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  • Jay woman is injured in ATV accident

    Robert Bozeman III, Special to the Ledger|Dec 28, 2023

    Two people were severely injured, including a Jay woman, when they were ejected from a 2018 Polaris side-by-side on County Road 7 near Pearl Lane in Conecuh County about 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23. Carl Shannon Stacey of Lenox was driving the ATV and Taylor Crawley of Jay was the passenger. Pearl Lane is located just north of the Lenox Crossroads on County Road 7. The ATV flipped, ejecting both from the vehicle and they were both severely injured in the crash. Neither subject was wearing seat...

  • Hillcrest student is found dead

    Robert Bozeman III, Special to the Ledger|Dec 14, 2023

    An 18-year-old student at Hillcrest High School died last Thursday night after an altercation with another man left him with multiple stab wounds. The Evergreen Police Department received a call at 7:29 p.m. of a man who had been stabbed beside the road on Highway 83 North. Officers arrived and found Robert Lamar Baldwin, 18, unresponsive with multiple stab wounds. Baldwin was transported by Conecuh EMS to Evergreen Medical Center where he died from his wounds later that night. The Evergreen...

  • Suspect arrested in Conecuh murders

    Robert Bozeman III, Evergreen Courant Publisher|Jul 6, 2023

    A suspect in a double homicide in the Johnsonville community in Conecuh County was arrested last Thursday by the Monroeville Police Department during a traffic stop. One of the murder victims was 10-year-old Joe "JoJo" Rankins. According to Monroeville Police Lt. Brian House, officers stopped a vehicle occupied by a driver and three passengers on Bigger Street shortly after midnight last Thursday morning. One of the passengers allegedly gave officers a false name, but officers determined that th...

  • Kidnapping is related to the double murder

    Robert Bozeman III, Evergreen Courant Publisher|Jun 29, 2023

    A Conecuh County woman has been arrested on charges connected to the double homicide just two weeks ago in the Johnsonville community. Vera Moorer, 27, of Conecuh County, has been charged with kidnapping II and is being held under a $1 million bond in the Conecuh County Jail. Moorer allegedly was involved in the taking of an 8-year-old child from the scene of the homicide where JaTonio Williams, 31, and Joe "Joe Joe" Rankins Jr., 10, were murdered. Moorer is alleged to have transported the...

  • Double murders in Conecuh

    Robert Bozeman III, Evergreen Courant Publisher|Jun 22, 2023

    Conecuh County was sent reeling when a second double homicide occurred less than two weeks from another double homicide. This time a 10-year-old child was killed in the shooting, along with a 31-year-old male. Conecuh County E-911 received a call of a shooting on Boone Court in the Johnsonville community at 11:28 on Friday night, June 16. When officers arrived on scene, they found Jatonio Williams, 31, dead of gunshot wounds. Joe ‘Joe Joe’ Rankins Jr., 10, was also found shot at the scene and transported to Evergreen Medical Center, where he wa...

  • Argument ends with one killed

    Robert Bozeman III, Evergreen Courant Publisher|May 11, 2023

    An Atmore man and Repton man have been charged with murder after a Belleville man was shot and killed in his home Sunday evening in Conecuh County. According to reports, Edward L. Williams, 21, of Atmore and Branden A. Fantroy, 25, of Repton have been charged with murder. Reports said Williams and Fantroy had an argument with two men during a ballgame Saturday afternoon approximately two miles south of Belleville on County Road 15. According to reports an argument between the two and Donnell Dailey, 49, of Belleville stemmed over loud music...

  • Conecuh recount taps Brock

    Robert Bozeman III, Evergreen Courant Publisher|Nov 24, 2022

    Following an official recount Friday of ballots cast in the sheriff's race in Conecuh County, incumbent Democratic Sheriff Randy Brock was declared the winner over Republican challenger Mike Blackmon by two votes – 2,228 for Brock and 2,226 for Blackmon. Blackmon confirmed Tuesday morning that the Alabama Republican Party plans to file a contest heard by Circuit Judge Jack Weaver unless Judge Weaver recuses himself from the matter. Following the Nov. 8 General Election Brock had 2,224 votes t...

  • Conecuh chase nabs suspect

    Robert Bozeman III, Evergreen Courant|Feb 10, 2022

    The Evergreen Police Department arrested four Evergreen men, that included one wanted on felony charges filed by the Brewton Police Department, early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase that took officers through southern Conecuh County and back to Evergreen before the vehicle was stopped. According to the Evergreen Police Department, an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2006 Chrysler 300 on Pecan Street for no tag at approximately 1:25 a.m. The vehicle stopped and as the officer approached the vehicle it took off. A second...

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