Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition


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  • End violence by returning to values

    Congressman Bradley Byrne, Guest Writer|Aug 22, 2019

    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 a naturalization ceremony. These new citizens were gifted with the opportunity to forge for themselves a new American identity, complete with all its blessings, possibilities, and responsibilities. That morning at the U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, I spoke of the American belief in self-gover...

  • Hot political summer in the city

    Steve Flowers, Guest Writer|Aug 22, 2019

    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 their first African American mayor this year. It is probably about eight years later than expected. Montgomery has been a majority minority city for a decade. It is well over 60 percent today. A good many Montgomery citizens have moved to suburban enclaves, like Prattville, Wetumpka, Millbrook, and n...

  • Hong Kong struggling to remain free

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Aug 22, 2019

    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 Kong’s long hot wet summer has been marked by regular protests for freedom. Hundreds of thousands of the 7.4 million residents have been hitting the streets every weekend. Beijing is none too happy with Hong Kong and steadily clamping down, but this drama portends particular peril for Hong Kong and w...

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

    Kevin McKinley, Guest Writer|Aug 22, 2019

    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. Later, as the area became a new frontier for the US, another round of settlers called the area home. It is also likely that men such as William Travis travelled passed Gainestown Landing by river boat as he conducted his profession as an attorney-perhaps with a court hearing in Mobile or elsewhere-...

  • J.M. Tate was a truly remarkable man

    Russell Brown, Guest Writer|Aug 22, 2019

    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 those who are choosing titles, new schools receive insignificant generic titles like North End, or West Side. Most of the old honorably named schools of the county like Clubbs, Earnest Ward, and Woodham have faded away, but a few remain. One is named after a most remarkable man, J. M. Tate. James Ta...

  • Remembering a gentleman named Cannonball

    Earline Smith Crews, Guest Writer|Aug 22, 2019

    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 showed a dim light in the greasy, grime coated windows. The trailer sat underneath ancient live oaks that had allowed a buildup of green moss growing in streaks down the sides. Resurrection fern grew on the roof. When the rains came it stood regal, tall, green and beautiful. Dry spells caused it to la...

  • Tips to help pack safe school and work lunches

    Carolyn Bivins, Guest writer|Aug 22, 2019

    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 child's lunch in the morning before school, avoid time-crunch shortcuts that can lead to foodborne illness. Make sure counter surfaces are clean and last night's food remnants are gone. This helps to prevent cross-contamination. Clean your child's lunch box or lunch bag with warm soapy water before...

  • The Sunshine Report

    Lou Vickery, Guest Writer|Aug 22, 2019

    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 say is important, but the way it is said is more important, wouldn’t you think? Think from your own experience. You sense when someone is telling you something, and the tone of voice isn’t backing the words up with feelings, don’t you? Sure, you do. How often have you been on the other side of the equatio...

  • Glynn James Black

    Aug 22, 2019

    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 “Bill” Black and Jamie Black; one daughter, Tammy Black Galbreath; two brothers, Ellie Black, Jr. and Donald Ray Black; one sister, Linda Gail Davis; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous extended family members and friends. Mr. Black was preceded in death by his parent, Ellie and Ida Bla...

  • Curtis Eugene 'Shorty' Capers

    Aug 22, 2019

    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 Springs Church with Sis. Helen Stewart officiating. Burial followed at Dry Springs Cemetery with Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mr. Capers is survived by his mother, Patricia Capers Watson; three brothers, Henry Capers and Jerry (Toni) Capers, both of Perdido, and Sambo Capers of Illinois; and num...

  • Autry Clyde Conway

    Aug 22, 2019

    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 Department Auxiliary, he was a member of Bay Minette Lodge #498 F & AM and member and deacon of Southside Baptist Church. He was a retired machinist from Kaiser Aluminum. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, at Southside Baptist Church in Bay Minette with Dr. Larry Patterson and Bro. Jason...

  • John Lockhart Holleman

    Aug 22, 2019

    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 four years in Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He married Peggy Morris in Lafayette, Ga. and raised three children. Working in various roles in the textile and carpet industry, including plant manager in Canada, he later worked at a convenience store in Atmore, and eventually built and...

  • Wade Franklin Langley

    Aug 22, 2019

    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 as an equipment operator, he attended Victory Christian Center and had several hobbies, including piano, traveling and gardening. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 20, at Victory Christian Church with Bro. Jim Scuggs, Bro. Mitch Jordan and Bro. Andy Peavy officiating. Burial followed...

  • Eloise Hamilton Mothershed

    Aug 22, 2019

    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 at 12 p.m., Monday, August 12, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Ricky Tedder officiating. Burial followed at Mothershed Cemetery with Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Mothershed is survived by one son, Ricky (Heike) Mothershed of Stafford, Va.; two daughters, Sherry (Shawn)...

  • Bettie Ann Rolin

    Aug 22, 2019

    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 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rolin was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Laveda Thompson; one son, Danny Rolin; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild....

  • Lt. Col. James Rudolph 'Rudy' Williams

    Aug 22, 2019

    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 Science in agriculture at Auburn in 1956 as a member of the Air Force ROTC program. Commissioned as an Air Force Second Lieutenant, he served as a weapons controller on active duty for more than four years. Earning his Masters in Business Administration at Auburn University in 1969, he served for 11 yea...

  • Twins back in jail for drugs

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Aug 22, 2019

    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 various drug charges. Also, two traffic stops in Flomaton sent three more people to jail on drug charges between Aug. 12 and Aug. 16. Keenan Shawn Johnson, 33, and Kenny Shane Johnson, 33, both of 125 Sue St., Flomaton, were arrested Aug. 8 after a traffic stop and charged with unlawful possession...

  • Flomaton OKs Sunday alcohol sales

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Aug 22, 2019

    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 to allow for the Sunday sales. In a special meeting attended by Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., and council members Buster Crapps, Jim Johnson, Lillian Dean and Charlie Reardon, the council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance allowing for the Sunday sales. (See full ordinance on Page 8A of today's...

  • Atmore's job fair draws about 150

    Special to the Ledger|Aug 22, 2019

    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 to industrial plants and manufacturing facilities. Atlas Industrial currently has positions available for Industrial Cleaning Technicians (Hydro Blasting). About 150 individuals from the Atmore area participated in this event. Applicants will be screened by Atlas staff. Selected applicants will be...

  • Are you ready for some football?

    Staff Report|Aug 22, 2019

    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 a 7 p.m. preseason jamboree before kicking off hosting Northview in the season opener Aug. 30. For more, see our Photo Gallery....

  • Byrd is retiring after 40 years in education

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Aug 22, 2019

    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 has taught in Florida public schools for 40 years and hopes that she can continue to be involved in helping others learn and find success. Byrd completed her first two years at Lake Sumpter Community College in Leesburg, Fla. after graduating from Leesburg High School in 1975. She then moved to...

  • Sunday sales a plus for Flomaton

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Aug 22, 2019

    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 municipality in Escambia County, Ala., to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Atmore did it under the old law that took a unanimous vote resolution by the town council to ask the county's legislative delegation of State Representatives Alan Baker and Mike Jones along with State Sen. Greg Albritton to get a local...

  • Job fair shows employment is available for all

    Our View|Aug 22, 2019

    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 will receive jobs if they pass the screening process by the Atlas staff. Reynolds said those selected will be trained by Atlas staff for a variety of jobs in industrial plants and manufacturing facilities. Due to the high turnout at the job fair, Reynolds said Atlas has agreed to provide the...

  • Camp getting kids ready

    Staff Report|Aug 22, 2019

    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 fundamentals, conditioning and other aspects of the game....

  • Spates named Flomaton's 'Honorary Chaplain'

    Staff Report|Aug 22, 2019

    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 Chaplain' of the Flomaton Police Department. A 2012 graduate of Flomaton High School, Spates, who has autism, is part of the Flomaton family and often prays with officers as they work to protect the town....

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