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Articles from the July 16, 2020 edition

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A fiscal reckoning

When the House returns to business next Monday, we will take up the National Defense Authorization Act I wrote about last week. Then we will take up appropriations bills for next fiscal year, which begins October 1, and likely another Coronavirus...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 16, 2020

Alabama's senate race decided

The much-anticipated battle between former U.S. Senator and U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach, Tommy Tuberville to capture the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate was the marquee event on Tuesday. Unfortunately, my...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    July 16, 2020

An appeal for understanding

Americans have been mired in racial turmoil for weeks now and it seems there is no end in sight. All sides are beyond upset, but also somewhat blinded by emotion and manipulated by politics. There are genuine issues at stake, but the looting and...

 

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...

 

Geneaology in the times of COVID-19

With this Covid 19 pandemic just about everything has changed. One thing that hasn't changed that much thanks to the internet is doing family research. I've been able to continue my research at about the same as before the pandemic came about due to...

 

June bugs on a string, tumble bugs tumbling

Remembering the days of playing with June Bugs tied on a string makes me know for sure we Smiths were born with gaps. So, at the ending days of July the figs were ripening full tilt. Mama was making fig preserves full tilt. We were eating figs full...

 

Tips to recognize and treat potential tree hazards

Trees are a coveted asset in the yard—that is until the trees present a hazard. Recognizing these potential tree hazards in the early stages could save a tree, as well as your wallet. Identifying Potential Tree Hazards Leans One of the first major...

 

Loyd Joseph Berthiaume, Jr.

Loyd Joseph Berthiaume, Jr., 68, of McDavid, Fla., died Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Mr. Berthiaume was born Dec. 16, 1951, to Loyd Joseph and Irene F. Boyd Berthiaume, and had been a member of the McDavid community...

 

Sarah Gibbs Beyette

Sarah Gibbs Beyette, 83, of Atmore, died Thursday, July 2, 2020. Mrs. Beyette was born Jan. 29, 1937, to Ardie D. and Georgia Sarah Prestwood Gibbs, in Atmore. A member of First Baptist Church of Atmore, she retired as an accountant at Waller, Crook...

 

Clarence Eugene Carlton

Clarence Eugene Carlton, 71, of Atmore, died Sunday, July 12, 2020. Mr. Carlton was born Jan. 17, 1949, to Lloyd and Lettie Thompson Carlton, in Bay Minette, Ala. He served 21 years in the U.S. Army and during his military career, he also served in...

 

Delray Godwin Dewberry

Delray Godwin Dewberry, 95, died Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in a Mobile hospital. Mrs. Dewberry was born May 10, 1925, to John and Stella Godwin, and she lived in the Pineview community all of her life. A 1944 Flomaton High School graduate, she was a...

 

Ouida Fay Searcy Grissett

Ouida Fay Searcy Grissett, 87, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Mrs., Grissett was born March 12, 1933, to Augusta “Gus” and Pauline Searcy, and had lived in the Barnett Crossroads area of Escambia County, Ala. for most of her life. Of the Baptist...

 

Timoty Jerome Hammond

Timothy Jerome Hammond, 58, of Century, died Saturday, July 4, 2020. Mr. Hammond was a lifelong member of the Century community and he was employed by Masland Carpets in the maintenance department and for Cooper Transport. A 1980 graduate of Century...

 

Keith Leslie Hawks

Keith Leslie Hawks, 57, of East Brewton, died Friday, July 10, 2020, in a local hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Hawks was born Dec. 18, 1962, to Maurice and Claudia Jackson Hawks, in Flomaton and became a lifelong resident of East Brewton. A...

 

Kenneth "Kenny Ray" Jordan

Kenneth “Kenny Ray” Jordan, 67, of Atmore, died Monday, July 6, 2020. Mr. Jordan was born July 27, 1952, to Franklin Buddy and Ella Ruth Stacey Jordan, in Atmore. He owner and operated Kenny's Glass Company. The funeral was held at 11 a.m.,...

 

Brian Linden Joy

Brian Linden Joy, 61, of Atmore, died Thursday, July 2, 2020. Mr. Joy was born Jan. 28, 1959, to Stanley G and Dorothy Styron Joy, in Rochester, N.H. and was a friend to everyone who knew him. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July...

 

Larry Eugene McCoy

Larry Eugene McCoy, 74, of Nokomis, Ala., died Sunday, July 12, 2020. Mr. McCoy was born Dec. 5, 1945, to Wilbert and Mary Bloodworth McCoy, in Anna, Ill. He served in the U.S.Army 2nd Armored Division and was an E-5 SPC 2nd Class and served during t...

 

Roger Lee Miller

Roger Lee Miller, 64, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Atmore, Ala. Mr. Miller was a native and lifelong resident of the Escambia County, Ala. Area. He was retired with 10 years of service to Atmore Industries, seven years of service to Trus Joint...

 

Bobbie Wayne Poole, Sr.

Bobbie Wayne Poole, Sr., 83, of Castleberry, Ala., died Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Mr. Poole was born Feb. 2, 1937, to Curtis Albert and Dorothy Dunn Poole, in Castleberry and had been a lifelong member of the London community. Employed as a truck...

 

John Wayne Henderson, Sr.

John Wayne Henderson, Sr., 77, of Flomaton, died Saturday, July 11, 2020. Mr. Henderson was born Jan. 27, 1943, to John Wesley and Katie Lee Henderson, in Flomaton. Living in the Byrneville, Fla. and Flomaton communities most of his life, he owned a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 16, 2020

Sex offender back behind bars

A registered sexual predator from Escambia County, Fla., who was living in Atmore is back behind bars after being charged with sending obscene photographs to a 15-year old. Ernest Powell III, 40, 178...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 16, 2020

Tuberville rolls over Sessions

It's on to November with Tommy Tuberville and Jerry Carl claiming their respective Republican nominations Tuesday and James Averhart clinching the Democratic nomination in runoff elections that were d...

 

Flomaton man jailed for cocaine

A Flomaton man was arrested Friday for possession of cocaine when law enforcement officers searched him following a complaint of retail theft at a local liquor store. Aaron Keith Baxter, 33, 383...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 16, 2020

Jennings seeking Brewton council

David Jennings grew up in Brewton, raised a family in Brewton and still has a daughter attending the Brewton City School System. He said it's his love of Brewton that has pushed him to seek the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 16, 2020

Stokes returns to commission table

Fellow members of the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission welcomed back Commissioner David Stokes, who attended Monday's meeting following surgery July 1 to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon....

 

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