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Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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 By Joe Thomas    News    September 19, 2019

Jay attorney now faces felonies

A Jay attorney originally indicted for D.U.I and three misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an April 6, 2018 that injured three people has been re-indicted by an Escambia County grand jury on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 19, 2019

Warning issued on burning

The Alabama Forestry Commission has issued a 'fire danger advisory' for all 67 counties in Alabama; officials in Atmore have issued a 'no burn' order within the city limits and other fire chiefs...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 19, 2019

Passing the crown

T.R. Miller High School's 2018 Homecoming Queen Khadejah Askew, right, places the crown on Allison Graves who was selected as the 2019 queen as Graves' escort Landon Qualls looks on. Graves was...

 

Century moving forward with city manager

The town of Century approved the hiring of a city manager last Monday and operations manager Eddy 'Buz' Edwin agreed to serve as interim city manager in the meantime and participate in the hiring and...

 

Jay moving ahead on several projects

The Jay Council Monday night discussed and got updates on the progress of several projects the town has going on and approved a new name for the facility that was the old Jay Livestock market. The...

 

Century seeks new gas superintendent

The town of Century will be searching for a new gas superintendent soon, as Wally Kellett resigned his position with the town recently to take another job. Kellett worked for the town for more than a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 19, 2019

Intense training in high heat

Firefighters from Flomaton, Century, Barnett Crossroads, Jay and Allentown were in Flomaton for three days this week participating in a training exercise utilizing a burn trailer provided by the...

 

Board honors RPES, OKs budget

The Escambia County Board of Education (Ala.) heard several updates, including the W.S. Neal High School construction project and approved the FY 2019-2020 budget among other items at their meeting...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 19, 2019

Traffic stop nets drug arrests

Two East Brewton men who were passengers in a vehicle pulled over for making an improper turn were arrested after police officers found methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Jamie Jackson, 34, 105...

 

Century seeks help with lobbying

Personnel with the water and wastewater systems and mayor of the town of Century are scheduled to hold a meeting at the water plant on Wednesday, Sept. 25, with several people from the state of...

 

W.S. Neal Middle welcomes new face

W.S. Neal Middle School in East Brewton welcomes native Perry Updike as new assistant principal this fall, following the retirement of former assistant principal Donald Hardyman. A 2002 graduate of W....

 

T.R. Miller Homecoming Court

Members of the T.R. Miller Homecoming Court and their escorts are front row from left, Grayton Coale, Whitnee Culliver, Olivia Blackmon, Abigail Cave, Allison Graves, Raivon Ewing, Madeson Evans, Za'Riyah Lane and Jennings Ruzic. Back row are Brooks...

 

Stickball back for Bicentennial

As a part of Alabama's Bicentennial celebration, an authentic Indian stickball game will be played in Thomasville Saturday, Sept. 28. Creek Indians from the Poarch Tribe in Atmore and Choctaw Indians...

 

Canes open region play with 30-8 victory

Flomaton's Daquan Johnson ran the ball 17 times for 170 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Hurricanes to a 30-8 win over Excel Friday night in Flomaton's first region game of the 2019 seaso...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 19, 2019

Chickamauga: Where the fight began

By September 17, 1863 the stage for the Battle of Chickamauga was set. Longstreet's desperate and fatigued men had arrived in the area after a two week train ride from Virginia. Forrest, Bragg and...

 

Weather balloon bursts over Flomaton

On August 31, 2019, a group of ham radio operators sent a weather balloon up from the Brewton Area YMCA. Our balloon adventure was a huge success. The payload package contain several instruments, including a repeater that was used to talk to each...

 

The tale of collards found at Green Street

Most folk who know me, know I love flowers. Old-fashioned flowers like ones found around long-abandoned home places and sad, old Plantation places and along the red clay ditches in middle gut...

 

Tips for healthy and creative snacks for kids

With childhood obesity rates increasing in the United States, it is important for children to eat snacks that will support healthy development. While it may seem more appetizing and convenient to grab a candy bar or a bag of chips, parents can bring...

 

The Sunshine Report

POSITIVE PEOPLE are healthy folks. They are not only positive because they are healthy, they are healthy because they are positive. POSITIVE PEOPLE take things as they come. They don’t stew over situations they can’t do anything about. They accep...

 

Stanley Ray 'Papa Smurf' Boutwell, Sr.

Stanley Ray “Papa Smurf” Boutwell, Sr., 57, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Pollard, Ala. Mr. Boutwell was a native of Atmore who had resided in Pollard for most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Friday,...

 

Jack Rondall Brantley

Jack Rondell Brantley, 77, of Flomaton, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Mr. Brantley was born in Flomaton and was a former resident of Pensacola, returning to Flomaton in 1992. Working as a self-employed mechanic, he was a member of the Century Church...

 

Alfonzie Cottrell

Alfonzie Cottrell, 81, died Monday, August 26, 2019. Mr. Cottrell was born April 22, 1938, to Jack and Betty L. Cottrell in Century. A graduate of Carver High School, he worked for Exxon Mobile as a 1st class operator, retiring with 30 years. He join...

 

William L. Etheridge

William L. Etheridge, 77, of Navarre, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 in Navarre. Mr. Etheridge was born Aug. 27, 1942, to William E. and Eunice Bryars Etheridge in Atmore. Retired from the U.S. Air Force, he served in the U.S. Army as a Staff...

 

James Dewayne Hunter

James Dewayne Hunter, 34, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Mr. Hunter was born Oct. 9, 1984, to James and Carolyn Hunter in Monroeville, Ala. Attending school in the Conecuh County system up to 12th grade, he received his GED and was employed as a...

 

Patrick 'Pat' Maurice McDonald,

Patrick “Pat” Maurice McDonald, 63, of Brewton, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Providence Hospital in Mobile. Mr. McDonald was born in Brewton, and had been a life-long resident of the Damascus community where he was a member of the Damascus...

 

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