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Articles from the July 11, 2019 edition

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A galvanized yankee in the old west

The years between 1861-65 were a trying time for those involved in the War Between the States. Adding to the turmoil was the misery experienced by those in captivity on both sides of the Blue and the...

 

Sampley ran the mill; was member of I.O.O.F

At Century’s ASHS Museums treasures abound. Although the monetary value of almost everything here is minimal, the historical merit of many items cannot be measured because they offer unique windows to our past. One artifact placed on a glass shelf...

 

Never forget our fallen heros

For Americans from coast to coast, Independence Day is a celebration of our nation’s birthday with friends and family. The day also offers an opportunity for reflection. In Washington, President Trump held a “Salute to America” celebration on...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 11, 2019

2020 races around the corner

Folks, don’t look now, but the 2020 Presidential Election is upon us. Indeed, as many as 21 Democratic aspirants are already announced and campaigning. They are quite a liberal group as you might expect. Leading the pack of Democrats trying to...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    July 11, 2019

The census & citizenship

Determining citizenship in a census of the United States of America would seem intuitively appropriate and logical. Most Americans probably assume the census is supposed to count all citizens to determine representation in Congress. In part the...

 

The mountain wasn't moved to Muhammad that day

I'm taking this advice from Rick Bragg: "I'm tired of explaining myself and I ain't doing it no more; just write from the heart." So here’s to you, my writing hero. I don't know how else to write except my own experience. So, in mid June when the...

 

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Last Thursday, July 4, almost 90 runners came to participate in the 20th Celebrate Freedom 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk in Jay at Bray-Hendricks Park. The annual event was cancelled, then fortunately...

 

Tips to avoid the dangerous heat of summer

WHOA! It is so-oo-ooo HOT! Every time I have stepped outside the last few days, I imagined that I stepped into a room in which someone was pouring water on hot rocks. It's hot, steamy, and hard to breathe. But I'm not really in a sauna—I'm...

 

The Sunshine Report

As you read this, I am in the midst of a 4-month, 6,000 mile trip through 19 western states. Presently, I am in the beautiful state of Utah. I am traveling back to all the cities west of the Mississippi River where I played pro baseball. I have been...

 

Lanace Turner Carden

Lanace Turner Carden, 94, of Century, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Century Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Carden was born in Clarke County, Ala. and had been a lifetime member of the Century community. She had worked as a nurse at Century...

 

Douglas Anthony Hadley

Douglas Anthony Hadley, 75, of Century, died Monday, July 1, 2019 in Milton, Fla. Mr. Hadley was born Dec. 16, 1943, to Louie Lee and Ola Mae Spence Hadley in Escambia County, Fla. and was a retired equipment operator with Swift Lumber Co. A Little...

 

James David Holley

James David Holley, 74, died Monday, July 1, 2019. Mr. Holley graduated from Auburn University in 1966 with a B.S. degree in forestry. Working in industry and private practice for 50 years, he served in the U.S. Army and retired as a colonel in the...

 

Thelma Wiggins Holley

Thelma Wiggins Holley, 90, died Friday, July 5, 2019, in Bratt, Fla. after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Holley was born March 9, 1929, to Robert and Addie Wiggins in Bratt. A graduate of Ernest Ward High School, she moved to Pensacola in 1954, where she...

 

Casey Lynn Orem

Casey Lynn Orem, 46, died Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Mobile, Ala. Mrs. Orem was a native and former resident of Atmore who had resided in Dyas, Ala. for the past 7 years. She was of the Christian faith. The funeral was held at10 a.m., Saturday, July...

 

Carl 'Buster' McGhee

Carl “Buster” McGhee, 102, of Poarch, Ala., died Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Mr. McGhee was born to Littles and Ellen Colbert McGhee in Huxford, Ala. Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, he was the oldest living WWII veteran and Poarch...

 

Hazel Smith Strawbridge

Hazel Smith Strawbridge, 74, of Atmore, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Mrs. Strawbridge was born April 13, 1945, to Grover Frisco and Myrtle Irene McKinley Smith in Huxford, Ala. Owner and operator of Hazel's Curl Country Beauty Salon for more than...

 

Connie Jeanette ­­­Pate Tolbert

Connie Jeanette Pate Tolbert, 66, died Monday, July 1, 2019 at Cartersville Medical Center. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 7 at Cope Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Finklea officiating. Burial followed at Old Town Cemetery...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Country gave reparation in freedom

You can tell politics are heating up for the 2020 elections with new cries for paying black Americans reparations for the many years some of their ancestors were enslaved in the United States. It...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Keep eyes on the weather

Since Monday, we've been in contact with Escambia County (Ala.) Emergency Management Director David Adams about this possible storm that is brewing off the coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Adams made his first report to the county commission Monday...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    July 11, 2019

Honors continue for FHS players

Honors for the 2018 Flomaton High School championship football team continue this week when two members of the Class 3A champions will be playing in the Alabama High School Athletic Association's...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2019

Youth headed to tour Washington

The Washington D.C. National Rural Electric Youth Tour, sponsored by local electric cooperatives, the Alabama Rural Electric Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is part of a grassroots program to educate high school...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 11, 2019

Grant helps infrastructure

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission passed a resolution Monday authorizing the application for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant that will be used by the city of Brewton to make upgrades...

 

Meth found in search

A Century woman was arrested July 4 and faces drug charges after law enforcement woke her inside her vehicle and searched her car to find methamphetamine and ecstasy (MDMA). Katherine Susanne Lee,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2019

Wizard comes to Brewton

Everyone is invited to come enjoy a timeless story next weekend when the Brewton Town and Gown Players present The Wizard of Oz at 7 p.m., on Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 21 at the Woodfin Patterson...

 

Chamber to pay website $50,000

The Century Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to spend $50,000 of economic development money from the county commission with William Reynolds' website northescambia.com to have him...

 

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