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Articles from the November 22, 2018 edition

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Nathan Rachel: Escambia's first draftee

The recent commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I marked a time that had a great impact on our local area. Many local men fought in the war. Some such as Sidney Manning...

 

The history of Florida's education system

The history of early organized education in Florida is one of none, followed by failed and sporadic efforts by state and local officials until just before the twentieth century. The first real effort came with the post-Civil War Constitution commonly...

 

Thanksgiving weekend the year of 1945

Daddy and Mama moved us from our home on 3rd Ave in Atmore to our new home here at Barnett Crossroads Alabama on Thanksgiving weekend 1945. What a memorable time that was for me. I was heading towards my 5th birthday and growing like kudzu. My...

 

Let us all give thanks

On October 3rd, 1863, President Lincoln issued a Proclamation on Thanksgiving establishing the fourth Thursday of November as a national holiday, encouraging every American - at home and abroad - to give pause and give thanks. Thanksgiving had...

 

Americans may lose control, but God won't

Despite the best economic times in at least a generation, it seems America is spinning out of control. No matter how much the people clamor, the federal government just can't or won't control the border. California has lost control of wildfires...

 

The Alabama vs. Auburn game

The only sport that Alabamians enjoy more than Alabama politics is college football. We especially love the Alabama vs. Auburn football game. Folks, this is Alabama/Auburn week in Alabama. The Alabama vs. Auburn annual event is one of the fiercest...

 

Fall fun at FES

The sun shown down for the first annual Fall Festival for Flomaton Elementary School, on Sat., Nov. 17. The event was held at the Flomaton High School football field and featured booths from each...

 

Tips for keeping leftovers safe this Thanksgiving

It’s that time of the year! The holidays are upon us. A time when our thoughts turn to family, friends, celebrations, holiday feasts, and yes…leftovers! Holiday meal leftovers can be just as delectable as the original feast. The challenge is...

 

Randall Alan Balmas

Randall Alan Balmas, 65, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Balmas was a native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., former resident of Flippin, Alaska and Molino, Fla. who had resided in Atmore for the past year. He was a member of The Church of...

 

Catherine Estelle Kimmons Buckhaul

Catherine Estelle Kimmons Buckhault, 83, of Century, Fla., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 in Century. Mrs. Buckhault was born Nov. 20, 1934, to Russell and Allie Hanks Kimmons, Sr. in Frisco City, Ala. She was employed as a custodian at Bratt...

 

G.S. Scotty Byrne, Jr.

G.S. Scotty Byrne, Jr., 92, of Evergreen, Ala., died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 after a brief illness. Mr. Byrne was a native of Atmore, Ala. and lifelong resident of Brewton, Ala. Retired after serving as sheriff of Escambia County from January 1959...

 

Wendell Carnley

Wendell Carnley, 52, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 in Atmore, Ala. Mr. Carnley was a native and former resident of Brewton, Ala. who had resided in Flomaton for the past 6 years. An employee with the Escambia County Alabama Road Department, he was...

 

Lucian Ray Harden

Lucian Ray Harden, 54, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in Flomaton. Mr. Harden was born in Dothan, Ala. and had been a resident of Flomaton for the past 28 years, coming from Pontotoc, Miss. Employed as a truck driver after completing the truck driving...

 

John Brock McCreary

John Brock McCreary, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Mr. McCreary was born in Mobile and had been a long-time resident of Brewton. A graduate of Conecuh County High School, he was retired from the U.S. Navy and worked as a bus driver for Greyhound...

 

Preston Farish Solomon

Preston Farish Solomon, 88, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Pensacola. Mr. Solomon was a native and lifelong resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he received a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star V Device and numerous...

 

Infant Bryson William Woods

Infant Bryson William Woods died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Judson Cemetery with Bro. Bill Stuckey officiating and Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Infant...

 

Winston Earl Montgomery

Winston Earl Montgomery, 59, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, at Old Ship Baptist Church in Atmore with Rev. James Crook officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery with Turner Funeral...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 22, 2018

Facebook post leads to jail

A Facebook post Tuesday morning of a Century man who appeared to be high on drugs sent Flomaton police to a Martin Luther King Drive residence that ended with three people in jail on multiple drug...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 22, 2018

Byrne spent life helping others

People who knew Scotty Byrne said he was a man of his word and spent his life trying to help others. The former Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff died Sunday at the age of 92. A native of Atmore, Byrne...

 

Century questions bills; seeking receipt on one

Century Councilwoman Ann Brooks made several inquiries about bills when the council was presented the bill list at Monday night's meeting for approval to pay. Brooks said it looked as if some of the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 22, 2018

Atmore revokes license of club

The Atmore City Council revoked the business license of The Assembly Hall just days after three people were shot and one person was arrested. Anji Lynn Baker, 34, of Bay Minette was arrested and...

 

Church donates shoes to student body

On Monday, Nov. 5, Abundant Life Assembly of God in Century, Fla., visited Byrneville Elementary School and presented every student with a new pair of name brand canvas shoes. This presentation was...

 

Don't be politically correct on drugs

Unless you've had your head buried in the sand you've read a lot about the opioid epidemic. I read a story this weekend that Blue Cross/Blue Shield will no longer pay for the pain killer OxyContin,...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 22, 2018

Others can see what you post on web

They put these public service announcements all over the radio and television stations basically telling you to be careful what you post on Facebook or on the Internet because what you think is private becomes very, very public. We can remember when...

 

W.S. Neal project underway; board OKs personnel

At the Escambia County Board of Education meeting last Friday, Superintendent John Knott gave an update on the status of the W.S. Neal High School construction project. Knott said that Johns and...

 

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