Articles from the December 19, 2019 edition


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  • Rolling commerce in the Old South

    Kevin McKinley, Guest Writer|Dec 19, 2019

    The decades that followed the War Between the States saw dramatic changes in the way people conducted day-to-day business in relation to shopping and trade. Around the time of the war, salesmen would ride the rails or walk to the various towns carrying a variety of goods on their back or offering to sharpen scissors or knives for housewives. After the war, with the advent of sharecropping, the appearance of the old country store became a fixture in the rural South. During the same era older...

  • Remembering the joys of Christmas

    Jim Stanton, Guest Writer|Dec 19, 2019

    With Christmas on us I think back to some of my first Christmas holidays, like most other kids the important thing to me was being out of school for a couple of weeks. Waking up on Christmas morning and coming into the living room and seeing all those presents was about the only thing better than being out of school for two weeks. Our parents always tried to rush us off to bed on Christmas Eve night because they would be lucky if one of us didn't wake up before four o'clock in the morning. Of course when we got up they got up, in fact I...

  • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and after

    Earline Smith Crews, Guest Writer|Dec 19, 2019

    I would give anything to take y'all back in time with me to experience Christmas in the poor house. You will need to play along and imagine here. The smells of Washington Delicious apples, Lake Wells oranges, Mama's traditional Christmas cake frosted with icing made with apple chunks and orange slices stewed down in sugar with the peelings still on. Vanilla and egg whites cooked until the frosting was thickened to a smooth concoction. Lort! Our breakfast table was laden with a platters of fried yard eggs, ham, bacon and sausage patties and link...

  • Another Washington whitewash

    Pete Riehm, Guest Writer|Dec 19, 2019

    The long awaited Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Report is finally out. All the corruption, errors, and questionable spying uncovered by a handful of intrepid journalists and talk show hosts has been thoroughly documented. Corrupt DOJ and FBI partisan hacks did pretty much everything conservatives have suspected for almost 3 years, but Democrats are declaring vindication! Wait! What?! Yep. As we thought, the FBI used the salacious entirely fabricated DNC opposition research bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton “Steele D...

  • Answering the call, fighting impeachment

    Congressman Bradley Byrne, Guest Writer|Dec 19, 2019

    This year Democrats finally did what they have wanted to do since November 2016 – move to impeach President Donald Trump. This plan was politically motivated from the beginning, and I decided to lead the fight against it. This initial investigation into Donald Trump should never have begun in the first place. During the Obama Presidency, partisan government officials abused their power and used a phony dossier paid for by Democrat political operatives to justify the investigation. How could they run a phony investigation into then-candidate T...

  • Turnham part of 'Greatest Generation'

    Steve Flowers, Guest Writer|Dec 19, 2019

    Famous former television news anchor, Tom Brokaw, wrote an iconic book entitled The Greatest Generation. The 1998 book chronicles the unique character of a generation of Americans. Brokaw attempted to capture the unselfish contribution of our World War II Americans who built our marvelous country. As Brokaw says, “They will have their place in the ledgers of history, but no block of marble or elaborate edifice can equal their lives of sacrifice and achievement, duty and honor as monuments to their time.” Pete Turnham of Auburn passed away on...

  • A moment of pause for Christmas

    Stephanie Cunningham, Ledger Staff|Dec 19, 2019

    Memories...What is it that spans them? I mean think about it...over the years, as you age, certain little moments get lodged in your head and your brain takes those moments and records them. They become unshakeable. They can be brought up by various things like a smell, a touch, a sight or a sound. What is it about those moments that as you go about your everyday life a certain thing comes up and instantly whisks you away on the train of ‘Memories Time Warp’ and you find yourself tra...

  • Tips to help safely serve food and leftovers

    Special to the Ledger|Dec 19, 2019

    Foodborne illness will put an instant damper on holiday celebrations. Practicing holiday food safety can reduce the chances of someone getting sick. Preparing and Serving Food “Do not let foods linger during preparation,” said Angela Treadaway, an Alabama Extension food safety and quality regional agent. “Cook them thoroughly and serve them promptly.” Using warming trays, chafing dishes and crock pots can ensure hot foods stay at the correct temperature. Placing serving dishes on crushed ice can keep cold food cold. According to Treadaway, it i...

  • Audrey Douglas Boyd

    Dec 19, 2019

    Audrey Douglas Boyd, 97, of Brewton, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in a Brewton medical facility after a brief illness. Mrs. Boyd was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Roseboro, N.C. A former resident of Washington, N.J. and longtime resident of Brewton and homemaker, she was attended the W.S. Neal School system and was a member of the East Brewton First Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Watts officiating. Burial followed at Fort Crawford Cemetery in East Brewton with...

  • Brunetta Bradford

    Dec 19, 2019

    Brunetta Bradford, 65, of Atmore, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at Atmore Community Hospital. Mrs. Bradford was a native of Atmore, and 1972 graduate of Escambia County High School. She worked for many years at Vanity Fair and was a member of Gaines Chapel AME Church who enjoyed enjoyed fishing. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Gaines Chapel AME Church with Rev. Cleitus Walker, Sr., Pastor and Bishop Tommie Thomas officiating. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery with Turner Funeral Chapel directing. Mrs. Bradford is survived...

  • Clifford Harlan 'Cliff' Coppage

    Dec 19, 2019

    Clifford Harlan “Cliff” Coppage, 88, of Brewton, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Mr. Coppage was born Aug. 15, 1931, in Ohio County, Ky. and had been a resident of Spanish Fort, Ala. before relocating to the Brewton area in 1965. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, he worked as a pharmacist for many years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Masons and the Jaycees and attended the First Baptist Church of Brewton. Mr. Coppage is survived by his wife, Joan Coppage of Brewton; one son, Chuck Coppage of Brewton; one daughter, Kasey Cop...

  • John Henry Contreras

    Dec 19, 2019

    John Henry Contreras, 65, of Flomaton, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Mr. Contreras was a native of Knippa, Texas who had been a resident of Flomaton since moving to Alabama in the 1970's. He built Feed Lots across the United States while working for Brown Equipment Company. For the past 18 years, he worked for Alabama Tank Company in Atmore and was a member of First Flomaton Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, trustee and usher. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel w...

  • George Dewayne Cutts

    Dec 19, 2019

    George Dewayne Cutts, 57, of Brewton, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, after a brief illness. Mr. Cutts was a native and lifelong resident of Escambia County (Ala.). A 1980 graduate of W.S. Neal High School, he was a retired truck driver who attended the Jubilee Full Gospel Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton with Bro. Reo Pugh officiating. Burial followed at Brown Cemetery in Brewton with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mr. Cutts is survived by four...

  • Donna Berry Hadley

    Dec 19, 2019

    Donna Berry Hadley, 71, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Mrs. Hadley was born Feb. 12, 1948, to Casey and LouAda Henderson Berry. She was a retired Vanity Fair seamstress with more than 35 years of service. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe Gipson officiating and Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Hadley is survived by three children, Tony (Teresa) Hadley of Canoe, Ala., Nicky Hadley (Valerie McGhee) of Poarch, Ala. and Jolene Elliott (Brian Joiner) of Walnut...

  • Anna M. Johnson

    Dec 19, 2019

    Anna M. Johnson, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Mrs. Johnson was born March 22, 1942, to Aubrey and Myrtle Johnson. A member of Belleville Missionary Baptist Church, she received her education at Nichburg School. She worked various jobs throughout her life from Alabama to Las Vegas, and she worked for Dr. Lamar Jackson for years after her travels. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Belleville Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Thompson, IV officiating and Christian Memorial Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Johnson is s...

  • Leroy Johnson

    Dec 19, 2019

    Leroy Johnson, 86, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 22, 1933, to Aubrey and Myrtle Johnson. He became a member of Belleville Missionary Baptist Church and served as a U.S. soldier for many years. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Belleville Baptist Church with Min. Derrick Hassell officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery with Christian Memorial Funeral Home directing. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Joyce Johnson; three sons, Prince Johnson...

  • Carrie Elaine Knowles

    Dec 19, 2019

    Carrie Elaine Knowles, 48, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Pensacola, Fla. Mrs. Knowles was a native of Century, Fla., and former resident of Niceville, Fla., where she lived most of her life. She had resided in Milton, Fla. for the past 10 years and was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel with Bro. Farron Wilson officiating and Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Knowles is survived by one son, Shawn (Brittany) Knowles of Panama City, Fla.; two daughters,...

  • Bennie Martin Morris, Jr.

    Dec 19, 2019

    Bennie Martin Morris, Jr., 77, of Camilla, Ga., died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. Mr. Morris was born July 22, 1942 to Bennie Martin Morris, Sr. and Ella Griffin Morris in Eufaula, Ala. Of the Pentecostal faith, he worked as a security guard. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery in Byrneville, Fla. Burial followed with Flomaton Funeral Home directing. Mr. Morris is survived by one son, Arnon Morris of Camilla; one daughter, Gloria (Mark) Randolph of Phenix City, Ala.; three grandchildren; and...

  • Mary Frances Smith

    Dec 19, 2019

    Mary Frances Smith, 77, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 25, 1941, to Arthur and Inez Johnson Stokes in Georgianna, Ala. A truck driver who had worked at Buster's restaurant for many years, she also owned the Ramblin Rose. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glenn Barnhill officiating. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Saraland, Ala. with Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband of 51 years, Aubrey Smith of Atmore; one...

  • William Walter Wells

    Dec 19, 2019

    William Walter Wells, 62, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Mobile. Mr. Wells was a native of Bay Minette, Ala., and former resident of Andalusia who had resided in the Baldwin County, Ala. area for the past 41 years. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver with more than 40 years of service. He loved bluegrass and gospel music. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lottie Methodist Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mr. Wells is...

  • Cruelty added to the charges

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Dec 19, 2019

    A Brewton man arrested Dec. 5 on a violation of probation warrant after leading law enforcement officers on a chase now faces additional charges and is being accused of tying one of the tracking dogs trailing him to a tree, where it stayed for two to three days. Johnathan D. Holliman, 31, with an address listed only as McGougin Road, Brewton, was charged with harassing a police animal and animal cruelty. On the afternoon of Dec. 5, deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and the...

  • Century split over interim city manager

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Dec 19, 2019

    In a vote of 4 to 1 Monday night, Vernon Prather was approved to be Century's Interim City Manager until Dec. 1, 2020, with Councilman James Smith voicing concern about the money involved. The contract calls for 30 hours a week at a salary of $40 an hour,, or $1200 a week, with no benefits and $600 a month for vehicle allowance. Former Interim City Manager Buz Eddy said Prather would work for the town as a 1099 employee, a contractor, which reduces the town's liability and expenses. He said...

  • Hurricane headed to Durham

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Dec 19, 2019

    Flomaton High School's Daquan 'Money' Johnson made it official Wednesday morning when he signed a football scholarship with Duke University and will take his talents 660 miles away to Durham, N.C. Surrounded by family and friends, Johnson made the announcement at FHS that he was headed to Duke. Johnson had scholarship offers from Southern Miss, Army, South Alabama, Troy and Tulane. He had previously committed to Troy, but said Duke opened up a lot of opportunities. "Football ends at some...

  • Fresh seafood coming to Jay?

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Dec 19, 2019

    The Jay council approved Monday night for Operations Manager Eric Seib to set up vendors and hours of operation for the newly renovated farmer's market, which may open as soon as Wednesday, Jan. 8. Produce seller Clarence Carnley looked at the facility recently and said he is interested in selling seafood, citing the high cost of fruit as difficult to make a profit. Carnley said he purchases fruit from Bailey's Produce and Nursery Market in Pensacola and the cost makes it hard to turn a profit....

  • Christmas Carol to begin tonight

    Special to the Ledger|Dec 19, 2019

    Brewton Council of the Arts and Brewton Town and Gown Players are co- producing A Christmas Carol this holiday season, with four performances that kickoff tonight (Thursday) in Brewton. The production is under the direction of Stephen Billy and consists of 68 cast members that all help bring this classic story to life. “This is a large show with many moving pieces,” Billy said. “We have several unique special effects in the production, specifically involving the ghosts as they visit Scrooge.” The production takes audience members back to 19th...

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