Obituaries, week of January 12,2020
Dolly Marie Deese   Mrs. Dolly Marie Deese, age 92, Foley, Ala., passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born in Samson, Ala. February 20, 1927 and was first a resident of Fairhope, Ala. and later a resident of Foley where she lived for more than 60 years. She was employed for many years by Fovil Manufacturing in Foley serving as a supervisor. She enjoyed her…
PCI holds Youth Pow Wow
By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer The Poarch Creek Indians recently held the 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Youth Sobriety Pow Wow at the Poarch Community Center. The event welcomed over 60 young dancers from ages one to 17. According to event organizer Chris “Ding Ding” Blackburn, the event is designed to offer an alternative for young people, other than partying. “It offers a chance for the community to come…
‘Hey, I’m Walter!’
Some people may see an unfortunate dog sitting in a shelter. We see an angel that someone threw away. Everyone please meet Walter, the shelter’s newest angel up for adoption. Walter has anything and everything you would be looking for in a “furever” pet! He is up to date on vaccinations and available for adoption with a $100 adoption fee, which includes neuter. Please make plans to come meet Walter…
CACC releases honors lists
Coastal Alabama Community College has released the names of the Fall 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List students. Requirements for the President’s List are a semester grade point average of 4.0, and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work. Students named to the President’s List from this area are as follows: Atmore Skyler Ann Williams Lauren Beth Metzler Jonathan Roland Bray Sophia…
Gaines Chapel hosts Emancipation Proclamation celebration
By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer The Emancipation Proclamation celebration at Gaines Chapel AME Church Sunday afternoon, January 5, was a celebration of the proclamation’s signing and the abolishment of slavery. Bonnie H. Johnson presided over the service. Accompanists were Minister of Music Willie J. Grissett and pianist Urla Boggan. To begin the program, everyone joined in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” George Knott opened with prayer as the…