Articles from the June 20, 2019 edition


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  • Border Crisis needs lawful solution

    Congressman Bradley Byrne, Guest Writer|Jun 20, 2019

    Decades of bad immigration policies have undermined our laws and led to the worst conditions at our border we’ve ever seen. U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended a staggering 56,278 unaccompanied minors this fiscal year. The Department of Health & Human Services, tasked with housing the largest number of children in its history, had 13,200 minors in custody this month, and they warn they will soon run out of funding for the year. Yet Democrats refuse to support funding relief. Even the liberal New York Times Editorial Board has called f...

  • One vote can make a difference

    Steve Flowers, Guest Writer|Jun 20, 2019

    Some of us who were former legislators, who served our counties in the legislature a long time, were considered by many to always be their legislator. A good many of my former constituents still call me with questions or problems. Some ask me how to get in touch with their congressman or senator about a certain issue so that they can express their opinion. They invariably ask will their letter or email make a difference. My response is, “Yes, it will.” All legislators or congressmen want to know what their constituents are thinking. They gen...

  • Russian collusion supplants American collegiality

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Jun 20, 2019

    Rough and tumble, partisan politics have always been pointed. Cut throat campaigning and bruising elections are common; and passionate philosophical and policy debates are standard fare for American politics. So fierce competition in politics is expected and actually healthy. Political issues should be intensely deliberated, so ideas can be thoroughly vetted before implementation. Thereby our leaders hopefully come to the correct decision. That political intensity has served America well for most of our history because political opponents...

  • Mystery writer documents Canoe

    Kevin McKinley, Guest Writer|Jun 20, 2019

    During the early 1900s a series of local newspapers did much to preserve the history and local news of the infant communities which dotted the landscape of Escambia County Alabama and Northwest Florida. R.W. Brooks, a reverend and a newspaper man, wrote many spirited accounts of history he witnessed first hand and, in doing so, provided a glimpse into the past for those of us reading his articles 90 plus years later. R.W. Brooks was the template for other journalist in the area. Some were...

  • Coon's store survived the Great Depression

    Russell Brown, Guest Writer|Jun 20, 2019

    The Alger-Sullivan museums are over-packed with items that recall the history of Century and the surrounding area. Many of these are photos, some are pieces of machinery or tools, others only trinkets, but almost all of these things have a story attached. Among these artifacts, in a frame hanging inconspicuously on a crowded wall, is an old letter. This is the story of that letter. Robert Coon was born in 1872 in Michigan. After completing only the fifth grade, he began work at about the age of eleven. As a young man, he held a series of jobs...

  • Moving on into the years of forced adulting

    Earline Smith Crews, Guest Writer|Jun 20, 2019

    I decided to write about my connections to fiber. My earliest experiances was with COTTON, then NYLON, now at age 78 I mostly deal in Raisin Bran or Honey Bunches of Oats if you get my drift. I have written mostly about my childhood expriences with all the ups and downs of life in the poor lane while living and loving every minute of it. I'm moving into the years of my forced adulting. 1959.......... A year filled with things like Prom, senior trip to Washington, DC, final exams and graduation night when W. S. Neal Principal T.G. Price handed...

  • Tips on pickling food and the perfect pickle

    Carolyn Bivins, Guest Writer|Jun 20, 2019

    When people hear the word “pickle”, many automatically think of cucumber pickles. However, there are many foods that can be pickled. Pickling foods at home may sound difficult or time consuming, but there are both quick and traditional options for people to choose from. Ways to Pickle Food There are several different ways to make pickled foods. Nearly any type of food can be pickled. Rebecca Catalena, an Alabama Extension regional agent of food safety and quality, said there are four basic types of pickles: • brined or fermented • fresh p...

  • The Sunshine Report

    Lou Vickery, Guest Writer|Jun 20, 2019

    Things we did as youngsters can have a way of weathering the years and stay in our minds as if they happened yesterday. One particular occurrence that has remained with me all these years, occurred in a science experiment in elementary school. The basic ingredients used in this experiment were a jar filled with clear water, some mud and a water faucet. The mud was placed in the jar of water and stirred enough to completely permeate it. The jar was then placed under a dripping faucet. Drop-by-drop, the muddy water began to become clear water...

  • Thomas Leon Adkins

    Jun 20, 2019

    Thomas Leon Adkins, 64, died Friday, June 7, 2019 in Andalusia, Ala. Mr. Adkins was a native of Birmingham and former resident of Lafayette, La. who had resided in Andalusia for the past six years. He was of the Jehovah's Witness faith. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Adkins is survived by companion, Cindy Murphy of Andalusia; four daughters, Michelle Adkins of Century, Fla., Rebecca Adkins of McDavid, Fla. and Jennifer Adkins and Maegan (Joshua) Barras, both of Lafayette, La.; his father, Mose E. Burkett of Jay, Fla.; one...

  • Madison Christopher 'Chris' Anderson

    Jun 20, 2019

    Madison Christopher “Chris” Anderson, 61, of Castleberry, died Friday, June 7, 2019 at an Evergreen Medical Facility. Mr. Anderson was born in Monroeville, Ala. and had been a resident of Castleberry for more than 40 years. Of the Pentecostal faith, he was a member of the Castleberry High School class of 1975. He worked as an electrician in the construction industry and was a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 10, at the chapel of Craver's Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Peavy officiating. Burial followed at Buf...

  • Brenda Gayle Armstrong

    Jun 20, 2019

    Brenda Gayle Armstrong, 67, died Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Atmore. Mrs. Armstrong was born March 29, 1952 to Edwin D., Jr. and Hazel Ellison Fore in Atmore and had been a long time resident of Baldwin County, Ala. The funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 20 at Atmore Memorial Chapel with C. L. Langford officiating. Burial followed at Swift Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 3 p.m. in Miflin, Ala. And Johnson Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Armstrong is survived by two daughters, Carrie Flirt of Elberta, Ala. and Kellie (Zenon)...

  • Laura Edra Ikner

    Jun 20, 2019

    Laura Edra Ikner, 66, of Atmore, died Monday, June 10, 2019 in Fairhope, Ala. Mrs. Ikner was born May 18, 1953, to William and Lillian Luker Mosley in Bay Minette, Ala. A member of True Hope Fellowship Church, she worked for Vanity Fair Mills for 25 years and PCI casino. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 14, at Johnson Quimby Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Doug Coburn officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery with Johnson Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Ikner is survived by two daughters, Tonya (Ron) Marshall and Tina...

  • Linnie Barnhill Johnson

    Jun 20, 2019

    Linnie Barnhill Johnson, 94, died Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Atmore, Ala. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Milton, Fla. who had resided in Atmore most of her life. Of the Pentecostal faith, she was employed by Vanity Fair and was a caregiver for many years. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Sis. Eloise Stewart officiating. Burial followed at Serenity Garden Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Johnson is survived by three sons, Melvin Carpenter of Perdido, Ala., Steve...

  • Judy Strength

    Jun 20, 2019

    Judy Strength, 91, of Flomaton, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. Strength was a native of Enterprise, Ala. who relocated to Pensacola and then to Flomaton, where she had lived for the past 24 years. A member of Escambia Baptist Church where she was involved serving others, she had worked as an independent financial agent for the real estate industry. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at Little Escambia Baptsit Church with Revs. Jonathan Hill and David Nicholes and Dr. Larry...

  • Keep dumping, you'll get trashed

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 20, 2019

    OK, I get it. Several months ago I published pictures, ran stories and wrote a column and editorial about the illegal dumping at the dumpster behind Flomaton Town Hall. The town's response was to place cameras and begin prosecuting those who dumped illegal stuff in the dumpster. Since that time, the dumpster behind the Tri-City Ledger has been filled with household garbage and other items. About a week ago, I think I got all the remains of a wedding reception dumped in my dumpster. Maybe not eno...

  • Smith didn't need to hurt them again

    Our View|Jun 20, 2019

    Within hours after Brewton resident William Douglas Smith pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to multiple sex crimes against young boys we began receiving telephone calls questioning why someone who molested so many young boys got off with a 20-year sentence. Most of the people we talked too felt the least he should have received is life, while others said he should be taken out on the front lawn of the courthouse and shot. Smith was scheduled to be tried by a jury Wednesday morning in Brewton on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the...

  • Smith guilty of abusing boys

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 20, 2019

    Moments before a jury was scheduled to begin hearing testimony in two of multiple charges against a Brewton man accused of sex acts with young boys, the defendant withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty to five charges. Following the guilty pleas, Circuit Judge Jeff White sentenced William Douglas Smith 58, to 20 years in prison as recommended in the plea agreement. A jury had already been selected to try Smith Wednesday morning on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of...

  • 'Intimadation' at town of Century

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jun 20, 2019

    “I feel sorry for the employees of the town as they must work under conditions of intimidation and the threat of losing their jobs if they air the town’s dirty laundry with outsiders,” stated Century Town Planner Debbie Nickles in response to a letter Century Mayor Henry Hawkins read at Monday night's council meeting in Century. “Apparently, Town Hall has something to hide. On another note, I want to set the record straight in that Council President Ann Brooks had nothing to do with my request...

  • Report calls for major changes

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jun 20, 2019

    In a meeting held at Century Town Hall last Thursday, independent financial consultant Robert Inzer outlined his recommendations to address the problems a February 2019 grand jury report released following an investigation regarding the current operation of the town. Inzer was recommended by Florida League of Cities University Director Lynn Tipton as a resource to assist the town in its financial recovery. Inzer compared the town Century to other rural Florida cities, noting issues such as the...

  • Enjoying blueberries in the shade

    Joe Thomas|Jun 20, 2019

    Blueberry Crunch was a favorite for young and old alike Saturday at the annual Alabama Blueberry Festival at Jennings Park in Brewton. A capacity crowd was on hand for a day of fun, food, vendors and of course, blueberries. For more on the Blueberry Festival and Friday night's street dance, see our Photo Gallery....

  • Holman stabbing leaves inmate dead

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 20, 2019

    One inmate is dead and another has been charged in a fatal stabbing Saturday afternoon at Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore. According to information released by Bob Horton, public information officer for the Alabama Department of Corrections, correctional officers found Jeremy Reshad Bailey, 29, at about 5:15 p.m. inside a facility housing area suffering from a stab wound. Bailey was taken to an area hospital but later died. Officials have identified Jarvis Terrell Taylor, 31, as a...

  • Holman correctional officer arrested for controlled substance

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 20, 2019

    A correctional officer at Holman Prison in Atmore was arrested Monday and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. According to a release from the Alabama Department of Corrections, Regina Ann Bolar, 52, 1240 Ross Road, Atmore, was arrested by law enforcement agents with the Alabama Drug Task Force. DOC referred any details of the arrest to the task force, which were unsuccessful as of press time. Officials with DOC did say Bolar has been employed with the department since...

  • Water boil in part of Jay

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jun 20, 2019

    In a project update by Jay Operations Manager Eric Seib Monday night, the electrical bid for the Jay Livestock Market was below $10,000, and roofing bids are due by today, June 20, and the roofing job should take about three weeks to complete, according to Jay Mayor Shon Owens. “We had an electrical contractor give us an informal cost of what the job could be done for and because it was below $10,000, we do not have to bid it out,” said Seib. “We accepted that bid.” Seib said that once power i...

  • Century PSC offers welding and carpentry in fall

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Editor|Jun 20, 2019

    Anyone interested in welding or construction as a career can enroll for welding or carpentry classes at Pensacola State College to be offered this fall starting Monday, August 19. The certified welding program requires 1,050 clock hours and can be accomplished in three semesters, offering daytime classes in Century and day and evening classes in Milton. In three semesters, students learn the skills, knowledge and customized training to be a journey level professional welder through instruction...

  • Grant could save Fidelis

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jun 20, 2019

    Shortly after the public meeting May 21 with the Santa Rosa County commissioners seeking public input regarding future improvements to Fidelis Park, a grant writer for the county contacted Jay Historical Society Presidents Matthew Dobson about the school house. Santa Rosa County requested a letter of support for a grant application to help with funds associated with the 1925 Fidelis School House. Dobson submitted a letter highlighting the historical and architectural design of the old building,...

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