Commemorating John Pelham
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson III While not wanting to go overboard on this “Confederate History” thing, I do have one more comment to make. And it’s really not about the Confederacy at all. In years past, the city of Jacksonville has commemorated the life of one of Calhoun County’s own, John Pelham, who was born in Alexandria in 1838 and died in Virginia on March 17, 1863. Paying homage…
Execution set for Moody, state’s oldest Death Row inmate
The execution of 81-year-old Walter Leroy Moody Jr., the oldest inmate on Alabama’s Death Row, is set for 6 p.m. next Thursday, April 19, at William C. Holman Correctional Facility near Atmore. Moody, convicted of the 1989 pipe-bombing death of federal appeals judge Robert S. Vance, had asked to represent himself at his capital murder trial, but asked for a 12- to 18-month continuance so he could hire two lawyers…
Obituaries for the week of April 4, 2018
James Daniel “Danny” Dunsford, Jr. Mr. James Daniel “Danny” Dunsford, Jr., age 55, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home in Flomaton, Ala. He was a native and life-long resident of Flomaton. He was of the Christian faith. Mr. Dunsford is survived by his father, James Daniel (Judy) Dunsford, Sr. of Grand Bay, Ala.; mother, Angie Gilmore (Bill) Weaver of Byrneville, Fla.; wife, April W. Dunsford of Flomaton;…
In appreciation
Atmore Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7016 presented a certificate of appreciation to Popeyes and David’s Catfish recently for their support of the Post and veterans. Shown at the presentation at Popeyes are, from left, Post Chaplain Glenn Wardrop, Christina Atkins, Lillie Williams, Cheyanne Brock, Olivia Simmons, Elliott Faircloth, Post Commander Billy Gates, and Jeremy Shoemaker.
Women at sea
Lt. Shanique Howard, left, from Uriah, and Chief Legalman Ru Li, from Groton, Conn., pause March 28 for a photo following a Women’s History Month celebration on the mess deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard. The ship is operating in the Philippine Sea is part of a regularly scheduled patrol and provides a rapid-response capability in the event of a regional contingency or natural disaster. Photo courtesy…