Articles from the February 16, 2023 edition


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  • Bridges files suit over firing

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 16, 2023

    A Fairhope attorney filed suit in Escambia County Circuit Court Tuesday afternoon on behalf of former County Engineer Bill Bridges claiming the county commission violated Bridges’ due process rights when it fired him on Jan. 9, 2023. The suit was filed against the county commission as a whole and Commissioners Steven Dickey, Raymond Wiggins, Brandon Smith, Larry White and Karean Reynolds individually. After placing Bridges on administrative leave with pay the week before, the commission voted 3...

  • Eldery abuse is filed

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Feb 16, 2023

    A Flomaton woman was arrested Jan. 31 for felony neglect of an elderly person when it was revealed she had left an elderly person in her charge without access to food or water for an unknown period of time. Tiffany June Quebedeaux, 40, 1734 Roosevelt Lane, was charged with caring for an elderly man who was not able to care for himself when an officer responding to an elderly abuse complaint found the residence in deplorable conditions and the victim without access to food or water and no...

  • Jay continues to battle over park plans

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Feb 16, 2023

    In a vote of two to one, the Jay Town Council approved a three-phase plan to pay for the renovations at Bray-Hendricks Park at its Monday, Feb. 6 meeting, with Mayor Shon Owens voting no. Councilman Josh Holloway was not present. Dewberry Engineering representative Crystal Weatherington presented a revised spreadsheet that had three phases to complete the park renovation. Each phase included general and earthwork, drainage, field construction, utilities and paving, itemized, with quantities,...

  • Felon is arrested

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 16, 2023

    A 44-year old convicted felon from Atmore is back behind bars on multiple charges after being arrested Friday, Feb. 10, after alledgely shooting a weapon into an occupied home. George Edward Cooper, 181 Crow St., was charged with burglary I, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling, six counts of reckless endangerment, attempted murder and unlawful possession of a pistol. According to reports from the Atmore Police Department, about 6:05 p.m. Feb. 10, officers responded to a residence on...

  • Man tries to break into the county jail

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 16, 2023

    An Atmore man who had warrants out for his arrest is back behind bars after alledgely trying to break into the Escambia County Detention Center property to deliver contraband to prisoners being housed in the county jail. David Lavorn Johnson, 26, 1250 Freemanville Drive, was arrested Feb. 6 and charged with promoting prison contraband I and II, conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime, possession of burglary tools, unlawful possession of marijuana I, unlawful possession of a controlled...

  • Ironic photo at the coal chute

    Feb 16, 2023

  • Here in a hurry

    Feb 16, 2023

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