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More than just a country store

The small country store has its place in American society. Historically, people have gathered at such places to receive their mail, converse with neighbors, learn the news going on around them, and...

 

The Ladies Take the Stage

The lights were lowered, the music began and the curtains were drawn to reveal that the contestants were ready to entertain the crowds during the 2018 Miss FHS pageant held this past Thursday, Nov....

 

Baker Block Museum has much to offer

Several ASHS members spent Saturday, November 3rd at the Baker Block Museum. We greatly enjoyed their Festival, but there is much to see and enjoy there on non-festival days. The Baker Block Museum...

 

Remembering those fall Sunday afternoons

Way back in the days before television or things tech worthy and time wasting, we had free and joyful time for things like stalking the best chinquapin trees that had a possibility for the best crop, best persimmon, best walnuts, best pecans, best...

 

How to have your Thanksgiving pie and eat it too

The typical American may eat 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day with 3,000 calories consumed at the Thanksgiving meal alone. That’s more than two times the average recommended calorie load for a day! So many times, at Thanksgiving we see lists of t...

 

Sunshine Report

One of my “careers” was short-lived. For four years, I worked as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch in Dallas. The first six months, for the most part, was spent out of the office making calls to potential clients. The stock market at the time was...

 

Mystery of the Butler Street School

Travelling northwest from Robinsonville one will soon reach the lower end of Butler Street. The road and community known as Butler Street stretches into Monroe County and scenic views along the route... Full story

 

Stop skipping Thanksgiving for Christmas

We are starting to see all things Christmas. ((((Stop In The Name Of Love))). Lets do Thanksgiving first okay? I'm using memories gathered from multi family gatherings through the years for this story. We all know us. We all have suffered us. We all...

 

Tips to make salads healthy and low-calorie

What is the first food you think about eating when you go on a diet? Many people think about eating a salad because it is a low-calorie meal. Salads are usually a great high-nutrient, low-calorie meal to eat but adding some foods can make it a high-c...

 

Jay Costume Contest Winners

The winners of Jay's Costume Contest are as follows: Age 4 and Under 3rd Place: Rayleigh Holloway 2nd Place: Kayleigh Stamatelos 3rd Place: Lakyn Smith 5 to 6 Year Olds 1st Place: Jayce Stokes 2nd Place: Jackson Holloway 3rd Place: Kinsley Hamilton...

 

Tips to extend the life of your Jack-O-Lantern

This time of year, people often ask me if there is a way to preserve their beautiful carved jack-o-lanterns, especially after putting in all their hard work. It’s true that jack-o-lanterns have a seemingly short life span. However, Dani Carroll,...

 

Robinsonville son gave all in Phillipines

Along the western end of the Robinsonville Baptist Church Cemetery rests the remains of Lt. William Maxwell. He was born in Monroe County Alabama and later adopted Robinsonville as his home as his family followed the migration of farm and logging...

 

Florida has 200 years of history as a state

In a few years Florida will celebrate two hundred years as a part of the United States. It was in 1821 that Andrew Jackson traveled to Pensacola to accept transfer of West Florida from Spain and establish himself as interim governor. At the same...

 

Fall and remembering the Escambia County Fair

October always brings memories of the Escambia County Fair in Atmore during my youth in the 1950's. Crops had been grown, vegetables from gardens were canned in mason jars awaiting their need. Cotton and corn had been harvested, sold or cribbed....

 

A few tips to help make this Halloween safe

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, trunk or treating, to a fall festival, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks,...

 

Robinsonville preacher battles bandits

history while sitting at the end of a dusty dirt road and watching an October sunset slowly slip beneath the horizon. A mile or so in the distance, the white steeple of Robinsonville Baptist Church...

 

The El Camino Corridor runs through Ala.

While traveling to Laurel, Mississippi for a meeting, I noticed that US 84 was also marked with signs saying, “El Camino East/West Corridor.” I immediately thought, “Column idea!” Upon consulting with my husband's “friend, Mr. Google” I f...

 

Puttin' on airs isn't always the best thing

I'm changing the names in this story because it is about family a bit removed, and family can sull up hard and fast when they feel a poke. If one was a legend in ones own mind and from the South that still lives in the South of Southern Alabama, one...

 

News from Robinsonville - early 1900s

One of the benefits of living in a small community is knowing the neighbors around you and the history of the area. Knowing history seems to help this writer put life in context as against the...

 

Snakes and bugs still pests in cold weather

This time of year a lot of us turn our attention to hunting and camping. When you go hunting in addition to the regular safety rules like make sure of your target before you pull the trigger, always keep the muzzle of your gun pointed away from...

 

Calf wrangling is best not done in dresses

I was never acused of being ladylike. I was a rough and tumble sort, short on manners and dress. Mama tried and failed miserbly. Grandma Minnie did get my attention with this warning, "Earline keep your dresstail down over your knees". They both...

 

Enjoy and celebrate National Seafood Month

There are many advantages of living so close to the gulf coast. One of them is, it’s easy for us to enjoy eating fresh seafood as we celebrate October as National Seafood Month. Fish and shellfish are easy to prepare and swimming with nutritive...

 

Modern technology meets old quest

Humans have always pondered their own mortality and their heritage. It’s natural and it separates us from the other species living on this planet. The ancient Romans worshiped their ancestors and prayed to them before their conversion to...

 

Letters describe town's early beginnings

At the beginning of the twentieth century, The Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company was formed to harvest the thousands of acres of virgin pine in South Alabama and soon settled on a piece of property for a new sawmill in Florida, only a mile from the...

 

Morrison's Cafeteria should be in heaven

When I die I want to eat at Morrisons Cafeteria in Heaven when I get hungry. If Heaven is a place of perfect happiness, then I'll eat at Morrison's again. My earliest memory of Morrison's was from the bragging tales of my Atmore cousin. She told me...

 

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