Articles from the February 23, 2023 edition

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  • Teen jailed for killing teen girl

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 23, 2023

    A 16-year old pregnant Atmore girl is dead and another 16-year old is in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton charged with murder following a shooting Monday night in Atmore. Lamareyoun Moore was adjudicated as an adult in the shooting death of the 16-year old female and is being held in the county jail on $1 million bond for the Class A felony charge. According to reports released by the Atmore Police Department, police responded to Atmore Community Hospital about 10 p.m. Feb. 20 in...

  • School board agrees to take Hurricane Park

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Feb 23, 2023

    The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved unanimously at its meeting last Thursday to take over ownership and responsibility of maintaining all of Hurricane Park except the lake, which will remain the Town of Flomaton's responsibility. School board attorney Kirk Garrett made a recommendation to enter into and execute a Termination of Lease Agreement with the town of Flomaton for the lease dated on or about Aug. 27, 1985, and the amendment to lease agreement dated on or about Oct....

  • Fleeing suspect wrecks, dies in East Brewton

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 23, 2023

    A 20-year old East Brewton man with warrants for his arrest was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday night after fleeing police who then tried to pull him from the burning vehicle. David Grey Emmons, 1500 Forrest Ave., crashed a stolen truck into a tree on Ridge Road about 9:40 p.m. Feb. 17. Following the crash the truck burst into flames as police officers attempted to free him from the wreckage. East Brewton Police Chief Kenny Brazille said a call came into the police department before 5...

  • Century man pulls a gun on alleged shoplifters; arrested

    Gretchen McPherson|Feb 23, 2023

    A Century man who allegedly held a couple at gunpoint outside a retail store was arrested Feb. 10 and faces multiple felony charges, aggravated assault including false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and reckless display of a firearm. Edward Joseph Rose, 41, 2960 Highway 4A, was involved in a loud verbal argument with a group of people standing in front of Dollar General at 7731 North Century Boulevard when deputies responded in reference to an armed...

  • Century to see hikes in garbage and natural gas

    Gretchen McPherson|Feb 23, 2023

    Residents of Century will begin paying $26.59 monthly with $5.92 per additional can for their garbage service after the Century Town Council Tuesday night approved a resolution setting the garbage rate across the board. The new rate will take effect immediately. The current rate is supposed to be $25.34 for one can with $5.64 for each additional can, but incorrect or numerous codes existing in the town’s billing system have caused residents to pay different amounts. The new increase would add $...

  • Getting ready to play ball

    Feb 23, 2023