Week of April 4, 2024

  • Jay man arrested after fleeing

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff

    A Jay man being served a search warrant on March 27 who was not at home arrived and fired two shots from his vehicle and then fled the scene, leading deputies on a 14-mile chase and the later discovery of $200,000 worth of drugs in his residence, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office report. Travis Paul Sterback, 27, 4994 Dobson Road, was the suspect named when memebrs of the Santa Rosa and Escambia County Sheriff's Offices were on scene serving a residential search warrant at 4994...

  • Total loss

    The Friendship Volunteer Fire Department was the first on the scene shortly after 6:30 p.m. Monday to find a home at 3731 Old Foshee Road fully involved in flames. Multiple fire departments worked more than an hour to extinguish the flames. No injuries or the cause of the fire were reported. The American Red Cross was called to the scene to aid the...

  • Easter Bunny comes to town

    The Easter Bunny made several trips across the area this past week. Pictured above, one child was not happy to see the Bunny at the Flomaton Public Library. But he also showed up in Brewton, and other areas to bring joy and good gifts. See more on Page...

  • Coastal to host casualty training

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Edior

    Coastal Alabama Community College will host a Mass Casualty Incident Training on the Atmore campus this Friday by partnering with multiple first responder organizations. The trainings will vary by incident types involving the college’s community partners and departments within the college. Participating partners in the drills will be the city of Atmore and Mayor Jim Staff; Atmore Community Hospital; Atmore fire and police departments and E-911; Poarch Creek fire and police departments and...

  • Bats, butterflies, snakes and more

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff

    This Saturday, April 6, Turtle Environmental Science Center in Flomaton will host its Spring Open House from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will a couple of presentations, including Jimmy Stiles, who will be there with a Reptile Show at 10:15 to 11:15 and will feature live reptiles. Turtle Point Director Sierra Stiles said this is the busy time of year, getting habitats cleaned and ready for spring events. Stiles said events like this introduce people to...

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