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Articles from the November 15, 2018 edition

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More than just a country store

The small country store has its place in American society. Historically, people have gathered at such places to receive their mail, converse with neighbors, learn the news going on around them, and...

 

Alabama is like a big front porch

The legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham, used to say, “Alabama is like a big front porch.” She was right, I have found that to be the case my entire life. Even recently, as I’ve traversed the state, I am always amazed at how...

 

Divided nation renders split a decision

The president’s party historically loses an average 25 House seats in midterm elections. Republicans lost about 30 plus House seats and counting, but gained seats in the Senate. Despite constant hype that the electorate would rise up to repudiate...

 

The Ladies Take the Stage

The lights were lowered, the music began and the curtains were drawn to reveal that the contestants were ready to entertain the crowds during the 2018 Miss FHS pageant held this past Thursday, Nov....

 

Words can't express our gratitude

One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the world’s largest, deadliest, and costliest war to that date drew to an end. The guns that boomed over field and forest in Europe fell silent. World...

 

Veterans deserve more than we provide

Veteran’s Day has always held a special place for me. Now I admit, when I was younger, it was special because well, it’s my birthday. As a kid I remember how jealous my friends would be that I...

 

Baker Block Museum has much to offer

Several ASHS members spent Saturday, November 3rd at the Baker Block Museum. We greatly enjoyed their Festival, but there is much to see and enjoy there on non-festival days. The Baker Block Museum...

 

Remembering those fall Sunday afternoons

Way back in the days before television or things tech worthy and time wasting, we had free and joyful time for things like stalking the best chinquapin trees that had a possibility for the best crop, best persimmon, best walnuts, best pecans, best...

 

How to have your Thanksgiving pie and eat it too

The typical American may eat 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day with 3,000 calories consumed at the Thanksgiving meal alone. That’s more than two times the average recommended calorie load for a day! So many times, at Thanksgiving we see lists of t...

 

Sunshine Report

One of my “careers” was short-lived. For four years, I worked as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch in Dallas. The first six months, for the most part, was spent out of the office making calls to potential clients. The stock market at the time was...

 

Martha Jean Flowers

Martha Jean Flowers, 82, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 in Bay Minette, Ala. Mrs. Flowers was a native of Auburn, Ala. who had resided in Nokomis, Ala. for the past 62 years. She was a member of the Nokomis Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m.,...

 

Allie Frances McGraw Hardy

Allie Frances McGraw Hardy, 86, of Brewton, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Mrs. Hardy was born Oct. 23, 1932, to Sherman and Isabelle McGraw in Brewton, Ala. Following her marriage to David Hardy, the couple moved to Lakeland, Fla., where they establis...

 

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee, 62, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Mr. Lee was born Dec. 20, 1955, to Louis C. and Dorothy Lee in Atmore, Ala. He was a friend to all who knew him. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at Grace Fellowship with Revs....

 

Mary Lee Mullins

Mary Lee Mullins, of Century, died on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Mrs. Mullins was born in Freemanville, Ala. and had been a member of the Century community for 57 years, coming from McCullough, Ala. Retired from the Century Memorial Hospital Dietary...

 

Claude Lee Stallworth, Sr.

Claude Lee Stallworth, Sr., 74, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Mr. Stallworth was born July 7, 1944, to Robert and Martha Harper Stallworth in Little Rock, Ala. Employed as a mechanic at Case Tractor Company until it closed, he went on to work at...

 

Alan Thompson

Alan Thompson, 44, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 in Cantonment, Fla. Mr. Thompson was a native of Tampa, Fla. who had resided in Cantonment for the past 8 years. A Minister of Youth from a young age, he sang with the Dixie Echoes and was a Youth...

 

Linda Gale Weaver

Linda Gale Weaver, 56, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 in Perdido, Ala. Mrs. Weaver was a native of Atmore who had resided in Perdido, Ala. Since 1994. A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, where she had worked for 34 years, she was of the...

 

Phillip Lydell Young

Phillip Lydell Young, 17, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Children's Hospital in Birmingham. Mr. Young was born June 22, 2001 to Phillip, Jr. and Farrow Lee Young. Home schooled, he participated in the local Super Fun Day and was a member of Second...

 

Hurricanes blow in 40-14 playoff win

Devonta Bradley intercepted three passes and caused two fumbles while Daquan Johnson ran for five touchdowns to lead Flomaton to a 40-14 win over Montgomery Academy Friday night in the opening round o...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 15, 2018

Cougars edge out in 39-31 win over Edgewood

Escambia Academy's Patrick McGhee rushed 40 times for 408 yards and scored six touchdowns to lead the Cougars to a 39-31 victory over Edgewood Academy to send EA to Veterans Memorial Stadium on the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 15, 2018

Royals dominate Bozeman in 49-0 shutout win

Last year Jay High School ended a 10-year drought by making the playoffs. This past Friday night the Royals won their first playoff game since 2002 when they defeated Bozeman of Panama City 49-0. The...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018

Two jailed for child sex abuse

An Atmore man was jailed on $250,000 bond for sexual abuse of a child following an investigation by the Atmore Police Department and the Escambia County Department of Human Resources. Lenson Lee...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018

Two jailed for child sex abuse

An East Brewton man who allegedly had sexual contact with two young girls has been arrested and is now sitting in the Escambia County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. James Soth, 38, 208 Roosevelt...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 15, 2018

Flomaton OKs alcohol sales again

For the third time the Flomaton Town Council has voted to ask the Escambia County legislative delegation to pass a local bill to allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays with Tuesday night's vote passing...

 

Multi-million dollar scratch

Century resident Jonathan Wiggins, 47, and his family traveled to Tallahassee Tuesday to cash in the top prize from the $20 Win-For-Life scratch off ticket he purchased at a Circle K store on West...

 

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