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Articles from the June 20, 2019 edition

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Border Crisis needs lawful solution

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...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    June 20, 2019

One vote can make a difference

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...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Russian collusion supplants American collegiality

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...

 

Mystery writer documents Canoe

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...

 

Coon's store survived the Great Depression

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...

 

Moving on into the years of forced adulting

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...

 

Tips on pickling food and the perfect pickle

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 fo...

 

The Sunshine Report

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...

 

Thomas Leon Adkins

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...

 

Madison Christopher 'Chris' Anderson

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...

 

Brenda Gayle Armstrong

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...

 

Laura Edra Ikner

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...

 

Linnie Barnhill Johnson

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...

 

Judy Strength

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Keep dumping, you'll get trashed

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 plac...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Smith didn't need to hurt them again

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 20, 2019

Smith guilty of abusing boys

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...

 

'Intimadation' at town of Century

“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...

 

Report calls for major changes

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 20, 2019

Enjoying blueberries in the shade

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 20, 2019

Holman stabbing leaves inmate dead

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 20, 2019

Holman correctional officer arrested for controlled substance

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...

 

Water boil in part of Jay

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...

 

Century PSC offers welding and carpentry in fall

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...

 

Grant could save Fidelis

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...

 

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