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Articles from the July 23, 2020 edition

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In memory of John Lewis

The day I was sworn into Congress, a man I had never met before but had heard a lot about and admired approached me to introduce himself and welcome me to the House. His name was John Lewis. He told me he was born and raised in Troy, Alabama, and...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 23, 2020

GOP primary over, fall elections begin

The field is set for the November General Election and more than likely the races were decided on July 14. We had some good races including the race for our junior U.S. Senate seat as well as two open Congressional seats. Tommy Tuberville won an...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    July 23, 2020

The sinister racism of identity politics

Merriam-Webster defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” The racist bromides that blacks are lazy or...

 

More tales from Canaan cemetery

As history passed by the grave of Alexander Bolivar Cromartie in the Canoe Canaan Freewill Cemetery, his descendants continued to live in the small town of Canoe, Alabama. One of his daughters married into the Mixon family. The family ran a store in...

 

Stay outta them roadhouses or, 'The Twist'

Thanks to a writer friend posting his story about dancing at " Fanger", I decided to write my story about dancing in a "juke". Circa 1962, both my parents were gone. My Mama's sister took the responsibility to caution me to, "stay outta them...

 

Concerns over safe drinking water on the rise

Drinking water safety is a real concern for many with questionable local water supply. A 2019 Gallup poll indicated 83 percent of Southerners are more concerned about contaminated drinking water than climate change. Karnita Garner, an Extension...

 

The Sunshine Report

A given in this country over the years is how Americans rally when faced with crises. We have a propensity for taking care of each other when the chips are down and the results are high. Possessing a “servant’s heart” is never more evident...

 

Clarice Dailey

Clarice Dailey, 69, of the Freemanville community of Atmore, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Mrs. Dailey was a native of Atmore and 1967 Escambia County Training School graduate who served as an usher and member of the...

 

John Spickard Fuqua

John Spickard Fuqua, 79, died Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Pensacola. Mr. Fuqua was born to Robert Nelson and Hattie Louise Fuqua in Memphis, Tenn. and had resided in Pensacola for most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran, he relocated the Atomic Cannon...

 

Palmer Jordan 'P.J.' Godwin, Jr

Palmer Jordan “P.J.” Godwin, Jr., 88, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in a Montgomery hospital. Mr. Godwin was born Oct. 21, 1931, to Palmer Jordan, Sr. and Evie Riley Godwin, and was a lifelong resident of Conecuh Couty, Ala. A member of Holly...

 

Ralph Olan Graddy

Ralph Olan Graddy, 86, of Brewton, died Monday, July 13, 2020. Mr. Graddy was born Feb. 8, 1934, and grew up in nearby Castleberry, Ala. and attended Troy State College. After college, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He moved to...

 

Terry Desmond Linam

Terry Desmond Linam, 55, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital. Mr. Linam was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. A member of Brooks Memorial Baptist Church, he was owner and operator of Snappy Car Wash and Linam's Electric.... Full story

 

Ular C. Moorer

Ular C. Moorer, 63, of Walnut Hill, Fla., died Friday, July 17, 2020, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Mr. Moorer was a native of Atmore and longtime resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. A 1976 graduate of Ernest Ward High School in Walnut Hill, he had...

 

Gloria Annette Sanspree

Gloria Annette Sanspree, 81, of Atmore, died Sunday, July 12, 2020. Mrs. Sanspree was a native of Mobile and former resident of Choctaw Beach, Fla. who had resided in Atmore for the past 49 years. A military wife serving many duty stations as she...

 

Lolita Shantel Thomas

Lolita Shantel Thomas, 32, of Century, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020. A graveside service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Century Cemetery with McMurray Funeral Services directing....

 

James Arnold Turberville

James Arnold Turberville, 80, of Milton, died Sunday, July 19, 2020. Mr. Turberville was born May 12, 1940, to Martin D. and Edna Hall White Turberville, in Mineola, Ala. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, at Oak Hill...

 

Oman Helen Williams

Omar Helen Williams, 77, of Oak Grove, Fla., died Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Mrs. Williams was born Feb. 17, 1943, to Samuel and Lizzie Campbell Andrews in Century. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 19, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral home...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 23, 2020

Ballots set for Aug. 25 elections

When voters in the incorporated areas of Escambia County (Ala.) go to the polls Aug. 25 for their municipal elections, East Brewton residents will get to stay home because all six candidates who...

 

Alabama is still eyeing Aug. 7 to open schools

Escambia County (Ala.) public school students are still scheduled to report to their schools in person and online starting Thursday, Aug. 7, with the option of temporary remote learning and online...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 23, 2020

Temp checks at courthouse

Cherie Curtis, RN, left, gives a temperature to someone entering the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton. County commission Chairman issue an order that everyone entering the courthouse will be...

 

Burnham announces candidacy for mayor

Chris Burnham said he wants to bring hope back to Flomaton as the 50-year old Air Force veteran announces he has qualified to run for mayor of Flomaton in the Aug. 25 municipal elections. "It is with...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 23, 2020

Matthews took walk with Lewis

Brewton resident H.K. Matthews said he met John Lewis for the first time in 1965 just prior to the famous 'Bloody Sunday' as protesters began their march from Selma to Montgomery across the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 23, 2020

Century, Flomaton, Jay lag in 2020 Census

A U.S. census official said if if the 2020 census was over today, Alabama would likely lose two congressional seats and about $13 billion in federal dollars and that Florida wouldn't be far behind. In...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Census numbers mean money or not

A U.S. census official said if if the 2020 census was over today, Alabama would likely lose two congressional seats and about $13 billion in federal dollars and that Florida wouldn't be far behind. In...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 23, 2020

COVID-19 is here, be safe

We have tried our best to keep everyone informed on the developments of COVID-19. Granted, sometimes our figures may not match up with numbers you see posted on Facebook or other social media outlets. We made a decision at the beginning to base our r...

 

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