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Articles from the November 21, 2019 edition

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The stones of William Station Cemetery

The use of Williams Station's original cemetery continued through the first decade of the 20th century. Thereafter, many bodies were removed to Oak Hill Cemetery. Yet in the quite, lonely cemetery at...

 

Impeachment: 2020 campaign platform

Americans have been hearing incessant calls for impeachment pretty much since President Trump was elected. Some are vaguely aware there are actually public hearings for impeachment, but most Americans are paying scant attention and care even less....

 

McMillan, a good man for State Treasurer

Alabama is in good hands with John McMillan. A good man is in the job of State Treasurer of Alabama for the third straight quadrennium. Young Boozer served two successive four-year terms from 2010-2018. Mr. Boozer did an excellent job as Treasurer....

 

The real facts about Ukraine

With all the allegations being made against President Trump, it’s important to examine some background and facts. First, let’s talk about what has been going on in Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union. Ukraine is one of the most corrupt cou...

 

In honor of a half-baked mom that got it right

So here I sit this day pondering on what my offspring really feel about me as a Mom. In all honesty it doesn't matter now because they turned out as awesome humans, so I must have been okay, RIGHT? From the moment I felt the first flutter of life I w...

 

Flomaton Lions Club Annual Veteran's Day Celebration 5K Run

Last Saturday, Nov. 16, the Flomaton Community Center on McCurdy Street was buzzing with energy as runners and walkers who endured the chill took off to complete the Flomaton Lions Club’s annual Veteran’s Day Celebration 5K Run and Walk to honor...

 

Take part in today's National Rural Health Day

Every year, our Extension Offices across the state conduct their Grassroots Survey to gather input from people about the types of educational programs they believe would increase the quality of life of the people of their community. During the past f...

 

The Sunshine Report

Recently, I was in Oklahoma visiting with the grand kids. It brings to mind the thoughts of raising children. Talking about raising them now is easy. Doing it fifty years ago, was anything but easy. Many of you know what I mean. Let’s just say, I...

 

Earlene Caraway Biggs

Earlene Caraway Biggs, 84, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Century, Fla. Mrs. Biggs was a native of Nokomis, Ala. who had resided in Atmore most of her life. A member of Atmore First Baptsit Church, she was a member of the Order of the Eastrn Star,...

 

Robert Franklin Johnson, Jr.

Robert Franklin Johnson, Jr., 63, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 in Mobile. Mr. Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who was a retired mechanic from Gulf Construction with 10 years of service. A veteran serving with the U.S. Army in...

 

Michael Wayne Parker

Michael Wayne Parker, 68, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Mr. Parker was a native of Gulfport, Miss., and former resident of McHenry, Miss. who had resided in Atmore for the past 23 years. He worked as a self-employed contractor and was a member of...

 

Van Roosevelt Smith

Van Roosevelt Smith, 62, of Atmore, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at SAAD Hospice in Mobile. Mr. Smith was a native of Greenville, Ala. who grew up in Brewton and graduated from Southern Normal School in 1975. Attending Kentucky State University...

 

Honoring those who fought for our freedom

Richard Benjamin CPL Richard Benjamin KIA Vietnam from Atmore, Ala. We are remembering you on this very sad day, Feb. 6, 1968, long years ago. You have served Christ well young man. You were 19 years...

 

Maybe we should stick to football

With the holidays approaching, some will find themselves on edge about what to discuss as they gather around the Thanksgiving dinner table surrounded by friends and family. Let’s face it, there are...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 21, 2019

Canes beat Trojans 20-19; face Miller

Flomaton High School took its first lead against St. James with 16.1 seconds remaining in the game Friday night and that proved to be enough as the Hurricanes defeated the Trojans 20-19 in the second...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 21, 2019

Cougars headed to state after 49-7 win

Escambia Academy defeated Edgewood Academy 49-7 Friday night in a semi-final playoff game that will send the Cougars to the AISSA Class AA state championship game for the fourth straight year this...

 

Sex act sends student to jail

Following a sexual encounter between two students on Oct. 28 in the Northview High School lunchroom, one was arrested and faces charges second degree felony charges of lewd and lascivious behavior on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 21, 2019

Council OKs auto hike on its utilities

On its second reading, an ordinance setting water and waste water rates that includes an annual 3 percent increase to cover the cost of inflation, carried on a 4-2 vote Monday by the Flomaton Town...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 21, 2019

Drug dog eyed for Flomaton

The Flomaton Town Council gave its approval to Police Chief Chance Thompson to proceed with getting a drug-sniffing K-9 on board with the Flomaton Police Department. Thompson said he has been...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 21, 2019

FPD cops can work off duty

Off-duty Flomaton police officers will be allowed to make extra money working at private venues following a vote of the town council Monday night. Police Chief Chance Thompson approached the council s...

 

Food scores released for Oct.

Escambia County (Ala.) released its food scores for October 2019. The scores are as follows: Atmore Abundant Life - 98 Atmore Comm. Hosp - 97 Atmore Dragway - 97 Baker’s Svc. Sta. - 97 Burger King - 94 Circle K (Nashville) - 88 Circle K (Main) -...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 21, 2019

Wow!

Flomaton head football coach Doug Vickery gathered his team and fans at midfield Friday night after Flomaton's thrilling 20-19 victory over St. James. His first words were 'Wow!' and even brought a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 21, 2019

Just in time

Flomaton fireman were on the spot Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle parked outside 54 Rickey St., caught on fire and threatened the home. Firemen were able to extinguish the flames before it spread...

 

It's all magic

A little Harry Potter was on hand to watch Steve Trash perform his magic Saturday at Turtle Point Environmental Center in Flomaton as the center presented 20 years of science for the young and the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 21, 2019

Honoring Flomaton Schools

The Flomaton Town Council honored Flomaton Elementary School Principal George Brown and Flomaton High School Principal Scott Hammond Monday night on both of the schools receiving A's on the latest...

 

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