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Articles from the December 13, 2018 edition

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The Life of President H.W. Bush

Our nation came together last week as we mourned the loss of a truly great American. No matter our race, religion, creed, or political party, we were drawn toward the light that was President George H.W. Bush. His life spanned nearly one hundred...

 

Probate office once most powerful

In Alabama political history, the office of Probate Judge was the most powerful and prestigious position. In the old days, in every county in Alabama, the probate judge was not only judge, he also appointed all county positions, hired all county...

 

French fires for fuel, freedom or just frenzy?

Bombarded daily with incessant sniping and salacious allegations, Americans are weary of the high drama constantly spinning out of Washington, so we have little interest or patience for all the bickering and nonsense from Europe. Who cares if...

 

Historical mineral springs in Canoe

Mineral springs gave rise to many communities in our area and some become vacation locations as well. A mineral springs existed near Bowman Cemetery in the Wawbeek area that led to the rise of the long lost town of Evansville. The Roberts community h...

 

The holidays are a time to be enjoyed

The holidays are a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, give to those in need and celebrate the gifts of God. One of those gifts is the freedom to learn about our own history and grow from that knowledge. Today, we Americans are far...

 

The search for the perfect Christmas tree

Way back when Christmas trees were free for the taking for country folk we started the process of finding one as early as late October during the great chinquapin and hickory nut hunts. This time wasn't for the cutting down and dragging home the...

 

The Jay Christmas Parade

Armed with umbrellas and blankets, Jay area residents came out last Saturday morning to kick off the Holiday season and get a glimpse of Santa. The cold, wind and rain did not keep the warm smiles...

 

Follow these five steps to seasonal savings

When the holiday season is over you may find yourself saying: “Why did I spend all of that money? Why did I wait until the last minute to shop? I don’t even want to think about how long it will take to pay off the credit cards. I hope I didn’t...

 

Frankie Baggett

Frankie Baggett, 69, of Loxley, Ala., died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Mobile. Mr. Baggett was born to Claude Hamilton and Rosie Arrington Baggett on July 31, 1949. A member of the First Baptist Church of Loxley, he was employed with Sun Belt...

 

Janice Bryant Barden

Janice Bryant Barden, 61, of Citronelle, Ala., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Mobile Infirmary from complications related to cancer. Mrs. Barden was born to John Houston, Sr. and Claudean Prescott Bryant of Fayetteville, Ark. A graduate of the...

 

Toni DiAnn Haupert Boutwell

Toni DiAnn Haupert Boutwell, 64, of Atmore, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Atmore. Mrs. Boutwell was born July 31, 1954, to Tony Jacob and Mazie Hanks Haupert, in Atmore. After completing four years of Bible College, she became an ordained minister...

 

Jean Ann Brouwer Edeker

Jean Ann Brouwer Edeker, 67, of Atmore, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Pensacola. Mrs. Edeker was born May 7, 1951, to James E. and Pearl Brouwer in Kalamazoo, Mich. Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. Mrs. Edeker is...

 

Beverly Ann Godwin

Beverly Ann Godwin, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 in Bay Minette, Ala. Mrs. Godwin was a native of Lauderdale County, Miss. and had resided in the Bay Minette, Perdido, Ala. area most of her life. Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of...

 

Timothy 'Tim' Alan Hammac

Timothy “Tim” Alan Hammac, 55, of East Brewton, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in a Pensacola medical facility after a brief illness. Mr. Hammac was a native of Flomaton and lifelong resident of East Brewton. A logger and former forklift operator at...

 

Jeanette Hart

Jeanette Hart, 84, of Castleberry, Ala., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 in a local hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. hart was a native and long time resident of Oxford, England before she moved to Brewton. A graduate of Sandhill High School in Oxford...

 

Jerry Michael 'Mike' Lowery

Jerry Michael “Mike” Lowery, 72, of Brewton, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 after a brief illness. Mr. Lowery was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton who was a 1964 graduate of W.S. Neal High School. A member of the Ridge Road Baptist Church...

 

John Stanley Sanders

John Stanley Sanders, 63, of Cantonment, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 in Cantonment. Mr. Sanders was born Aug. 2, 1955 to Arlen and Velma Williams Sanders in Atmore and worked as a mechanic with Escambia County Mosquito Control. The funeral was held...

 

Barry Mason Vaughn

Barry Mason Vaughn, 73, of Wing, Ala., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 ina Pensacola hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Vaughn was a native of Independence, Kansas and former resident of of Neodesha-Elk City, Kansas and Ozark, Ala. before relocating to...

 

Politicians can learn from football

Charles Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities” is sadly forgotten in the modern American political system. Instead we now face ‘A tale of two parties’. In Dickens’ book, the horror of living duri...

 

New scholarship offered in tech

A new scholarship has been established in memory of Jerry Garrett. Garrett died in 2016 at the age of 61 and was a resident of Castleberry for many years and worked with his hands, according to his daughter, Michelle Blackburn. “Dad was known for...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    December 13, 2018

Canes beat Piedmont for state title

Flomaton High School brought home the school's first football state championship Thursday afternoon from Jordan-Hare Stadium on the campus of Auburn University in a game Hurricane head coach Doug...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 13, 2018

Body found in Conecuh River

As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office had not released the identity of a female body found dead Sunday morning in the Conecuh River half-way between the Pollard Landing and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 13, 2018

State Champions

For the first time in 94 years of playing football, Flomaton High School won a state championship Dec. 6 at Jordan-Hare Stadium when the Hurricanes defeated Piedmont 23-12....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 13, 2018

Title game checks off 'bucket list' for some

It might not be Pearl Harbor Day, but Dec. 6, 2018 will be a day that will be remembered for eternity for the Flomaton community and the Hurricane faithful. On that day, the Flomaton Hurricanes captur...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 13, 2018

Ambulance to stay in Flomaton 24-7

“Tickled to death” is how Flomaton's two representatives on the Escambia County Health Care Authority expressed their feelings following an agreement to keep seven day, 24 hour ambulance service...

 

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