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Articles from the December 20, 2018 edition

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Tips to prevent scams on the elderly this holiday

‘Tis the season to be scammed! Fa la la la lalala la. Follow your money if you can-an. Fa la la la lalala la. Recently, an older friend of mine was almost scammed by the “nice voice” on the phone trying to gain her confidence in sending money t...

 

Ernest 'Wayne' Conner

Ernest “Wayne” Conner, 73, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Mr. Conner was born Feb. 12, 1944, in Wilmington, N.C. He became a Mason and was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, at Friendship Free Will Baptist...

 

Esther Mae Creamer

Esther Mae Creamer, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Century, Fla. Mrs. Creamer was a native of Wallace, Ala. who had resided in Century for most of her life. She was a member of the Faith Bible Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m.,...

 

Gloria Virginia Long Cunningham

Gloria Virginia Long Cunningham, 86, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 in Atmore, Ala. Mrs. Cunningham was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who retired from Vanity Fair with 33 years of service. An avid seamstress, she was of the Holiness faith....

 

Phillip Wayne Godwin

Phillip Wayne Godwin, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 in Pensacola, Fla. Mr. Godwin was a native of Flomaton who resided in Fannie, Fla. most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he was a lifetime member of the Blue Branch Hunting...

 

Eva Pearl McBride

Eva Pearl McBride, 74, of Pollard, Ala., died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Mrs. McBride was born in Brewton and was a lifelong resident of Escambia County, Alabama. She had worked as a cook at Jay hospital for a number of years and was a member of...

 

Joann Morris

Joann Morris, 54, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Ms. Morris was born Nov. 15, 1964, to Aaron D., Sr. and Ivey Lee Kyser-Morris in Brewton, Ala. She attended Gateway to Heaven Pentecostal House of God. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12,...

 

Johnny Braddock Mothershed

Johnny Braddock Mothershed, 54, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Mothershed was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who was a member of the Church of the Living God of Atmore. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18,...

 

Kari Jo Shultz

Kari Jo Shultz, 29, died Wenesday, Dec. 12, 2018 in Brewton. Mrs. Shultz was a native and longtime resident of St. Augustine, Fla. who had been a resident of the Brewton area for the past two years. Of the Methodist faith, she worked with the...

 

Jean Daniels Steadham

Jean Daniels Steadham, 71, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 in Atmore, Ala. Mrs. Steadham was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who was owner and operator of Jean Daniels Cosmetology of Atmore. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of...

 

Do we have a season without a reason?

Most folks look forward to the holidays. It’s supposed be a festive time for family and friends, but with each passing year there seems to be growing levels of angst, consternation, or even disdain. Pretty much everyone in America celebrates...

 

Few white Dems left in legislature

The Republican tidal wave that swept Alabama’s statewide office holders to landslide victories filtered down to legislative races. Even though our legislature really didn’t need to become any more conservative or Republican, it did anyway. We...

 

A week of good news

There was much to celebrate this past week in Washington. That sentence may surprise you if you just go off what you hear from the national news media, but the reality is we continue to get work done here in the People’s House. To be clear, there...

 

The lasting legend of the Bear Man

The late 1800s into the mid-1900s was an era when traveling salesmen and others roamed the railroads and back roads of America making a living off their wits or sometimes by the generosity of others....

 

Remembering my first Christmas holiday

This being the season to celebrate Christmas I decided to write my Chistmas memories all this month. My earlist memory of Christmas must have been when I was almost five years old. It had to be 1945. We had just moved into our new house here at Barne...

 

Letters to Santa

FLOMATON ELEMENTARY Pre-K Dear Santa, This year for Christmas I want, 1. L.O.L. Doll 2. New tablet 3. Puppy 4. New bike Love always, Emrey Dear Santa, I have been good this year. I would like a new grocery cart. I would also like a princess puzzle....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 20, 2018

Body found is ID'd as McBride

The body of a female found dead in the Conecuh River on Dec. 9 has been positively identified as 74-year old Eva Lisenby McBride, who was reported missing from her Pollard home on Nov. 24. The Santa...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 20, 2018

Crackdown nets two meth arrests

The Flomaton Police Department's increased presence in the Holt Subdivision due to complaints of illegal drug activity led to the arrest of two men Monday for possessing methamphetamine. Capt. Chance...

 

Santa, bikers deliver Toyz

Although the weather was cold and rainy, the 18th Annual Toyz for Kidz Ride on Saturday, Dec. 8, brought gifts from Santa to about 65 kids from 16 local families, one that included 12 children. The...

 

Council questions food, airline bills

Century Council President Ann Brooks questioned several charges that were on the bill list to paid by the town at Monday night's meeting, included several airline ticket purchases and restaurant...

 

FHS fight song, title game help Folsom get well

Editor's note: The following story was submitted by Adrienne Gross, granddaughter of John and Shelmerdene Folsom of Flomaton. Flomaton is an easily overlooked town in South Alabama. It's the type of p...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 20, 2018

Drug arrests in E. Brewton

East Brewton police arrested three people on drug charges and have active felony warrants on a fourth who was found earlier with 10 bags of marijuana. Winston Eric Burch, 20, 41574 Highway 31,...

 

Atmore man collides with train

An Atmore man who failed to stop at a train crossing in Cantonment last Thursday and struck a train landed in the hospital and faces charges of failure to obey railroad crossing traffic control...

 

Jay council OKs electronic pay

Jay and area residents will have the convenience of paying their water, sewer and gas bills with an electronic check or by credit card online for a small fee, following discussion at Monday night's...

 

Body found in shallow grave in Jay

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office began a non-stop weekend search following the discovery Sunday of a shallow grave in the wooded area of 7796 Highway 4 in Jay, Fla. Authorities received...

 

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