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Brunson ancestors of Coffee County immigrated from England in 1633

Today’s writing will be an expansion and earlier genealogy of the Brunson family of Covington and Coffee Counties which was featured years earlier. According to ... Read more

1 day ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The Cuban Missile Crisis – 58 Years Ago this Week

On the night of October 22, 1962, the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy gave a speech on nationwide television. That speech marked ... Read more

1 day ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: Historic Magnolia Cemetery

There is no better time to write about the historic Magnolia Cemetery than in the month of October around Halloween. The Covington Historical Society usually ... Read more

1 day ago by Sue Wilson.

Peak/Peek descendants immigrated from England to South Alabama

Some time earlier, the Peek family of Covington County, Ala., was featured in this column. The ancestor, Robert Peek, born circa 1715 and his descendants ... Read more

1 week ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The story of Clinton Larry Smith, Sgt. U.S. Marine Corps [Ret] Vietnam Veteran

Larry Smith and Betty Henderson were sweethearts in high school at Pleasant Home. Larry graduated in 1965 and says Betty waited for him to get ... Read more

1 week ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: Beauty Queens in Andy

I love that 1938 Johnny Mercer & Warren hit tune made popular by Bing Crosby – “You must have been a beautiful baby, ‘cause baby ... Read more

1 week ago by Sue Wilson.

McCreary family celebrates proud heritage at annual “picnic”

The family and lineage of Elijah McCreary of Conecuh County, Ala., was featured in last week’s column. More genealogy of this McCreary family will be ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Curtis Thomasson.

REMEMBER WHEN: Early hospitals in Andalusia

The Three Notch Museum has some interesting antique medical instruments on display that were provided by Andalusia Regional Hospital now known as Andalusia Health. There ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sue Wilson.

The story of 1st Lt. William R. Lawley, Jr. U.S. Army Air Corps WWII Medal of Honor

Of the 33 Alabamians awarded the Medal of Honor, three of them were born in Leeds, Alabama. 1st Lt. William R. Lawley, Jr. was one ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Vick.

Elijah McCreary left strong legacy for his descendants

The McCreary family of Conecuh County, Ala., was introduced in last week’s column and will be continued in today’s writing. This story will begin with ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Curtis Thomasson.

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