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Loy Ray Morgan, Tech Five, U.S. Army, WW II

As father and son headed out from their hotel to the Normandy beaches, an older French lady stepped forward and asked in her broken English, “Have you been to Normandy before?” The older man replied, “Yes, a long time ago.” Recognizing that he was a veteran, she smiled and said, “Thank you for your service.”
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Editorial: Story of Jay proves how racist past shapes present identity, reality

As Gov. Ron DeSantis and loyalist legislators carry on a campaign to control and silence curriculum pertaining to the role historic racism has played in shaping America, research from local historian Tom Garner puts a harsh light on the moral and factual wrongness of how Florida Republicans are trying to manipulate public education and whitewash history that's already been hidden for far too long.  The fact is that historic racism from white Americans against Black Americans continues to shape the places...

BPC Bass Fishing Completes Weekend at Bassmaster College Series Wild Card

LINCOLN, Ala. -- Brewton-Parker Bass Fishing competed over the weekend at the 2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series Wild Card at Logan Martin Lake in Lincoln, Alabama. Three boats competed for the Barons with a pair of student-athletes landing within the top 30 for the two-day event. Caleb Barrow and...
Brewton Standard

America In Bloom officials visit Brewton

Two America In Bloom advisors criss-crossed through the Brewton community Monday and Tuesday marveling at the changes throughout the city. Sue Amatangelo and Carlo Balistrieri represented the AIB organization taking in every aspect of the community to determine designations the city may earn following their visit. “I was blown away,”...

Motorcycle club members arrested after allegedly beating man outside Century business

One Port St. Lucie man was charged Sunday for his alleged involvement in beating two Escambia citizens in the parking lot of a Century business. James Dixon, a member of The Outlaws Motorcycle Club, was arrested Sunday evening after he was identified as one of several attackers that on May 7 allegedly broke a man's arm and nasal cavity and injured a woman who tried to intervene. ...

PHOTOS: Retiring Frisco City Manager honored with city parade

Frisco city staff gathered Wednesday to give George Purefoy a proper goodbye. The morning after the city's retiring City Manager attended his last City Council meeting, staff from various city departments gathered for a parade in front of the municipal center. The event was a chance for staff to give the city's first ever City Manager a show of thanks after 34 years of service to Frisco.
Brewton Standard

Stokes brings time in education to a close

For 32 years, elementary students at Brewton City Schools have been the beneficiaries of the dedication found in teach by Debbie Stokes. Stokes, who will be leaving her post at Brewton Elementary School on June 30, says the time spent with students and fellow teachers through the years has never been taken for granted.

Frisco City Council approves homestead exemption increase, property tax freeze for elderly and disabled residents

Frisco homeowners can expect tax breaks next year in the form of a homestead exemption and rate freezes for elderly and disabled residents. Frisco City Council approved an exemption increase in ad valorem property taxes for residences within the city at its June 21 meeting. The change raises the Homestead exemption from 10% to 12.5%.
Brewton Standard

Ducks for sale: EB preparing for July 4th celebration

July 4th is gearing up to be a fun day in the city of East Brewton with the annual celebration set to kick off at 9 a.m. Christy Edwards, city clerk for the host city, said the customary events are set and ready to host a full day of activities.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Voreis

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jane Voreis, 93, Montgomery, Ala., died Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Evergreen, Ala. She was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Plymouth. She married Roger Voreis; he preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Dr. Jeffrey (Donna) Voreis and Jennifer (Larry) Voreis; one granddaughter;...

Frisco commemorates City Manager George Purefoy's last City Council meeting

Tuesday night was a historic one for the city of Frisco as George Purefoy attended his last City Council meeting as Frisco City Manager. The Frisco City Council commemorated the evening with a proclamation and reception recognizing the over 30 years Purefoy has given the city, working to develop a vision for Frisco as it grew into what it is today.

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Escambia County High School was the setting for Jefferson Davis Community College’s Annual Adult Education and Skills Division Dinner / Meeting. Approximately 60 guests attended the meeting, including members of the JDCC faculty, staff, and administration and members of the Atmore and Brewton communities who serve on career technical and adult education advisory committees. According to Dr. Bill Blow, Interim President at JDCC, “Our advisory committees are essential to the…


Memorial Service for Mr. Toby Booker, 59, of McKenzie, was held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Parker officiating. Mr. Booker passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 15. He is survived by his daughter, Branson Stroud (Trent); grandsons, Walker...
Brewton Standard

Mary Anne Pouncey

Mary Anne Pouncey, 73, of East Brewton, passed from this life on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at her home. Ms. Pouncey was born in Troy. She worked in education 40 years from 1973 until May 2013 when she retired as a media specialist at W. S. Neal High School in East Brewton. She enjoyed working with her students and helping them to realize their dreams can come true. She loved spending time with her family and friends.