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Articles from the August 8, 2019 edition

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 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Trump ends America's racist caste system

Many Americans are probably unfamiliar with a “caste system.” Some may recall from long forgotten Social Studies courses that south Asian societies particularly Hindus subscribed to and some still do to a caste system. A caste system is the...

 

Agents fight despite false media attacks

The border agents, military and law enforcement personnel at our southern border are doing their best in difficult circumstances to combat both illegal immigration and attacks from Democrats and the national media. Today I’ll discuss the second...

 

Gilbert & Louisa Cruit along Old Stage Road

Hollinger, as mentioned last week, was an up and coming community in southern Monroe County in the late 1800s. Yet history is more than the names of forgotten towns on the yellowing pages of old...

 

Remembering my grandpa with a fondness

Today I am thinking about the only grandfather I ever knew, my mother's step-father, Herbert Blackwell, known to us as Paw. The fathers of my parents, William Allen Chancery and Christopher Columbus...

 

All the way from Flomaton to Pittsburgh

Long weekends and Good Friday always bring up a memory. When a Good Friday memory floats to the top, it ain't flotsam and jetsam, it's a good 'un. So, I'm sharing, just how it should be. Right? Good Friday 1962 was the beginning of Easter weekend...

 

The 1950's story of Phenix City

There are very few Alabamians left who remember the 1950’s story of Phenix City, Alabama. After World War II, a good many of the military soldiers, enlisted men, stayed on for a while. A host of them were stationed at Ft. Benning in Columbus,...

 

School's back in, follow these tips for breakfast

Caution: School Beginning! ABC, as easy as 1-2-3! School will start soon for you and me kid! This little “ditty” is dancing through my mind now as children prepare to start the new school year this week. Can you believe it? Where did the summer...

 

Marie Jerkins Bush

Marie Jerkins Bush, 84, of Poinciana Place in Milton, Fla., died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in a Milton nursing facility after an extended illness. Mrs. Bush was a native and long-time resident of the Range Community before she moved to Milton. A member...

 

Victoria Skye DeSilvey

Victoria Skye DeSilvey, 28, of Atmore, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Mobile. Miss DeSilvey was born Nov. 28, 1990 to Roy Houston and Tammy Caraway Smith in Atmore. She was a homemaker. The funeral was held at 3 p.m., Friday, July 26, at McCullough...

 

Rondal Macks

Rondal Macks, 75, died Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Montgomery. Mr. Macks was a native and lifelong resident of Century. Retired from Container Corporation with more than 20 years of service, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. The...

 

Catherine B. Middleton

Catherine B. Middleton, 86, of Atmore, died Sunday, July 28, 2019. Mrs. Middleton was born Nov. 8, 1932, to John and Dolly McDonald Ball in Monroe County, Ala. A retired seamstress from Vanity Fair Mills, she was a member of the Atmore Church of...

 

James Edward Mosley

James Edward Mosley, 84, of Atmore, died Monday, July 29, 2019. Mr. Mosley was born Dec. 14, 1935, to Thomas Calvin “Arant” and janie King Mosley in Lottie, Ala. He worked for Container Corporation and was owner and operator of gas stations,...

 

Rachel V. Pritchett

Rachel V. Pritchett, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at a Milton nursing facility. Mrs. Pritchett was born in Oak Grove, Fla. and had been a resident of Century for the past 74 years. Working as a nurse for Dr. Thomas Stewart at the Century...

 

Aubrey Glenn 'Tobe' Sellers

Aubrey Glenn “Tobe” Sellers, 94, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Sellers was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who served in the Vietnam Conflict as a U.S. Air Force veteran with 20 years of service. He was a member of...

 

Mary Avanelle Jordan Stark

Mary Avanelle Jordan Spark, 90, died Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Mrs. Stark was born May 25, 1929, to George Dewey and Erma Lee Kelly Jordan in Little Rock, Ark. A member of the graduating class of 1947 Little Rock...

 

Roy L. Steadham

Roy L. Steadham, 72, died Monday, July 29, 2019 in Century, Fla. Mr. Steadham was a native of Century and former resident of Ottawa, Kansas for 22 years who had resided in Century for the past seven years. A graduate of Century High School, he was a...

 

George Newton Word

George Newton Word, 93, of McDavid, died Monday, July 29, 2019. Mr. Word was born in Wedowee, Ala. and had been a resident of McDavid most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he worked as an accountant with St. Regis Paper...

 

JAY HIGH SCHOOL BAND CAMP 2019

The 2019-2020 Jay High School marching band kicked off practice last week. With practices in the morning and afternoon five days a week, Troy State University graduate and Band Director Connie Wilkes...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 8, 2019

Atmore men jailed for murder

Atmore residents Michael Lashan Weaver and Michael Bernard Pettway were arrested Monday on murder charges for the May 18, 2019 shooting death of Chirshawn Jermaine Westry, 19, in a shooting at the Atm...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 8, 2019

Simpson was scheduled to move to Troy Saturday

Starrett Jovanna Simpson was scheduled to move into her new housing unit at Troy University this Saturday, but instead her friends and family will be gathering at Hillcrest High School in Evergreen...

 

Stolen truck, drugs lead to arrest

A Brewton man was arrested July 27 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and dealing in stolen property after law enforcement discovered narcotics in the vehicle he occupied and a...

 

Turtle Point has new director this year

Visitors at Turtle Point Science Center in Flomaton on Highway 31 will see a new face this year as Director Sierra Stiles joins the Escambia County (Ala.) School System, filling the shoes of former...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 8, 2019

Local author to host historical meeting

At 6 p.m., this Thursday, Aug. 8, the Jay Historical Society will host a book signing for Barnette’s Crossroads resident Earline Smith Crews, who has been asked to speak. Crews will have her book, “Life With The Top Down,” which were taken...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 8, 2019

Library hosts author

Author and photographer Glenn Wills will be at the Flomaton Public Library at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15, as part of his ‘Forgotten Alabama Bicentennial Book Tour’. Admission is free. Author of ‘Forgotten Alabama’ and ‘More Forgotten...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 8, 2019

Charges likely following crash

A Jay woman is likely looking at multiple citations Saturday after her vehicle veered across Highway 31 in Flomaton and struck a utility pole with her children inside the car unrestrained. Kimberly...

 

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