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  • Auditions for summer musical set

    Staff Report|May 17, 2018

    The Brewton Town and Gown Players will be holding auditions for their summer musical production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, May 21, at the City of Brewton Community Center. Preformance dates of the production are Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 at the Woodfin Patterson Auditorium at Coastal Alabama Community College in Brewton. There will be a large cast of more than 30 men, women and children of all ages needed. For auditions, persons interested should...

  • Coon Hill Run Day set Saturday

    Staff Report|Apr 5, 2018

    Now, it’s time again to lace up your running and walking shoes and enjoy a run in the country woods in the Coon Hill Day 5K and Half Mile Fun Run fundraiser, set to start at 8 a.m., this Saturday, April 7, at Coon Hill Cemetery. The Half Mile Fun Run will start at 9:15 on the same day. Registration is on Friday, April 6th, during packet pick-up, which is Friday, April 6th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church in the New York Community, 10995 Chumuckla Highway 10995 in Jay, Florida and at the race site on race day. The fee f...

  • Pensacola forts built with local bricks

    Russell Brown, Guest Columnist|Feb 1, 2018

    There are few men in the early American history of Escambia County, Florida and of this region, who had more influence than a man named William H. Chase. Although his business efforts touched on many ventures, he is best remembered as a fort builder. Chase was born in the far north in 1798. In 1815, after graduating West Point, he joined the U. S. Army’s Corp of Engineers and began to acquire the knowledge of fortifications. By 1819 he was involved with fort construction in Louisiana and in 1828 he was sent to begin defenses for the navy’s most...

  • Birthdays go with apple jelly cakes

    Feb 1, 2018

    January 31, my birthday is celebrated every year since 1941. My thirteenth birthday was my most memorable birthday ever. Never, ever forget the year that you became a teenager. A birthday brings cake, birthday cake allows some honor and privilege. Jelly cake made from scratch and smeared thick with jelly of whatever happened to be in the pantry from Mama's summer fruits. Blackberry, peach, or wild bullace. It didn't matter as long as the cake was yellow and stacked knee high with layers baked one at a time in a certain cast iron frying pan. Tha...

  • The Bretts entertain in Brewton

    Feb 1, 2018

    The Bretts from Brandon, Mo., took the stage Saturday night at the Woodfin-Patterson Auditorium in Brewton as part of the Brewton Council of the Arts annual shows. Next up is the Missoula Children's Theatre presentation of 'Gulliver's Travels' on Feb. 17, followed by 'On Golden Pond' on March 13. For more on the Bretts' performance, see Page 3A in the print edition....

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