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Articles from the February 7, 2019 edition

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The men of Armistead's Regiment

In times of old, great armies made up of men and animals moved across our piney woods and fields in search of battle and plunder. Whereas such opening sentences serve to stir the imagination and...

 

Remembering another cold snap

With the recent cold weather making the news, it made me think of another cold spell that happen just over thirty five years ago. The cold spell that just passed was more of a event for the northern part of the country since we didn't really see any...

 

Supporting our military, repaying veterans

One of the highest honors from my time in Congress has been the many interactions I’ve had with members of our nation’s armed forces and our veterans. Throughout the long history of the United States, countless Americans have served our country...

 

Legislature off to a new start

The Legislature has met for their organizational session and elected their leadership for the next four years. Both the House and Senate leadership remain essentially the same as the last quadrennium. Senator Del Marsh, R-Anniston, was elected...

 

The strength of an amazing woman who smiled

Something snags in my memory seine to lodge and stay around until I deal with it. I rummaged around for the past few days to remember a happy time spent with childhood friends. Then a bittersweet memory floated up. The McDills ( name changed to...

 

Tips to observe February as your Heart Health Month

February is often considered the month of love, with couples and family members sending heart emojis, heart-themed cards and heart-shaped chocolates. But what's a better gift to your loved ones than taking care of your heart? February is American...

 

The Sunshine Report

Our character and reputation will make us… or break us -- in life. Character is what we are -- our private substance. Reputation is what others think we are – our public image. A reputation is a message about us that grows and travels by word of...

 

Jonathan Darryl Morgan

Jonathan Darryl Morgan, 56, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Mobile, Ala. Mr. Morgan was a native and lifelong resident of Flomaton, Ala. An avid musician, pianist and singer, he attended the Promise Land Outreach Ministries Church of Atmore. The...

 

Christina Shevon Phillips

Christina Shevon Phillips, 19, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Miss Phillips was born July 19, 1999, to Christopher Phillips and Sheree Brewster in Orlando, Fla. A 2017 graduate of Escambia County High School, she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where...

 

Norvie Lee 'Slim' Trawick

Norvie Lee “Slim” Trawick, 91, of Castleberry, Ala., died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Jay Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Trawick was a native of Brewton and longtime resident of California before moving to Castleberry in 2017. A retired c...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    February 7, 2019

Molech has nothing on abortion bloodlust

On the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe Versus Wade making abortion legal throughout the land, the New York legislature marked the occasion by passing a state law to allow abortion right up until the moment before live birth. The...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 7, 2019

Atmore woman facing charges

An Atmore woman already in jail on $50,000 bond from five charges filed by the Atmore Police Department saw her bond jump another $150,000 after being served Tuesday with a grand jury indictment...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 7, 2019

Collision leads to drug charges

A Jay woman who was responsible for a three-vehicle crash Monday morning in Flomaton was arrested on drug charges and may face additional charges in the collision that sent one person to the hospital...

 

Century standoff over billing clerk

Century Mayor Henry Hawkins made a recommendation that the council approve moving town employee Toni Simmons up to billing clerk and increase her pay from $9.80 to $12 and then select an applicant...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    February 7, 2019

Honoring Dr. King

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...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    February 7, 2019

Judicial shift in Escambia County

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...

 

Jay eyes projects for economic development grant

Feedback from the first of three meetings on Friday, Jan. 28 in the town Jay resulted in several ideas on how to spend $17,500 awarded to the town for economic development by the Florida Competitive P...

 

Art program at FES a success

At the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education meeting Jan. 24, Flomaton Elementary School Principal George Brown presented an overview of the art program at the school this year to the school...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 7, 2019

Ivey grants Escambia County (Ala.) $60K

Escambia County is one of four recipients of grant funds to support programs that assist domestic violence victims and prosecute offenders in south Alabama. The county was awarded $60,698 of the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    February 7, 2019

Two in E. Brewton net drug charges

An East Brewton cop witnessing a potential drug deal and a traffic stop led to two people being arrested on drug charges that included methamphetamine and spice. Edward Eugene Lowery, 40, 1406 Dailey...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    February 7, 2019

Etheridge is county's top speller

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...

 

Locals make lists, graduate at Alabama

Many local students from Atmore, Brewton, East Brewton and Flomaton were among the total of 12,332 students enrolled during the 2018 fall term at The University of Alabama who were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or...

 

Mobile food trucks in Century?

Discussion about the possibility of having mobile food trucks come to Century in the future resulted in the scheduling of a workshop to the discuss details, laws and regulations will be on Monday, Mar...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    February 7, 2019

ECAT to hold two route workshops

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...

 

Northview art wins, on display

Art educator Sarah Stubbs of Northview High School and Ernest Ward Middle School student Patrick Rolin were named winners in their category at the 65th Annual Youth Art Focus exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of Art, available for viewing now until...

 

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