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  • Pollard gets grant for nature trail

    Ledger Staff|Oct 18, 2018

    Pollard-McCall Jr. High School has received a $12,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Resource Conservation and Development Council (R,C, and D) to renovate both the Sarah Finlay Science Center and Nature Trail that were initially installed on their campus with grants from The Finlay Foundation and The Gulf Coast R, C and D. Over the years the installations have become run down and are currently is a state of disrepair. Kevin Knowles, our new 4th through 8th grade science teacher has integrated these two areas into his curriculum. Knowles has...

  • Pollard, WS Neal complete eMINTS

    Ledger Staff|Oct 18, 2018

    Escambia County School District and eMINTS National Center Partner to Provide Technologies that will Prepare Students for Future-Ready College and Career Skills. In the spring of 2016, the Escambia County School District partnered with the eMINTS National Center to embark on a journey that would impact school staff and students. The purpose was to conduct a study that would consider the effectiveness of instruction when impacted by a shift in strategies and technologies used in the classroom. During the past two school years, teachers at Pollar...

  • Knowles crowned queen

    Ledger Staff|Sep 27, 2018

    Flomaton High School senior Anna Knowles was crowned as the 2018 Homecoming Queen during pregame festivities Friday night. From left are 2017 Homecoming Queen Rose Morgan, Miss Knowles and escort Mitchell Faulk. For more photos of Homecoming events see our Photo Gallery....

  • Teaching at the Junction

    Ledger Staff|Sep 27, 2018

    Jay's Matt Barbham gives a teaching lesson while turning out pottery during Saturday's Railroad Junction Day in Flomaton. Brabham was one of about 60 vendors on site. For more, see our Photo Gallery....

  • Snakes Alive!

    Ledger Staff|Sep 27, 2018

    Jackie Word with Turtle Point Environmental Center tries to get young visitor to touch snake during Saturday's open house at the Flomaton center....

  • FHS readies for homecoming

    Ledger Staff|Sep 20, 2018

    With toilet paper rolling and theme days that kicked off Monday, Flomaton High School homecoming activities continue today (Thursday) with students wearing 1920s Great Gatsby style clothes and will continue with tailgating beginning at 6 p.m. and a pep rally on the football field at 7 p.m. Friday's activities will kickoff with an alumni pep rally at 10 a.m., followed by a parade through downtown Flomaton at 2 p.m. and pregame festivities that include the crowning of the 2018 Homecoming Queen at 6 p.m. The Flomaton Hurricanes will then face St....

  • A new Sunrise in Century

    Ledger Staff|Sep 13, 2018

    Members of the Century Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Vireak and Thida Sun, owners of the new Sunrise Donuts Shop located at 8321 N. Century Blvd. on Tuesday. The store is open 7 days a week from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. For large orders, call 850-366-5020 a day ahead....

  • Hurricane Warning

    Ledger Staff|Sep 6, 2018

    Northview's defense surrounds Flomaton quarterback Daquan Johnson (7) Friday night in Bratt. Johnson held the upper hand with 243 yards rushing to lead the Hurricanes to a 41-20 victory. For more on this game and others, see Page 6A....

  • Ivey grants $1.57 million in grants for safer roads

    Ledger Staff|Sep 6, 2018

    Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $1.57 million to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency for efforts to improve highway safety and ensure dangerous motorists are off the roads. Ivey awarded the four grants to fund special highway safety programs like “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Those programs coincide with major holidays, like Labor Day and Memorial Day, when traffic is heaviest. “These grant funds will put more troopers on our highways and support other programs intended to reduce crashes and save lives,” I...

  • Battle of the Bands

    Ledger Staff|Aug 30, 2018

    The Hurricanes, Royals, Tigers and Blue Devils bands helped kick off the 2018 football season as local teams went head to head last Friday night. Music and movement filled the air at half time, pumping up the fans who came to see their team win! For photos, see our Photo Gallery....

  • Escambia County (Ala.) Board OKs personnel changes

    Ledger Staff|Aug 30, 2018

    The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at it’s Thursday, Aug. 16 meeting. The changes are as follows: Resignations Kemmavia Griffin, Assistant Principal at Escambia County Middle School, effective July 27, 2018; Jamila Russell, social studies teacher at Escambia County Middle School, effective July 26, 2018; Courtney Dumas, science teacher at Escambia County Middle School, effective July 31, 2018; Rebecca Snyder, elementary teacher at Huxford Elementary School, effective July 30, 2018; Karen F...

  • Choo Choo will open on Saturday

    Ledger Staff|Aug 30, 2018

    Brewton's Choo Choo Market will have its fall re-opening this Saturday with boiled peanuts, music and an abundance of handmade items and treats at great prices. The farmer's market is now in its fifth year of operation in downtown Brewton with fresh, local produce available. The market kicks off at 9 a.m. with free train rides and chalk art at Market Park on Belleville Avenue. The market is open until 2 p.m. each Saturday through Christmas and on special occasions like the Nov. 15 Holiday Kickoff and the Dec. 7 Christmas par...

  • Football 'Caniac' style

    Ledger Staff|Aug 23, 2018

    A huge crowd filled the stadium last Thursday for the annual 'Meet the Canes' celebration as football players, cheerleaders and band members took the field to welcome the Hurricanes into a new season....

  • Posing with a 'Star'

    Ledger Staff|Aug 23, 2018

    The Flomaton Fire Department organized a photo opportunity with the FHS cheerleaders to pose with a Medstar amublance and helicopter that have recently started to serve the town of Flomaton and surrounding areas. The photo was part of the FHS Football program fundraiser....

  • Lions Pancake supper set for Monday

    Ledger Staff|Aug 23, 2018

    The Flomaton Lions Club will host a Pancake Supper at 5:30 p.m., next Monday, August 27, at the Flomaton Community Center, located on McCurdy Street in Flomaton. Tickets for a plate are $5 each and will have pancakes, syrup, butter, sausage, with a choice of orange juice, milk or water. All proceeds will benefit the Flomaton High School LEO scholarship fund. Tickets are sold at the door or can be purchased from a Flomaton Lion. There will not be live music at this pancake supper because it is too loud. The Flomaton Lions hold two pancake supper...

  • HES welcomes back students

    Ledger Staff|Aug 16, 2018

    Huxford Elementary School students find a warm welcome when they arrived back for the 2018-19 school year. For more on the first week at Huxford and future events see our Photo Gallery....

  • Escambia County Board OKs personnel changes

    Ledger Staff|Aug 2, 2018

    The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at its Thursday, July 26 meeting. The changes are as follows: Resignations Susan Kirk, counselor at Flomaton Elementary School, effective July 31, 2018; Briana McMullen, bus driver at Atmore Bus Shop, effective July 31, 2018; Quincy Nearer, bus driver at Brewton Bus Shop, effective July 25, 2018; Nicarla Andry, English/Language Arts teacher at Escambia County Middle School, effective July 19, 2018; Courtney Dortch, office aide at Rachel Patterson...

  • Driver flees after crash

    Ledger Staff|Jul 19, 2018

    The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a utility pole on State Line Road near the intersection of Highway 29 in Century apparently fled the scene. Emergency personnel arrived shortly after 11 p.m. and found nobody in the vehicle. No other information was released by the Florida Highway Patrol....

  • Library Rocks

    Ledger Staff|Jul 19, 2018

    A group of adults enjoy singing karaoke at the Brewton Library last Monday night, July 16, as part of the Library's Rock Summer Reading Program. The library offers various activities for all ages through the month of July to promote reading. See more on Page 1B....

  • Leadership in action

    Ledger Staff|Jul 19, 2018

    Above, from left, W.S. Neal High School’s Sara Bradley and Brianna Pate and T.R. Miller High School’s Rider Jernigan and Michael Floyd (not pictured) served as delegates to the Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum in June at Troy University. The delegates were sponsored by the Greater Brewton Lions Club....

  • Woman airlifted after crash

    Ledger Staff|Jul 19, 2018

    An unidentified woman was airlifted from the side of Highway 4 in Century last Thursday evening when she apparently lost control of her vehicle and struck a pine tree. Reports from the Florida Highway Patrol on the crash were unavailable. The woman was transported by helicopter to a Pensacola hospital....

  • Robbery suspect caught

    Ledger Staff|Jul 19, 2018

    According to Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's office, Devante Aaron Knight committed an armed robbery at the Century Kwik Stop on Monday, July 2, located on Century Boulevard. Knight was considered armed and dangerous, and the public was warned not to approach him but call local law enforcement to report any sighting. In a recent Escambia County Sheriff's Office social media post Monday night, Knight was located and arrested in Alabama....

  • Century officials recognized

    Ledger Staff|Jul 5, 2018

    Century Mayor Henry Hawkins, above left, and Century Councilman Luis Gomez were recognized at Monday night's council meeting with certificates for their program completion from the Advanced Institute for Elected Municipal Officials....

  • Church gets a new steeple

    Ledger Staff|Jul 5, 2018

    D and B Builders installed a new steeple on the top of the newly constructed Century First Methodist Church Tuesday morning. The structure is attached securely to the roof of the church with steel bolts that run through steel rods. Several church parishoners watched from the annex across the street where they have met since the 2015 tornado damaged the church....

  • Visiting Provalus

    Ledger Staff|Jul 5, 2018

    From left, Tom McMillan, John Barnett, Henry Hawkins and Will Ruzic talk while attending last week's open house at Provalus in Brewton. The new information technology center is eager to have new employees join. For more information about job opportunities at Provalus, call 251-286-1070....

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