Obituaries, week of August 2, 2020
Jethro Dailey, Sr. Dailey Mr. Jethro Dailey, Sr., age 96, of Atmore, Ala. (Freemanville Community), passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at North Baldwin Infirmary in Bay Minette Ala. He was born in Satsuma, Ala. to Callie Grace and Ervin Dailey. He was retired from Monsanto Chemical Company and spent his later years serving as a volunteer fireman with the Poarch Fire Dept. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing,…
Family’s wreck injuries more than just ‘minor’
Reports that five members of the same family suffered only minor injuries in a Sunday (July 26) head-on collision on U.S. 31 are apparently inaccurate. Official reports showed that Mary Doyle of Century, Fla. – the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the 3 p.m. crash – was treated and released at North Baldwin Infirmary in Bay Minette. An adult passenger in Doyle’s vehicle, as well as Doyle’s…
County inmate death likely natural causes
News Staff Report Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigations is conducting an investigation into the July 23 death of an inmate at Escambia County Detention Center. Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson said the unidentified inmate is believed to have died of natural causes, and the state probe is normal protocol for all in-custody deaths. According to the sheriff, the inmate was unresponsive during a cell check that was…
Education in the time of the pandemic
Bradley Bryne U.S. Congressman Last week I had a virtual conference with the leaders of the local school systems in our district. Starting a new school year is a difficult task in the best of times. Doing so in the middle of a pandemic with the disease spreading as it is now makes this normally difficult job truly daunting. I greatly appreciate what these leaders and their staffs are going…
Backpacks and uniforms for 200 from Unity event
News Staff Report Organizers of the Unity in the Community drive-through event, held July 25 at Grace Fellowship Church, reported that around 200 children, representing about 90 families, were presented with free backpacks and uniforms. “Unity in the Community was a great success this year,” said Ruth Robinson. “Despite having to change our format due to COVID-19, we were still able to bless so many kids.” Over 30 volunteers from…