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Articles from the June 25, 2020 edition

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Canoe Weldery held things together

Sometimes old landmarks from the past leave an impression. Among the various images of places and things I remember from the Canoe of my childhood was the sign on the old block building at the...

 

Country clean in paradise with a twist

So today I saw a post of Texans washing their prize longhorn in the local car wash. Pros and cons of comments set me to remembering my childhood and how Mama & Daddy saved time and energy by doing things the easiest way possible while letting us...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    June 25, 2020

Enough! Otherwise it won't end

America has been roiled by rioting for weeks, but what started as protests to voice outrage at the callous unjust killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police was quickly hijacked by domestic terrorists, namely ANTIFA. ANTIFA is an extremist...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    June 25, 2020

How has COVID-19 affected politics?

As we end the first half of 2020, there is no doubt that the coronavirus is the story of the year. The coronavirus saga of 2020 and its devastation of the nation’s and state’s economic well-being may be the story of the decade. How has the...

 

America needs building up, not tearing down

Our brilliant Founders built our democracy upon two different but complimentary pillars. The first and more obvious pillar is our constitutional system itself, what the writers of the Federalist Papers called the “new science of politics.” Our re...

 

Tips to keep garden vegetables fresh all year

Fresh from the garden vegetables make any meal better. While many fresh garden vegetables are available this time of year, there is a way to have the same fresh selections all year long. With a few simple steps, people can freeze and store almost...

 

The Sunshine Report

I met Alexander Hart in the year 2000. I was part of a volunteer program for prisons. At the time Alexander was in his 46th year in a maximum security prison. He was convicted at age 20 to life without parole. His crime? He was an accessory to murder...

 

Sybil Louise Havard Evans

Sybil Louise Havard Evans, 92, of the Riverview community in Brewton, died Friday, June 19, 2020 following a brief illness. Mr. Perry was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Brewton. Of the Baptist faith, she attended the W. S. Neal School System and worked as a...

 

Bonletter Booth Holt

Bonletter Booth Holt, 82, of Flomaton, died Saturday, June 20, 2020. Mrs. Holt was born April 3, 1938, to George Bailey and Sally Roberson Booth in Brewton. She had been a lifelong member of the Flomaton community, where she was a homemaker and...

 

Cathline McAlister Hill

Cathline McAlister Hill, 91, died Thursday, June 18, 2020. Mrs. Hill was born Sept. 30, 1928, to Charles Edward and Gertrude Steele McAlister in Franklin County, Ala. The youngest of seven children, she grew up on a dairy farm near Russellville,...

 

Diane Linda Lilley

Diane Linda Lilley, 65, of Goodway, Ala., died Monday, June 15, 2020, in Mobile. Mrs. Lilley was a native of Frisco City, Ala. Who had resided in Goodway for the past 45 years. A homemaker, she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. The...

 

Gwendolyn Ann Newton

Gwendolyn Ann Newton, 78, of Century, died Saturday, June 20, 2020. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 27, at Apostolic Faith Church in Century. Burial will follow at Pleasant Cemetery in Century with McMurray-Jackson Funeral...

 

Wilburn Carlos Perry

Wilburn Carlos Perry, 86, of Brewton, died Thursday, June 18, 2020 following a brief illness. Mr. Perry was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Marion County, Ala. A former resident of Birmingham, he moved to Brewton in 1961. He graduated from Winfield High...

 

Leonard Dean Roberson

Leonard Dean Roberson, 76, of Flomaton, died Saturday, June 20, 2020. Mr. Roberson was born Aug. 31, 1943, in Brewton and was a lifelong member of the Flomaton community. An avid outdoorsman, he worked as Market Manager for the meat department of...

 

America must remember those lost

Our 2020 public observance of Memorial Day in Escambia County Alabama was once again held on the courthouse grounds in front of the monuments bearing the names of the 175 Escambia County heroes who died during World War I, World War II, Korea, and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 25, 2020

COVID-19 cases in county on the rise

In its bi-weekly COVID-19 update, the Escambia County (Ala.) Health Care Authority reported an increase of positive tests in the county for the coronavirus. The report released Tuesday, shows the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 25, 2020

Flomaton Church's closed permanently

Church's Chicken in Flomaton has apparently been closed permanently with no plans to reopen the restaurant. The restaurant closed Monday. As of Wednesday, there were no signs on the doors, but the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 25, 2020

Hardee's employee positive for COVID

The Hardee's restaurant in Flomaton has reopened with reduced hours after at least one employee tested positive for COVID-19. Hardee's was closed last Friday, opened for breakfast Saturday, closed...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 25, 2020

Stokes leaving the commission

Citing health reasons, Escambia County (Ala.) Commissioner David Stokes announced Monday that he will be stepping down from his commission seat effective Aug. 1. Under Alabama law, Gov. Kay Ivey will...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    June 25, 2020

Hardee's needs lesson from YMCA

I want to congratulate, applaud and give a big thumbs up to the Brewton Area YMCA. I can't say the same about the Hardee's restaurant in Flomaton. On June 18 the YMCA learned that a member who had...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    June 25, 2020

COVID-19 is still here and it's spreading

Just about every health official predicted it, and now their predictions are becoming true. COVID-19 cases are increasing at a rapid pace after our so-called opening. We've all been out and about, there is no real social distancing, people are...

 

New principals hired by Esc. Co. (Ala.) board

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved new contracts for four new principals and one new assistant principal at its Thursday, June 18 meeting at W.S. Neal High School cafeteria. The...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 25, 2020

ECAT modifies schedule

Due to COVID-19 contact tracing there are many Escambia County (Fla.) Area Transit (ECAT) employees on quarantine; therefore, ECAT services have experienced delays on multiple routes throughout the day. Starting Monday, June 22 until further notice,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 25, 2020

Troy University honors students

Troy University recently announced several area students who have been named to the Chancellor's List and Provost’s List for the spring semester and Term 4 of the 2019/2020 academic year. Those area students who made the Chancellor's List include... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 25, 2020

Locals inducted at Huntingdon

Two area students, Joshua Barrett Fields of Brewton, Ala. and Haleigh Ridgeway of Frisco City, Ala., were inducted Spring 2020 into one or more of 15 honor societies Huntingdon College offers where students may earn membership on the basis of...

 

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