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Articles from the August 30, 2018 edition

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Extension offers diabetes education programs

More than 634,000 people in Alabama, live with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, another estimated 127,000 Alabamians have this disease but don’t know it. Alabama is the seventh (7) leading state in the United States to...

 

Juanita 'Nita' Hill Bell

Juanita “Nita” Hill Bell, 72, of Miami, formerly of Atmore, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at Jackson Communtiy Hospital in Miami. Mrs. Bell was a native of Camden, Ala. who grew up in Atmore where she graduated from Ebenezer Lutheran Church. She...

 

Melinda Kay Bell

Melinda Kay Bell, 43, of the Range, Ala. community, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at an Evergreen medical facility following a brief illness. Ms. Bell was a native of Monroeville and long-time resident of the Range community. A homemaker, she was of...

 

James E. Burkett

James E. Burkett, 67, of Atmore, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Mr. Burkett was born Nov. 18, 1950, to Comer and Lela Bruce Burkett in Atmore. He was retired after 29 years of service with the City of Atmore as a Supervisor of Public Works. The funeral...

 

Gerald Michael 'Jerry' Bynum

Gerald Michael “Jerry” Bynum, 62, of Atmore, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Mr. Bynum was born in Century and grew up in Atmore, where he was a member of the 1973 graduating class of Escambia County High School. After graduation, he joined the U....

 

Wylonette 'Lynn' Etheridge

Wylonette “Lynn” Etheridge, 74, of Saraland, Ala., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Mrs. Etheridge was born July 16, 1944, in Canoe, Ala. She was loved and will be missed by many. The funeral was held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Oak Hill...

 

Thomas Edward 'Eddie' Godwin

Thomas Edward “Eddie” Godwin, 57, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Castleberry, Fla. Mr. Godwin was a lifelong resident of the Brewton area who worked as a machine operator and truck driver for T.R. Miller Mill Co. He was of the Christian faith....

 

Margie Ann Gross

Margie Ann Gross, 78, of Atmore, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Mrs. Gross was born Feb. 25, 1940, to John T. and Myrtel Conway McCullough in Escambia County, Ala. She was employed as a seamstress with Vanity Fair Mills. The funeral was held at 2:30...

 

Belinda Boutwell Hudson

Belinda Boutwell Hudson, 57, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 in Perdido, Ala. Mrs. Hudson was a native of Century, Fla., former resident of Bay Minette and had resided in Perdido for the past 2 years. She was a member of the Rabun New Testament...

 

Christopher Lee 'Chris' Mealer

Christopher Lee “Chris” Mealer, 41, of Slidell, La., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at Ochsner Medical Center in Slidell after an extended illness. Mr. Mealer was a native of Dresden, Tenn. and former resident of Brewton, Picayune, Miss. and...

 

James Windham Norris

James Windham Norris, 83, of Atmore, died Friday, August 24, 2018. Mr Norris was born Nov. 1, 1934, to Johnnie Ervin and Cassie Dean Hobbs Norris in Atmore. Retired from the Army National Guard, he worked in sales with Alabama Power and R.P. McDavid...

 

Donald Gordon Stewart

Donald Gordon Stewart, 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 in Bay Minette, Ala. Mr. Stewart was a native of Rabun, Ala. and had resided in Bay Minette for most of his life. He was a member of the Crossroads Church of God. The funeral was held at 11 a.m.,...

 

Battle of the Bands

The Hurricanes, Royals, Tigers and Blue Devils bands helped kick off the 2018 football season as local teams went head to head last Friday night. Music and movement filled the air at half time, pumping up the fans who came to see their team win! For...

 

Booker's Mill full of interesting history

After leaving the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, we continued our way to Booker's Mill. Relying on GPS proved to be a fallacy in the journey in that it took us down a dirt lane called...

 

Mighty oaks from small acorns grow

There is an old saying that was often used by a favorite teacher in my elementary school days. It is recalled roughly as follows, "Mighty oaks from small acorns grow". The history of the United...

 

The childhood adventures of Matt, Mae and Me

In our community lived two eternally, very young ladies. Matt & Mae. Each lived with sisters by necessity and fate. I was never sure about the order of birth with their sisters, but both had been left in care of their sisters for life. Both were born...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 30, 2018

Runoff in Century; wins in Jay

Century voters will have to return to the polls Nov. 6 to select the person to fill Gary Riley's seat on the Century Town Council with James Smith and Mary Hudson Bourseois set to face each other in...

 

Hendricks and Holloway claim Jay council seats

The Jay Town Council will see two new faces this November following Tuesday's municipal election unofficial results, according to Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections. Candidates Nina Hendricks...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 30, 2018

Attempt to flee ends in drug arrests

An attempt to out run Flomaton Police Chief Bryan Davis ended with the arrest of three people on drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon on the Highway 29 overpass in Flomaton. Chief D...

 
 By Josh Dewberry    News    August 30, 2018

Excel senior and his father killed in I-65 crash Tuesday

Tributes flooded social media Wednesday morning as news of the deaths of an Excel High School senior and his father spread. According to Alabama State Troopers, a single vehicle crash at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday claimed the life of Nathan R. Ivey, 17, and...

 

Century man charged with passing counterfeit bills

A Century man was arrested Aug. 26 after an investigation into incidents in early July resulted in charges that include felony fleeing and eluding, passing counterfeit money and grand theft auto....

 

Man faces child cruelty charge

An East Brewton man was arrested and faces one felony child cruelty charge following an investigation into social media images and texts exchanged between the suspect and a 14-year-old female since...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 30, 2018

Two Monroe County men indicted

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the indictment of two Monroeville men on drug charges stemming from the original investigation that led to the arrest of Conecuh County Commissioner...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 30, 2018

Four arrested with pot in E. Brewton

Traffic stops in East Brewton have led to the arrest of four people on marijuana drug charges, with two seeing those charges elevated to felonies due to previous marijuana possession charges. Renaldo...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 30, 2018

Century man found with meth, pills

When Flomaton police arrived at a Roosevelt Street residence Aug. 23 to issue a criminal trespassing order they ended up arresting a Century man on multiple drug charges. Police were dispatched to...

 

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