Articles from the January 18, 2024 edition


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  • Atmore man jailed for murder

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jan 18, 2024

    An Atmore man remains in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton without bond after being charged with murder in the shooting death of another Atmore resident Saturday morning. Charles DeWayne Walker, 25, 1214 North Main St., Lot 13, was arrested about two hours after the reported shooting death of Okeema Renard McCants. During a bond hearing Tuesday before District Judge Eric Coale, the judge ordered Walker to be held without bond, but ordered an Aniah's Law hearing for 11 a.m. Friday...

  • Beware when you heat your home

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jan 18, 2024

    With temperatures expected to remain near or below freezing through the weekend, area fire chiefs are urging residents to be safe, especially if they use space heaters to warm their homes. Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said he's witnessed multiple fires over the years that started with space heaters. Brewton Fire Chief Jeff Salter agreed, saying about 30 percent of house fires are due to space heaters. "I don't like them," Stanton said of space heaters. "I've seen too many houses burned...

  • Wilsons end long tenure at Brewton Iron Works

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jan 18, 2024

    On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2024, history will be made at Brewton Iron Works, LLC., as the last Wilson to run the company since 1903 will retire. Rick Wilson is the fourth generation to be president of Brewton Iron Works, Inc., a foundry and machine shop located here in Brewton. Brewton Iron Works was established in 1898 by the Lovelace Lumber Co., forebears of the current Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace, for overhauling and maintaining steam locomotives at the various sawmills in Brewton and Century, as...

  • Area celebrates Dr. King's birthday

    Jan 18, 2024

  • Cold weather brings ice and freezing temperatures

    Jan 18, 2024

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