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Articles from the July 9, 2020 edition

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German and The Canoe Highlands colony

Canaan Freewill Cemetery, located on the western extremes of Canoe, contains the gravestones of many early Canoe residents. Contained in the cemetery are the stories of young men who died fighting...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 9, 2020

Senate and Congressional runoffs next week

Believe or not, coronavirus notwithstanding, we have three important GOP runoffs next Tuesday. You will go back to the polls to elect two Congressmen and a United States Senator. That is assuming that you go vote and are not afraid of germs. It will...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    July 9, 2020

The second Civil War is here

It is now clear and inescapable that America is under attack; not just physically in every major city, but existentially at every monument across the land. We are long past the initial outrage at the unjust killing of George Floyd and any pretense...

 
 By Patsy Green    Lifestyles    July 9, 2020

Getting a new baby for Independence Day

Today I write a personal column about the year I got a baby brother for Independence Day. On July 4, 1953 we headed for Maw's house. We, my family, lived in McDavid, Florida. Maw lived on a farm north of Evergreen. Her address was on a route from...

 

Our common defense fund

Last week, the House Armed Services Committee, which I’m proud to be a member of, passed and sent to the full House the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. This is the 60th year in a row that we...

 

Remembering my 'real friend' Anne V.

Some people just click with me the moment I first meet them and if they want to be friends they must be real. Let me see who they are right off. I have had a handful of friends in my 79 years that made the cut, I mean really stayed in my heart. Real...

 

The Cotton Scouting School is going digital

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Cotton Scouting School is iconic. For 60 years, Extension scientists taught the Scouting School in person and hands-on. But the 61st Cotton Scouting School is going digital—pushed to an online version...

 

Edna Voncile Thomas Andrews

Edna Voncile Thomas Andrews, 80, of Brewton, died Friday, July 3, 2020 in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Andrews was born Nov. 14, 1939, in Brewton and graduated in 1958 from W.S. Neal High School. A member of Corner Stone...

 

Alicia Celene Brown

Alicia Celene Brown, 62, of Atmore, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Mrs. Brown was born Feb. 19, 1958, to James and Ervie Sellers Bray, in Mobile, Ala. and was a friend to everyone who knew her. A graveside service was held at 12 p.m., Monday, July 6,...

 

Glynith 'G.G.' Byrd

Glynith “G.G.” Byrd, 58, died Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Birmingham. Mrs. Byrd was a native of Stanton, Texas and former resident of Kingwood, Texas who had resided in Atmore for the past 13 years. A member of the First Pentecostal Church of...

 

Ramona Ann Nelson Duty

Ramona Ann Nelson Duty, 79, of Brewton, died Friday, June 26, 2020 following a brief illness. Mrs. Duty was born Sept. 19, 1940, and was a homemaker. A memorial service will be held at a later date with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home...

 

Frances Carolyn Stanford Henley

Frances Carolyn Stanford Henley, 76, of Wing, Ala., died Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Mrs. Henley was born Aug. 10, 1943, to Wilbur and Daisy Stanford of Castleberry, Ala. A 1961 Conecuh County High School graduate, she retired as a dental assistant to...

 

Armistead Jake Holmes, Jr.

Armistead Jake Holmes, Jr., 91, of Brewton, died Monday, July 6, 2020. Mr. Holmes was born Jan. 9, 1929, to Armistead Jake and Ella Frances Hoomes, in the Hoomesville community and became a lifetime resident of Escambia County, Ala. A member of the...

 

Bobbie Barlow Jones

Bobbie Barlow Jones, 84, of Atmore, died Thursday, July 2, 2020. Mrs. Jones was a native of Pineville, Fla. who had resided in the Atmore area for most of her life. A retired bookkeeper with 25 years of service, she was a member and director of WMU...

 

June Darlene Lee

June Darlene Lee, 67, died Sunday, July 5, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Lee was born July 25, 1952, to Millard Houston and Betty June Long Lambeth, in Frost Proof, Fla. She had been a longtime resident of the Brewton and Flomaton areas, where...

 

Rose Frogene Normand

Rose Frogene Normand, 81, died Thursday, July 2, 2020. Mrs. Normand was born Apr. 24, 1939, to E.W. and Estelle Normand in Bendale, Miss. and grew up in Wildfork, Ala., on the family farm. She attended A.D. Kelly Jr. High School in Wallace, Ala....

 

Robert Ray Stewart

Robert Ray Stewart, 65, died Friday, June 26, 2020, in Mobile. Mr. Stewart was a native of Bay Minette, Ala. who resided in the Rabun, Perdido area for most of his life. Retired from the Alabama Road Department with 30 years of service, he enjoyed be...

 

Melita Dawn Hammond White

Melita Dawn Hammond White, 47, of Flomaton, died Thursday, July 2, 2020, in a Pensacola healthcare facility. Mrs. White was born Dec. 17, 1972, and graduated from Flomaton High School in 1990. A member of the Flomaton and Jay communities, she was a...

 

Gwendolyn Ann Newton

Gwendolyn Ann Newton, 78, died Monday, June 20, 2020. Mrs. Newton was born June 9, 1942, to Winston and Irma Lee, in Flomaton. A graduate of Carver High School, she moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1963, where she attended Apostolic Faith Church “265...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 9, 2020

Brewton pair jailed for sex abuse

A Brewton couple was arrested on sex and abuse charges with the man accused of having sex with a girl as young as 8-years old and the female being complicit by being told of the abuse and doing...

 

Spencer appointed to the council

The town of Century will see a new council member following a unanimous vote Monday night to approve Brenda Spencer to fill seat 3, left vacant when Benjamin Boutwell resigned to run for mayor....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 9, 2020

Adjustments made for COVID upswing

With positive cases of COVID-19 increasing across Escambia County (Ala.) municipalities and the county are implementing new policies in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus and keep employees...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 9, 2020

Crapps announces re-election plans

Flomaton Councilman C.E. 'Buster' Crapps said his family has a deep history and love for the town in announcing he will seek re-election to his District 4 council seat in the Aug. 25 municipal...

 

Schools working on reopening plan

With a return to classrooms looming in less than a month in the face of rising positive COVID-19 cases in the county, Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott told the school board...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    July 9, 2020

As things change dates change

In the March 19, 2020, edition of the Tri-City Ledger as the COVID-19 pandemic began exploding I wrote in this space not to believe any dates you read in my newspaper, any other newspaper or see on th...

 

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