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Articles from the October 31, 2019 edition

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Spooky traditions & tall tales

According to the dictionary, collective memory "refers to the shared pool of memories, knowledge and information of a social group that is significantly associated with the group's identity." For the...

 

Back when the music played on the radio

Our radio was dialed to any local radio station during the day for news, farm & market reports, and country music. Saturday nights the dial was set on WSM Clear Channel 650, for the Grand Old Opry. That was the time for Daddy and Mama to enjoy their...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Time to hide the children

Despite being only some fraction of 1% of our population, we are inundated with trans-gender news and propaganda. Some women want to be men and a few men want to be women, so they can win sports championships. Most Americans find it all just weird;...

 

Republicans must get off sideline to fight

For weeks, Democrats have been holding secretive impeachment proceedings behind closed doors, out of sight of the American people. Chairman Adam Schiff of the House Select Committee on Intelligence has been interviewing witnesses in a restricted...

 

Here are ways we can influence others positively

Don’t Miss Your Window of Influence When I am driving to and from work, playing chauffeur to my family, or when working on tasks at my office desk, I enjoy listening to music. I will either be listening to choir music to help me learn my part for...

 

The Sunshine Report

I trust you are having a great week. I am working on a new book on developing and building social capital and ran across this in my data base. I thought it might be something that you would enjoy. Thank you for being my internet friend…wish we had...

 

Janice Faye Beasley

Janice Faye Beasley, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at a Pensacola hospital. Mrs. Beasley was a native and lifelong resident of the Brewton area. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 2...

 

Marian Sheilah Langham Evans

Marian Sheilah Langham Evans, 71, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Mrs. Evans was born Nov. 4, 1947, to Dalton and Dorothy “Toots” Langham. A 1966 W.S. Neal High School graduate, she ran the W.S. Neal bus stop and later was the manager of the Merle...

 

Robert Lee Gates, Jr.

Robert Lee Gates, Jr., 74, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Gates was a native of Robinsonville and former resident of Atmore who had resided in Walnut Hill, Fla. for the past 40 years. A veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, where he...

 

Franklin Lamon Reaves, Sr.

Franklin Lamon Reaves, Sr., 83, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 in a Pensacola hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Reaves was born in Castleberry, Ala. and had been a resident of Flomaton for the past 53 years. A retired research technician at Monsanto,...

 

Ruby L. Simmons

Ruby L. Simmons, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Century, Fla. Mrs. Simmons was a native of Pensacola who had resided in Century for the past 20 years. She was of the Baptist faith. A service will be at a later date. Mrs. Simmons is survived by...

 

Horace 'Pee Wee' Sims

Horace “Pee Wee” Sims, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 in Atmore. Mr. Sims was a native of Evergreen who had resided in Atmore since 1985. A U.S. Army veteran and avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the Atmore Country Club and attended the...

 

Autry Lee Tucker

Autry Lee Tucker, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Atmore. Mr. Tucker was a native of Monroe County, Ala. and had resided in Atmore for most of his life. He was a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the Atmore Apostolic Church, where he...

 

Michael Fredrick Tyler

Michael Fredrick Tyler, 67, of Brewton, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Mr. Tyler was a longtime resident of Escambia County, Ala. Of the Baptist faith, he he retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service as a Technical Sergeant, Radar Specia...

 

Light shown on Poarch gambling monopoly

Recently an organization was formed with the name, “Poarch Creek Accountability Now.” This nonprofit group is headed by former 40-year veteran State Senator Gerald Dial, who retired from the Alabama Senate in 2018. The stated goal of this...

 

Traditions mean different things

Traditions mean many different things to many different families. They can be important to some members of the family and mean about nothing to other members of the same family. Sometimes they can eve...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    October 31, 2019

Cougars blow out Lowndes 41-0

Escambia Academy's Ty Williams scored four first half touchdowns to spark the Cougars' 41-0 win at Lowndes Academy that clinched homefield advantage for EA throughout the playoffs. The Cougars will...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    October 31, 2019

Royals fall to Bozeman 49-35

After a slow start, Jay and Bozeman put on an offensive show Friday night with Bozeman scoring three fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away with a 49-35 win over the visiting Royals. Jay will wrap up...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    October 31, 2019

Canes beat Tigers, take region title

Flomaton High School captured its first region title with a 20-12 victory Friday night at T.R. Miller to give the Hurricanes the top spot in 3A's Region 1 and home field advantage in the playoffs...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Get the facts right before speaking

My mother called me Sunday about a newspaper ad in the Tuscaloosa News from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians setting the 'record straight' about a group that has started a campaign against Poarch's mo...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 31, 2019

Tyler leaves legacy of safety

We knew Mike Tyler, we just didn't know him as well as most people in the Appleton community and throughout the fire departments that stretch across this county. Tyler, 67, died Oct. 20. He had served as the chief of the Appleton Volunteer Fire...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 31, 2019

Tyler loved to train firefighters

Fire trucks from multiple jurisdictions lined the streets of Brewton Friday and followed one of their own to Weavers Cemetery in Appleton to pay their respects and to honor Appleton Volunteer Fire...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 31, 2019

Flomaton holds Fall Fest

Children dressed as all manner of characters and parents alike turned out in droves last Thurs., Oct. 24, to participate and collect candy at Flomaton's annual Fall Fest held in the downtown area....

 

Century woman killed in crash

A Century woman lost her life around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday when the 1996 Caprice she was driving ran off an Interstate 10 ramp, struck a road sign and overturned. Katherine Susanne Lee, 35, was...

 

Inmate dies at Holman

Law enforcement agents of the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division are investigating the death of an inmate that occurred on October 18 at William C. Holman...

 

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