Articles written by Joe Thomas & Gretchen Mcpherson

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  • School board rejects contract

    Joe Thomas and Gretchen McPherson, Staff Writers|Aug 31, 2023

    Moments after the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board voted unanimously to accept the results of an evaluation survey on Superintendent Michele McClung filled out by board members showing she received satisfactory rankings in 11 of 11 categories, the board voted 4-3 to not renew her contract. During a workshop last Thursday, the seven school board members were given the evaluation survey to fill out concerning McClung's job as superintendent. School Board Attorney Kirk Garrett told the board...

  • No clues in drive-by shooting

    Joe Thomas and Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Apr 14, 2022

    A woman sleeping in a house on Ashford Alley in Century said she was awakened about 4 or 5 a.m. Sunday morning by the sound of gunshots and pellets from a shotgun coming through the house. "I was in the house asleep and heard the shots," the woman, who didn't want to be identified, said. She said she heard five shots and the house and a car parked outside were full of pellet holes that appeared to come from a shotgun using buckshot. "It's not right," she said. "As far as I know, we have no...

  • One dead, four injured in crash

    Joe Thomas and Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Editor & Staff|Jan 27, 2022

    A Flomaton man was killed and four others were transported to the hospital in a head-on collision last Wednesday afternoon on Highway 31 about five miles west of Flomaton, near the 51 mile marker. Calvin L. 'Meatball' Johnson, 68, of Flomaton was killed in the Jan. 19 crash about 5:15 p.m. Reports note that Johnson's 2004 Honda SUV veered into the path of a 2003 pickup truck driven by Brian T. Grant of Atmore. Grant and three passengers, ages 11, 7 and 2 were transported by helicopters to...

  • Plane goes down along river bank

    Joe Thomas and Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Aug 15, 2019

    A Pensacola man remains in the intensive care unit at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola following an airplane crash Tuesday afternoon when the plane hit two power lines crossing the Escambia River causing his plane to crash into a sandbar on the river's bank. The pilot has been identified as Scott Nee by Freddie Wayne McCall Jr., who serves as the Fixed Based Operation Manager for the Brewton Airport. Emergency personnel were dispatched about 1 p.m. Tuesday when officials realized the airplane...