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Articles from the February 27, 2020 edition

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Are you ready to vote in the primaries?

Folks, our primaries are next week! On the Democratic side, the Presidential Preference Primary will be the big show and will be interesting to watch. On the right, the Republican Primary for the U.S. Senate Seat will be the marquee event. In...

 

Can Americans be bought?

Americans and Democrats in particular are facing a somewhat new phenomenon in electoral politics. Everyone knows money is a huge factor in any election and there is much consternation about how much money is too much money. But what about apparently...

 

More dispatches from Canoe Station

Military dispatches provide an important reflection of the significance of a geographic area during a war. The importance of Canoe Station as a military base and supply point is illustrated through...

 

Things are getting better all the time

Contemplation. In my old dictionary, one of the definitions is “thoughtful inspection”. This seems like an old person’s word. The answer to “what ya doing?” from an old man sitting on the front porch, “Oh, I’m just contemplating....

 

We can't let up fight for gun rights

The Second Amendment is under attack like never before in our nation’s history, but I am leading the fight to preserve your constitutional rights. Last year, just weeks after taking power, House Democrats passed a bill to limit the constitutional...

 

A little property name Legacy Acres

Today, Theresa and Jerry Bell of Pineview live on a property named Legacy Acres. Located alongside Hwy. 113 between Flomaton and I-65. The farm has an event barn that is considered an agri-tourism business. The Bells live on and farm 200 acres of...

 

It's time for the 2020 4-H and FFA Calf Show

The Escambia County 4-H and FFA Calf Show starts at 12 p.m., Thursday, March 5, with sale starting right after, at around 6 p.m. In March of 2019, youth from across Escambia County, AL and the surrounding area gathered for the 2019 edition of the...

 

Rudy Clay Cooper

Rudy Clay Cooper, 56, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in Bay Minette, Ala. Mr. Cooper was a native of Bay Minette and former resident of Loxley, Ala. who had resided in Bay Minette for the past 20 years. He was a member of the New Hope Community Church...

 

James 'Jimmy' Dean

James “Jimmy” Dean, 53, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Mr. Dean was born June 27, 1966, to Robert Earl and Shelvia Keel Dean in Atmore, Ala. He attended Escambia County High School, where he lettered in baseball and football. He was a member of...

 

Gale Frances Hastings

Gale Frances Hastings, 61, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Brewton. Mrs. Hastings was born Dec. 17, 1958, in Connecticut, and had resided in Brewton for more than 40 years, coming from Lakeland, Fla. She was of the Catholic faith. A memorial service...

 

William 'Bill' Brandt

William “Bill” Brandt, 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Brandt was a native of Century and former resident of Flomaton who had resided in Uriah, Ala. since 1988. Former owner of Bill's Truck Stop in Flomaton, he was of...

 

Paul D. Enfinger

Paul D. Enfinger, 81, of Davisville, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Enfinger was born Sept. 14, 1938, to A.V. and Daisy Smith in Dale County, Ala. He worked during his life in many jobs, such as a lifeguard, a disc jockey...

 

Mary Alice Edwards Johnson

Mary Alice Edwards Johnson, 96, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in a Monroeville healthcare facility. Mrs. Johnson was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Range, Ala., where she lived all her life. She was a member of Hartwood Methodist Church. The funeral was held...

 

Rodney Eugene Howell

Rodney Eugene Howell, 53, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Molino, Fla. Mr. Howell was a native and lifelong resident of Molino, Fla. who was also of the Assembly of God faith. An avid dirt track racer since 1986, he was known as ‘Triple Nickle...

 

John Steven Watson

John Steven Watson, 75, died Monday Feb. 17, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Watson was a native and resident of Jay, Fla. who had spent most of his life in the Byrneville community. A U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he was a retired truck...

 

Nola Mae Watts

Nola Mae Watts, 81, of Century, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at Jay Hospital in Jay. Mrs. Watts was a native of Atmore’s Freemanville community and had been a resident of Century for most of her life. A graduate of George Washington Carver High Sch...

 

Yes, the polls will be open Tuesday

If you don't know, polls in Escambia County (Ala.) will be open from 7 a.m. to 7p.m. Tuesday, March 3 for the Republican and Democratic primaries. The reason people in our area might not know we have...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    February 27, 2020

Utility workers do go beyond call of duty

We are as guilty as everybody else by continuously praising police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responder and sometimes lose sight of other public workers who make our lives better. Don't get us wrong, first...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 27, 2020

Flomaton man jailed for abuse

A 62-year old Flomaton man is behind bars for the sexual abuse of a 7-year old girl and faces a possible 20-year sentence if convicted. Stanley Dean Smith, 591 Stanley Road, was arrested by Flomaton...

 

Sodomy charges filed against an Atmore preacher

A pastor of churches in Atmore and Monroeville was arrested last week after a Monroe County grand jury indicted him on one count of sodomy I and two counts of sodomy II Monroe County Sheriff's...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 27, 2020

Singleton honored at FES

Last Thursday, Flomaton Elementary School teacher Blaire Singleton received a surprise visit from Principal George Brown, Superintendent John Knott, School Board Member Cindy Jackson and other...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 27, 2020

Flomaton averts sewer health crisis

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., praised the efforts of Utilities Superintendent Shaun Moye and his department for avoiding a possible health emergency when the sewer lift station pumps on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 27, 2020

Century, Flomaton honor their own

The Flomaton and Century chambers of commerce honored their top citizens, businesses and students Tuesday night during the annual awards banquet held at Flomaton's new Sweet Blessings Venue. Doug...

 

Board opposes calendar

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education last Thursday approved a resolution opposing school start legislation to mandate a school calendar and discussed the importance of an upcoming HPV...

 

Century man gets arrested

A Century man is facing a felony burglary charge after neighbors on Front Street in Century reported a man present in and outside an unoccupied dwelling and the owner found recurring damage of a...

 

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