Articles from the February 24, 2022 edition


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  • Upton pleads guilty to felony

    Bo Bolton, Monroe Journal Publisher|Feb 24, 2022

    MOBILE – The trial of Evergreen radio personality Luther Upton ended abruptly Wednesday morning when Upton entered a guilty plea before the start of the second day of testimony in U.S. District Court. Upton was charged with threatening to injure an Evergreen Policeman Dexter Rudolph. Upton's sentencing is set for May 27 at 9 a.m. in Mobile at the federal courthouse. According to Upton's attorney, Arthur Madden, there is no written agreement on the sentencing but they are hopeful that it will...

  • Metal pipe attack leads to arrest

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 24, 2022

    A Century man is in jail facing felony manslaughter charges after an altercation involving a metal pipe led to death of the victim 10 days later. Timothy Lavon Johnson, 34, 77 Martin Luther King Drive, was arrested Feb. 18 and charged with the homicide of another Century man following an altercation between the two in July of 2021, which led to the unnamed man's death on July 28, 2021, according to an Escambia County Sheriff's Office report. The report said officers responded to a battery call...

  • Flomaton honors its own

    Feb 24, 2022

  • Costal honors Darrell Blevins

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 24, 2022

    Darrell Blevins is etched into the hearts, minds and character of many people following his 15 years as the head baseball coach at Coastal Alabama Community College's Brewton campus. His name will now be etched on the field where he not only taught young men baseball, but life and the need to succeed in the classroom as well as the baseball field. Blevins died in August, 2021, from complications from COVID-19, but his memory lives on. Family and friends gathered on Feb. 12 at Coastal's baseball...

  • Flomaton cracking down on speeding vehicles

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 24, 2022

    Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson said the biggest complaint he receives is about speeding through the town and his department is stepping up its enforcement. "We get more complaints about speeding than anything else," Thompson said. "So we are trying to address the problem aggressively." Using a laser speed detector armed with a camera, Flomaton police stopped 23 vehicles in two and a half hours Thursday, Feb. 17, on Highway 29 as vehicles came across the overpass from Century in the 35...