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Articles from the January 11, 2018 edition

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Ronald James 'Ronnie' Brinnon, Jr.

Ronald James “Ronnie” Brinnon, Jr., 48, of Aldalusia, died Friday, Jan.5, 2018 after a brief illness. Mr. Brinnon was a native of Pensacola and former resident of Barnetts Crossroads and Castleberry before moving to Andalusia. A 1989 Conecuh...

 

Council wants Nickles back

At Monday night's meeting, the Century Town Council voted 4 to 1 to approve Councilwoman Ann Brooks' request that the council ask Century's former town planner Debbie Nickles to reconsider resigning....

 

Elmer Martell Bryant

Elmer Martell Bryant died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2017. A Celebration of Life was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 7, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Bryant is survived by two daughters, Mona Bryant and Donna Bryant; two sisters, Faye Sasser and...

 

Bobbie Ann Williams Corey

Bobbie Ann Williams Corey, 74, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 in Mexia, Ala. Mrs. Corey was a native of Uriah and resided in Mexia for the past 31 years. A member of the Christian Tabernacle Church of Excel, she raised six daughters. The funeral was held...

 

John 'Frank' Franklin Cotten

John “Frank” Franklin Cotten, 79, of Brewton, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2017 in a Pensacola hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Cotten was a native of Coffeeville, Ala. and former resident of Tuskegee who became a long time resident of Brewton. A...

 

Gilbert Lee Crenshaw

Gilbert Lee Crenshaw, 57, of Philadelphia, Pa., formerly of Atmore, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 in Philadelphia. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at Grace Fellowship Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Shiloh Cemetery in...

 

Effie Lee Caraway Jeter Cumbie

Effie Lee Caraway Jeter Cumbie, 87, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 in Uriah, Ala. Mrs. Cumbie was a native of Booneville, Ala. and resided in Uriah most of her life. She was a member of the Uriah Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 10 a.m.,...

 

Christopher Nolin DeFee

Christopher Nolin DeFee, 36, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 in Mobile. Mr. DeFee was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. He was a member of the New Beginnings Ministry. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Petty-Eastside Chapel...

 

Paula Kay Halford Gonzalez

Paula Kay Halford Gonzalez, 63, of Spanish Fort, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 after a brief illness. Mrs. Gonzalez was a native and longtime resident of Brewton before she relocated to Spanish Fort. Of the Catholic faith, she was a 1972 graduate of...

 

Danny Mixon

Danny Mixon, 54, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Mr. Mixon was born Oct. 29, 1963, to Matthew Marshall and Lizzie (Carrie) Mixon in Century. He was a friend to all who knew him and enjoyed sports and comedy. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Friday,...

 

Shirley Ann Norman

Shirley Ann Norman, 55, of Atmore, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at Mt. Pisgah Baptsit Church in Freemanville with Rev. Michael Wilson officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery with Turner...

 

Raymond E. Norris

Raymond E. Norris, 98, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 in Atmore. Mr. Norris was a native of Frisco City, Ala. who has resided in Bratt, Fla. Since 1936. Caretaker of the Pine Barren Cemetery, where he was a member and served as assistant treasurer, he...

 

Phyllis Vanessa Pleasant

Phyllis Vanessa Pleasant, 66, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Mrs. Pleasant was born March 2, 1951 to David J. and Ethel Taylor Cunningham in Century. A Century High School graduate, she later attended F.A.B.C. and received her Master's in Christian...

 

Travis 'Trav' Austin Sessions

Travis “Trav” Austin Sessions, 28, of Atmore, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 in Montgomery. Mr. Sessions was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. Of the Christian faith, he worked as a foreman at Casey Mobile Home Setup and was an avid sports...

 

Tips help keep resolution to eat right this year

Each January, millions of Americans make resolutions to eat more healthfully and lose weight, but many lose steam along the way. If you have trouble keeping your resolutions or meeting your goals, make this the year, you create a solid plan that...

 

Life, courage & death in Bowman

Along Highway 31, in the quite farming community at Wawbeek, sets a lonely red dirt road leading to Bowman Cemetery. History has long moved on from the days when the location marked a vibrant saw...

 

E.F. Skinner made profit off lumber

The period after the Civil war in the South is known as Reconstruction. The name is a bit misleading. For former states of rebellion, these years were largely state government controlled with U.S. military oversite. Florida had been one of the slave...

 

When things get cold in marriage

So we got married at the end of December in 1963. He worked one shift, I worked worked another. Both jobs were at different plants. The bed got changed once a week due to constant usage of different sleeping schedules. We moved three times in 1964...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    January 11, 2018

'Birdshot' Cotten was loved by all

There's an old saying of not being able to make chicken salad out of other things that come out of a chicken and there's a saying that you can't make lemonade without lemons. But most people who knew...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    January 11, 2018

Council makes right decision

The Flomaton Town Council is on the right track as it reviews old leases and agreements with the Escambia County School Board concerning the use of Hurricane Park. As Councilman Charlie Reardon said, leases and agreements reached in the 1980s are...

 

Things to look for in 2018

Last week, we recapped major highlights from the past year, so this week I want to look ahead at some of the important things to watch for in 2018. 2018 is an election year, and the midterm elections for all House members and the one-third of the Uni...

 

Shelby brings bacon to the state

A few months back the Jefferson County Republican Party honored our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby. It was held at The Club in Birmingham. The view from atop Red Mountain from this elegant club is spectacular, especially at night from the ballro...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    January 11, 2018

Pointless, useless noise

Living next to the railroad, it's said one eventually tunes out the earsplitting blare and clatter of trains rumbling right past your abode. After over a year of deafening din from assorted anti-Trumpers from the press to pundits to politicians of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 11, 2018

Council addresses park lighting

The Flomaton Town Council agreed to move forward in developing a policy for the use of ball fields at Hurricane Park following complaints that lights are being turned on when maybe only two or three...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 11, 2018

Mayor compares town to business

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., told members of the town council Tuesday that running a town is a lot like running a small business and there are times where money needs to be transferred from...

 

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