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Jay attorney charged in DUI crash

A Jay attorney was charged with driving under the influence following a head-on collision Friday night on Highway 31 north of Flomaton where the woman was heading north in the southbound lane when...

Body found in vehicle at apartments

Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a body located in a vehicle at Century Park Apartments on Highway 29 in Century some time Wednesday morning, according to Escambia ...

AED saves FHS student's life

A 16-year old Flomaton High School student is alive today because of a teacher, school nurses, Flomaton fireman and an Automated External Defibrillator. “He would not be alive today if we didn't...

Flagman killed in McDavid crash

A two-car crash last Friday in McDavid took the life of a pipeline construction worker from Pensacola at the scene, with later information that the Century woman who struck him died several days....

2017 Delinquent Taxes

Please see our C section of our printed paper or click on the link to our PDF version to see the full listing of the Escambia County Alabama delinquent...

Video aids police hunt

Video footage has helped the Flomaton Police Department identify a suspect who broke into Johnnie's Cleaners Friday night where the alarm apparently scared off the man before anything was stolen....

Dump electronics

As part of Alabama's Spring Clean Up campaign April 21 through April 28, the Escambia County Commission and the Escambia County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to offer a free electronics recycling...

Two hobos sought in Church St. vandalism

Warrants are being signed on at least two hobos who are accused of breaking into the old Red Man Pipe building on Church Street in Flomaton where they are accused of using spray paint to vandalize...

No new fire truck now

The Flomaton Town Council voted to spend about $3,000 to repair an old fire truck with hopes of planning how to purchase a new truck in the future. Former Fire Chief Jimmy Brantley told the council...

Local students recognized

The Escambia County Public Schools Foundation will recognize this year’s Mira Awards and highlight the “best of the best” graduating seniors in the Creative Arts at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at Booker T. Washington High School, Theodore B.D....

The pulpwood truck and prom night

Early April, 1959. I had a date for the prom. I had a beautiful gown, all lavender, strapless, full skirted netting, ballerina length. BORROWED from Mary Kate Mantel. I had new white pumps, an early graduation gift from my sister. I had a new pair...

Chowing down

Zack Williams and Crystal Moffett of Brewton feast on crawfish Sunday at the 'Kick It at the Creek' festival in Brewton. For more see Page 8A or our Photo...

Story of the courthouse cannons

Much has been written about the cannons on the Escambia County Courthouse lawn. They stand as silent sentinels, bearing witness to decades of local history and the ebb and flow of attorneys, judges...

ANNUAL COON HILL CEMETERY RUN Saturday, April 7, 2018

Despite the morning rains, more than 80 runners and walkers showed up to participate in the Coon Hill Cemetery 5K and Half Mile Fun Run last Saturday morning. Runners and walkers of all ages and...

The year without a summer- again?

With the weather still somewhat cool for this time of the year, it makes me think back to when I was about ten years old. What I'm thinking about would later become known as the year without a summer, which was the year of 1816. I first heard of...

Carbohydrates: a healthy diet's friend or foe?

Carbohydrates: Good or Bad for You? Are you sad that you can never eat bread, pasta or sugar again? If so, you are like most Americans who have read the recent warnings that carbohydrates cause weight gain and contribute to diabetes and heart...

Marie Virginia Knowles Morris

Marie Virginia Knowles Morris, 90, of Brewton, died Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Brewton following a brief illness. Mrs. Morris was a native and lifelong resident of Escambia County, where she was a homemaker with several hobbies and member of the...

James Joey Money

James Joey Money, 59, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Mr. Money was born July 2, 1958 to James Archie and Lois Sheets and was a friend to all who knew him. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, at Christian Memorial Funeral Home Chapel...

Donald Hugh Simmons

Donald Hugh Simmons, 69, died Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Pensacola. Mr. Simmons was a native of Atmore and former resident of Cantonment, Fla. who has resided in Flomaton, Ala. for the past 50 years. A 1968 graduate of Tate High School, he was a...

Thomas 'Tommy' Falk

Thomas “Tommy” Falk, 64, died Monday, April 9, 2018 in Nokomis, Ala. Mr. Falk was a native of Walnut Hill, Fla. and had resided in Nokomis since 1976. A retired insulation foreman, he was an avid fisherman and member of the McCullough Christian...

Drucilla Baggett Godwin

Drucilla Baggett Godwin, 92, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Montgomery, Ala. Mrs. Godwin was born in Belleville, Ala. and had been a resident of Montgomery for the past 68 years. Working as a seamstress at Prattville Apparel for a number of years,...

Animal Euthanasia: necessary evil

In America, animals are treasured and seen as members of our families, but some animals get left out. These animals, if lucky, are found, picked up, and taken to animal shelters. At these shelters...

Why are people okay with cheating today?

Is it bad that people are okay with cheating? The phenomenon of the public normalizing "cheating culture" is harming how people think morally and socially, as well as causing physical impairments...

Should prisoners be given the right to vote?

A topic that has arisen within the community is something for intellectuals to debate. Numerous people support either side of this debatable topic: should prisoners earn the right to vote? If...

Is kneeling during the National Anthem wrong?

To kneel or not to kneel? A lot of NFL football player feel the need to kneel during the National Anthem to protest racial inequality. Because of the growing trend of NFL stars kneeling during the...

Donations needed for new AEDs

The Tri-City Ledger was involved in the first fundraising effort to purchase Automated External Defibrillators for the Flomaton Fire Department several years ago. Fire Chief Steve Stanton wanted to buy two at a cost of about $3,800 each. We were...

Internet: an open ended dead end

An incredible innovation, the internet has completely changed daily life around the planet and altered the trajectory of society. Almost all information ever known is at your fingertips. You no longer have to go to the library or visit an expert;...

Jay students offer up their opinions

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk to several of Elizabeth Walters' Spanish and English classes at Jay High School. Walters had given the students the task of writing editorials and...

Honoring academy nominees

America’s Armed Forces are made up of young men and women who bravely answered the call of service and have accepted the challenge of defending our great nation. As a Member of Congress, I have the distinct privilege each year of nominating...

Political stage very different today

There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940’s-1960’s and our group on the Potomac today. Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have Alabamians. There is also a tremendous difference in power and...

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