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Articles from the August 27, 2020 edition

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 By Joe Thomas    News    August 27, 2020

Bondurant, Wagner win

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., and Atmore Mayor Jim Staff are heading back into office with both incumbents winning their respective elections Tuesday. Flomaton will see a new, but familiar,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 27, 2020

Flomaton's senior program suspended

South Alabama Regional Planning Commission's Area Agency on Aging suspended Flomaton's senior citizens' food services this week, but hot meals are scheduled to resume Monday, Aug. 31. Flomaton Town...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 27, 2020

McGougin to trade guns for hair shears

With about 25 years experience in law enforcement, Brewton Police Chief Monte McGougin is retiring from the force and is changing directions, from Andy to Floyd with McGougin planning on opening a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 27, 2020

Dickey appointed to the commission

Steven Dickey, executive director of the Brewton Area YMCA, has joined the Escambia County Commission after Gov. Kay Ivey appointed him to fill the unexpired term of District 1 Commissioner David...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 27, 2020

Flomaton Hurricanes kicking off football Friday at Ariton

Although Flomaton High School's football schedule keeps changing, the Hurricanes will open this Friday night at Ariton High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. FHS Principal Scott Hammond said Ariton...

 

Century's wastewater improvements progressing

At Century's council meeting Aug. 17, Municipal Engineering's Dale Long gave a summary of the town's planned wastewater system improvements which will cost more than $6 million. Long said Phase I...

 

Jay eyes CD to wind up two projects

The Jay Council approved cashing in one of two CDs for $130,000 to help pay for emergency repair to wells no. 1 and the remaining balance due for the under-budgeted overage of the waterline project,...

 

Century tables lease proposal

The Century Town Council Monday night voted in a special meeting to table a lease proposal from West Florida Cotton to lease the town's industrial building for the storage of cotton to consider a possible proposal from an unnamed manufacturing compan...

 

Pancake supper will look different

With changes in place due to COVID-19, the Flomaton Lions will hold their semi-annual pancake supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., this Monday, Aug. 31, at the Boy Scout hut on McCurdy Street in Flomaton...

 

Coastal is set to join JumpStartAL

On Wednesday, July 15, representatives announced JumpStartAL, a private-public partnership to help carry out Alabama’s strategy for the future of workforce development. Using leading edge virtual...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 27, 2020

Pathetic turnout is simply pathetic

To say voter turnout Tuesday in Atmore, Brewton and Flomaton was pathetic is an understatement. Atmore and Flomaton came in at about 34 percent and Brewton dipped to around 26 percent with a whopping...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 27, 2020

COVID ball is here, be ready

Since March we've been hearing about getting back to some sort of normalcy in wake of COVID-19. We didn't say get back to normal, because we don't think we'll ever get back to our pre-coronavirus...

 

Democrat deadlock not our fate

“We will never accept political gridlock as our fate.” 2020 Democratic Party Platform Last Saturday the House of Representatives met to pass a bill blocking the reform of our troubled Postal Service, reform which is desperately needed for a...

 

Alabama's only justice was liberal

The most enduring legacy a president will have is an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. A lifetime appointment to the high tribunal is the ultimate power. The nine Justices of the Supreme Court have omnipotent everlasting power over most...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 27, 2020

Going postal to derail the election

The Democrat National Convention mercilessly passed into history with barely a whimper. The first virtual national convention was hopelessly flat and uninspiring. There was ample hatred for Trump; in fact, that was essentially the entire Democrat...

 

The long history of Canoe School:Part 2

Schools and education have always been a prime concern in the Canoe area. According to Annie Waters, History of Escambia County, a log school was constructed early in Canoe's history. Records show...

 

We'll see many changes during our lifetime

I have always been a person interested in history and particularly my family history. When I first started doing research into my family a distant cousin who was also very interested in family history, told me that when I talked to the older people...

 

My friend, Patsy Kirkland, had a funny bone

My friend Pasty Fore Kirkland was the most fun person I ever knew. Don't get me wrong here, I have had many fun friends in my lifetime, but Patsy came with a twist. A twist that caught my attention immediately when I as a "newby" at W. S. Neal...

 

Blake Stuart Addison

Blake Stuart Addison, 24, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Castleberry, Ala. Mr. Addison was born March 13, 1996, to Daniel Stuart Addison and Mitzi Ann Rabon, in Brewton. A resident of Castleberry most of his life, he enjoyed working on cars and had a...

 

Joshua Lee Chisum

Joshua Lee Chisum, 33, of Brewton, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in a Pensacola hospital following a brief illness.Mr. Chisum was born May 13, 1987, to Terry Lee Chisum and Cindy (Craig) Williamson, in Brewton. A 2005 graduate of T.R. Miller High Sch...

 

John Wallace Clark

John Wallace Clark, 85, of Castleberry, Ala., died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, at a local nursing facility. Mr. Clark was born July 24, 1930, to Clete Walton and Fleta Wallace Clark, in Castleberry, where he remained a lifelong resident. A member of the...

 

James Eueal 'J.E.' Godwin, Jr.

James Eueal “J.E.” Godwin, Jr., 81, of Atmore, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Mr. Godwin was born Aug. 17, 1939, to James Eueal and Leona Barnhill Godwin, Sr. and served in the U.S. Army. Employed with Monsanto Company as a chemical operator,...

 

Leroy Harrison

Leroy Harrison, 87, of Atmore, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Mr. Harrison was born Sept. 10, 1932, to A.B. and Nannie Melton Harrison. A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from Monsanto as a chemical operator and was a member of The American Legion Post...

 

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