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 By Joe Thomas    News    June 23, 2022 

Pettis not guilty of sex abuse

An Escambia County (Ala.) jury found George Newton Pettis not guilty of sexually molesting a young girl who claimed the abuse began at the age of 6 and was reported when she was 10-years old. Pettis,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 23, 2022 

White tops ballot in the GOP runoff

Larry White took one step closer to regaining his District 3 seat on the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission by defeating incumbent Commissioner Scottie Stewart 642 to 607 in Tuesday’s Republican...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 23, 2022 

White tops ballot in the GOP runoff

Larry White took one step closer to regaining his District 3 seat on the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission by defeating incumbent Commissioner Scottie Stewart 642 to 607 in Tuesday’s Republican...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 23, 2022 

Wilson's parole hearing is set for today

Harris P. Wilson, who was convicted of three counts of capital murder for the April, 1991 shotgun slayings of his mother and stepfather is scheduled to appear before the Alabama Board of Pardons and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 23, 2022 

Wanted in Atmore

The Atmore Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating Rayvon Maddison, who is wanted for attempted murder and is considered armed and dangerous. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 16, 2022

Flomaton man jailed for theft

A Flomaton man was arrested for theft charging him with defrauding an East Brewton man out of more than $10,000 by taking payment to repair roof damage after the June 19, 2021 tornado, but as of last...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 16, 2022

County adds a holiday

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission voted Monday to add June 20, 2022, as a county holiday to coincide with the federal Juneteenth holiday. Congress approved Juneteenth as a federal holiday...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 16, 2022

The Junior Police Adademy fills up fast as Flomaton brings it back

Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson told members of the town council he is bringing back the Junior Police Academy this summer and said once it was posted on Facebook the class was filled in about...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 16, 2022

Moore honored for his years of service

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission presented Brewton Attorney Thad Moore with a proclamation honoring him for his many years of service as the county attorney. Moore officially retired as the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 9, 2022

W.S. Neal student killed in fire

The community is not only mourning but rallying to help a family who lost everything including 10-year old Cyrus Kerce in a fire that spread through the family's mobile home Friday morning north of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 9, 2022

Brewton man gets busted for drugs

A Brewton man arrested June 2 on multiple drug charges involving cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and methamphetamine now sits in the Escambia County Detention Center on $1.5 million bond. Qudrae Sanchez...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 9, 2022

Absentee ballots for runoff are available

Absentee voting in Escambia County (Ala.) for the June 21 runoffs in Democratic and Republican races is now on, but Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain said there are some dates people wanting to vote...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 2, 2022

Attempted murder is charged

An Atmore man is being held on $1 million bond after he allegedly fired a shotgun Saturday morning into an apartment full of people, including three who were children, with three people being hit by...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    June 2, 2022

Robbins charged with child abuse

A Brewton man is being held on $100,000 bond on two counts of aggravated child abuse for allegedly beating two children in his care. William Randell Robbins, Sr., 38, 589 Keego Road, was arrested May...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 26, 2022

Stewart, White head to runoff

Sherry Digmon and Cindy Jackson will be returning to the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board and Scottie Stewart and Larry White will face off on June 21 in a runoff for the District 3 seat on the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 26, 2022

Brown to take the helm of Flomaton baseball

As a student at Spanish Fort High School, Troy Brown played on two state championship baseball teams and one state championship football team. He will now bring that winning attitude to Flomaton High...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 26, 2022

Man jailed for theft with fake ID and debit cards

A Miami man accused of using a false identification to steal about $9,000 apparently used that same false name at his first bond hearing last Friday before Escambia County (Ala.) District Judge Eric...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 19, 2022

Flomaton jails three for drugs

A traffic stop by Flomaton police on March 16 led to the arrest of three people on drug charges after officers discovered illegal drugs and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Joe Seaphers Rabon, 66,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 19, 2022

Flomaton man killed in crash

A Flomaton man died and a Flomaton woman was airlifted from the scene of a fiery crash early Friday morning on Old Atmore Road near the intersection of Tulip Road. Jacob Maulden, 24, was pronounced...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 19, 2022

Candidates file final financial reports

Editor’s note: In last week’s edition of the Tri-City Ledger, there were some errors in the outside contributions given to local Escambia County (Ala.) residents. Local candidates running in May 2...

 

Thompson helps citizens ID what is suspicious behavior

If you see something 'suspicious' in your neighborhood or while you are driving down the street, what should you do? That was one of the questions Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson asked Monday...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 12, 2022

T.R. Miller student loses battle

The faculty and students at T.R. Miller High School, along with other friends and relatives, gathered Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the life of Lavarius Bell, Jr., who died Friday, less than a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 12, 2022

Stewart is leading the money trail

With the Republican Primary set for May 24, in the three contested local elections, District 3 county commission candidate Scottie Stewart leads the way with outside political contributions of $6,650...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 5, 2022

Tragedy leads to show of love

Students at Flomaton High School created a poster Monday that simply says 'We Are One" to show their support, love and prayers to the students at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton following a tragic...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 5, 2022

Atmore cats shot with arrows leads to plea for help

Atmore police is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for killing at least two cats using a bow and arrow. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said two cats are...

 

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