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Articles from the October 3, 2019 edition

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Along the banks of Sizemore Creek

A whisper echoing through a gentle breeze, willow trees that witnessed life and death and an old white oak that stands in silent repose while holding in her wisdom acquired over a century of being...

 

On the hunt with the treasure hunter

Escambia County’s premier educator at the end of the nineteenth century was Professor James M. Tate. After he retired about 1914, he wrote several articles about his loved community for a Pensacola newspaper. Some of his early contributions...

 

The tale of the Chinese finger trap

1976 was a big year for the Crews family. Our precious Peggy had started "Candy Garden" at Lacoochee Elementary in Pasco County, Florida. She was filling up her head with letters, numbers & colors while being shoved into the wrong bus line and...

 

GOP field set for Alabama Senate race

Even though qualifying does not begin until October 8, 2019, the field is probably set for the GOP Primary in March to unseat the anomaly Democrat, Doug Jones, who is sitting in Alabama’s Republican U.S. Senate Seat. First District Congressman...

 

Holding their feet to the fire

With her announcement that the House will finally move toward impeachment, Nancy Pelosi has set in motion what the Democrats have wanted to do since Election Night of 2016. They will seek to remove President Trump at all costs. It is frustrating for...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Balderdash, bollocks & bunk

Witnessing the utter nonsense in Washington over an ostensible whistle blower report about President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president, there are literally not enough words to describe total BS. The crazed liberal media complex and...

 

Bidding farewell to you all after 40 years

Hello Readers! I am submitting my final article for publication due to the fact that I am retiring from Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in Escambia County. It has been my pleasure to write these articles for more than 35 years, and I...

 

Jessie Mae Harris Anderson

Jessie Mae Harris Anderson, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Mrs. Anderson was born March 4, 1942, to Julius and Jesse Lee Harris in Century. She was the seventh of ten children born to the Harris family. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday,...

 

Eldon Lewis 'Pete' Davenport

Eldon Lewis “Pete” Davenport, 83, of East Brewton, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in a Pensacola medical facility after a brief illness. Mr. Davenport was a native of Courtland, N.Y. and former resident of Ohio before he became a long time...

 

Violet Miller Graves

Violet Miller Graves, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Mrs. Graves was born Dec. 6, 1931, to Levi and Lena Miller in the Pineview community. She enjoyed cooking , gardening and fishing. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at...

 

Walter Johnson, Jr.

Walter Johnson, Jr., 60, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 12, 1959 in Atmore. A graduate of Rock Island High School, in Rock Island, Illinois, he was employed for many years with John Deere. A member of the Second Baptist...

 

Sammy Roy Jordan

Sammy Roy Jordan, of Brewton, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Brewton. Mr. Jordan was born in Shattuck, Okla. and had been a resident of the Brewton area since 1990, when he relocated from Alice, Texas. Of the Christian faith, he was an area foreman...

 

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 lifelong resident of the Damascus community, where he was a member of the Damascus...

 

Cynthia Gardner Mount

Cynthia Gardner Mount, 50, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Mobile. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Kindred Hospice Chaplain Ann Dowdle officiating. Burial followed at New Home Cemetery...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 3, 2019

English charged with murder

A 23-year old Atmore man has been arrested and charged with murder for the Sept. 24 shooting death of Roderick Lynn Watkins outside a Jimbos Road residence in Atmore. Anthony Jerome English, 1106 Nort...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 3, 2019

Charges are pending in car collision

A Century woman is facing drug charges following a two-vehicle collision last Wednesday night after she apparently pulled out of the Pizza Hut parking lot in Flomaton and into the path of a vehicle...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 3, 2019

Lee files complaint against Flomaton

Flomaton resident Doyle 'Butch' Lee filed a complaint with the Alabama attorney generals office claiming the practice of the town of Flomaton charging sewer rates based on water consumption is...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 3, 2019

Truck sparks fires along Highway 31

Firefighters battled 13 wildfires between Flomaton and Brewton Tuesday and they were back at work Wednesday trying to contain other fires before they get out of hand and engulf hundreds, if not...

 

Peanuts plentiful this weekend in Jay

The time of year has come for the 30th Annual Jay Peanut Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., this Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Gabbert Farm in Jay. The farm is located at 3604 Pine Level...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 3, 2019

Knott chosen as a finalist

Escambia County (Ala.) District 1 School Superintendent John Knott is one of several Alabama school superintendents selected by the School Superintendent Alabama (SSA) who are finalists for the Alabama 2020 Superintendent of the Year. Other Superinte...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 3, 2019

Council questions funds

The Flomaton Town Council voted last Wednesday to seek an attorney general's opinion to clarify how the town can legally spend money collected through its municipal court system. The council passed a...

 

Century OKs water fix

The Century Council voted Monday Sept. 16 approval for the wastewater treatment plant to pay for repairs to the town's effluent filters for $1,800. Interim City manager Buz Eddy told the council the...

 

Jay man faces drug charges

A Jay man is facing drug and weapon charges after authorities responded to a report of illegal narcotics being used under a bridge. Jackie Blaine Rogers, 48, 6045 Highway 4, was later identified as th...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 3, 2019

Council eyes trash fee

An ordinance to impose a new $5 per month fee for access to curbside trash pick-up will require a second reading after the Flomaton Town Council voted last Wednesday afternoon to approve the ordinance...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 3, 2019

GECA gets a donation

The Greater Escambia Center for the Arts (GECA) received an $8,926.57 TITO (Ticket In Ticket Out) donation from Wind Creek Casino last Friday. Above, from left, Amanda McMillan, Wanetta McGinty, Jerry Janes, Terri Breckenridge, Phil Johnson, Gilda...

 

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