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Articles from the November 8, 2018 edition

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Mystery of the Butler Street School

Travelling northwest from Robinsonville one will soon reach the lower end of Butler Street. The road and community known as Butler Street stretches into Monroe County and scenic views along the route...

 

Stop skipping Thanksgiving for Christmas

We are starting to see all things Christmas. ((((Stop In The Name Of Love))). Lets do Thanksgiving first okay? I'm using memories gathered from multi family gatherings through the years for this story. We all know us. We all have suffered us. We all...

 

Tips to make salads healthy and low-calorie

What is the first food you think about eating when you go on a diet? Many people think about eating a salad because it is a low-calorie meal. Salads are usually a great high-nutrient, low-calorie meal to eat but adding some foods can make it a high-c...

 

Emma 'Granny Lou' Cooley

Emma “Granny Lou” Cooley, 81, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Huxford, Ala. Mrs. Cooley was a native of Fairmont, W.Va., who had resided in Huxford for the past 36 years. Owner and operator of Lou's Grocery for 32 years, she was a member of...

 

Dorothy Ann Henderson

Dorothy Ann Henderson, 58, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Mrs. Henderson was born April 20, 1960, to Willie Joe and Emma Webb Ellis in Brewton, Ala. Affectionately known as “Dot” to her friends and loved ones, she was a member of First St. Siloam...

 

Ruby Mae Lowe

Ruby Mae Lowe, 71, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Mrs. Lowe was born Dec. 18, 1946 to Thomas E. and Ruby L. Brown Fleeton in Century, Fla. The fifth of 11 children, she graduated from George Washington Carver High School in 1967 and relocated to Los...

 

Candi Regina Odom McArthur

Candi Regina Odom McArthur, 47, of Brewton, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 after a brief illness. Mrs. McArthur was a native of Pascagoula, Miss. and lifelong resident of Brewton. A W.S. Neal graduate, she was employed with Amanda's Income Tax and...

 

Kelsie Taylor Padgett

Kelsie Taylor Padgett, 17, of Brewton, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, after an extended illness. Miss Padgett was a native of Pensacola and lifelong resident of Brewton who was a member of Catawba Springs Church. A Flomaton High School student where...

 

Jay Costume Contest Winners

The winners of Jay's Costume Contest are as follows: Age 4 and Under 3rd Place: Rayleigh Holloway 2nd Place: Kayleigh Stamatelos 3rd Place: Lakyn Smith 5 to 6 Year Olds 1st Place: Jayce Stokes 2nd Place: Jackson Holloway 3rd Place: Kinsley Hamilton...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    November 8, 2018

Voting is a freedom most don't use

Just to let you know, I'm writing this column on Thursday, Nov. 1, five days before the General Election that took place Tuesday, Nov. 6. I normally wait until the Wednesday morning after an election...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 8, 2018

The right call was made in FHS game

We really don't know who to give the kudos to for the decision on Oct. 26 to keep Flomaton High School starting quarterback Daquan Johnson on the sidelines during the second half of Flomaton High School's 20-13 victory over T.R. Miller High School....

 

No place, no time for hate

At a recent church service, the sermon focused on the 12th chapter of Mark’s Gospel, which describes Jesus’ answer to a question from a scribe about which Commandment is “first of all.” Jesus replies with the Shema: “Hear O Israel, the...

 

More than elections going on in Ala.

Our gubernatorial election year politics ended yesterday. However, there have been other political maneuverings and developments going on behind the scenes, which may ultimately have more long-term ramifications in the Heart of Dixie’s political...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    November 8, 2018

Did America choose to act or to talk?

By the time you read this, the tumultuous 2018 midterm elections will be over. We will know if Democrats were successful in their anti-Trump crusade to retake the House. This is dangerous ground for a columnist to write a column before a watershed ev...

 
 By Blake Bell    News    November 8, 2018

New sheriff in town

Escambia County will have a new sheriff for the first time in 16 years after Republican Heath Jackson defeated Democrat, and current Escambia County Sheriff's Office chief deputy, Mike Lambert in...

 

Smith elected to Century seat

The Century Council will welcome a new face after the election Tuesday resulted in Incumbent Ben Boutwell keeping his seat 3 against challenger Amanuel Onell Dubose, while candidate James Smith took...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 8, 2018

Flomaton to host movie night

The Flomaton Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing Christmas to town on Friday, Nov. 30, with a movie night and on Saturday, Dec. 1 with its annual Christmas Parade through downtown Flomaton. A big...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 8, 2018

Domestic violence call ends with arrest

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff Grover Smith said a local man who led authorities on brief manhunt this week will remain in jail for at least the remainder of the year. Smith said authorities with the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 8, 2018

Never too old to teach new generation

Brewton resident George Painter has retired twice but at 90 years old still works just about everyday in 'The Woodshed' behind his house doing what he loves best – making wooden bowls and other...

 

Byrne re-elected to U.S. Congress

After Tuesday’s General Election Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne was re-elected to serve for another 4 years as Alabama’s representative from District 1 to the U.S House of Representatives....

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 8, 2018

Town of Century to have community garden

The public is invited to the new Century CRA's Community Garden on the first annual work day, starting at 9 a.m., this Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Century campus of Pensacola State College. Anyone interested should bring gardening tools and come ready...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 8, 2018

Cruisers Unlimited Car Club donates to Hurricane relief

Cruisers Unlimited Car Club of Atmore recently donated $500 to the Escambia Baptist Association Disaster Relief Team. Buddy Byrd of Cruisers Unlimited presented Allen Sharpless of EBADR with the donation after hearing of the devastation inflicted by...

 

Jay Historical to feature local speaker

The Jay Historial Society will feature Glen Freeman at its meeting tonight, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. Freeman, a 1958 Jay High School graduate and a U.S. Army military Police Veteran, is the longest tenured Georgia-Pacific employee in all of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 8, 2018

Brewton Lions host Car Show Nov. 17

The Greater Brewton Lions Club will host its 14th Annual Car Show Ribs and Rides from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Camp 31 in downtown Brewton. The event is free to the public. The car entrance fee is $25 for one car and $40 for two...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 8, 2018

FHS suffers 26-21 loss; playoff bound

Three turnovers, 105 yards in penalties and two touchdowns nullified by penalties were too much for Flomaton to overcome Friday night in the final regular season game as Southern Choctaw defeated the...

 

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