Articles from the February 29, 2024 edition


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  • Six people shot in Frisco City

    Lee Peacock, Special to the Ledger|Feb 29, 2024

    Six people who were injured in a pair of late night shootings Saturday in Frisco City remained in the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon, including two victims who were in serious condition. According to Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright, two people were shot Saturday around 12:30 a.m. inside a vehicle on County Road 23. Those gunshot victims had just left the scene of a fight at a bonfire in a field on private property not far from the old ball fields on Snyder Avenue in Frisco City. Fifteen to 20 minutes after the shooting on County Road...

  • DA recuses from school board cases

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    Saying he had a legal and personal conflict with continuing to prosecute cases involved with the Escambia County School Board and school system, District Attorney Steve Billy filed motions to recuse himself from prosecuting the cases. Due to the recusal, Billy also requested and received a continuance on status hearings that were scheduled for Monday. The cases involve school system bookkeeper Veronica Ashley Fore, School Board Member Cindy Jackson, School Board Member Sherry Ann Digmon and...

  • Flomaton honors top residents

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Feb 29, 2024

    The Flomaton Area Chamber of Commerce honored its top citizen, student and business of the year during Tuesday's annual banquet held at Hidden Falls in Flomaton. Beverly Simpson was named the chamber's Citizen of the Year for 2023-24. Flomaton High School senior Michael Morgan was honored as the Student of the Year and Flomaton Medical Center Pharmacy was honored as Flomaton's Business of the Year. The entire pharmacy staff of Danny Cottrell, Jim Justice, Laura Bryan, Rachel Hollington, Andrea...

  • Board taps Collier as superintendent

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Feb 29, 2024

    After a unanimous vote of approval from the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education last Thursday, Interim Superintendent Michele Collier will now serve as the school system's superintendent. Board attorney Broox Garrett said that Collier's was the one application submitted for the position of superintendent. Following the recent non-renewal and subsequent $90,000 buy-out of former Superintendent Michele McClung's remaining contract in mid-December 2023, Collier, who had served under McClung...

  • Century approves new auditing firm

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Feb 29, 2024

    At a Century Town Council special meeting Tuesday night, the audit selection committee reviewed submissions to the request for proposals for auditing services and approved HCT Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, LLC, in the council meeting that followed. The audit selection committee consists of Councilwoman Sandra McMurray Jackson, Century resident Michelle Pace, Councilwoman Dynette Lewis, Council Member Henry Cunningham, Councilwoman Shelisa McCall, Councilwoman Alicia Johnson and...

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