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Articles from the November 14, 2019 edition

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State Legislature not good stepping stone

Early speculation on the 2020 U.S. Senate race had state senator, Del Marsh, listed as a potential GOP aspirant. He had considered making a plunge into the Special Election contest for Jeff Sessions’ seat in 2017 but opted out. Most astute...

 

Communists turn to science

After global cooling fizzled out in the 1970s, we were warned about global warming for a couple decades, but that too failed to gain traction with the masses. Then the global warming alarmists reinvented an impending climate catastrophe as climate...

 

Asboth plays a part in the Civil War

An interesting period in the regional history of the panhandle is the few years during the War Between the States. Although events here merit little historical interest compared to many terrible events during this time, this region was a war area...

 

Tales from William Station Cemetery

The Williams Station Cemetery is situated at the western end of Church Street in Atmore. Yet to find the location it becomes necessary to search and look beyond the houses at the western extreme of th...

 

Just say no!

Every year at this time I am reminded of a presidential debate in the early 1980s between Ronald Regan and Jimmy Carter. To a criticism of one of Reagan’s campaign promises made by President Carter, Reagan replied “There you go again.” Those...

 

November means that it is hog killing time

In my childhood days, the month of November brought busy work and fun times to this country girl. To say November was the best month would be a stretch, but let me explain myself. Before the busy-ness of November, October had us harvesting our crop...

 

4-H is a great opportunity to invest in our youth

4-H is a community of young people across America and the world who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is focused on positive youth development through hands-on learning and educational programs to build skills which will help...

 

Annie Flora Bonner

Annie Flora Bonner, 99, of Atmore, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Century Nursing Care Center.s Mrs. Bonner was a domestic worker and was a member of greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board. The funeral will be held at...

 

Pansy Willine Bryan

Pansy Willine Bryan, 90, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Jay, Fla. Mrs. Bryan was a native of Tuscaloosa who had resided in Century for the past 60 years. A member of the Bratt First Baptist Church, whee she taught Sunday School and played the piano...

 

Claude Castleberry

Claude Castleberry, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Mr. Castleberry was born Feb. 7, 1938 to Willis, Sr. and Martha Castleberry in Evergreen, Ala. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Jesse Wagner, a demolition contractor for more than 30...

 

Ursha Monique Dirden

Ursha Monique Dirden, 44, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Ms. Dirden was born Feb. 10., 1975 to Wayne Gray, Sr. and Rachel Dirden in Atmore. A 1994 graduate of Escambia County High School, she was a member of Abundant Life Church of Deliverance. The...

 

Frances Wilson Morgan DuBose

Frances Wilson Morgan DuBose, 90, of Atmore, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Mr. DuBose was born April 10, 1929, to Jackson Leroy and Estelle Jones Wilson in Lottie, Ala. She was a member of Presley Street Baptist Church and was a retired bookkeeper from...

 

Bobby Lee 'Earl' Frye

Bobby Lee “Earl” Frye, 81, of Atmore, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Sacred Heart-Covenant Hospital in Pensacola. Mr. Frye was a native of Atmore who graduated from Escambia County Training School in 1957. He then graduated Wenonah State...

 

Loretta Lynn Galvan

Loretta Lynn Galvan, 52, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Pensacola. Mrs. Galvan was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. Working as a contract painter for most of her life, she attended the Shady Grove Holiness Church. A memorial service was...

 

Mary Katherine Gartman

Mary Katherine Gartman, 63, of Flomaton, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at a Brewton health care facility. Mrs. Gartman was born in Flomaton Oct. 31, 1956 and had been a resident of Mobile before relocating to the Flomaton area recently. She was...

 

Leon Earl Jeter

Leon Earl Jeter, 73, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in Atmore. Mr. Jeter was a native of Booneville, Ala. who had resided in Atmore for most of his life. He worked as a carpenter for Swift Lumber Co. with 20 years of Service and a member of the Pleasant...

 

Hazel Manning Lang

Hazel Manning Lang, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Gig Harbor, Wash. after an extended illness. Mrs. Lang was born and grew up in Wallace, Ala. and was a former resident of New Orleans Southern California and a long time resident of Gig Harbor....

 

Nancy Jeanette Lee

Nancy Jeanette Lee, 81, of Molino, Fla., died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton, Ala. Mrs. Lee was a native of Harriman, Tenn. and resident of Molino for 33 years, where she worked for the Escambia County (Fla.)...

 

Alexander Dumas Lett, Sr.

Alexander Dumas Lett, Sr., 83, died Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019. Mr. Lett was born Dec. 14, 1935 to Harold Tucker and Brownie Lett in Monroeville, Ala. The family relocated to Century, Fla., where he graduated from George Washington Carver High School in 19...

 

Jean Manceaux

Jean Manceaux, 81, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Brewton. Mrs. Manceaux was native and long-time resident of Kaplan, La. and had been residing in Brewton for the past two and a half years. A homemaker, she was of the Catholic faith. Funeral...

 

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 and was of the Baptist faith. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Rock Cemetery with...

 

Barbara Jean 'Bobbie Jean' Hicks Ries

Barbara Jean “Bobbie Jean” Hicks Ries, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. Mrs. Ries was born April 25, 1937 to Sam and Gladys Hicks in Century. She graduated from George Washington Carver High School in 1955 and graduated with an associate of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 14, 2019

Jay library drop off for peanut butter

The Jay Library is one of the drop-off points to help feed the hungry in Florida’s panhandle by donating unopened jars of peanut butter during the annual Peanut Butter Challenge, coordinated by the University of Florida’s/IFAS Extension offices...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 14, 2019

Did Grissett qualify for election?

Escambia County (Ala.) School Board member Willie J. Grissett filed his declaration of candidacy in the judge of probate office Friday to seek re-election but his declaration to the state Democratic...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 14, 2019

Poarch looks to bring more awareness in new campaign

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced Tuesday a public awareness campaign focused on communicating details of their comprehensive plan for gaming in Alabama. Poarch’s solid plan is designed to...

 

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