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Articles from the May 30, 2019 edition

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All who have gone before

War-time letters throughout our nation’s history can offer us a window into the personal sacrifices of our fighting men and women. Perhaps one of the most famous was by Major Sullivan Ballou of the Second Rhode Island Infantry, written just before...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 30, 2019

It does take an act of congress

A good many people wonder why simple, straightforward, no nonsense, good- government legislation fails to pass even though it appears to have universal and overwhelming support and appeal for many voters and legislators. You will recall old sayings...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Delusion in journalism's dying ivory towers

The past few years “Fake News” real and imagined has become so prevalent that almost every news item is treated with distinct suspicion. Various polls show about 60-70% of the public considers the media highly biased or particularly...

 

Goat Man was an American folk hero

The Deep South has given rise to many eccentric and unusual characters in the last 400 or so years that colonists, settlers, Native Americans and Southerners have collectively called the region home....

 

The tale of how Blakeley came to be settled

Let’s take a little history trip, it is not far. A drive along the river roads of the northern part of Baldwin County will reveal many sites that mark points of our regional history. Just north of Spanish Fort is one of our many interesting histori...

 

Never treat your wife or mama like a patient

Recently I came to you for answers to my health questions. You did several tests that gave indications I may have some kidney/bladder stones or possibly involvement of that word that starts with C. Needing to rule out all the above you had me...

 

Tips to stay healthy while traveling this summer

Staying Healthy While Traveling – 15 Brilliant Ideas Hooray! The last school bell has rung. School is finally out and it’s time for vacation. Do you have vacation or travel plans? Getting sick while traveling can be such a drag.   Trust me… I...

 
 By Lou Vickery    Lifestyles    May 30, 2019

The Sunshine Report

It took me years to discover that one of the best ways to maintain emotional control is to key in on an “It’s okay” attitude. This attitude is built on the premise that if there is nothing that I can do about a situation, then why should I get...

 

Paul McEnnis Austin

Paul McEnnis Austin, 71, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Perdido, Ala., died. The funeral will be held Thursday, May 30, at Morning Dove Baptist Church in Perdido with Rev. Stanley Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Morning Dove Cemetery with...

 

Luberta Cunningham

Luberta Cunningham, 83, died Sunday, May 5, 2019. Mrs. Cunningham was born Feb. 2, 1936, to Isaac and Luvina Cunningham in Pensacola. She attended and graduated from George Washington Carver High School and joined Apostolic Faith Church later. The...

 

Paul M. Harden, Sr.

Paul M. Harden, Sr., 77, died Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at Cope Keahey Chapel in Evergreen with Rev. John Finklea officiating. Burial followed in Herbert with Cope Funeral Home...

 

Aubrey Odom

Aubrey Odom, Sr., 64, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Mr. Odom was born Sept. 22, 1955, to Richard and Hester L. Odom in Pineapple, Ala. Mr. Odom completed high school and received his diploma and became employed with Odom's Logging in the 1970s and...

 

Cecil Ronald 'Ronnie' Rhinehart

Cecil Ronald “Ronnie” Rhinehart, 72, died Monday, May 20, 2019 in Canoe, Ala. Mr. Rhinehart was a native and former resident of Mobile who had resided in Canoe since 1981. A member of Unity Baptist Church, he had served in the Vietnam Conflict...

 

Beverly Anne Parnell Stark

Beverly Anne Parnell Stark, 77, died Friday, May 17, 2019. Mrs. Stark was born April 6, 1942, in Florida and had lived in Brewton for more than 40 years. The funeral was held Tuesday, May 21 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Ellisor...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Lottery and hospitals on life support

Here we go again. Unless a miracle occurs the voters in Alabama will not have an opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment to decide if we want a lottery or not. State Sen. Greg Albritton's...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Next Thursday is a big day for Flomaton

Next Thursday will be a very important day for the future of Flomaton. At 1 p.m. at town hall, the citizens of Flomaton are asked to show up for a question and answer period with John Robert Smith about the possibility of implementing a Form Based...

 

County helps kick off census 2020

More than 200 Alabama city leaders, county commissioners and others including representatives from Escambia County joined Gov. Kay Ivey last week as she officially kicked off a year-long effort to...

 

Reading at First Baptist Day Care

Jean Dean, a representative of the Reading Is Fundamental Project, read to the preschoolers at Flomaton First Baptist Day Care, Wed., May 22. Dean also is a partner with the Kiwanis Program and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 30, 2019

No arrests in Atmore shootings

Although no arrests have been made in the May 18 shootings in Atmore that left one person dead and eight injured, a social media post of the birthday bash at the old Escambia County Middle School...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 30, 2019

Flomaton looks toward future

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., said next Thursday's meeting with John Robert Smith to discuss Smart Growth America's Form Based Code concept could be the biggest thing to happen in Flomaton for...

 

Flomaton man jailed after fleeing deputy

A Flomaton man who did not pull over when law enforcement initiated a traffic stop due to a possible window tint violation now faces felony fleeing and eluding and drug possession charges. Toney...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 30, 2019

Escambia pays tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Monday morning on the lawn of the Escambia County Courthouse, a crowd gathered to honor the county residents who died in combat as the nation paused to pay tribute to the many men and women who gave...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 30, 2019

Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Schools announce Valedictorians and Salutatorians...

 

Century addresses DEP, plan to manage land

Although no action was taken, the Century town council heard Town Planner Debbie Nickles' request May 20 to allow her to prepare the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 5-year...

 

Jay eyes water tap fee

Members of the Jay council discussed the town’s current policy regarding commercial water tap fees, if any, at its Monday, May 20 meeting, siting the tap that was recently made for a new warehouse...

 

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