Articles from the September 12, 2019 edition

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Let's turn off the technology and listen

Lamar and I set out to Center, Texas for a looksee. Lamar (The CEO) has talked for years about going to Center to find the reason why his Granddaddy Joseph Holland, founder of Hollandtown, Florida went to Center circa 1915-1919. Why he didn't move...

 

Just tell a first responder 'Thank you'

Last Wednesday our nation paused to pay tribute. It was on Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked the twin towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane apparently...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    September 12, 2019

It's important not to burn at current level

Floyd the barber credited Calvin Coolidge for saying 'everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it' and I'm not sure if that's correct or not, but it's a pretty good saying. There are a lot of debates across this planet...

 

Mayor is getting it wrong

Mr. Editor In response to your article and opinion on the issue I brought forward at the council meeting, I wanted to elaborate a little on the reasoning behind why this was important. I guess I spent many years knowing and believing that no one pers...

 

Alabama unemployment at record low

During the late summer, it was revealed that Alabama’s economy set records for the number of people employed along with the lowest unemployment rate in decades. Figures released in August had the state with a record-breaking 3.3% unemployment...

 

Do boys just not care?

Marriage rates in America have been declining for over half a century. In 1960, almost three quarters of Americans were married; now only about half of Americans are married. Dropping about ten percent the past couple decades, marriage rates are...

 

Tips on food safety for this season's tailgating

Are you ready for some FO-OOT-BA-A-LL? College football season has begun and that means thousands of Alabamians will be tailgating before, after and even in their own back yard as they watch the game from TV screens at home. Although tailgating...

 

Melvin L. Carpenter

Melvin L. Carpenter, 74, died Friday, August 30, 2019, in Pensacola. Mr. Carpenter was a native and former resident of Atmore who had resided in Bay Minette for the past 59 years. Of the Baptist faith, he was a retired machinist from Atlantic Marine...

 

Eddie Roy Daw

Eddie Roy Daw, 73, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in Atmore, Ala. Mr. Daw was a native of Brewton and former resident of Baldwin County who had resided in Atmore for the past 36 years. Owner and operator of 368 Body and Tow for Less, he was a...

 

UraBea McCurdy Golden

UraBea McCurdy Golden, 91, of Brewton, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at Jay Hospital. Mrs. Golden was born March 27, 1928, and was a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County, Fla. before she moved to Brewton in 2002. A 1946 Jay High School graduate, she...

 

Flora M. 'Dell' Lowery

Flora M. “Dell” Lowery, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Atmore. Mrs. Lowery was a native of Elba, Ala. and had resided in Century, Fla. for most of her life. Former owner of Lowery's Food Store and Car Sales, she was a member of the Century...

 

Molly Allen Norris

Molly Allen Norris, 81, of Atmore, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Pensacola. Mrs. Norris was born July 23, 1938, to Robert “Bobby” William and Agnes Joiner Allen in Pineville, Fla. Employed with Hoehn Firestone Tire, the Atmore Advance and for...

 

Lena Mae Odom

Lena Mae Odom, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Century. Mrs. Odom was a native of Jay and had resided in Century for most of her life. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at the...

 

Monica Michelle Pace

Monica Michelle Pace, 33, died Friday, August 23, 2019. Ms. Pace was born July 5, 1986, to Levon and Shirley Lett in Atmore. She attended school in Atmore. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at Robinson Christian Memorial Chapel in...

 

Dolores 'Jean' Sawyer

Dolores “Jean” Sawyer, 75, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Pensacola. Mrs. Sawyer was a native of Salina, Kan. and former resident of New York City who had resided in Molino, Fla. for the past 25 years. A U.S. Army of the Vietnam Conflict, she...

 

Betty Jo Forshee Sellers

Betty Jo Sellers Forshee, 77, of Brewton, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in a Century care facility. Mrs. Sellers was a native of Sweetwater, Tenn. and longtime resident of Escambia County, Ala. Of the Baptist faith, she was a homemaker. The funeral...

 

Betty Dean Mulder Stearns

Betty Dean Mulder Stearns, 83, of Cantonment, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in a Century nursing facility after a brief illness. Mrs. Stearns was a native and long time resident of Wetumpka, Ala., and former resident of Brewton before she moved to...

 

Barbara Lindsey Stokes

Barbara Lindsey Stokes, 84, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in Jay. Mrs. Stokes was a native of Bay Minette, Ala. and former resident of Pensacola until 1982 who relocated to Century, where she had lived the past 36 years. Of the Methodist faith, she...

 

William Timothy Burl Thomley

William Timothy Burl Thomley, 52, of Perdido, died Friday, August 30, 2019, in Mobile. Mr. Thomley was born Jan. 12, 1968 to Joseph B. and Betty Weeks Thomley in Atmore, Ala. And worked as a commercial truck driver most of his life. The funeral was...

 

Robert Winther

Robert Winther, 93, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Brewton after a chronic illness. Mr. Winther was born Oct. 25, 1925, to Holger and Rhoda Winther in Fremont, Neb. A 20-year U.S. Navy Veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict, his...

 

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