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Articles from the November 28, 2019 edition

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A tale of the Thanksgiving 'sapsucker'

Somebody moved away and gave Daddy a turkey and a few old laying hens that never laid, but eventually made some good Sunday dumplings. My parents never ask for handouts (we had self-pride), but a hand-me-down turkey wasn't the same as a public dole...

 

As football ends we turn to hunting

With the weather turning colder and football season coming to a close a lot of us begin to think about hunting and camping for the upcoming hunting season. One of the advantages of living in this area is the opportunities for hunting and fishing in...

 

Looking at the past to be thankful

It's a time honored tradition on Thanksgiving to enjoy a meal with loved ones and, as we age, traditions with loved ones become all the sweeter as the years pass by like a river. Yet it's easy to...

 

This year's state ambassador sings 4-H's praises

In Birmingham, Ala. Kenneth Reese, the 2019–2020 Alabama 4-H state ambassador president, lives the 4-H motto. “I want to be a role model to youth and show them all the opportunities 4-H offers,” Reese said. “This is a goal I have had for...

 

The Sunshine Report

Our emotions are our best servant when they act on our own behalf. When our emotions are on our side, we learn to take life in stride. Personally, I battled emotional extremes much early adult life. What you find below are some things that have...

 

Marion Lenora Coleman

Marion Lenora Coleman, 83, died Friday, Nov. 2,, 2019. Mrs. Coleman was a native of Brewton and lifetime community member who owned and operated a daycare for 25 years. A homemaker, she was a member of Canaan Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral was...

 

Willie Thomas 'Doug W.T.' Johnson

Willie Thomas “Doug W.T.” Johnson, 88, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Mr. Johnson was born March 7, 1931 to Frank Johnson and Willie Mae Nunn in Uriah, Ala. He was drafted into the military, serving from 1952 to 1954, in the Korean War. Upon his...

 

Nathan Wayne Morgan

Nathan Wayne Morgan, 87, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Brewton hospital. Mr. Morgan was born April 1, 1932, in Loxley, Ala. and had been a lifelong resident of Brewton. A U.s. Navy and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he worked at...

 

Leroy Palmer

Leroy Palmer, 101, of East Brewton, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 in a local nursing facility following a brief illness. Mr. Palmer was a native of Bradley, Ala. who was a lifelong resident of East Brewton. A retired carpenter and framer in the...

 

Betty Elizabeth Hicks Simmons

Betty Elizabeth Hicks Simmons, 89, of Flomaton, died Tuesday, Nov. 19., 2019, after a brief illness. Mrs. Simmons was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton who worked as a waitress and attended Liberty Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 2...

 

Byrneville mourns loss of a child

The community is mourning the death of 7-year-old Daniel Graham, a first grade student at Byrneville Elementary School. Graham died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Evergreen Medical Center from injuries he...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 28, 2019

Firemen cited for hunting at night

Four Flomaton volunteer firemen were ticketed for night hunting for allegedly shooting and killing a doe deer on the side of Highway 31 in Flomaton between and fire station and the We Care store....

 

Century OKs new vehicles

Monday night, Nov. 18, the Century Council approved the purchase of two new trucks, one for the street department and one as a meter reader truck, and to replace a 1997 truck and 2004 Ford Ranger...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 28, 2019

It's Miller time

T.R. Miller avenged its regular season loss to Flomaton with a 14-12 victory over the Hurricanes this past Friday in the Class 3A playoffs that send the Tiger into a semi-final clash this Friday night at Mobile Christian. Above, Miller's Landon...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 28, 2019

Flomaton warrant nets drugs; two arrested

Agents from multiple law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant last Tuesday at 282 Jordan Landing Road, Flomaton, that led to the arrest of two individuals on multiple drug charges that inclu...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    November 28, 2019

Williams remembered with a big, giving heart

Shock, disbelief and anger were felt by citizens and fellow law enforcement officers Saturday night when word quickly spread that Lowndes County Sheriff John 'Big John' Williams had been shot dead...

 

Century man faces charge

A Century man stopped in Pensacola last Sunday for a shattered windshield faces a felony charge for marijuana. Charles Lashon Kyles, 30, 9450 Old Flomaton Road, was traveling in the area of...

 

Chamber plans for 2020 run

The Century Area Chamber of Commerce has set Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 to host it’s second annual Century Cross Country Classic 5K Run and Walk at Anthony Pleasant Park. There will be a One Mile Fun Run at 10:15 a.m. Race time is at 9 a.m., sign up...

 

Town of Jay's first soccer league a success

As a Jay Councilman, I work closely on things pertaining to Jay’s recreation and parks and am also the President of the Jay Youth Soccer Association. On Saturday October 26th the first ever Soccer Championship took place in Jay, a process that...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 28, 2019

Board of Education approves personnel changes

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personelle changes at its Thursday, Nov. 21 meeting. The changes are as follows. Recommendations Approval to reinstate nine (9) sick leave days to Stacy Kelley, 7-hour lunchroom wor...

 

Century to get $35K fees

The town of Century will receive as much as $35,200 in fees from the Capital Trust Agency (CTA) following the unanimous approval Monday, Nov. 18, to adopt three resolutions to allow the City of Gulf...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 28, 2019

Suspect arrested for sexual abuse

The Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Department of Human Resources in reference to allegations between a victim less than 12 and Dustin Gates. After an Investigation the case was presented to a grand jury for Sexual...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    November 28, 2019

T.R. Miller ends Hurricane season

T.R. Miller and Flomaton each scored touchdowns in the first half of Friday night's 3A quarterfinal matchup in Flomaton. Miller's Matthew Morgan kicked two extra points and the Hurricanes failed on...

 

Thank an emergency responder

I never met Lowndes County Sheriff Big John Williams. I never heard of him until this past Sunday morning when I learned he was shot to death outside a convenience store in Hayneville, Ala. I didn't...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    November 28, 2019

Tis the season to get scam phone calls

If your are like us, you are now receiving unsolicited telephone calls at home or on your cell phone about helping this cause or that cause. 'Tis the season'. From Thanksgiving to Christmas most of us get into a more generous feeling but sometimes we...

 

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