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Articles from the August 29, 2019 edition

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Monroe Co. obits offer glimpse into past

The history of Southwest Alabama is like a patch work quilt composed of the lives of everyone who has called the area home. Each patch of the quilt tells a story and adds color to our area's history....

 

The many adventures of happy camping

We camped. It was cheap and fun. During the Oil Embargo of 1973-74 we had saved enough money to take a trip to Colorado. In his military days Lamar had been stationed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and always wanted to show me the...

 

Thankful to live in our rural community

Today's column is not so much history as thankfulness for living in a rural area. When my family arrived at Jimmy's Grill in Molino last Friday night we were surprised to learn that a band was playing on the porch. Quite a few people were sitting in...

 

The happens in the summer of 1969

As we say goodbye to the summer of 2019, allow me to reminisce with you and indeed commemorate more than likely a summer exactly 50 years ago that was undoubtedly the most momentous summer in American history – The Summer of 1969. It is amazing...

 

We must stand with Israel

Israel means so much to our nation. The American people have no better friend. As the only democracy in the volatile Middle East, Israel is one of our greatest partners on the global stage. And Israel, particularly Jerusalem, holds a close personal...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 29, 2019

Theater of the absurd and anti-American

Americans are already suffering through perhaps the longest presidential election in history. Absolutely refusing to accept the results of the 2016 election, many Democrats are still fighting to reverse that result, but with 2020 upon us, dozens of...

 

Keep this Labor Day weekend safe with food tips

Labor Day is commonly celebrated as the last hurrah to summer! It’s lots of fun activities and a chance to spend time with family and friends during the last long 3-day weekend of summer.  Friends, families and grilling make for a memorable...

 

The Sunshine Report

It was not a perfect trip…but it was an excellent one. After 92 days, 13 states and 7,200 miles I am home. What awesome sights. What a beautiful country we live in. Thinking of excellence got me to thinking about how that is generally not good enou...

 

Edna L. Archie

Edna L. Archie, 69, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Atmore, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Mrs. Archie was a native of Atmore and 1968 graduate of Escambia County Training School. Following graduation, she relocated to Detroit, where she began...

 

Johnnie Benjamin Coleman

Johnnie Benjamin Coleman, 90, of Castleberry, died Tuesday, August 20, 2019 after a brief illness. Mr. Coleman was a native and lifelong resident of Castleberry. A former logger and retired truck driver with the Conecuh County, Ala. Road Department,...

 

Stacie Edward Colter

Stacie Edward Colter, 45, of Flomaton, died Friday, August 23, 2019. Mr. Colter was born in McRae, Ga. And had resided in Flomaton since 2008, coming from Tifton, Ga. A musician who played several instruments and sang, he worked as a carpenter in...

 

Grace Susie Cook Gatewood

Grace Susie Cook Gatewood, 97, of East Brewton, died Saturday, August 24, 2019, after a brief illness. Mrs. Gatewood was a native of Elba, Ala. and lifelong resident of Bradley, Ala. and East Brewton. Former owner and operator of Gatewood Grocery,...

 

Vernease Othella McGinitie

Vernease Othella McGinitie, 85, of Brewton, died Saturday, August 24, 2019 in a local nursing facility after a brief illness. Mrs. McGinitie was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton who was a retired spinner machine operator at Monsanto with 16...

 

Clifford Earl Montgomery

Clifford Earl Montgomery, 55, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Mr. Montgomery was born Oct. 17, 1963, to Frank and Emma Mae Montgomery and was a long-time resident of Freemanville, Ala. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Saturday, August 17, at the God...

 

Emma Joan Fillingim

Emma Joan Fillingim, 87, of Atmore, died Thursday, August 15, 2019. Mrs. Fillingim was born March 27, 1932, to Jesse L. and Alberta Rohrkaste Bealor in Waukegan, Ill. Retired from West Florida Hospital Medical Records, she was a member of the First...

 

Century man arrested for rape

A Century man is facing felony kidnapping and sexual battery charges after he allegedly pulled a female under the age of 18, walking along Highway 29, into nearby woods to assault and rob her....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 29, 2019

Keep an eye on possible storm

Tropical Storm Dorian officially became Hurricane Dorian at 2 p.m. Wednesday as it went through Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and was headed toward St. Croix and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a stor...

 

Jay city council approves funds

The Jay Council voted Monday, Aug. 19, to approve to cash out a Certificate of Deposit (CD) to pay for work on the Livestock Market and to award the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) waterline...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 29, 2019

Time to kickoff the season

Flomaton quarterback Zeb Vickery (11) , top photo, unloads a pass this Friday night when the Hurricanes traveled to Opp for a preseason jamboree and W.S. Neal cheerleaders, bottom photo, cheered on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 29, 2019

Alabama's gas tax increasing Sunday

If Alabama motorists want to save 6-cents a gallon on gasoline or diesel they need to head to the pumps before Sunday, Sept. 1, which is the date the first wave of Alabama's new 10-cents per gallon...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 29, 2019

Cottrell worked to help others

Alfonzie Cottrell spent most of his life helping others, especially the people of Century.. The 81-year old Century native died Monday, Aug. 26, leaving heavy hearts for those who knew him best. "He...

 

Century man faces 15 years

A Century man who was arrested March 28 when officers executing a search warrant found suspected methamphetamine in bags on the floor when they secured him and floating in the toilet is facing 15...

 

Town passes wastewater inspection

The Town of Jay had its first annual wastewater inspection Tuesday for this year and passed with just a few changes required from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Supervisor...

 

Man charged with theft

An Atmore man accused of swapping 10 authentic $50 bills for 10 counterfeit $50 bills in the purchase of a car in June was arrested Aug. 20. Matthew Cody Blair, 28, 247 Williams Lane, agreed to meet...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 29, 2019

Dental available in Century

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, Community Health Northwest Florida’s (CHNWF) Century Adult and Family Care practice and Lakeview Center hosted a Community Open House and Ribbon Cutting at their newly remodeled building at 6021 Industrial Blvd. in Century. T...

 

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