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Articles from the May 17, 2018 edition

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Here are five top foods for good eye health

Do your eyes have all the nutrients they need to help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other sight woes? Read on to learn about the top foods for eye health. But don't count on popping a pill to get these nutrients — your best...

 

Sarah 'Obie' Obera Redmon Cohen

Sarah “Obie” Obera Redmon Cohen, 87, of Flomaton, died Thursday, May 3, 2018, in a Century nursing facility after a brief illness. Mrs. Cohen was a native of Troy, Ala. and former resident of St. Pete, Fla. Before moving to Flomaton. She was a...

 

Joanna Cunningham

Joanna Cunningham, of Brewton, died Thursday, May 10, 2018. The funeral will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 19, at Second St. Siloam Baptist Church with Christian Memorial Funeral Home of Brewton directing....

 

Patsy Mitchell Day

Patsy Mitchell Day, 69, of Brewton, died Saturday, May 12, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Day was born August 27, 1948, to Durwood Gerald Mitchell and Agnes Brown Mixon in Eclectic, Ala. She grew up and attended Pensacola High School,...

 

Barbara Hobbs Dorriety

Barbara Hobbs Dorriety, 68, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Robinsonville, Ala. Mrs. Dorriety was a native of Atmore and had resided in Robinsonville most of her life. A nurse for 40 years, she was a member of the Robinsonville Baptist Church. The...

 

Sylvia Marie Evans

Sylvia Marie Evans, 68, of Repton, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Evergreen Medical Center. Mrs. Evans was born in Brewton and relocated to Mobile and Castleberry before coming to Repton. A member of the Castleberry High School Class of 1967 and a...

 

Rev. Jack Robert McCullough

Rev. Jack Robert McCullough, 83, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Walnut Hill. Fla. Mr. McCullough was a native of Enon, Fla. and had resided in Walnut Hill most of his life. A veteran of the Korean War, he was retired from Monsanto with 35 years of s...

 

Vera Mae Manning Shell

Vera Mae Manning Shell, 85, of Brewton died Tuesday, May 1, 2018 after a brief illness. Mrs. Shell was a native and lifelong resident of Escambia County, Ala. A member of Appleton Church of Christ and member of the W.S. Neal Class of 1951, she was a...

 

Loraine Yvonne Johnson Weinmann

Loraine Yvonne Johnson Weinmann, 76, died Monday, April 30, 2018, after a brief illness. Mrs. Weinmann was born May 14, 1941, to D.V. and Mamie Hardee Johnson in Robinsonville, Ala. Retired from First National Bank of Atmore after 37 years, she was...

 

Patrick 'Pat' Conn

Patrick “Pat” Conn, 60, died Friday, May 11, 2018 in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Conn was a native of California and resided in Atmore for most of his life. He was of the Catholic faith. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at the...

 

Gordons were progressive farmers

Newspapers in our area have always profiled local residents and their human interests pursuits. Yet in an era when most people were "closer to the earth" it was well thought of to cover farms and agri...

 

School discipline is very different today

I was raised in the country many, many years ago. As the oldest of four brothers, I spent summer days out the back door after breakfast with instructions to come back for lunch and stay out of trouble. Four boys roaming the countryside however were o...

 

Feed sack dresses were all the rage for fashion

Poor Mama. She was usually defeated before the battle even started. Daddy bought hog shorts at Gilmore's Store in Wallace and when it was time for that purchase Mama made sure to be there to pick out the sacks. The need to explain this is for the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 17, 2018

Neal teacher, student arrested

A W.S. Neal High School senior and a W.S. Neal Elementary School special education teacher have been arrested on felony computer tampering charges in wake of an investigation about grade changes that...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 17, 2018

Complaints aired over race track

Several Pollard and McCall residents continued their complaints about the noise being generated by the new race track on Highway 31 saying the loud noise during the first two races kept them and...

 

Godwin named as Century town clerk

The Century Town Council voted unanimously to approve Interim Town Clerk Kim Godwin as the official town clerk at its meeting Monday, May 7. Councilwoman Ann Brooks was not present. Godwin began...

 

FES holds field day

Flomaton Elementary School held its annual Field Day, Friday, May 18. The sun was shining and the heat bore down, but students were cooled off at the end of the day by being sprayed by Flomaton Fire...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 17, 2018

Bond revoked in case of attempted murder

An Atmore teenager arrested and later bonded out on attempted murder charges for shooting and paralyzing a fellow classmate is back in jail following a bond revocation hearing Friday accusing him of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 17, 2018

Brewton takes over system

The Ridge Road Water Authority will soon become part of the city of Brewton's Water Works Board following action taken Monday by the Escambia County Commission. Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins sai...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 17, 2018

Poll workers seeking a raise

Poll workers in Escambia County (Ala.) have not had a pay increase in 12 years and are asking the county commission to help by giving across-the-board raises to the nearly 160 poll workers who work...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 17, 2018

Study finds town ready for motel

Representatives from the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance told members of the Flomaton Town Council that a study performed by the University of Alabama revealed potential market...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 17, 2018

First responders land in Flomaton

MedStar Air Care landed in Flomaton Monday afternoon as part of the ceremony to welcome the MedStar ambulance (owned by LifeGuard) as the ambulance moved into its new home inside the Flomaton Fire...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 17, 2018

Council will require POs to be filled

Faced with rising monthly bills, the Flomaton Town Council stated Monday night it will no longer pay bills unless the item was bought with a previously obtained purchase order. Earlier in the meeting...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 17, 2018

Council OKs work order requests

In an effort to develop a paper trail and be more efficient, members of the Flomaton Town Council will begin filling out work order requests to be turned in at town hall. Councilman Buster Crapps...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Can first responders find your house?

I've written several columns over the years telling people they need to drive by their own homes to see what enticing items may be in plain view for a thief to steal. Most thieves are lazy and like...

 

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