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Articles from the October 11, 2018 edition

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Modern technology meets old quest

Humans have always pondered their own mortality and their heritage. It’s natural and it separates us from the other species living on this planet. The ancient Romans worshiped their ancestors and prayed to them before their conversion to...

 

Letters describe town's early beginnings

At the beginning of the twentieth century, The Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company was formed to harvest the thousands of acres of virgin pine in South Alabama and soon settled on a piece of property for a new sawmill in Florida, only a mile from the...

 

Morrison's Cafeteria should be in heaven

When I die I want to eat at Morrisons Cafeteria in Heaven when I get hungry. If Heaven is a place of perfect happiness, then I'll eat at Morrison's again. My earliest memory of Morrison's was from the bragging tales of my Atmore cousin. She told me...

 

Tips on apples this October, National Apple Month

Oo-oooh! Finally, the early mornings are cool and crisp - and I love it! Fall is finally in the air! Fall signals the arrival of the bountiful apple crop. Hmm-m! The aroma of fresh baked apples, the crunch of a juicy fresh apple and the variety of...

 

Mary Frances Qualls Alverson

Mary Frances Qualls Alverson, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Mrs. Alverson was born July 14, 1933, to A.E. “Jack” and Stella Greer Qualls. Eventually a military wife, she was transferred to various military bases with her family, until she...

 

Florence Janette Martin Beck

Florence Janette Martin Beck, 77, of Atmore, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 in Pensacola. Mrs. Beck was born Dec. 13, 1940 in Poarch and had resided in McCullough, Ala. for most of her life. A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, she attended...

 

George E. Chavers

George E. Chavers, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 in Century, Fla. Mr. Chavers was a native of McCullough, Ala. who had resided in Century for most of his life. A 1953 graduate of Century high School and U.S. Army Veteran, he was a retired power house...

 

Viola Elizabeth Lambert Conn

Viola Elizabeth Lambert Conn, 74, of Atmore, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Mobile. Mrs. Conn was born Oct. 9, 1943, to Angus and Emma Presley Lambert. She was employed as a manager for Diamond Oil Company. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Thursday,...

 

Thomas 'Tom' George Greenwell, Sr.

Thomas “Tom” George Greenwell, Sr., 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in McDavid, Fla. Mr. Greenwell was a native of Bogia, Fla. who had resided in McDavid for most of his life. Retired from Monsanto with more than 39 years of service, he was a...

 

James Elbert Harris

James Elbert Harris, 60, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Mr. Harris was born July 9, 1958 to James and Voncile Harris in Century, where he grew up and graduated from Century High School in 1977. He later married and joined the U.S. Army in 1980, receiv...

 

McEary Bowens

McEary Bowens, 53, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Mrs. Bowens, known by close friends and family as “Mickie,” was born July 25, 1965, in Los Angeles, Calif. Graduating from both the Ulysses S. Grant High School in Van Nuys and Trade Technical Beaut...

 

Arthur Ray McKenzie

Arthur Ray McKenzie, 80, of Atmore, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Mobile. Mr. McKenzie was born Dec. 10, 1937, to William Ernest and Thelma Byrd McKenzie in Mize, Miss. A U.S. Navy Veteran, he was retired from the ship yard as a foreman. The funeral...

 

Temekia Shantell Redmond Packer

Temekia Shantell Redmond Packer, 35, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Mrs. Packer was born Nov. 17, 1982, to Eric House and Janice Higgins. Developing musical talent on keyboard and drums at an early age, she was a graduate of the Escambia County High...

 

Sam Savage

Sam Savage, 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Mr. Savage was born Feb. 13, 1933, to John Savage and Pinky Stewart in Wilcox, County, Ala. The youngest of 13, he worked as a construction worker in California, where he eventually retired. Returning...

 

Richard 'Ricky' Andrew Van Hoosen

Richard “Ricky” Andrew Van Hoosen, 42, of Century, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at USA Medical Center in Mobile. Mr. Van Hoosen was born in Pensacola and had been a resident of Century for the past ten years, relocating from Flomaton, Ala....

 

SUPPORT in times of crisis

One of the things we pride ourselves on as Alabamians is taking care of each other. Not only should this mean we take care of those we know or our next-door neighbors, it should also mean taking care of all those throughout our region, especially...

 

Republicans prevail in Alabama

In politics, perception is reality. It is perceived and therefore factual that a Democrat cannot win a statewide race in Alabama. The proof is in the pudding. We have 29 elected statewide officeholders in the Heart of Dixie. All 29 are Republicans. I...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 11, 2018

Irrational intransigence makes debate futile

The intensely acrimonious Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation aggravated and frustrated the nation with for weeks. Appalled at the vicious last minute smear of a good man, most Americans were stunned when the allegations could not be corroborated...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 11, 2018

Tragedy in Texas

Emergency teams were expected to resume their search for missing persons in Junction, Texas, Wednesday morning following a Monday flash flood that engulfed an RV park, with three of the missing...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 11, 2018

Cold front helps spare the area from hurricane

Escambia County (Ala.) Emergency Management Director David Adams said the cold front heading to the area from the west has been a 'win-win' situation with the front pushing Hurricane Michael to the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 11, 2018

Bashore named 2018 NHS Queen

For Photos of Northview's Homecoming events, see our Photo Gallery....

 

Dr. Raulerson working to help children

In an effort to better serve the underserved areas of rural Alabama, the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Children's of Alabama has received a grant of $2,009,323 that will help establish a...

 

Jay passes budget, gets bleacher funds

Jay's Fiscal Year 2018-19 total budget of $1,196,144 was approved at the Monday, Oct. 1, but this year's total is almost a million dollars less than last year's budget of $2,197,982. The reason for...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 11, 2018

Opie's restaurant open

Opened since April in downtown Jay, Opie's Kool Stop is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and also offering free movie nights on Fridays and Saturdays just across the street at Opie's Garden on a...

 

Walnut Hill woman charged

A Walnut Hill woman was arrested Oct. 3 and faces drug charges when law enforcement searched her vehicle after the driver was arrested for driving while license is suspended and the car was searched....

 

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