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Articles from the June 18, 2020 edition

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Pensacola's Confederate monument

How a society deals with death and remembrance says a lot about the nation as a whole and our society is unwinding daily. As the War Between the States closed, and many wanted to put away any memory...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Fatherless, Godless, hopeless

America is ablaze literally and figuratively. In a prolonged temper tantrum, anarchists and assorted malcontents have rioted, looted, and burned cities across the country for weeks. Average Americans are aghast watching incessant senseless violence o...

 

Racism exists and it's our fault

Does Racism exist? Yes. It does. There's no running from it. It's been here and has been here for centuries. Especially here in the south. To argue it, is stupid. To deny it, is ignorance. To ignore i...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Why Wallace said "No" to U.S. Senate

My next book on Alabama politics will expound on who I believe have been the top 60 political leaders in Alabama over the past 60 years. More than likely in any political historian’s book George Wallace and Senator Richard Shelby would rank as the...

 

Clash of cultures occured early in local area

One of the important aspects of the early history of Conecuh County was the hostilities between the settlers and the Creeks. This was a part of the larger Creek War in which some factions of the Creek nation, aided by the British and the Spanish,...

 

Something to ponder on for the future

As time takes us into the future, I have been thinking about how we are destroying our future in persuit of perfection I am wondering what effects we are having on the ground water. Let me explain, hopefully some smarter than myself will have a...

 

Keeping our heads during these times

These last few weeks have riveted the country’s attention on police brutality. The murder of George Floyd was an atrocity, and unfortunately it’s not the first one. As we have so often in our history, it’s time for America to respond with...

 

Tips to help identify and control Cogongrass

Cogongrass is one of the most significant non-native invasive plants in Alabama. Not only does it invade a wide variety of habitats, but it also disrupts ecosystem function, particularly through fire regimes and fire intensity. Thrives On Fire...

 

John Charles Adams

John Charles Adams, 80, of Century, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Mr. Adams was a native of Century who attended Carver High School and later retired as a machine operator at an iron foundry. He enjoyed fishing. A graveside service was held at 2:30...

 

Yvonne Savage Bradley

Yvonne Savage Bradley, 67, of Cantonment, Fla., died Saturday, June 13, 2020. Mrs. Bradley was a native of Tarboro, N.C. who resided in Walnut Hill, Fla. for many years and Cantonment for two weeks. Employed at the Grain Elevator in Walnut Hill and...

 

Bobbie Louise Hayles Caraway

Bobbie Louise Hayles Caraway, 86, of McCullough, Ala., died Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Mrs. Caraway was born to William Levi “Bud” and Ethel Olene Jones Hayles in Lottie, Ala. Working at V.J. Elmores, she married and moved to Mobile, where her...

 

Rosa Mae Carroll

Rosa Mae Carroll, 88, of Monroeville, died Monday, June 15, 2020. Mrs. Carroll was born in Century, Fla. and resided in Monroeville for the last 26 years. Of the Christian faith, she was a homemaker who had several hobbies, including sewing,...

 

Ernest Jerry Hall

Ernest Jerry Hall, 86, died Friday, June 12, 2020. Mr. Hall was born Jan. 12, 1934, to Ernest and Velor Davis Hall, in Oak Grove, Fla. A farmer, cattleman, and Merchant Marine Chief Engineer on various vessels sailing the world, he served in the...

 

Ella Mae Knight

Ella Mae Knight, 105, of Atmore, died Monday, June 15, 2020, at Atmore Nursing Care Center. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 20, at Mt. Gillead Baptist Church in the Freemanville community. Burial will follow at Pierce Rabb...

 

Judge G. Lloyd

Judge G. Lloyd, 78, of Atmore, died Monday, June 8, 2020. Mr. Lloyd was born Aug. 14, 1941, to John and Issie Lloyd, in Frisco City, Ala. and was a retired foreman from Scott Paper Company/Kimberly Clark with more than 37 years of service. He had...

 

Louise O. Miniard

Louise O. Miniard, 93, died Wednesday, June 19, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Miniard was born in Conecuh County, Ala. to Jospeh Samuel and Olivia Oliver and had been a longtime resident of Montgomery before returning to the Castleberry area...

 

George Vance Painter

George Vance Painter, 91, of Brewton, died Friday, June 12, 2020, at a local nursing facility following a brief illness. Mr. Painter was born July 1, 1928, in Shelton, Connecticut, later living in Fairfax, Va. and then became a long time resident of...

 

Charles Edward Thompson

Charles Edward Thompson, 72, died Friday, June 12, 2020. Mr. Thompson was a native of Atmore who had resided in Flomaton for most of his life. Of the Baptist faith, he was a retired operator with Vanity Fair with 33 years of service and worked as...

 

Tina Denise Travis

Tina Denise Travis, 41, of Foley, Ala., died Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in a Mobile hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Travis was born March 2, 1979, to Jimmy R. and Juanita Travis in Mobile. A graduate of Mary G. Montgomery High School and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Flomaton, Century lag on census

According to the U.S. Census' website, as of June 15, Flomaton ranks dead last in Escambia County (Ala.) in terms of how many people have filled out their 2020 census form and Century's response is a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 18, 2020

Gideons will be missed by all

"Escambia County will miss Eddie Gideons," is what Escambia County (Ala.) Judge of Probate Doug Agerton said of the 56-year old Atmore man who was killed Tuesday morning when his crop dusting plane...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 18, 2020

GOP candidates stump votes in Brewton

Three of the four Republicans who will be on the July 14 runoff ballot in Escambia County (Ala.) gathered at Hour Glass in Brewton Monday night, with Tommy Tuberville absent, as they presented their...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 18, 2020

Clerk says ballots proceed as normal

Although a federal judge has ruled in favor of plaintiffs who claim that some of Alabama's voting restrictions will create difficulties and risks created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Escambia County...

 

Century balks on filling vacant seat

The Century Town Council voted Monday night to compile a list of nominations and appoint someone at the next council meeting to fill the council seat left vacant when Ben Boutwell submitted his...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Tuberville stole the playbook; and it's working

We'll give Tommy Tuberville credit for either being a great politician or surrounding himself with people who know about politics. As a football coach he studied the playbook of his opponents and as a candidate for the U.S. Senate he stole the...

 

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