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  • Albritton seeking U.S. House seat

    Bo Bolton|Nov 16, 2023

    Two Republican candidates with connections to Monroe and Escambia counties have qualified for the U.S. House of Representatives District 2 seat joining 19 other office seekers. State Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore and attorney Caroleene Hardee Dobson of Montgomery, have both entered the race, with Alabama's primary elections set for March 5. Albritton was first elected to the state house representing Monroe County in 2002 and served until 2006. The former naval officer was elected to the state...

  • Upton gets probation after guilty plea

    Bo Bolton, Special to the Ledger|Jun 9, 2022

    MOBILE – U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose sentenced radio personality Luther Upton to three years of probation for threatening to injure Evergreen policeman Dexter Rudolph on his morning radio show. DuBose warned Upton that the consequences would be much worse if he does not comply with the probation terms. "Mr. Upton, don't let me see you back in here," DuBose said at the federal courthouse Tuesday afternoon. "If you screw up, you are not going home." Upton was facing up to five years in priso...

  • Upton pleads guilty to felony

    Bo Bolton, Monroe Journal Publisher|Feb 24, 2022

    MOBILE – The trial of Evergreen radio personality Luther Upton ended abruptly Wednesday morning when Upton entered a guilty plea before the start of the second day of testimony in U.S. District Court. Upton was charged with threatening to injure an Evergreen Policeman Dexter Rudolph. Upton's sentencing is set for May 27 at 9 a.m. in Mobile at the federal courthouse. According to Upton's attorney, Arthur Madden, there is no written agreement on the sentencing but they are hopeful that it will b...

  • Upton is indicted by a federal grand jury

    Bo Bolton, Monroe Journal|Dec 2, 2021

    According to records filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Mobile, Evergreen radio personality and decorated combat veteran Luther Upton has been indicted on charges of interstate threatening communications. According to the indictment, Upton, a 74-year-old native of Uriah who also serves on the Evergreen City Council, “knowingly and willfully transmitted in interstate and foreign commerce a communication containing a threat to injure the person or another. During a live public radio broadcast in Evergreen, Alabama, the defendant made t...

  • Fall claims life of Monroeville man

    Bo Bolton, Special to the Ledger|Jul 4, 2019

    Former Monroeville resident James Holley died Monday afternoon after falling from a tree stand on family property between Thomaston and Linden in Marengo County, Ala. According to Marengo County Coroner John Scott, the 74-year-old Holley “was on the tree stand when it gave way causing him to fall approximately 8 feet” resulting in his death. He was pronounced dead at the scene. “He was marking trees for the logging crew to cut,” Jeffrey Holley, his son, said. “He was trying to take the tree stand down so the tree could be cut and he fell.” Holl...

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