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Articles from the December 27, 2018 edition

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 By Joe Thomas    News    December 27, 2018

Atmore seeks robbery suspect

The Atmore Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is seeking the public's help in identifying a lone gunman who robbed the Atmore ABC store Friday afternoon and fled with an...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 27, 2018

Coale named district judge

Brewton attorney Eric Coale will take office Jan. 15 as Escambia County's new district judge following his appointment my Gov. Kay Ivey, who notified Coale Dec. 19 via an email. Coale, 50, will fill t...

 

'Twas the Night before Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the room, all the children from FES brightened the gloom. Preschoolers through third grade presented their songs, while parents in attendance sometimes...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 27, 2018

'The Summit' is coming to Atmore in Jan.

The city of Atmore will welcome a new assisted living facility by mid-January with the opening of 'The Summit' at the former site of 'Country Living' at 140 McRae St.. Operating under common...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    December 27, 2018

Seniors, others, gather to celebrate

The Flomaton Senior Citizen Center hosted senior citizens and their families to an ole fashioned Christmas supper Friday night at the Flomaton Community Center to celebrate and have fellowship prior...

 

Radio host keeps them guessing on air

At 6:00 a.m. every weekday, local radio station 101.1 comes alive. You hear the voice of Luther Upton and wonder what the next few hours have in store. It might be serious, light hearted, somber,...

 

Mother gets 35 years for child's death

Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Jack Weaver sentenced Jennifer Naomi Bowden to 35 years in prison last Thursday for the death of her child in 2016. Bowden previously pled guilty to one count of reck...

 

This 'N' word should offend us all

Depending on which mouth or should I say the color of the mouth its comes out of, the 'N' word is very offensive to many people. The wrong person uttering the 'N' word will lose their job and if they...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    December 27, 2018

Social media strikes again

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is now reaching out to have officials take a close look and see if crimes were committed during his race against Roy Moore saying information has surfaced that fellow Democrats used a social media 'experiment' to help him win...

 

Christmas traditions old and new

I was recently asked what my favorite Christmas tradition is and found that a surprisingly hard question to answer. It seems that nearly every moment is a tradition with my family, and that makes it hard to pick just one. From making gumbo Christmas...

 

Remembering political legends

As is my custom at the close of the year, I like to memorialize great Alabamians who have appeared and lived legendary lives upon the stage of political history in the Heart of Dixie. This year we have had some real legends. I have expanded the...

 

The polarization express

All aboard the polarization express! Fueled by an unscrupulous media, this is a runaway train driving a wedge into the American electorate. Whatever you are experiencing or witnessing, there are experts to deny it. Whatever events have occurred,...

 

Adapting to social media as a society

Many of us received new and exciting “tech devices” for gifts during the Holiday Season. How very nice! Imagine a dinner table surrounded by a family of five in the 1950’s, 60’s or even the 90’s. It includes every family member sharing...

 

Richard Thomas 'Dick' Mason

Richard Thomas “Dick” Mason, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 in Atmore. Mr. Mason was born Sept. 19, 1933. to Pierce and Marjorie Aikin Mason in Applegate, Mich. Retired from the Yale Rubber Company, he was a member of Huxford Community of Christ...

 

Captain John W. Milstead

Captain John W. Milstead, 67, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Mr. Milstead was the captain of many vessels on the sea throughout his career. The funeral was held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21, with...

 

Donald Ray Styron

Donald Ray Styron, 62, dued Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 in Atmore, Ala. Mr. Styron was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore who was of the Baptist faith. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home...

 

Raymond Levi Trawick

Raymond Levi Trawick, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Brewton, Ala. Mr. Trawick was born in Lenox, Ala. and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Working as an iron worker in the bridge construction industry, he was a 32nd Degree Mason and of the Methodist...

 

L.W. Wainwright

L.W. Wainwright, 74, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 in Slidell, La. Mr. Wainwright was a native of Perdido, Ala. and had resided in Pearl River, La. most of his life. He was of the Pentecostal faith. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 21,...

 

Parker's store has a very long history

Judson and Teresa Carden are in the middle of a relic hunt at Bluff Springs and have allowed me to tag along. Judson has been very patient with my questions about the Civil War artifacts he is finding. Based on his finds, this appears to be the site...

 

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