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Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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End violence by returning to values

The recent violence in our country – and the passionate debates it has sparked – have led me to reflect on the emotional state of our country and the battle being waged between good and evil. I thought back to comments I gave earlier this year at...

 

Hot political summer in the city

It has been a long hot summer in Montgomery, and I do not mean at the Capitol or Statehouse, but in the City of Montgomery itself. There is a heated and pivotal mayor’s race. It has been considered a foregone conclusion that Montgomery will elect...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Hong Kong struggling to remain free

Literally on the other side of the world, Hong Kong seems too distant and far removed to capture our attention, but Hong Kong is quite relevant with some poignant lessons for all freedom loving people. Occasionally making news in the West, Hong...

 

Dr. D.D. Cole and his adventures in Eliska

The Alabama River is a place of rich history and ancient cultures. Native Americans roamed the rivers in a time before the arrival of Europeans and thereafter Europeans mapped and settled the area....

 

J.M. Tate was a truly remarkable man

At one time in Escambia County, Florida, schools were titled with the names of outstanding members of the community, people considered role models. Today, with a need by local governments to not offend, or possibly due to the historical ignorance by...

 

Remembering a gentleman named Cannonball

The only name I ever knew him by was, Cannonball. He must have been old, or so it seemed. He didn't hold a job. He rambled about the neighborhood looking for someone to talk to. He lived in a little shack trailer with a built-on lean-to. Nighttime sh...

 

Tips to help pack safe school and work lunches

Make sure your child's lunch passes from your kitchen to the school lunch room in A+ condition! These tips are ideal for everyone that takes their lunch to school, work or on a staycation (day-trip) too. Start Off Each Day Fresh If you prepare your...

 

The Sunshine Report

Do you realize that every time we speak, we speak twice? I don’t mean that we speak with a “forked tongue.” What I mean is that the words that come out of our mouths convey our thoughts, while our tone of voice reflects our attitude. What we...

 

Glynn James Black

Glynn James Black, 68, of Deatsville, died Sunday, August 18, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, August 25, at Liberty Baptist Church in Deatsville. Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Donna Smith Black; two sons, William...

 

Curtis Eugene 'Shorty' Capers

Curtis Eugene “Shorty” Capers, 35, of Perdido, Ala., died Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Mr. Capers was born Dec. 26, 1983 to James Henry, Sr. and Patricia Capers in Houston, Texas. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 15, at the Dry...

 

Autry Clyde Conway

Autry Clyde Conway, 82, of Bay Minette, died Friday, August 16, 2019, in Mobile. Mr. Conway was born May 5, 1937, to Clyde L. and Evelyn Buck Conway in Mobile. Serving in both the Alabama Army National Guard and with the Bay Minette Police...

 

John Lockhart Holleman

John Lockhart Holleman, 83, died Sunday, August 11, 2019, after a short illness and fall. Mr. Holleman was born April 29, 1936 to John, Sr. and Ena Ruth Holleman in Lafayette, Ga. He lived in various cities and towns across the Southeast, including...

 

Wade Franklin Langley

Wade Franklin Langley, 59, of Castleberry, Ala., died Saturday, August 17, 2019 at an Evergreen medical facility. Mr. Langley was a native of Andalusia, Ala. and a long-time resident of Castleberry. Previously employed with T.R. Miller Mill Company...

 

Eloise Hamilton Mothershed

Eloise Hamilton Mothershed, 82, of Atmore, died Thursday, August 8, 2019 in Pensacola. Mrs. Mothershed was born August 22, 1936 to Eugene and Bertha Caraway Hamilton in Atmore. She was a retired clothing cutter at Vanity Fair. The funeral was held...

 

Bettie Ann Rolin

Bettie Ann Rolin, 75, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Atmore. Mrs. Rolin was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. Mrs. Rolin is survived by one son, Charles E. “Butch” (Lora) Rolin of Monroeville; seven grandchildren; and 10...

 

Lt. Col. James Rudolph 'Rudy' Williams

James Rudolph “Rudy” Williams, 85, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Thursday, August 15, 2019. Mr. Williams was born June 18, 1934, to Louie and Hattie Williams in Castleberry, Ala. A 1952 Conecuh High School graduate, he earned a Bachelor of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 22, 2019

Twins back in jail for drugs

Twin brothers who were arrested Aug. 8 on drug charges in Brewton are back behind bars following a drug sweep of the Holt subdivision in Flomaton Aug. 14 that resulted in the arrests of six people on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 22, 2019

Flomaton OKs Sunday alcohol sales

Stores in Flomaton that currently have licenses to sell alcohol will be able to begin selling the alcohol as early as this Sunday after the Flomaton Town Council passed an ordinance Monday afternoon...

 

Atmore's job fair draws about 150

County Commissioner Karean Reynolds partnered with Atlas Industrial Outsourcing to hold a community job fair at the Atmore City Hall on Monday at 5 pm. Atlas Industrial is a job outsourcing agency based out of Mobile that provides qualified workers...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 22, 2019

Are you ready for some football?

A big crowd showed up Thursday night to get their first look at the 2019 Flomaton High School football team during the annual 'Meet the Canes' event. Flomaton will travel to Opp this Friday night for...

 

Byrd is retiring after 40 years in education

There will be a new face at Pensacola State College (PSC) in Century this fall as Director Paula Byrd is retiring. Serving as director of PSC's Century campus since its opening in January 2012, Byrd...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Sunday sales a plus for Flomaton

It took a while, but Monday afternoon the Flomaton Town Council voted to allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Flomaton followed the steps first taken by Atmore when Atmore became the first...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Job fair shows employment is available for all

Need a job? Want a job? There are jobs available. Escambia County Commissioner Karean Reynolds of Atmore partnered with Atlas Industrial Outsourcing to hold a job fair this past Monday at Atmore City Hall. Some 150 people showed up and many of those...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 22, 2019

Camp getting kids ready

Flomaton High School head football coach Doug Vickery, members of his coaching staff and several players were on the field Saturday morning at Flomaton's field to host a youth football camp to teach...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 22, 2019

Spates named Flomaton's 'Honorary Chaplain'

Flomaton resident A.J. Spates, aka 'Sir AJ or Arc Spates' was recently presented a certificate from Police Chief Bryan Davis and members of the Flomaton Police Department naming him as the 'Honorary...

 

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