Jan 07

Black-Owned Oscars and Seafood Restaurant Adds Excitement to Brownsville Community Recovery

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By: Tony McCray Dontel Watson (Big Al) believes in his entrepreneurial vision and business skills and the Brownville Community to the extent that he has opened two businesses in the last five months.  In business for the past 12 years, Watson just purchased the Historical Oscar’s Restaurant approximately five months ago!  As an encore strategy, …

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Jan 07

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Twelve to Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of one and the appointment of eleven to the Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council. Dottie Peoples, of Navarre, is the former executive director of the Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging. She succeeds Neil Davis and is appointed for a term beginning January 4, …

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Dec 30

Coach Cunningham Makes History

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By: LaVender Shedrick Williams What does a high school basketball coach know about running a property appraiser’s office? Many Gadsden County voters publicly and privately pondered that question when Coach Reginald Cunningham, Head Basketball Coach for East Gadsden High School, decided to run for the office of property appraiser – again. Cunningham ran for the …

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Dec 30

Rev. H.K. Matthews Drive

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(Brewton Alabama) By: She’s Social (tjackson@aheissocial.com) As a veteran of the Korean War and an iconic Civil Rights leader who got his start in the 60s, you might expect Rev. H. K. Matthews to have a tight grip on his emotions at all times. However, Rev. Matthews demonstrated that even icons can have a moment …

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Dec 30

NAACP, Emancipation Proclamation, and Kwanza Celebration Committees Join Forces on January 2nd at Mt. Canaan

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  By Tony McCray On January 2, 2017, The Annual Emancipation Proclamation Program will take place at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church at 10:00 am, along with the closing out of the Kwanza Celebration and the honoring of the 7 Principles of Kwanza and the last principle of Imani or Faith.  As always at this annual …

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Dec 23

MR. ROBBINS NEIGHBORHOOD AND SANTA CLAUS LIGHT UP WEDGEWOOD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTMAS

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  By: Tony McCray Fred Robbins, the former NFL Football Defensive Tackle, was not playing defense on this past Saturday at the Marie Young Community Center in Wedgewood. Instead, Fred Robbins went on the offense with the children and families in Wedgewood and the surrounding area bringing Christmas cheer to an area hard hit with …

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Dec 23

Par 4 Honors Colored Veterans for Christmas

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  Saturday morning, the colored Veterans section of the United States was honored by Par 4 as they laid wreaths for Christmas on their graves. “Each year we spend over $350 in wreaths to honor our veterans. The graves of the colored veterans were placed along the back wall in a small section at the …

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