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Articles from the May 28, 2020 edition

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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Mike Hubbard conviction finally upheld

Over the past four years during my travels and speaking events over the state, the most asked question posed to me has been, “Why in the world is Mike Hubbard not in jail?” It was four years ago in June 2016 that the Speaker of the Alabama House...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Biden exposes more than Democrat racism

Increasingly pathetic and pitiful, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has become a comical caricature of awkwardness and incompetence, but it’s not all funny. Besides creepy and weird, Biden has a real knack for incredible gaffes. Easily tongue...

 

Flying machines over Flomaton

Aviation's golden age saw much excitement in the small towns of America. Barnstormers, daredevils and the wide open skies called to thrill seekers everywhere and many of these took to the air. It was...

 
 By Patsy Green    Lifestyles    May 28, 2020

Conecuh County has a full, rich history

Conecuh County, Alabama figures prominently in my family history. The book, History of Conecuh County, Alabama, by Rev. B. F. Riley says of my 4th great grandfather, Jesse Baggett, "...Jesse Baggett,...

 

Tough times make our country great

This year, during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Memorial Day provided an even more unique opportunity to reflect upon what makes our nation great and the shared values we hold as a people. Though our celebrations may have been scaled down,...

 

Tips and small ways to help conserve water

Water plays an essential role in the environment. People use it in many aspects of their daily lives such as cooking, washing clothes, bathing and most importantly, drinking. While the Earth is covered by approximately 70 percent water, only one...

 

Willie Isac Booth

Willie Isac Booth, 81, of Jackson, Ala., died Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Tuskegee, Ala. Mr. Booth was born in Escambia County, Ala., to Isac and Ella Moye Booth. He was retired from forestry as a pine tree vendor. A private family graveside will be...

 

Sabrina White Godwin

Sabrina White Godwin, 50, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. Godwin was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 23, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Hall...

 

Terry Ray Hall

Terry Ray Hall, 54, of Nokomis, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Mobile. Mr. Hall was born July 15, 1965, to Robert Ray and Edro Daniel Hall. He worked in communications and enjoyed the outdoors. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 25, at...

 

Carolyn Yvonne Lambeth

Carolyn Yvonne Lambeth, 81, of Flomaton, died Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Mrs. Lambeth was born in Century, where she became a lifetime member of the community. Of the Christian faith, she had worked as a nurse at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital. The...

 

Danny Edward Lane

Danny Edward Lane, 65, of Huxford, Ala., died Saturday, May 16, 2020. Mr. Lane was born Aug. 18, 1954, to Edward “Boss” and Jessie Dawson Lane, in Atmore. He worked as a farmer for all of his life. The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday,...

 

Doris Logue Long

Doris Logue Long, 82, of Flomaton, died sunday, May 24, 2020, at the Terrace at Ivory Acres in Jay, Fla. Mrs. Long was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Savannah, Ga. and had resided in Flomaton since 1987, coming from Fort Walton beach, Fla. A member of...

 

Mary Jane McGhee

Mary Jane McGhee, 72, died Monday, May 18, 2020, in Atmore. Mrs. McGhee was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the First Pentecostal Church of McCullough. She attended the Poarch Creek...

 

Ronald 'Ronnie' Ray Mosley

Ronald “Ronnie” Ray Mosley, 72, of Atmore, died Friday, May 15, 2020. Mr. Mosley was born Aug. 6, 1948, to Robert Lesley Mosley and Rhonda Christine Mosley in Atmore. He worked as a millwright for most of his life. A gatheringof family and...

 

'DJ' Solomon Odom

“DJ” Solomon Odom died Monday, May 25, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 30, at Damascus-Fanny Cemetery in Flomaton with McMurray Jackson Funeral Home directing....

 

Joyce Ann Pate

Joyce Ann Pate, 80, died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at a Pensacola healthcare facility. Mrs. Pate was born June 20, 1939, in the Damacus community and had been a longtime resident of Brewton. A member of Catawba Springs Baptist Church, she served as...

 

John William Spence

John William Spence, 82, died Friday, May 22, 2020, in Stockton, Ala. Mr. Spence was a native of Nokomis, Fla. and had resided in Walnut Hill, Fla. for most of his life. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, known as 'PopPop', he was a partner in Spence Loggi...

 

Billy G. Ward

Billy G. Ward, 95, of Walnut Hill, Fla., died Monday, May 18, 2020. Mr. Ward was born Sept. 4, 1924, to Horace H. and Minnie Lou Morgan Ward in Walnut Hill. A U.S. Army World War II veteran, he graduated from Ernest Ward High School and the...

 

Emmett Steven Weaver

Emmett Steven Weaver, 36, of Brewton, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Weaver was born Oct. 14, 1983, in Brewton, where he became a lifelong resident. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 21, at Cannan Cemetery....

 

Honoring those who fought for our freedom

Richard Benjamin CPL Richard Benjamin KIA Vietnam from Atmore, Ala. We are remembering you on this very sad day, Feb. 6, 1968, long years ago. You have served Christ well young man. You were 19 years old and served as an Indirect Fire Infantryman...

 

The story behind the acquisition of plates

TRUE STORY. I have been sorting through old collected things lately and came across these calendar plates. The story behind them has always brought me up short. Not because of the age or the cheap...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 28, 2020

Area food distributions

Flomaton The Spirit in Truth Tabernacle Food Pantry will be distributing food and produce in boxes to families in need from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., this Thursday (today), May 28, at 608 McCurdy Street, next to Flomaton Community Center. One box per...

 

Oh! For the love of a talker

I want to start by saying that I love my son, but Lord, is he a talker. He is a normal rambunctious 6-year old, but I dare say he might have a better grasp on the English language than some...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 28, 2020

Mental health system in crisis?

On Dec. 13, 2019, a sister of Rufus Evans III filed a petition in Escambia County (Ala.) Probate Court claiming Evans was mentally ill. The same day, Southwest Alabama Behavioral Health Care Systems...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Mental health system failing us all

The state of Alabama failed Rufus Evans III and his family. It failed Tyler Dawayne Lisenby and his family. Alabama's mental health agency failed everyone in the community and it fails people...

 

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