Obituaries, week of May 3,2020
Jackie Lorinda McGhee Smith Ms. Jackie Lorinda McGhee Smith, age 72, of Poarch, Ala., passed away Friday, April 24, 2020. She was a graduate of Escambia County High School, retiree of Masland Carpet (over 30 years of employment) and a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Ernestine and DC Daughtry, father, Julius ‘Jack’ McGhee; granddaughter, Abigale Renea Smith…
EREC awards college scholarships
Barrow Brown Special to Atmore News Escambia River Electric Cooperative announced the winners of the 2020 Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards: Keaton Brown of Escambia County and Kendall Barrow of Santa Rosa County. Keaton is the son of Chris and Sandy Brown. Keaton plans to major in aerospace engineering and was nominated by Congressman Matt Gaetz to the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Keaton…
The new kind of birthday party
Mildred Jackson Shepard’s 90th birthday was Friday, April 24. To celebrate such a milestone, the family usually throws a big party, but the coronavirus pandemic has changed all that. At best, well-wishers have to extend birthday greetings as they drive by and stay in their vehicles. That’s what Mrs. Shepard’s friends did Friday afternoon. Folks drove by, some blew the horns, others shouted greetings, and all waved. By the way,…
History repeats itself
The recent events of the coronavirus have turned a new page in the history books of the world. Since the flu pandemic of 1918, the world has never faced a foe as deadly and life changing as this one. As news of the virus moved from China, into Italy, through the United Kingdom and into the United States, life as we know it changed and has not been the same…