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  • Police arrest 1, seek 5 for theft

    Ledger Staff|Apr 21, 2022

    Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson announced the arrest of several burglary and theft suspects and noted warrants have been issued for the arrest of others. "I'm very pleased by the efforts of all my law enforcement officers, who worked very hard with these recent cases," Thompson said. "I am also grateful to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Florida for their assistance due to most of the subjects being located in Florida and traveling to our town for the crime." Thompson also said he...

  • Going once, going twice, sold!

    Ledger Staff|Jul 9, 2020

    Escambia County (Ala.) Tax Collector Tim Pettis calls for bids last Thursday as his office sold 193 parcels due to past due taxes and collected $68,219.95 in taxes, fees and penalties. People who had their property sold at the sale have 10 days to pay the past due taxes before interest begins being added to the sale price....

  • Esc. Co. youth program open

    Ledger Staff|Apr 2, 2020

    Escambia County (Fla.) is seeking youth ages 16-24 who are interested in an opportunity to get paid work experience this summer through the Escambia County Youth Employment Program. Applications are due Friday, April 17 by 3 p.m. Qualified youth who are accepted into ECYEP will be able to work up to 30 hours a week at $8.56 per hour, with positions available in various county departments along with the Escambia County School District, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector's Office and Supervisor of Elections Office. Participants will also receive...

  • PHD Scholarship deadline soon

    Ledger Staff|Apr 2, 2020

    For the fourth consecutive year, PHD Realty announces the PHD Realty Determinaton Scholarship for 2020. This year, two $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying seniors who plant to attend technical school or college full time in the fall. To be eligible, students must attend high school in Escambia County, Ala. of Escambia County, Fla. The student must have a minimum grade average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) ad the endorsement of their guidance counselor. “As eduaction costs continue to rise, we’re eager to continue to supp...

  • Let it be Christmas Everywhere

    Ledger Staff|Dec 19, 2019

    Third grade students at Flomaton Elementary School entertained the crowd Tuesday night with a night of singing and dancing for the school's annual Christmas program. See more pictures in our Photo Gallery....

  • Music in the Air

    Ledger Staff|Dec 19, 2019

    Chirstmas music filled the FHS auditorium Monday, Dec. 16, as the Flomaton 5th grade, 6th grade and Pollard-McCall bands joined together to play Christmas music for friends and family. For more pictures, see tricityledger.com...

  • Poarch to host history talk

    Ledger Staff|Oct 24, 2019

    The Office of Archives and Records Management and the Regulatory Affairs Division at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will hold a conference on Creek History from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Nov. 2, 2019, in Poarch Creek Community Center's Multipurpose Room. Dale Cox, historian and author, will talk about his book, Milly Francis: The Life and Times of the Creek Pocahontas. Cox joins former Tribal Chair Eddie Tullis and former Seminole THPO Willard Steele to talk about Creek history. Breakfast and lunch will be served and the public is...

  • 2019 FHS Homecoming Court

    Ledger Staff|Sep 26, 2019

    Members of the 2019 Flomaton High School Homecoming Court are from left, Edy Young, freshman, Meredith Harrison, sophomore, Alihyana Etheridge, junior, Savannah Blackburn, senior, Skylar Crawford, senior, and Kaitlin Stuckey, senior. The queen will be crowned during pregame festivities Friday night that begin at 6 p.m....

  • Blessing of the Schools set Tues.

    Ledger Staff|Aug 1, 2019

    At 6 p.m., next Tuesday, Aug. 6, there will be a Back To School Community Prayer Service at First United Methodist Church in East Brewton. Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson will be there to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ will be performed live by a soloist. There will be eight local pastors, including Presiding Pastor Mike Breasher and area churches are participating. Guest speakers will be Rev. Bobby Ellisor and Rev. Eric Andrews. School superintendents for both the county and Brewton City Schools will be the...

  • 'Wax Museum' offers learning

    Ledger Staff|May 23, 2019

    Students at Flomaton Middle School hosted a 'Wax Museum' last Thursday, showcasing historical and contemporary figures around the world. Guests could press a button to 'activate' each character to tell facts about their characters' lives and contributions. For more, see our Photo Gallery....

  • Graduations start

    Ledger Staff|May 16, 2019

    Area high schools will hold graduation ceremonies starting tonight, Thursday, May 16, through Friday, May 24. Escambia Academy’s graduation is at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at Grace Fellowship Church on Highway 31 in Atmore. Northview High School’s graduation ceremony will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 18. Escambia County High School’s graduation will beat 7 p.m., on Tuesday, May 21. W. S. Neal High School’s graduation will be at 7 p.m., in Thursday, May 23. T. R. Miller High School’s graduation is at 7 p.m., on Friday, May 24. Flomaton...

  • 18th Annual Jay Pro Rodeo set

    Ledger Staff|Apr 4, 2019

    The 18th Annual Jay RAM Rodeo will be held at 8 p.m., on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, 27th at the Ted May Arena in Jay. Admission is just $10 for adults and $5 for children twelve and under. All proceeds benefit area youth programs such as the Jay High Student Government Association, which donates to My Father’s Arrows, sports teams for equipment and uniforms, and many other local youth groups, schools and charities. Parking is free, and the arena is a half mile east of the red light on Highway 4 in Jay. The 3R Rodeo Company from J...

  • Jay lifters advance

    Ledger Staff|Apr 4, 2019

    Jay's James Eddings and Dylan Phillips will advance to the state weight lifting meet April 13 in Panama City following their success March 29 at the regional meet. Eddings was the regional champion in the 183-pound class with a total of 580 pounds and Phillips was the regional runner-up in the 119-pound class with a total of 385 pounds. The Jay team that participated in regional meet are front row from left, Kaden Roberson, Stone Brown, Phillips and Hunter Deese. Back row is head coach Jace...

  • The 'Voice' comes to Flomaton

    Ledger Staff|Mar 28, 2019

    Kirk Jay of Bay Minette, who performed on the television show 'The Voice' made a visit to Flomaton High School to congratulate the football team and cheerleaders on the championship football team. At the cheerleaders request he also took to the piano to sing a song....

  • Dr. Searcy honored

    Ledger Staff|Mar 28, 2019

    World renowned botanist Dr. Darryl Searcy was honored last Thursday in Brewton for his many contributions to the Brewton community over the years. Above he greets residents at the reception. Below Thad Moore Sr., joins Dr. Searcy at the head table....

  • Ready to plant trees

    Ledger Staff|Feb 21, 2019

    Century area residents flocked to the ag building Friday to pick up multiple species of trees to be planted throughout the community in celebration of Arbor Day. For more on the Arbor Day tree give away see our Photo Gallery....

  • White excels

    Ledger Staff|Feb 21, 2019

    Blakelee White, daughter of Todd and Chris White, has been shooting her bow competitively since she was 13-years old. This year, she will be representing the area as a Professional Woman Archer. In 2018 she shot in the ASA Pro-Am National Archery Tour and out of seven tournaments she had two first place finishes, two second place finishes, one fourth place finish and two fifth place finishes. She was also in the top three of shooters of the year finalists and won her way to becoming a pro in...

  • Pier reconstructed

    Ledger Staff|Feb 21, 2019

    Workers spent the last few weeks rebuilding the pier at Hurricane Park in Flomaton that had rotted to a point it was unsafe. Bondurant Lumber and Hardware was able to get the manufacturer of the original wood to replace it at no charge. Fishing is once again allowed on the pier....

  • The History of Valentine's Day

    Ledger Staff|Feb 14, 2019

    The following is an exerpt from the Encyclopaedia Britannica: Valentine's Day, also called St. Valentine's Day, holiday (February 14) when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. The holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine's Day....

  • Honoring Dr. King

    Ledger Staff|Feb 7, 2019

    Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace and his wife Sally toss out goodies Saturday in Brewton as the parade to honor the late Dr. Matin Luther King Jr., rolled through Brewton to celebrate the birthday of the late civil rights leader....

  • Judicial shift in Escambia County

    Ledger Staff|Feb 7, 2019

    Escambia County (Ala.) Circuit Judge Bert Rice retired and new Escambia County District Judge Eric Coale was officially installed in separate celebrations last Thursday and Friday at the Escambia County Courthouse. Pictured left, Wade Hartley, president of the Escambia County Bar Association, presents a gift to Judge Rice on his retirement from the bench. Pictured right, newly elected Circuit Judge Jeff White, right, places the judicial robe on incoming District Judge Cole....

  • Etheridge is county's top speller

    Ledger Staff|Feb 7, 2019

    Mya Etheridge, left, of Huxford Elementary School took top honors in the Escambia County Spelling Bee held Tuesday at the Flomaton High School library. The spelling bee lasted 15 rounds before Etheridge took the title. From left are Etheridge, first place; Imari Lemon of Escambia County Middle School, second place; Gracie Peters of Brewton Middle School, third place; and Brooks Jernigan of Brewton Elementary School, fourth place. Etheridge will now represent the county in the state spelling bee...

  • ECAT to hold two route workshops

    Ledger Staff|Feb 7, 2019

    The Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) invites the public to attend two additionalworkshops to provide input regarding the North Escambia Transportation Service Pilot Project. ECAT and Escambia County Community Transportation staff will be on hand to answer questions. The first meeting will be at 5 p.m., tonight, Thursday, Feb. 7, at Pensacola State College Century Campus in Room 7720 at 440 E. Hecker Road in Century. The second will be at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at the Walnut Hill Community Center, Ruritan Building located at 7850 Highway...

  • FHS wins math tournament

    Ledger Staff|Feb 7, 2019

    Flomaton High School captured the 2019 Coastal Alabama Community College Michael Tedder Mathematics Tournament Jan. 24, competing against nine schools in the area. Flomaton's Alex Glidewell won first place in the individual honors followed by Meagan Chaudron. Jay High School finished second, followed by T.R. Miller High School and W.S. Neal High School....

  • Seniors, others, gather to celebrate

    Ledger Staff|Dec 27, 2018

    The Flomaton Senior Citizen Center hosted senior citizens and their families to an ole fashioned Christmas supper Friday night at the Flomaton Community Center to celebrate and have fellowship prior to Christmas Day....

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