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Hoomes family established Hoomesville community and church

The Hoomes family of Escambia County, Ala., was introduced in last week’s column, and the lineage was carried from Major John Hoomes, a native of ... Read more

1 month ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The story of Sergeant Willie J. Locke, Jr. USMC Vietnam Veteran

Willie Locke and Mortar Squad #8 were busy pumping round after round into the oncoming North Vietnamese assault. Willie suddenly found himself blown several yards ... Read more

1 month ago by John Vick.

Hoomes family ancestors migrate to Escambia County, Alabama

Members of the Hoomes family have been long-time residents around Covington County, but particularly in Conecuh which later became Escambia County, Ala. They have a ... Read more

2 months ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The story of Sergeant Ola. L. Mize, U.S. Army, Korea, Medal of Honor

The soldier finally made his way back to his unit’s command post and tried to give his report. Standing there with his uniform in tatters, ... Read more

2 months ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: A LOCAL DREAM FULFILLED

An interesting visitor came to see me recently and brought some information about the Mason Serenity House and the story of her parents who were ... Read more

2 months ago by Sue Wilson.

Letter to Gov. Ivey, Sen. Holley and Rep. Jones from Covington County District Attorney Walt Merrell, Circuit Court Judge Lex Short, Circuit Judge Ben Bowden, District Court Judge Julie Moody, Sheriff Blake Turman and every Chief of every police department in Covington County

Dear Governor Ivey, Senator Holley and Representative Jones, We write to you today, steadfast in our solidarity and opposition to the marijuana bill that the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Kyzar family descendants were prominent in Covington County area

In this column for the past two weeks, the ancestry and career of Dr. James Hugh Kyzar has been presented. In today’s story, more of ... Read more

2 months ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The story of Private First Class Alford Lee McLaughlin, USMC, Korea, Medal of Honor

Pfc. Alford L. McLaughlin had volunteered for his second continuous duty assignment in Korea when, on the night of September 4-5, 1952, he became a ... Read more

2 months ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: History trivia on Covington County and Andalusia

For those readers who follow this column, I thought it might be fun if we had a history trivia. If you are so inclined, see ... Read more

2 months ago by Sue Wilson.

Additional research on early Kyzar ancestors has been made available

In last week’s column, the heritage and career of Dr. James Hugh Kyzar, a prominent medical physician specializing in the treatment of diseases of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Curtis Thomasson.

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