Joshua Wayne Odom

Joshua Wayne Odom, 31, of Lee, joined his late mother, Carol Ellen Odom Phillips, in Heaven after a tragic drowning accident on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He received a degree in horticulture and was a welder for the last 10 years. Josh was employed by Global Thermal Solutions. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, riding horses and being in the outdoors. Josh is preceded in death by his mother, Carol Ellen Odom Phillips. He is survived by his siblings: Bethany Phillips, Michelle Perrault, Ethan Phillips and Robbie Phillips; his…

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Pearl Elizabeth Brooke Raines

Pearl Elizabeth Brooke Raines, 95, passed away on Saturday,  Oct. 13, 2018, in Andalusia, Ala., surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 11, 1923, in New Smyrna, Fla. to Cortez Rudell Brooke and Margaret Mae Jones Brooke. She had one brother, Raymond Cortez Brooke. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother and husband of 44 years, William Blalock Raines. Pearl is survived by her daughter, Sandra Raines Davis and her husband, Joe William Davis, of Andalusia, who both lovingly cared for her. She was the grandmother of…

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Spared from Michael’s wrath

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. Once again, Big Bend and Madison County dodged the bullet. And what a bullet Hurricane Michael proved to be, packing winds of 155 mph when it slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday afternoon, Oct, 10. Until it did, the storm’s path remained uncertain, with expectations that it would take a northeast turn as it neared the coast, bringing it closer to Tallahassee and the Big Bend area. The storm’s devastation in Panama City and Mexico Beach was just becoming evident Thursday morning as the…

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Travis Jay to play in Under Armour All-America Game

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County High School (MCHS) senior Travis Jay will soon join an elite group that includes former Cowboys Ira Denson, Jacobbi McDaniel and Chris Thompson. Jay has been selected to play in the annual Under Armour All-America Game on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2. Each year, the top high school football players from across the nation are selected to play in the all-star game. Notable athletes who have played in the Under Armour All-America Game include Julio Jones,…

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