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Articles from the November 7, 2019 edition

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Heartbreak from Ashley Street

It's a small cemetery unknown to many and forgotten by others. Yet the narrow sidewalk which leads to an old cemetery at the western end of Church Street in Atmore holds history and heartbreak beneath its fading tombstones and grass covered...

 

The legend of the hoop snake lives on

While doing family tree research I was working on my mother's side of the family and specifically a grand uncle. I remember him telling me that he was chased by a Hoop snake when he was young. Apparently the Hoop snake was quite common a hundred year...

 

Sixty years ago, the first worst day of my life

I have never written or talked much about my Mama, but today I honor her memory with this story. This is my memory and opinion. Older siblings have more memory than I, younger siblings have a more dim memory, but we all shared Mama. She was gone too...

 

Impeachment driven by Trump hate

An abusive, unlawful practice of the English courts from the 15th to 17th centuries was so rampant and unfair that protections against it were written into our U.S. Constitution. This hated and feared practice took place in the Star Chamber. The...

 

The story & legacy of Dr. Bronner

Dr. David Bronner has marked his place in Alabama political and governmental history. He has headed the revered Retirement Systems of Alabama Pension Funds for 45 years. When Bronner took his present job with RSA, the Retirement Systems had...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    November 7, 2019

Democrats cry wolf, but whistleblower is a weasel

Since President Trump was elected, Democrats have been crying wolf. First, it was just the old wily orange wolf that was an illegitimate president because he won the Electoral College but not the popular vote. After finally learning how the...

 

2019 4-H Chick Chain Show & Sale a success

4-H Chick Chain 2019 is in The Books! Since May, youth from across the area have been working daily to take care of their chicks for the Escambia County 4-H Chick Chain Program. All of their work culminated at the Chick Chain Show & Sale this past...

 

The Sunshine Report

What is your deepest fear? There is the fear of an ability to cope, fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of rejection, fear of poverty (lack), fear of inferiority, fear of intimacy, fear of control, fear of success, and a fear of “they,” just to...

 

Alberta Hall Campbell

Alberta Hall Campell, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Penscola. Mrs. Campbell was a lifelong resident of Bratt, Fla. who retired with the Town of Century with 28 years of service. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Shiloh...

 

Frankie Gerald Carnley

Frankie Gerald Carnley, 65, of Flomaton, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in a Pensacola health care facility. Mr. Carnley was a native of Century and life-time member of the Flomaton community where he worked for Bud's Air Conditioning and...

 

Richard Rendell 'Rick' Dailey

Richard Rendell “Rick” Dailey, 44, of Atmore, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Atmore Community Hospital. Mr. Dailey was a native of Atmore and 1995 graduate of Escambia County High School. A member of Jones Street True Pentecostal Holiness...

 

Therman Mason Johnson

Therman Mason Johnson, 85, of East Brewton, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, after a brief illness. Mr. Johnson was a native of Brewton and long-time resident of East Brewton who retired as a logger from John Lee Johnson Logging. The funeral was held...

 

Millard Houston Lambeth

Millard Houston Lambeth, 86, of Brewton, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Mr. Lambeth was a native and life-long member of the Brewton and Flomaton communities, where he worked as an equipment operator in the construction industry. He was a member of...

 

Addie Mae Morris Lowery

Addie Mae Morris Lowery, 78, of Jay, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Mrs. Lowery was born on May 29, 1941, to Emory and Irene Morris in Jay. A 1959 graduate of Jay High School, she was a homemaker. The funeral was...

 

Rickey Rydell 'Boobie' Lyons, III

Rickey Rydell “Boobie” Lyons, III, 3, of Atmore, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Atmore. Child Lyons was born Dec. 22, 2015 to Rickey R. Lyons and Cadena L. Curtis. He attended Lil Angels Development Center and enjoyed Paw Patrol, Superman and N...

 

Sharon Denise Miller

Sharon Denise Miller, 60, of Mobile, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Providence Hospital. Mrs. Miller was a life-long resident of Mobile who was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was held s Mrs. Miller is survived by one nephew, Chris (Shyla) White...

 

Franklin Jacob 'Pop' Parsons

Franklin Jacob “Pop” Parsons, 85, of Wing, Ala. died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in a Century, Fla. nursing facility after a brief illness. Mr. Parsons was a native of Sullivan, Ind. Who was a former resident of Pensacola and long time resident of...

 

Remember to thank a veteran

Veteran’s Day is Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. All across the country VA’s, community centers, towns and cities will be participating in various programs and services to honor our nation’s veterans....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

Canes head to playoffs after 22-8 win

Flomaton High School wrapped up its 2019 regular season Thursday night with a 22-8 win at Southern Choctaw and now a new season begins this Friday night when the Hurricanes host Opp in the first...

 

Miller tops Neal 7-6

T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal wrapped up the regular season Friday night in East Brewton with Miller taking a 7-6 win. Miller advances to the opening round of the playoffs Friday at Pike...

 

Chiefs defeat Royals 40-7

Northview defeated Jay 40-7 Friday night in Jay and the two teams will square off again this Friday night in Bratt for the opening round of the playoffs....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

Community mourns loss of child

Cadena L. Curtis of Atmore experienced a mother's worst nightmare last Thursday night when her 3-year old son was struck by a vehicle and killed outside an Atmore daycare center and learned her...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 7, 2019

EB man jailed for sexually abusing child

A 41-year old East Brewton man is being held on $500,000 bond after being arrested for sex abuse I, sodomy I and sex abuse on a child less than 12-years old for alleged sexual contact with a 5-year...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 7, 2019

Welcome home William Lee

Former Brewton Mayor Ted Jennings, East Brewton Mayor Terry Clark and Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace welcome William Lee Golden back home during an event held at Golden's old home place. Part of...

 

Veteran's Day set for Mon.

As we observe Veteran's Day next Monday, Nov. 11, Century, Jay, Atmore, Brewton and Flomaton have scheduled events on various days to celebrate and honor past and present veterans. At 1 p.m....

 

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