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Articles from the August 15, 2019 edition

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 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 15, 2019

White supremacy replaces Russian collusion

After perpetuating a preposterous hoax for over two years, the corrupt cabal of Federal Bureaucrats, Democrats, and media determined to topple President Trump have found a new grotesque lie. The accusation that Trump colluded with Russia to steal...

 

The story of Col. Floyd Mann

One of the legendary figures in Alabama political lore is Floyd Mann. Colonel Mann was Public Safety Director for two governors. His lifetime friend, John Patterson, made him his Public Safety Director while he was governor, 1958-1962 and Governor Al...

 

A Washington success story

One of the first actions I took after being elected in 2013 was to visit all the hospitals in Southwest Alabama. Big and small, rural and urban, I visited them all. And I spoke directly with doctors and hospital leadership about issues they and...

 

Coleys, Bookers, McNiels farmed near Butler

In a parting glance at the Hollinger community it beckons the call to review the windswept tombstones of Enon's cemetery. Through blistering summers, wintery frostings of snow, hurricanes and a...

 

Mockingbirds change song during dog days

It sure is hot! It's hot! I'm betting that most of you have heard something similar to this if not these exact words during the past several weeks. I've heard people talk about dog days recently, that's a interesting subject. There are several...

 

Always remember hearsts cannot pull uhauls

My personal axis has finally been knocked off. Reading an article posted by a friend telling us about how the millennials are refusing things from us old folks that we think are important. We spent the better years of our lives struggling...

 

Tips for safe after school snacking at home alone

As children go back to school to feed their hungry minds, parents will be turning their attention to feeding those hungry bodies with healthy and nutritious snacks at home. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection...

 

Mildred T. Bowman

Mildred T. Bowman, 90, of Lottie, Ala., died Saturday, August 3, 2019, in Pensacola. Mrs. Bowman was born Sept. 22, 1928, to Robert “Rob” and Henrietta “Carlie” Taylor Tyree in Barnett's Crossroads, Ala. Of the Baptist faith, she was a...

 

Roland Howard Gibson

Roland Howard Gibson, 72, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at an Atmore nursing facility. Mr. Gibson was a lifelong resident of the Brewton and East Brewton areas who was a member of the W.S. Neal High School Class of 1965. A U.S. Army veteran of the...

 

Harold Wilton Hanks

Harold Wilton Hanks died Wednesday, or Repton, August 7, 2019 in Repton. Mr. Hanks was a lifelong resident of Repton and member of the Repton High School Class of 1958. After high school, he earned a degree in agriculture and school administration...

 

Gary Lee Holt

Gary Lee Holt, 63, of Pace, Fla., died Sunday, August 4, 2019. Mr. Holt was born Sept. 17, 1955, to Marvin and Idell Minchew Holt in Brewton. A 1973 graduate of Flomaton High School and 2007 graduate of the University of West Florida with a business...

 

Glenn 'Eddie' Edward Jerkins, Jr.

Glenn "Eddie" Edward Jerkins, Jr., 56, of Atmore, died Sunday, August 4, 2019, in a Florence, Ala. medical facility as a brief illness. Mr. Jerkins was a native and lifetime resident of Atmore, Alabama, born April 20, 1963, and had many hobbies. A...

 

Charlie Mae 'Tina' Johnson

Charlie Mae “Tina” Johnson, of Moss Point, Miss., formerly of Atmore, Ala., died Monday, July 29, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Johnson was known as “Tina” by her family and friends and was a native of Atmore who graduated from Escambia...

 

Mary Joyce Jones

Mary Joyce Jones, 51, died Saturday, July 27, 2019. Mrs. Jones was born May 31, 1968, to Willie J. and Leola Fantroy in Brewton and attended W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton. She was employed at various restaurants in the Brewton area. The...

 

Nanella L. 'Nell' Marsh

Nanella L. “Nell” Marsh, 87, of Atmore, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in Atmore. Mrs. Marsh was born June 25, 1932, to Walter F. and Lila Black Lowrey in Canoe, Ala. She was a homemaker. The funeral was held at 10:45 a.m., Friday, August 9. at...

 

Carolyn Mae Murphy

Carolyn Mae Murphy, 67, of Brewton, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019 after a brief illness. Mrs. Murphy was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. A homemaker, she was a 1969 graduate of W.S. Neal High School. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday,...

 

Steve Nelson Rutherford

Steve Nelson Rutherford, 73, died Friday, August 2, 2019 in Biloxi, Miss. Mr. Rutherford was a native of Jay who had resided in Atmore for most of his life. Working as a truck driver, he was a wounded Vietnam Veteran and avid outdoorsman. A...

 

James 'Jimmy' Clinton Steele

James “Jimmy” Clinton Steele, 72, of Brewton, died Monday, August 5, 2019 in an Atmore nursing facility after a brief illness. Mr. Steele was a native and longtime resident of Brewton who was a 1965 graduate of T.R. Miller High School. A member...

 

Arguing is just a waste of breath

Arguing. Why do we spend so much time doing it? I've thought about it recently when I've watched the national news. I thought about it again when my daughter got into an argument online with a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 15, 2019

Vote set on Sunday alcohol sale

The Flomaton Town Council will hold a special meeting Monday at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, to vote on an ordinance that will allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays within the town limits of Flomaton at...

 

Plane goes down along river bank

A Pensacola man remains in the intensive care unit at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola following an airplane crash Tuesday afternoon when the plane hit two power lines crossing the Escambia River...

 

Atmore doctor arrested for domestic assault

An Atmore doctor who lives in Molino was arrested July 25 and charged with two felony counts of battery when law enforcement responded to a disturbance complaint and found a physical altercation takin...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 15, 2019

Flomaton police jail four for drugs

A warrant service, traffic stop and a check on a suspicious vehicle by Flomaton police led to the arrest of four people on drug charges. At 9:18 p.m. on Aug. 8, Capt. Chance Thompson and Officers...

 

Starting school at FES

Flomaton Elementary School kicked off the 2019-2020 school year on Thurs., Aug. 8. Preschool students and kindergartners were welcomed with a special 'Tears & Cheers' breakfast. For more, see our...

 

Century OKs hiring of gas consultant

The Century Town Council approved Town Consultant Buzz Eddy's recommendation to pay one natural gas consultant $4,750 and the other consultant $35 an hour to assess and evaluate four gas meters at...

 

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