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As Democrats fight, national security loses

Protecting the safety of the American people is our must fundamental duty in Congress. In a city where few things receive bipartisan support, providing for the national defense has remained an area of compromise. For 58 straight years, the House of...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    July 18, 2019

When did sports become partisan?

In our hyper politicized society, there seems to be no respite from partisan politics anymore; it has invaded every faucet of daily life from the car you drive to the coffee you drink. The news is bluntly liberal and sometimes conservative....

 

Boarding houses helped build area

Housing was scarce in the early days of our area as the virgin pine forests awoke from their primordial slumber and the last shots of the War Between the States faded into memory. Sawmills began to...

 

Life lived sitting around the front porch

If it hadn't been a blue frost night on January 31, 1941, I may have been born on the front porch of that little faux brick, tarpaper-wrapped shack that sat smack-dab beside and facing the railroad tracks in the Rose Hill area of Flomaton, Alabama....

 

50th anniversary of moon landing

I've been reading lately about this being the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. I'd like to share my memories of the time. In July 1969 I was not quite 20 years old, recently graduated from Pensacola Junior College and working as a...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 18, 2019

State & nation disagree on politics

The 2020 Presidential Election year has already begun. It usually begins on Labor Day of the year prior to the Election. However, in recent decades the parade has started early. They really are four-year caravans. They begin the day after the...

 

Tips and recipes to get the benefits of blueberries

The 2019 Blueberry Festival is a long, gone, happy memory; however, many of you are still finding fresh blueberries. My neighbor Marcia White recently surprised me with delicious and healthy blueberry muffins. The muffins were plump full of...

 

Gwnette Berry

Gwnette Berry, 84, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Bratt, Fla. Mrs. Berry was a native of Chestnut Grove, Ala. Who had resided in Bratt since 1953. Retired from Vanity Fair with 17 years of service, she was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ. The...

 

Franklin 'Frank' Carnley, Sr.

Franklin “Frank” Carnley, Sr., 76, died Friday, July 6, 2019, in Milton, Fla. Mr. Carnley was a native of Perdido, Ala. who had resided in Bratt for the past 52 years. Working as a fish bait man and woodworker, he attended the Renovation...

 

Velma Aline Covan

Velma Aline Covan, 79, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Milton, Fla. Mrs. Covan was a native of Quitman, Miss. nd resident of Century for 63 years who has resided in Milton for the past year. A member of the New Life Fellowship Church, she was a member...

 

Thomas Wesley Dean

Thomas Wesley Dean, 61, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Bay Minette, Ala. Mr. Dean was a native of Bay Minette and former resident of Texas and Atlanta who had resided in Perdido, Ala. For the last seven years. A member of Perdido Masonic Lodge #752,...

 

Weldie Elihue Donald

Weldie Elihue Donald, of Atmore, died Saturday, July 6, 2019. Mr. Donald was a lifetime resident of Atmore who was a 1957 graduate of Escambia County High School. After high school, he attended the University of Alabama and worked in the 707 lab at...

 

Wilellen Weaver Elliott

Wilellen Weaver Elliott, 91, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, in a Brewton healthcare facility. Mrs. Elliott was a native of East Brewton who graduated from T.R. Miller High School, followed by attending business school, where she was recruited to work in...

 

Dorothy Dean 'Dot' Elder

Dorothy Dean “Dot” Elder, 77, of Brewton, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 in a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Elder was born in Range, Ala. and was a long-time resident of Escambia County, Ala. Of the Holiness faith and a member of Wild Fork Holiness...

 

John Michael 'Mike' Garrard

John Michael “Mike” Garrard, 65, of Cantonment, formerly of Atmore, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Pensacola. Mr. Garrard was born Feb. 17, 1954 to John, Jr. and Fonda Soloman Garrard in Atmore. He was employed as a director over medical...

 

Alice Ruth Gates

Alice Ruth Gates, 74, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 in Mobile. Mrs. Gates was a native and former resident of Atmore who had resided in Walnut Hill for the past 40 years. She was a member of the Antioch Free Will Baptist Church in Nokomis, Ala. The funer...

 

James Alan Holsonback

James Alan Holsonback, 60, of Poarch, died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Mobile. Mr. Holsonback was born July 26, 1958 to James Duward and Laura DeWise Holsonback in Atmore. He was employed as a factory worker. A private family memorial service will...

 

Thomas Lee Pittman

Thomas Lee Pittman, 83, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 in Chatom, Ala. Mr. Pittman was a native of Milton, Fla. Who served in the U. S. Air Force, Army and for FEMA, retiring with more than 30 years of service to his country. Help to establish churches...

 

Willis Matthew Ray

Willis Matthew Ray, 89, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Century, Fla. Mr. Ray was a native of Sontag, Miss. and former resident of Mobile how had resided in Canoe, Ala. for the past 64 years. Retired from Monsanta Corp. with 39 years of service, he...

 

James Hjalmer 'Papa James' Rogers

James Hjalmer “Papa James” Rogers, of Brewton, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, following a brief illness. Mr. Rogers was a native of the Alco-Flora community of Brewton and life-long resident of Brewton. A U.S. Army Security Forces veteran and member...

 

Harvey James Rolin

Harvey James Rolin, 69, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Poarch, Ala. Mr. Rolin was a native of Dallas, Texas who had resided in Poarch for most of his life. A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, he was also a member of the Poarch Community...

 

Tracy 'Buck' Steadham

Tracy “Buck” Steadham, 52, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Perdido. Mr. Steadham was a native of Atmore who had been raised in Chumuckla, Fla., lived in Flomaton for most of his life and had resided in Century for the past 5 years. A 1986 graduate...

 

Distinguished Young Women 2019

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 18, 2019

Suspect jailed for burglaries

Evidence collected at Len's Jewelers and Hardee's led Flomaton police to a suspect who was arrested early Friday morning on multiple thefts for break-ins at the two businesses. Andreas Payne, 26, 960...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 18, 2019

Flomaton OKs form base code

The Flomaton Town Council voted unanimously to move forward with a Form Base Code for the town with the understanding that if at any point the council has to allocate funds the issue will come back...

 

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