Week of February 22, 2024

  • Brewton man is jailed for beating his mother

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor

    A Brewton man was arrested on multiple charges of trying steal money from his 86-year old mother and striking her over the head and on the chest with a pool stick. Kwame L. Crewell, 38, 317 Lewis Lane, was charged with two counts of attempted theft of property I, domestic violence assault II, financial exploitation of the elderly, two counts of false imprisonment I and two counts of interfering with a domestic violence emergency call. Crewell was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center...

  • House approves gambling bill

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor

    The Alabama House of Representatives voted 70-32 last Thursday to approve a proposed change to the constitution to allow lottery, casino and sports betting gambling in the state with the two members of the Escambia County House delegation splitting their vote with State Rep. Alan Baker voting yes and State Rep. Matthew Hammett voting no. The House bill is now in a Senate committee. Should the bill pass, it will be placed on the November General Election ballot to allow the voters in Alabama to...

  • Second person jailed in murder

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor

    A second Atmore man has been charged with murder for the Jan. 13, 2024, shooting death of Okeema McCants, 39, also of Atmore. Cleo Frye III, 30, 310 East Sunset Drive, was arrested Feb. 15 and is currently being held in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton without bond. Frye joins Charles DeWayne Walker, 25, 1214 North Main St., for the murder of McCants. District Judge Eric Coale has scheduled an Aniah's Law hearing Friday to determine whether or not Frye is entitled to a bond....

  • Century town hall closed due to illnesses

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff

    The Jay Town Council normally meets Monday nights twice monthly but rescheduled for this past Tuesday because President’s Day was Monday. The Century Town Council usually meets on the first and third Tuesday nights monthly but council meetings scheduled for Tuesday night in both the towns of Jay and Century were cancelled. The town of Jay cancelled due to a lack of quorum, while a staff shortage due to the majority of town employees being ill is what prompted Century’s cancellation....

  • Helping to bee aware

  • State Champ at TRM

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