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We can't stay slient on abortion

For most of the history of our country, it was widely accepted, as I firmly believe now, that life begins at conception, that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image. The thought of prematurely ending a pregnancy was considered in...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Past prominent state legislators

The 2019 legislative session is now in the books. As each session is observed, it is apparent that primary, powerful, state senators control the flow and outcome of any and all legislative sessions. Current Alabama State Senators Del Marsh, Jabo Wagg...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Where have all the fathers gone?

Despite technological conveniences and innovations, modern society is bizarrely skidding toward moral chaos and civil collapse. Our prosperity enhances, excuses, and even masks our cultural decay. We may enjoy unparalleled creature comforts and be...

 

The arrival of the automobile in our area

The arrival of the automobile in the Southwest Alabama/Northwest Florida region marked the beginning of a departure from the slower travel of the horse and buggy and heralded the beginning of the end...

 

Summer is the time for family vacations

When I was growing up it was just about a sure thing that during the summer we would take a family vacation. Most of our vacations were to the eastern United States, normally around Tennessee or North Carolina. Many of the memories I have of these...

 

Justice came swiftly when the nickel went missing

So somebody took a nickle from the change box. Mrs. Tew was standing there hand on hip, frown on her face. Justice was coming and now. Mrs. Margaret Tew was my second grade teacher, her son Bryant was my classmate, her husband B.G.Tew was our...

 

Brewton Blueberry Festival is this Saturday

It’s time to paint the town BLUE! This coming weekend all roads lead to Jenning’s Park in Brewton, AL for the 39th Annual Alabama Blueberry Festival. We are inviting you to come and join us for this BIG EVENT! The Festival will be held Saturday,...

 

The Sunshine Report

As I write this I’m in the 16th day of my 100 day trip. Making my way across west Texas, headed to Carlsbad, NM. Excited about the trip ahead. Beautiful sights…and meeting some great people. Life is good!! I’m blessed. Lou Most of us would...

 

Harlon Vaughn Ard

Harlon Vaughn Ard, 58, of the Appleton community, died Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Castleberry. Mr. Ard was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton who was a member of W.S. Neal High School class of 1979. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked for...

 

Tommy Roscoe Bryars, Sr.

Tommy Roscoe Bryars, Sr., 69, died Friday, May 31, 2019, in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Bryars was a native of Foley, Ala. and former resident of Robertsdale, Ala., who had resided in Bay Minette, Ala. for the past 35 years. He was of the Baptist faith. The...

 

Laverne Lee Digmon

Laverne Lee Digmon, 76, of Flomaton, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Mrs. Digmon was born Sept. 19, 1942, to Lewis Alton and Fancha McCullough Byrd in Atmore. She retired from Rachel Patterson Elementary School as a lunchroom worker. The funeral was...

 

Lottie Melindy Hall

Lottie Melindy Hall, 102, of Bay Springs, Fla., died Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Milton, Fla. Mrs. Hall was born March 2, 1917, to John Thomas and Luella Jernigan Lewis in Escambia County, Ala. and as a homemaker. The funeral was held at 2 p.m.,...

 

Mildred Day Jones

Mildred Day Jones, 94, of Atmore, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 17, 1924 to John Bernard and Vera Dreadin Day in Covington County, Ala. She worked as manager of fabric at T.G. and Y. and was a supervisor at Vanity Fair Mills....

 

Martha Nelson Milstead

Martha Nelson Milstead, 76, of McDavid, Fla., died Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Employed as an RN at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and a seamstress at Vanity Fair Clothing Manufacturer in her early life, she was a life-long member of the Century and...

 

Melanie Kinman Owens

Melanie Kinman Owens, 46, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Atmore, Ala. Mrs. Owens was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the Atmore Apostolic Church. The funeral was held at 11 a.m.,...

 

Arnold L. Pugh

Arnold L. Pugh, 89, of Oak Grove, Fla., died Thursday, June 6, 2019 in Jay, Fla. Mr. Pugh was born July 31, 1930 to Elvis Berlin and Marie Bell Peterson Pugh in Pensacola. A member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, he was a U.S. Marine veteran and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 13, 2019

Bell pleads guilty to manslaughter

A Flomaton man originally indicted for murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend pleaded guilty of manslaughter and will spend the next two years in prison followed by three years in community...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 13, 2019

Council to eye code changes

After a full day last Thursday and an open forum during Monday night's Flomaton Town Council meeting, the council decided to study and make a decision on whether or not to proceed with adopting Form...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 13, 2019

$1 million bond on trafficking

An Atmore man is in the Escambia County Detention Center on $1 million bond following an investigation by the Atmore Police Department that led to the seizure of 2.49 pounds of marijuana found inside...

 

Escambia County (Ala.) releases May food scores

Escambia County (Ala.) has released its food scores for May 2019. The scores are as follows: Atmore Anchor Cafe - 97 Butcher’s Market - 98 Creek Travel Plaza - 99 David’s Catfish - 99 Dean’s NS Grill - 98 Diamond #6 - 96 Diamond #21 - 97...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 13, 2019

Ala. Power closing Brewton, Flomaton offices

The Alabama Power business offices in Brewton and Flomaton will be closing by Aug. 30 in a mass closing of nearly half of the power companies offices across the state of Alabama. The office in Atmore...

 

Off and running in the mud in Brewton

More than 400 runners in multiple divisions battled O'Bannon Park, Jennings Park, E.O. Wilson Park and of course, Burnt Corn Creek during the second annual Burnt Corn Creek Run in Brewton. Kevin...

 

Century man charged with fraud, grand theft

A Century man was arrested last Thursday and is facing charges of grand theft and fraud following an investigation that revealed he had cashed multiple business checks even though no contractual...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 13, 2019

Law seeks Conecuh man

Area law enforcement agencies are asking the public to help locate a Conecuh County man who is facing multiple felony charges and was last seen Sunday night in the Damascus community in Escambia...

 

Atmore nets arrests

On June, 7th 2019 officers with Atmore Police Department, Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force and Alabama Department of Corrections K-9 Division performed several traffic stops for traffic violations which led to the following: Mike Sapser, 37 of...

 

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