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Articles from the May 23, 2019 edition

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Give an inch, they take rights

Last week I had the great experience to join my colleagues in a little friendly competition at the Congressional Clays Competition hosted by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. It was great to express our Second Amendment rights with some...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Deer & road legislation in works

Over 20 years ago when I was a legislator the State Trooper assigned to my county asked if he could come visit with me. “Of course,” I said. When he came he had a somber look on his face. I thought maybe he had a serious personal problem or had...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Securing our liberty

Our brilliant Constitution is the foundation of our beloved republic. Its poetic preamble lays out the reasons for our noble purpose. Although this seminal document is integral and vital to our very freedom, we tend to take it for granted and seldom...

 

The sun has set on JC Marshall

One of the truly great men I have had the opportunity to have known in my life was a man by the name of J.C. Marshall. He wasn't a politician, an astronaut, a general, or a man of great material wealt...

 
 By Jim Stanton    Lifestyles    May 23, 2019

Family research like simple detective work

I have been doing family research to some degree for about forty five years or so, some people have said it's similar to detective work and I guess there is some truth to that being you are investigating not only people from the past, but also here...

 

As for me and my school, it was competition

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...

 

Tips to help prepare for hurricane season

Congratulations 2019 Graduates! Just saying Congratulation seems hardly enough, For the hours you spent studying and all that stuff. But, hey, it’s a word nevertheless. Graduates, we are proud of you for doing your best! So all the long hours have...

 

Charles D. Bryan

Charles D. Bryan, (Ret. Lt. Col.), 90, of Mobile, died Saturday, May 18, 2019. Mr. Bryan was born Oct. 13, 1928, in McCullough, Ala. and served his country as a U.S. Marine in World War II. Serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and two...

 

James E. 'Jimmy' Dukes, Jr.

James E. “Jimmy” Dukes, Jr., 72, of Daphne, Ala., died Sunday, May 19, 2019. Mr. Dukes was born Aug. 8, 1946 to James E., Sr. and Virginia Sparks Dukes in Selma, Ala. He attended Auburn University and served in the Army National Guard, and owned...

 

Vickey Elaine Goldthrip

Vickey Elaine Goldthrip, 59, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Mrs. Goldthrip was born April 29, 1960, to Robert Leon and Macola McCreary Goldthrip. Graduating with honor from Lyeffion High School in Evergreen, she attended California State University in...

 

Samuel Edgar 'Red' Killam

Samuel Edgar “Red” Killam, 92, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Century, Fla. Mr. Killam was a native and lifelong resident of Byrneville, Fla. who was self-employed as a farmer. A veteran of World War II, he was of the Assembly of God faith. He...

 

J.C. Marshall

J.C. Marshall, 85, died Monday, May 13, 2019 in Canoe, Ala. Mr. Marshall was a native and lifelong resident of Canoe who was a member of the Canoe First Baptit Church. He worked for Stuckey Oil Company with 20 years of service, and had his own truck...

 

Kenneth Lee McDade

Kenneth Lee McDade, 68, of Nokomis, Fla., died Sunday, May 12, 2019. Mr. McDade was born June 24, 1950 to Charles and Helen Johnson McDade in Memphis, Tenn. He worked as a chemical operator. A visitation was held at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at...

 

Pearline Daughtry McGhee

Pearline Daughtry McGhee, 83, of Poarch, Ala., died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Atmore. Mrs. McGhee was born June 22, 1935 to Homer Jack and Nora McGhee Daughtry in Poarch. A lifelong member of the Friendly Holiness Church and daughter-in-law of the...

 

Marvin Lewis Sanders

Marvin Lewis Sanders, 79, of Bratt, died Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Century. Mr. Sanders was born March 31, 1940. to A.D. and Maggielene Marrow Sanders in Robinsonville, Ala. He was a paper maker with plastic Coated Paper Company and was a member of...

 

Eddie 'Ed' Lee Thomas

Eddie “Ed” Lee Thomas, 68, died Thursday, May 9, 2019. Mr. Thomas was born Jan. 28, 1951, to Willie and Lois Brown Thomas of Castleberry, Ala. He attended Lambert Elementary School in Castleberry and then Booker T. Washington for junior and high...

 

Shirley Jean Turner

Shirley Jean Turner, 60, died Saturday, May 11, 2019/ in Atmore. Mrs. Turner was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who enjoyed outdoor activities with her friends and family. She was a good friend to all who knew her. The funeral was held at...

 

Douglas Bernard Vickery, Sr.

Douglas Bernard Vickery, Sr., 75, died Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Brewton. Mr. Vickery was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who owner and operated several stores in the area. A member of Bethel Methodist Church, he was an avid sports fan. The...

 

Evelyn Graham Woodson

Evelyn Graham Woodson, 91, former resident of Marion, Atmore and Magnolia Springs, Ala., died Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Birmingham. Mrs. Woodson was born Dec. 27, 1927, to Paul Taylor and Gladys Lee Graham in Canoe, Ala. A 1946 Escambia County High...

 

Century Block Party

Residents came out to enjoy free food and the sunshine in Century, Fla., Saturday, May 18....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 23, 2019

1 dead, 8 shot in Atmore

A birthday bash Friday night at the old Escambia County Middle School in Atmore turned deadly early Saturday morning when gunfire erupted leaving one person dead and eight others shot. Atmore Police C...

 

Bratt students battle with books

The third, fourth and fifth grades from Bratt Elementary School participated in the Escambia County (Fla.) School District’s 2019 ‘Battle of the Books’ (BOB) competition after months of reading and quizzing each other on the details from a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 23, 2019

Century Block Party

Century area residents turned out for free food, water slides, train rides and much more at last Saturday's block party at McMurray Ball Park. For more, see Page 1B....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 23, 2019

McCaster pleads guilty, gets life

A Castleberry man charged with capital murder for the June 6, 2013 death of a 60-year old Atmore woman pleaded guilty last week to murder and was sentenced to life in prison. Collis McCaster, 46, 99 W...

 

Century says no to selling old building

In a 2 to 3 split vote Monday night, the Century Town Council did not approve a lease-to-purchase offer made by West Florida Gin to purchase the old helicopter technology building in Century's...

 

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