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Asboth plays a part in the Civil War

An interesting period in the regional history of the panhandle is the few years during the War Between the States. Although events here merit little historical interest compared to many terrible events during this time, this region was a war area...

 

Tales from William Station Cemetery

The Williams Station Cemetery is situated at the western end of Church Street in Atmore. Yet to find the location it becomes necessary to search and look beyond the houses at the western extreme of th...

 

November means that it is hog killing time

In my childhood days, the month of November brought busy work and fun times to this country girl. To say November was the best month would be a stretch, but let me explain myself. Before the busy-ness of November, October had us harvesting our crop...

 

4-H is a great opportunity to invest in our youth

4-H is a community of young people across America and the world who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is focused on positive youth development through hands-on learning and educational programs to build skills which will help...

 

Pansy Willine Bryan

Pansy Willine Bryan, 90, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Jay, Fla. Mrs. Bryan was a native of Tuscaloosa who had resided in Century for the past 60 years. A member of the Bratt First Baptist Church, whee she taught Sunday School and played the piano...

 

Heartbreak from Ashley Street

It's a small cemetery unknown to many and forgotten by others. Yet the narrow sidewalk which leads to an old cemetery at the western end of Church Street in Atmore holds history and heartbreak beneath its fading tombstones and grass covered...

 

The legend of the hoop snake lives on

While doing family tree research I was working on my mother's side of the family and specifically a grand uncle. I remember him telling me that he was chased by a Hoop snake when he was young. Apparently the Hoop snake was quite common a hundred year...

 

Sixty years ago, the first worst day of my life

I have never written or talked much about my Mama, but today I honor her memory with this story. This is my memory and opinion. Older siblings have more memory than I, younger siblings have a more dim memory, but we all shared Mama. She was gone too...

 

2019 4-H Chick Chain Show & Sale a success

4-H Chick Chain 2019 is in The Books! Since May, youth from across the area have been working daily to take care of their chicks for the Escambia County 4-H Chick Chain Program. All of their work culminated at the Chick Chain Show & Sale this past...

 

The Sunshine Report

What is your deepest fear? There is the fear of an ability to cope, fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of rejection, fear of poverty (lack), fear of inferiority, fear of intimacy, fear of control, fear of success, and a fear of “they,” just to...

 

Spooky traditions & tall tales

According to the dictionary, collective memory "refers to the shared pool of memories, knowledge and information of a social group that is significantly associated with the group's identity." For the...

 

Back when the music played on the radio

Our radio was dialed to any local radio station during the day for news, farm & market reports, and country music. Saturday nights the dial was set on WSM Clear Channel 650, for the Grand Old Opry. That was the time for Daddy and Mama to enjoy their...

 

Here are ways we can influence others positively

Don’t Miss Your Window of Influence When I am driving to and from work, playing chauffeur to my family, or when working on tasks at my office desk, I enjoy listening to music. I will either be listening to choir music to help me learn my part for...

 

The Sunshine Report

I trust you are having a great week. I am working on a new book on developing and building social capital and ran across this in my data base. I thought it might be something that you would enjoy. Thank you for being my internet friend…wish we had...

 

Number please: Canoe's phone system

A slender young man in dusty overalls walked across the plank sidewalk from the busy wooden structure in downtown Williams Station known as the Carney Commissary in the early 1890s and towards his...

 

Footnotes on a little town called Century

A little town just south of the state line will soon celebrate its one hundred and twenty year anniversary. In the 1800s this area around the town was called Teaspoon, because early river travelers could identify the shoreline here due to its...

 

Fall is in the air, despite the temperature

I walk out to stand on the back porch to feel a long-awaited difference. I feel the promise that was made in the beginning. I feel the sweet caress of Fall’s cooling. It may be a bit late this year but, I knew it would come eventually. It always...

 

Tips to reduce bullying by encouraging empathy

Bullying is a more preva- lent issue than many parents think. Research shows that at some point, it is highly likely that youth will be exposed to bullying as a bystander and have an opportunity to inter- vene. The following article from Maggie...

 

Contest will offer scholarship

The Billy Glenn Rushing Post 90 of Atmore announces an opportunity for local high school students to participate in a National American Legion Program that could result in a scholarship of up to $18,000 for first place winner at the National level...

 

Local students recognized by their universities

Locals attending colleges and universities in around the state and nation were honored recently at their schools. Huntingdon College Graduates of Huntingdon’s 2019 evening studies include the following locals, some who graduated with honors. From A...

 

ECRC offers new program

The Escambia Career Readiness Center’s Public Safety Program had the privilege of being the first Career Technical Center to host the Alabama Fire College’s Mobile Drill Tower. The Mobile Drill Tower offers recruits and firefighters the opportuni...

 

Schools recognized for effort

Bratt and Byrneville Elementary Schools, along with other Escambia County (Fla.) schools recognized by The American Heart Association (AHA) for their effort put forth in conducting the Kids Heart Challenge and the American Heart Challenge. Meghan...

 

Life and death along the creek banks

Mrs. Annie C. Waters describes Sardine as "The northeastern area of Township 2N, Range 7E and has at different times been known as Sardine, Magnolia, and Stanley Cross Roads." Yet beyond the legal...

 

Black Cat football lives on in our hearts

One of the things I remember from years ago being from Century was Blackcat football. For years after we got out of high school, Friday night during the fall always meant following those Century Blackcats to places near and far for some great...

 

Youth to showcase chicks at upcoming festival

On November 2, in conjunction with the LaRae Harvest Festival, youth from across Escambia County will be gathering to showcase the work they did this year as part of the Escambia County 4-H Chick Chain. Prior to May, youth signed up to participate...

 

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