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Obituaries, week of January 17, 2021
Tharon Douglas Godwin Mr. Tharon Douglas Godwin, age 78, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. He was born to his parents, Clifford Oree and Hazel Jackson Godwin. Tharon, also known as “Uncle Bo,” to all of his nieces and nephews, quickly acquired a stellar reputation for being the go-to for agriculture, not only because he grew up on the Old Godwin Farm, working the land “by hand and by machinery,”…
Troopers ID drivers from Sunday wreck
Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division responded to a two-vehicle crash at approximately 4:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, in Escambia County. The crash occurred when a 2017 Toyota Camry driven by Glenn Hadley, 20, of Atmore collided with a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Michael Kendrick, 53, of Bay Minette. The crash occurred on U.S. 31, near the 31-mile marker. No further information was available…
ECMS spelling bee winners
Lemon Barlow Escambia County Middle School held its annual schoolwide Spelling Bee, Thursday, January 7. Winners were John Barlow (fifth grade) in the fourth and fifth grade category; and Imari Lemon (seventh grade) in the sixth through eighth grade category). Teacher Tiffany Hobbs coordinated the spelling bee; Scott Benton served as the pronouncer; and judges were Dr. Valarie Smith, Hope Lassiter, and Sara Chavers. John and Imari will compete in…
Thank you, Mr. Quimby
Stan Quimby worked as assistant principal at Escambia County Middle School and he retired from there. When he passed away January 3, some folks decided he should be honored one last time. As Mr. Quimby’s funeral procession passed by on January 6, several educators were in front of the school to pay their respects, and the school sign was changed to show the community’s appreciation. News photo by Ditto Gorme
2020: Year of the coronavirus
Pandemic hogs headlines, despite $1B in local projects By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Except for sporadic reports from national news outlets, few people had heard of COVID-19 when 2020 began. Before the year was three months old, though, the virus had begun to hog news headlines the world over. The novel coronavirus began its globe spread in earnest in March, eventually reaching pandemic status, infecting more than 350,000 Alabamians…