Articles from the September 26, 2019 edition


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  • Tips to celebrate Nat'l Food Safety Month

    Carolyn Bivins, Guest Writer|Sep 26, 2019

    The following article by Bobbie Randall, a certified diabetes educator and registered certified dietician is very timely and informative as we celebrate Sep­tem­ber as National Food Safety Month. She states - Schools are in full ses­sion. County fairs and fall fes­ti­vals attract peo­ple from miles around. Orga­ni­za­tions start up again with reg­u­lar monthly meet­ings. To many peo­ple, this is the begin­ning of a new year. Just the sim­ple act of hand-­wash­ing can make the dif­fer­ence between a fun day and a sick day later in the week....

  • Freddie T. Amerson

    Sep 26, 2019

    Freddie T. Amerson, 88, of Cantonment, formerly of Bratt, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 in Cantonment. Mrs. Amerson was born August 3, 1931, to Fred and Isabelle Roberts Tyre in White Springs, Fla. She was employed with Vanity Fair, as a restaurant worker and then later retired as a school bus driver for Escambia County (Fla.) School District. She was a member of Pine Barren Baptist Church, where she ministered in local nursing homes. The funeral was held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at Bratt-Godwin Cemetery with Bro. Mike Harper offi...

  • Sheila 'Rochelle' Bankston

    Sep 26, 2019

    Sheila “Rochelle” Bankston, 77, of Century, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Mrs. Bankston was born in Flomaton and had been a resident of the Century area for 62 years. A member of the First Baptist Church of Bratt, she was a caretaker for many of all ages in the community. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at Flomaton Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Sanders officiating. Burial followed at Moyeville Cemetery with Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Bankston is survived by three sons, Will...

  • Larry Ray Chisum

    Sep 26, 2019

    Larry Ray Chisum, 58, of Brewton, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, after a brief illness. Mr. Chisum was a native and former resident of Covington County before he relocated to Brewton. He was a retired policeman. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced by Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Mr. Chisum is survived by one son, Adam (Monica) Hawsey of Evergreen, Ala.; one daughter, Brook Chisum (Wayne) Mixon of Flomaton; one brother, Terry Chisum of Brewton; one sister, Donna Kaye Fountain of Andalusia; four...

  • Peggy Joyce Allen Cobb

    Sep 26, 2019

    Peggy Joyce Allen Cobb, 61, of Andalusia, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 after a brief illness. Mrs. Cobb was a native and long time resident of Brewton before she relocated to Andalusia. A 1976 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, she was employed as a dispatcher with AAA Cooper with 19 years of service. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at Weaver Cemetery with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Cobb is survived by one son, Josh Allen of Andalusia; two...

  • Ernestine Daughtry

    Sep 26, 2019

    Ernestine Daughtry, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Poarch, Ala. Mrs. Daughtry was a native and lifelong resident of Poarch, where she served on the Tribal Council for more than 17 years. A homemaker, she was a member of the housing board in Poarch for more than 10 years. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at McCullough Christian Center with Father Mike Hill and Bro. Fred Ray Ward officiating. Burial followed at Judson Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Funeral Chapel Home directing. Mrs. Daughtry is survived by two sons, Jack...

  • Larry Staten Dewise

    Sep 26, 2019

    Larry Staten DeWise, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Mobile Infirmary. Mr. DeWise was born Sept. 14, 1948, to Levearn “Boots” and Truddie DeWise in Uriah, Ala. A 1966 graduate of Frisco City High School, he worked for Southern Pine Electric Cooperative for 38 years and was affectionately known as “Chief” to friends and co-workers. A long-tme resident of McGargel, he was a member of the Poarch Creek Band of Indians. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ray Ward officia...

  • Marcus Dewayne Mitchell

    Sep 26, 2019

    Marcus Dewayne Mitchell, 63, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Nokomis, Ala. Mr. Mitchell was a lifelong resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. A disabled veteran of the U. S. Army, he was a member of the Poarch Creek Band of Indians. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Malcolm Harrelson officiating. Burial followed at Walnut Hill Baptist Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mr. Mitchell is survived by one son, Douglas Mitchell of Lottie, Ala.; one daughter,...

  • Leonita Souza Muehle

    Sep 26, 2019

    Leonita Souza Muehle, 84, of Brewton, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 after a brief illness. Mrs. Muehle was a native and former resident of The Azores Islands and former resident of Virginia, prior to moving to Brewton in 1978. Owner and operator of Dick and Tina's Grocery, she was a homemaker and member of the East Brewton First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Damascus Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home...

  • Patricia Ann Stoker Murph

    Sep 26, 2019

    Patricia Ann Stoker Murph, 70, of Poarch, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Mrs. Murph was born Nov. 30, 1948, to Roy and Marie Gates Stoker. She worked in the home healthcare industry for many years, sitting with the elderly. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Sis. Helen Stewart and Bro. Tony Sells officiating. Burial followed at McCullough Cemetery with Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Murph is survived by three children, Larry (Crystal) Jackson, Theresa Rutherford and Tracy...

  • Danny Edward Ray

    Sep 26, 2019

    Danny Edward Ray, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Pensacola. Mr. Ray lived most of his life in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, residing in Atmore for the past 15 years. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the V.F.W. Pensacola and the American Legion of Atmore. A retired over the road truck driver, he was a member of the American Trucker's Association and was awarded The Living Legend Award. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Kathleen Chavers and Bro. Steve Massengil...

  • Alan E. Rundall

    Sep 26, 2019

    Alan E. Rundall, 77, of Lillian, Ala., died Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, in Pensacola. Mr. Rundall was born June 22, 1942, to Marvin and Edna Grace Hunter Rundall in Mesa, Ariz. A graduate of the University of Iowa, he served as Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Lillian United Methodist Church. The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Daniel Randall and Bro. Glenn Wardrop officiating. Burial followed with Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home...

  • Jessie Bernice Wesley

    Sep 26, 2019

    Jessie Bernice Wesley, 86, of the Canoe community near Atmore, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Solaris Healthcare in Pensacola. Mrs. Wesley was a 1951 graduate of Escambia County Training School who retired as a merchandise handler with J.C. Penney in Pensacola with 22 years. She was a member of St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Liberty Baptist Choir with Rev. Isaac Bradley and Dr. James P. Brown, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Stallworth Cemetery with Turner...

  • Marion Denise 'Niecy' White

    Sep 26, 2019

    Marion Denise “Niecy” White, 64, of Atmore, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. Mrs. White was a native of Atmore and 1972 graduate of Escambia County High School. She graduated from Alabama State University with a B.S. in business administration and Master's degree from Troy University in Bay Minette, Ala. with a degree in elementary education. A member of Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a Trustee Board Member, a Sunday School teacher, vacation Bible school instructor and member of...

  • A great victory at Chickamauga

    Kevin McKinley, Guest Writer|Sep 26, 2019

    As the morning of September 20, 1863 began, Confederate forces stood defiant amidst the hard won ground of the previous day's fighting. Longstreet's men now supported Bragg's fledgling forces and Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest stood prepared to deliver a crushing blow to Rosecrans forces. At 10:15 am Bragg ordered a full frontal assault on the Union lines. As the frontal attack gained momentum Rosecrans made a fateful decision. At about 11 a.m., Rosecrans ordered General T.J. Wood to replace...

  • When Earline got to go to a football game

    Earline Smith Crews, Guest Writer|Sep 26, 2019

    OK, y'all know I'm just not into football. Never understood the game, but attended many during my high school years. My main interest was the socializing and watching all the excitement. I jumped up to scream when others did; didn't know if it was a score or if they were screaming at the Ref. I loved the halftime show; seeing the cheerleaders go over to the visitor’s side and fain interest in chatting up the opposition, only to come back to the home side-shaking pom poms, giggling and throwing slurs at those "knobby-knee capped, bucked t...

  • Canes storm St. Michael to take 53-21 win

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 26, 2019

    FAIRHOPE – In Flomaton's first true road game of the year the Hurricanes stormed St. Michael Catholic School 53-21 Friday night in Fairhope to move the No. 1 ranked 3A Hurricanes to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in region play. Flomaton will step out of region play this Friday night when the Hurricanes host 4-A Escambia County High School from Atmore for homecoming night. Pregame festivities begin at 6 p.m. followed by the kickoff at 7 p.m. This past Friday night, the Hurricanes jumped to a 29-0 l...

  • Cougars take down Royals in 38-20 victory

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 26, 2019

    JAY – Escambia Academy took a 38-7 lead into the fourth quarter at Jay Friday night before the Royals rallied with 13 points but it wasn't enough as the Cougars captured the 38-20 win on the road. Jay will travel to Baker this Friday night while Escambia Academy will host Patrician Academy. The Cougars received the opening kickoff and began at their own 28. Chase Bell hit Ty Williams for a first down at the 48 and on third and 1, Shannon Wheat picked up another first down at the Jay 31. The C...

  • People want results, not Impeachment

    Congressman Bradley Byrne, Guest Writer|Sep 26, 2019

    The first year of Democratic control of the House of Representatives is almost up, and we have nothing to show for it. For the first several months, perhaps some of this lack of results was understandable. After a decade in the minority, Democrats were anxious to vote on issues they prioritized. In other words, they could hold some political show votes to please their base before moving on to serious efforts at governance. Nine months later, it is clear this initial aimlessness was not just a case of backlogged priorities. House Democrats...

  • Political graveyard full of Congressmen that ran for Senate

    Steve Flowers, Guest Writer|Sep 26, 2019

    The field is probably formulated for our 2020 Senate race. A Republican will be heavily favored to capture the seat currently held by our Democratic Senator, Doug Jones. Alabama is one of if not the most Republican states in the nation. It is quite an anomaly that a liberal Democrat has sat in that seat for over a year. Recently I got a very nice letter from a lady who reads my column regularly. She kindly told me that she has read my column religiously for over decade and that she trusts my analysis of Alabama politics. She, however, said,...

  • Climate fools fear monger foolish children in world

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Sep 26, 2019

    On the third Friday of September, there was a global strike demanding action on climate change. Around the world millions of high school and college students cut classes and tech workers skipped work to protest perceived inaction on climate change. For decades, climate alarmists have been trying to goad governments into disabling their economies by abandoning fossil fuels. Although enjoying modest success hobbling European economies, environmental extremists have had little impact on developing countries and the two largest economies of China...

  • Thank you for running my letter

    Butch Lee, Guest Writer|Sep 26, 2019

    Mr. Editor Thank you for allowing me to share some thoughts concerning the laws and issues I felt needed to be addressed during the publication of last week’s paper. Many people have commented on my article in the paper. It wasn’t comments about a specific person, but more of one that represented a thankful manner of bringing to light some of the issues that surrounds the Town of Flomaton and the laws and constitution that govern how a municipality should function. The laws are set in place to protect general fund money of a town or city in...

  • City approves waste removal

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Sep 26, 2019

    The town of Century approved a request from Interim City Manager Buz Eddy Monday night to hire a company to remove sludge from the waste water treatment plant in the amount of $9,500 and an emergency request to approve an expenditure of $36,000 to purchase and repair one of three clarifiers the plant utilizes. Eddy referred council members to a copy each had of a letter from Interim Natural Gas Superintendent Vernon Prather and Water and Wasterwater Superintendent Heath Burkett regarding the...

  • Flomaton High School sets homecoming activities

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Sep 26, 2019

    Homecoming festivities for Flomaton High School continue today (Thursday) leading up to Friday's parade, pre-game festivities, the football game between Flomaton and Escambia County High School and ending with a dance in the new gym. Judging for the Thursday tailgating in the high school parking lot will begin at 6 p.m. and the pep rally will be held at 6:30 p.m. Activities for the tailgating involve a class competition that will raise money for the school's Go Gold for the month of September...

  • 2019 FHS Homecoming Court

    Ledger Staff|Sep 26, 2019

    Members of the 2019 Flomaton High School Homecoming Court are from left, Edy Young, freshman, Meredith Harrison, sophomore, Alihyana Etheridge, junior, Savannah Blackburn, senior, Skylar Crawford, senior, and Kaitlin Stuckey, senior. The queen will be crowned during pregame festivities Friday night that begin at 6 p.m....

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