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Tips to make back-to-school easier this fall

This week school bells will ring announcing the beginning of the new school year! Children, parents and teachers are all excited about it! YEA! Some children are so excited that they are not conscious of their surroundings – including ongoing traff...

 

Eloise's Beauty Shop

This past Saturday, the grand opening of Eloise's Beauty Shop in its new location on College Street in Flomaton prompted friends, clients, relatives and locals of all ages to pay a visit to what some...

 

Murder in Canoe leads to big trial

The lives of some are destined for tragedy. At some points in time the people who come into a person's life have unintended consequences for eternity. So was the case between Fredrick Hancock, Jesse...

 

Truman took morning walks in a business suit

Near the middle of the twentieth century, before the evolution of the presidential monarchy, there was a president who took daily morning walks in his business suit along the streets of Washington, D.C. Following reporters would often jog along just...

 

The day the farm kids formed their revolution

Circa 1955 we worked in our own fields everyday to fight the scourge of watergrass, bahia grass, smut grass, watergrass, ironweed, pursley, watergrass, sandspurs, sawbriers, crabgrass, nutgrass, persimmon bushes, watergrass and watergrass. Let me...

 

The Jacobs family settled in Canoe

There are many surnames which exist on the old census and newspaper rolls for Canoe, Alabama which no longer have living representatives in the Canoe area. Stackhouse, Kendrick, McCants and others...

 

Plenty of beach memories from my childhood

John Appleyard's column about the 1931 Pensacola Bay Bridge brought back memories from my childhood. My daddy loved beach trips, so we went often. I vividly remember crossing that two lane Bay Bridge, which was much lower and narrower than the 1960...

 

Walk out backward & sweep up the tracks

Daddy and Mama would occassionlly make a trip into town to do some much needed shopping or business at the bank. No, not to deposit money into the bank because we never had any money, but to humbly ask to borrow some money so we could plant crops so...

 

A glimpse of the past

History came alive at Jenning's Park in Brewton Saturday morning as crowds gathered to observe firsthand the reenactment of the Battle of Burnt Corn Creek. Young and old alike watched the actors take...

 

The difference between organic and natural

I am often stopped and asked the difference between buying organic foods and naturally grown foods I encourage them to the following timely Extension Publication: Buying Organic – What Does It Mean? ANR 1425. I am sharing parts of the pamphlet...

 

Fruits can be enjoyed year-round when stored right

I really enjoy eating fresh blueberry crunch and drinking strawberry smoothies in December. You can too! Fruits can be frozen and still be as appetizing and tasty as fresh fruit if they are properly selected, prepared, packaged, frozen, stored, and...

 

The life & times of Peter D. Enfinger

Following the Civil War Southerners witnessed monumental changes throughout the region. The Reconstruction governments put in place by the North laid a heavy burden on the poor farmers and settlers...

 

Amateur ham radio teaches valuable lessons

One of the best things that I ever participated in as a young person was becoming a Amateur (Ham) Radio operator back in the early 1970's. It was one of the best things a younger person could take up, it was educational since there was a test that...

 

Quilts were her legacy

She made some over half a century ago. All handmade, all gifts, all used and used and used. All worn out and frazzled and frayed now. All retired. None can be disposed of. I cannot do it. Others will have the job of what to do with the quilts when...

 

Escambia County Children's Policy Council

With the Alabama Children's Policy Council state convention set for Friday, July 27 in Montgomery, the Escambia County Children's Policy Council held its quarterly meeting last Thursday, July 19, at...

 

Malta businesses once thrived

Situated 3 miles east of the historical center of Atmore, along the old L&N Railroad (CSX) lies an area known as Malta. Little more than a highway sign along Highway 31 marks the rough location of...

 

Historical ties to famous Texas desperado

Our society has contributed articles to this paper for almost thirty years now and I find that the collection is a surprisingly generous source of historical information about this region. I stumbled across the following a while back, a first-hand...

 

My dream of being a majorette died hard

I saw her in the 4-H parade in Atmore. I saw her picture in the Mobile Press Register leading the high school band down Government street during Mardi Gras, I saw her picture in LIFE leading a band in New York City for the St. Patrick's Day parade....

 

Your teeth need good nutrition to be healthy

If I knew then what I know now I would have a beautiful set of perfect pearly white teeth! Multiple trips to the dentist office through the years, remind me that it’s worth it to follow these tips to have healthy teeth for a life time. Daily...

 

ADULTS ROCKED AT BREWTON LIBRARY

Adults enjoyed playing board games and singing karaoke Monday, July 1, as part of the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program the Brewton Library is hosting. The library is located at 206 W. Jackson...

 

Be aware of food safety when grilling this holiday

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday To you! Happy Birthday Dear America on your 242nd Birthday! On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Each year on July 4th, Americans celebrate that freedom and...

 

S.I. Baker and the yellow dog

As mentioned last week, the Canoe Highlands Colony remains shrouded in the hazy memory of our area's distant past. S.L. Baker, one of the colony's principal investor's, travelled to Chicago on a...

 
 By Jim Stanton    Lifestyles    July 5, 2018

Genealogy can teach your history & more

I got interested in genealogy at a young age and remember sitting around listening to my grandparents and great-grandparents talk about the old folks. With this in mind some of the best advice I ever got was to take a tape recorder with me and...

 

Independence Day: holiday celebrated with sweat

A favorite holiday of my childhood was celebrated on the 4th of July. That day had to be earned with sweat and bother. Sweat was sweated in the early morning as we had to plant the last of the sweet potatoes. Let me explain that. Mama and Daddy...

 

JUMPSTART

Pre-schoolers who participated in the JumpStart Program at Flomaton Elementary School last week were treated to a quick course in fire safety with the Flomaton Fire Department last Friday, June 22,...

 

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