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The passing of a statesman
By Larry Lee How do you give due respect to someone like former Governor Albert Brewer?  I’m not sure you really can. He was definitely an anomaly in today’s “kill or be killed” world of politics. For one thing, he was a gentleman of the highest order. And his integrity, passion and intelligence were never questioned that I know of. It was as if he [was] an Eagle Scout when all around him…
Happy Holidays
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson The “War on Christmas” didn’t seem quite so heated this year. Given the attention span of most Americans, maybe the folks who last year got their knickers bunched when someone wished them “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” just ran out of steam. Or maybe they took note of the definition of “holiday” that has been circulating found the Internet – “from Old English haligdaeg,…
Christmas meals
The congregation of Grace Fellowship cooked, assembled and delivered 205 meals to mostly homebound folks for Christmas dinner. Shown at one of the deliveries at Point Escambia is the Smoker family who made the day a family event, from left, Dexter holding Tiersha, Jacob, James (dad), Mary Mattson (resident), Ava, Garrett, Charmaine (mom), and Isaiah.
Dodd, Currie to wed
Mr. Leon Dodd and Mrs. Donna Dodd of Haleyville, Alabama are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deonna Dodd to Frederick (Ankoo) Currie, son of Mr. Fritz Currie and Mrs. Susan (Kathy) Currie of Atmore, Alabama. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Garlin and Claris Dodd of Brilliant, Alabama and the late Hayward and Amy Burleson of Haleyville. The prospective groom is the…
Drive sober or get pulled over
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that runs through New Year’s Day, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will concentrate its enforcement efforts on impaired driving throughout Florida. FHP joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways in an effort to save lives. “Impaired driving puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims…