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Articles from the December 6, 2018 edition

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Disasters led to maps and street names

Across the rugged pages of history intersect the crossroads of memory and our own personal recollections and reflections. Yet with the passing of each successive generation much history is forgotten unless close attention is paid to the oral history...

 

Searching for relics with real hunters

I have enjoyed some good times lately with Judson and Theresa Carden, a couple I met through the Alger Sullivan Historical Society. They allowed me to accompany them on a relic hunt in Bluff Springs. I'll write more about their finds in Bluff...

 

The Christmas with Buddy's Radio Flyer

Christmas season brings such sweet memories and I have the need to share. So, my baby brother, three years younger than I, James Carlton ( Buddy) was the pet of ALL the Smith side of our family. Uncles claimed him, aunts hugged him extra tight, boy...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    December 6, 2018

Erasing borders to eviscerate sovereignty

The past few decades the United States inexplicably has been unable to control our borders. Illegal immigration has been the driving factor and focus, but it’s not unreasonable to expect the most powerful nation on earth to have some modicum of...

 

Down the home stretch

Some of the greatest sporting events in history have come down to the wire. Those bottom of the ninth, fourth and inches, double overtime plays are what stand out in our memories as the greatest successes or the worst defeats in sports history....

 

A look at the winners and losers

Now that the dust has settled on this year’s elections, let’s look back at who are the big winners and losers of the year. The obvious winner in the Heart of Dixie is the Republican Party. The GOP retained the reins of the state’s highest...

 

Century's Tree Lighting Nadine McCaw Park

Century area residents gathered at Nadine McCaw Park last Friday night to kick off the Christmas season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The Byrneville Elementary School Chorus sang Christmas...

 

Tips to help keep this holiday season healthy

Let the Holiday Spirit Move You! The holiday season is almost here. Trying to balance holiday parties, shopping, baking, cleaning, entertaining and work may lead to some stressful times. What about eating healthy or physical activity? Finding time fo...

 

Today's Sunshine Report

Everybody can see the material success of an individual. But beneath it, and behind it, we often find the ashes created by the chasing of false dreams. “I’m doing it for my family’s future,” is the war cry. Eventually, the truth is there for...

 

Orley Joseph 'Joe' Adams

Orley Joseph “Joe” Adams, 60, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in McDavid, Fla. Mr. Adams was a native of Three Rivers, Mich. who had resided in McDavid for the past 22 years. Retired from the U.S. Navy with 21 years of service, he had served in...

 

Seairra Denise Gollotte

Seairra Denise Gollotte, 25, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Mobile. Ms. Gollotte was a native and lifelong resident of Mobile. She was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with...

 

Johnny Lee Green

Johnny Lee Green, 61, of Flomaton, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, after a brief illness. Mr. Green was a native of Monroeville, Ala. who was a life-long resident of the Flomaton, Brewton and Century area. Of the Baptist faith, he was employed as a...

 

Alvin Johnson

Alvin Johnson, 66, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Mr. Johnson was born May 12, 1952, to Melvin and Ervia Lee. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Monroe Tucker, Jr. officiating....

 

Keith Andrew Lodge

Keith Andrew Lodge, 54, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Pensacola. Mr. Lodge was a native of Century and former resident of Cantonment, Fla. who had resided in Flomaton for the past 15 years. A member of the Bratt First Baptist Church, he was a...

 

Twyla Watkins Watson

Twyla Watkins Watson, 72, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Mrs. Watson was born Nov. 25, 1945, to Jim Tim, Sr. and Louise Jordan Watkins. She joined Fannie Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and moved to Lompoc, Calif. when she got married. A...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    December 6, 2018

Hurricane season has been a ride

I remember years ago when T.R. Miller was either winning state championships, losing in championship games or being just so close to making the big game. Then Coach Jamie Riggs said while winning a...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 6, 2018

Be careful, holidays to help scams

'Tis the season is also 'Tis the season to be cautious of scams, thefts and other tragedies that somehow show up as we enter the Christmas season. We all want to feel a little more generous during the Christmas season. It makes us feel a little...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 6, 2018

Focus shifts in missing woman from Pollard

Following multiple searches in wooded areas and bodies of water near Eva Lisenby McBride's Pollard home, law enforcement agencies are looking at other avenues to locate the 74-year old woman who was...

 

Missing documents prompt investigation

Century Town Hall is under investigation following allegations that several documents and/or audio recordings from several council meetings were missing, according to Escambia County Sheriff's...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 6, 2018

Hurricane season extended

Hurricane season officially ended at midnight Friday, but hours earlier Flomaton High School defeated Providence Christian 34-33 to advance to today's (Thursday) Class 3A state championship game at...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 6, 2018

Jackson takes seat at sheriff's office

Heath Jackson won't officially become Escambia County's sheriff until Jan. 15, 2019, but the sheriff-elect joined the Alabama sheriff's office on Dec. 1, in a move out-going Sheriff Grover Smith said...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 6, 2018

Three face drug charges

East Brewton police continue its crackdown on illegal drugs with the arrest of three people in separate incidents with two involving the possession of methamphetamine. Sgt. Paige Howell said he was...

 

Century may receive $23K

The town of Century stands to receive as much as $23,100 after the council approved three amendments to resolutions at its Monday, Nov. 19 meeting. Three resolutions on behalf of Capital Trust...

 

One dead after prison stabbing

The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating the fatal stabbing of an inmate at William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore on Sunday, Dec. 2, according to an ADOC news release....

 

Atmore man hit by car

An Atmore man landed in the hospital following a pedestrian versus motor vehicle crash on Ridgely and North Main Street in Atmore Nov. 30. Brandon Oneal Tedder, 35, was struck by a motor vehicle...

 

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