooper was a native of Atmore and former resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. who had resided in Bay Minette, Ala. for the past 30 years. A member of Fretwell Tabernacle Church, she was a...

 

Angela 'Angie' Marie Gates

Angela “Angie” Marie Gates, 82, of Brewton, died Sunday, May 10, 2020, in a local hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Gates was born July 15, 1937, in Bayou La Batre, Ala. A former resident of Mobile and longtime resident of Brewton, she...

 

Carlton Lindsey Grissett

Carlton Lindsey Grissett, 77, of Century, Fla., died Thursday, April 30, 2020. Mr. Grissett was born April 6, 1943, to Dempsey and Emma Grissett, in Century. Relocating to Wildwood, N.J., he managed a hotel restaurant as head chef and worked in the...

 

H. Wayne Harris

W. Wayne Harris, 60, died Monday, April 20, 2020, in a Mobile hospital. Mr. Harris was born Aug. 20, 1959, to Hartward James and Frances (Baggett) Harris, in Brewton. Relocating to Jackson, Mich. at age 6, he later graduated from Vandercook High...

 

Herman C. Harris

Herman C. Harris, 65, of Brewton, died Thursday, May 7, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Harris was born Nov. 4, 1954, to Jerry and Birdie Harris in Brewton. He was a lifelong resident of Brewton, where he had attended...

 

Matthew James Johnson

Matthew James Johnson, 51, of Brewton, died Monday, May 11, 2020, at Englewood Home Care in Monroeville, Ala. Mr. Johnson was born June 22, 1968, to James C. and Susan Diane Johnson, in Century, Fla. Of the Baptist faith, he had been a resident of...

 

Deborah 'Debbie' Carr Killam

Deborah “Debbie” Carr Killam, 65, of Jay, Fla., died Saturday, May 9, 2020. Mrs. Killam was employed as bookkeeper at Jay High School for 26 years and was a member of Jay First Baptist Church. A family memorial will be held in June 2020. Mrs....

 

Allen 'Doug' Douglas Pettis

Allen “Doug” Douglas Pettis, 88, of Brewton, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, in a Century nursing facility following a brief illness. Mr. Pettis was born April 29, 1932, to Solomon and Clara Morris Pettis, in Escambia County, Ala. A member of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 14, 2020

Burn Advisory

The Alabama Forestry Commission placed Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia and Mobile counties under a burn advisory Wednesday morning. Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said while it's not a burn ban, he joins the forestry commission in encouraging people...

 

FES Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Flomaton Elementary School information for students who live in Flomaton School District only: Because students and general public are not allowed on campus, the county has provided a convenient link to pre-register...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 14, 2020

EB man jailed for child porn

An East Brewton man was arrested Monday on five counts of possession of child pornography after nude and semi-nude photos of girls as young as 8-years old were found on his cell phone and included a v...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 14, 2020

Albritton says virus used to push politics

Alabama State Sen. Greg Albritton said some factions in Montgomery are trying to use the coronavirus to push political agendas with the expansion of Medicaid at the top of the list. "One of our left...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 14, 2020

Flomaton to give out food Saturday

The town of Flomaton will be giving away food again beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday at the Flomaton Community Center on McCurdy Street. As with past giveaways, cars should come down Ringold...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 14, 2020

Warrants signed in Flomaton stealing

Warrants have been signed for the arrest of a Flomaton man for stealing a trailer and Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson said an investigation is continuing and other charges may be forthcoming....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 14, 2020

Council approves in-house waste water testing

In a move to get more accurate readings and to save the town money down the road, the Flomaton Town Council voted Monday afternoon to borrow $27,500 from its line of credit to begin doing...

 

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