Obituaries for the week of June 17, 2018
Thomas Earl Hall, Sr. Mr. Thomas Earl Hall, Sr., age 75, of Tifton, Ga., passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He was born in Brewton to the late Leslie Hall, Sr. and Hattie Mae Hall. He was a faithful member of Second Saint Siloam Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas Earl Hall, Jr.; sister, Gloria Mitchell; brothers, Willie Hall, Clarence Hall, Walter Hall…
Offering Comfort
by BONNIE BARTEL LATINO   Former Atmore resident, the Reverend William Blackburn recently heard that I have not been well for quite some time. In early May, the Southern Baptist minister from Fort Smith, Arkansas sent me a most delightful and inspirational gift. The present is an audio CD of William reading selected Psalms with glorious background music. I find it comforting and relaxing. Having grown up in Atmore with…
Directory has sheriff’s phone numbers wrong
News Staff Report Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office officials announced two ECSO phone numbers published in the most recent phone directory contain errors. The prefixes for these two numbers are incorrect. The correct phone numbers are: main office, 251-809-0741, and Brewton office 251-867-0304. ECSO officials, who say the phone numbers will be corrected in the next publication of the phone directory, apologize for any inconvenience caused by these errors. Additionally,…
Protecting a Gulf Coast tradition
Down here on the Gulf Coast, fishing is a way of life for many people. It is a tradition that spans generations and is one way we bond with our family and friends. In fact, some of my fondest memories happened while casting a reel. I remember my father showing me how to bait a hook and teaching me about the patience of waiting for a bite. I enjoy carrying…
Teens of the 60s dance coming up
News Staff Report If you’d like to reconnect with classmates from your high school days … if you’d like to go back to the 60s, the decade of bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, maxi-skirts, psychedelic colors, long hair, the big afro, and jamming music, then you’ll want to attend the Teens of the 60s Dance. Sponsored by the Escambia County Training School Class of 1968, the dance is set for Friday, June 29,…