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Good news on the economy

First it was the public health experts whose projections were wrong about COVID-19. They predicted far more spread of the disease, and death from it, than we have actually experienced. They also predicted that those states which opened up before...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Trump and Sessions battle via Twitter

The U.S. Senate runoff between former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was put on hold by the coronavirus. The original primary on March 3 had Tuberville and Sessions in a dead heat. The runoff...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Stop! Stop the madness

Please pause for a moment; take a deep breath and stop whatever you are doing. America is having an anxiety attack. Literally everyone is upset and emotions are fever pitch, and with good reason. After months of questionable quarantine, the nation...

 
 By Kevin McKinley    News    June 11, 2020

Riots, politics and mayhem 2020

American society is in free-fall. Nevermind we are enduring a pandemic the likes of which hasn't been seen in a century, but we are also confronted with riots, looting, protests and the chaotic...

 
 By Russell Brown    News    June 11, 2020

Lessons learned from the Emperor's clothes

In 1787, while serving as Minister to France, Thomas Jefferson received a draft of the new constitution from his friend James Madison. Jefferson agreed with the draft, but objected to the non-inclusion of a bill of rights and returned a letter strong...

 

Tips to help stay safe this active hurricane season

This year's hurricane season appears to be developing into an active one. Now, only three days from the official beginning of hurricane season (June 1), three storms have already been named. Two named storms developed before June 1 while a third...

 

The Sunshine Report

Emil lived in a small village in Southern France. He was employed as a stone cutter, toiling daily at the task of reducing huge boulders to brick-size stones. Steadily he would cut and chipped with a wooden mallet at the mountain of boulders,...

 

Donald 'Lefty' Benjamin Boutwell

Donald “Lefty” Benjamin Boutwell, 80, of Jay, Fla., died Sunday, June 7, 2020, in a Pensacola Hospice following a brief illness. Mr. Boutwell was born Aug. 6, 1939, to Desmond and Vera Campbell Boutwell in Jay, where he was a lifelong resident....

 

Leo Dean Dixon

Leo Dean Dixon, 84, of Brewton, died Thursday, June 4, 2020. Mr. Dixon was born Aug. 3, 1935, in Munson, Fla. and had been a resident of the Brewton area since 1963, coming from Milton, Fla. Of the Protestant faith, he was a retired truck driver....

 

Evelyn Pauline Savage Dorman

Evelyn Pauline Savage Dorman, 88, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in the Andalusia hospital. Mrs. Dorman was born July 24, 1931, to Elie and Celie Minchew Watson, in Escambia County, Ala. She had been a resident of Brewton and Mississippi before moving...

 

John J. Lambeth

John J. Lambeth, 82, of Flomaton, died Sunday, June 7, 2020. Mr. Lambeth was born Sept. 26, 1937, to J.T. and Rosa Mae Knowles Lambeth in Escambia County, Ala. Serving as Flomaton's Fire Chief from 1961 to 1965, he served with Flomaton's Police...

 

Dennis Craig Martin

Dennis Craig Martin, 59, of Pensacola, died Friday, June 5, 2020, following a brief illness. Mr. Martin was born Oct. 15, 1960, in Lancaster, Penn. and relocated to Pensacola. A long-time resident of Pensacola, he was a U.S. Navy veteran with 10...

 

Joe Henry McLendon, Jr.

Joe Henry McLendon, Jr., 69, of Bay Minette, Ala., died Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Mr. McLendon was a native of Baton Rouge, La. and former resident of Mobile who had resided in Bay Minette for the past 37 years. Of the Church of God faith, he enjoyed...

 

George Montgomery

George Montgomery, 85, died Friday, June 5, 2020, at Atmore Community Hospital. Mr. Montgomery was a native of Alabama and resident of Atmore who worked for many years at Scott Paper Company. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June...

 

John Clark Perkins

John Clark Perkins, 85, of Atmore, died Friday, June 5, 2020. Mr. Perkins was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. A member or Canoe Methodist Church, he had retired from Monsanto and was as a used car dealer who also owned B & J Bait Shop. The...

 

Kendra Taylor Reed

Kendra Taylor Reed, 22, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Atmore. Ms. Reed was a native of Atmore and lifelong resident of Uriah, Ala. Who attended J.U. Blacksher High School. Of the Baptist faith, she had been employed as a CNA and was employed with...

 

Mary Ann Williams

Mary Ann Williams, 63, of Chrysler, Ala., died Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Mrs. Williams was born in Atmore, grew up in Bay Springs, Ala., and spent most of her life in Huxford, Ala. A homemaker, she has resided in Chrysler for the past 13 years. The...

 

Betty Ann Wamsley

Betty Ann Wamsley, 82, of Flomaton, died Sunday, June 7, 2020. Mrs. Wamsley was born April 30, 1938, to Narvie and Mary Bell White, in Flomaton. A homemaker, she was a life-long member of the Flomaton community. The funeral was held at 11 a.m.,...

 

Harold Philip 'Phil' Wilson

Harold Philip “Phil” Wilson, 67, of Atmore, died Monday, June 1, 2020. Mr. Wilson was born July 3, 1952, to Harold Q. and Shirley Jean Wheat Wilson, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A graduate of Auburn University where he earned a bachelor's in forestry, he...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Can't bury truth by burying history

Taking down confederate monuments don't change history. Changing the names of colleges doesn't change history. Taking Elmer Fudd's gun away from him won't slow down gun violence. We can't bury the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 11, 2020

Atmore man jailed for murder

An Atmore man with a prior violent conviction has been arrested and charged with murder for the April 25 shooting death of Desmond Deshun Dirden, 33, also of Atmore. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 11, 2020

Bondurant seeking fifth term as mayor

In 2004 Dewey Bondurant, Jr., decided to run for mayor due to his experience working on Hurricane Park and his love of Flomaton. The 72-year old Flomaton mayor announced this week that he will seek...

 

Jay student's art work among the best

Jay High School graduate Jamie Harrison won second runner-up in the U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz's First Congressional District Virtual 2020 Congressional Art Competition and will have her artwork displayed...

 

Boutwell resigns; running for mayor

Century area voters will see places to vote for three council seats and mayor on the ballot after Escambia County (Fla.) Supervisor of Elections David Stafford announced Monday that Councilman Ben...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 11, 2020

Harrison, Jay deserve a big congratulation

Too often we are accused of 'sensationalizing' bad news to sell newspapers. Granted, drugs, sex and violence sell more newspapers than other stories, but is that a reflection on us or on you, the reader? We talked to a group once and said we could...

 

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