Articles from the March 7, 2024 edition

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  • Wiggins, Wilson claim victories

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 7, 2024

    Raymond Wiggins defeated Lew Najor 760 to 381 for the District 2 seat on the Escambia County Commission Commission and Jerry Wilson defeated incumbent District 3 county school board member Mike Edwards 515 to 223 to win Tuesday's Republican Primary. Escambia County had a 19.54 percent voter turnout Tuesday with 22,209 registered voters not casting a ballot. Wiggins, nor Wilson, face Democratic opposition in the November General Election. "I feel great," Wiggins said. "It's a good feeling. I...

  • One is arrested for shooting in Frisco

    Lee Peacock, Special to the Ledger|Mar 7, 2024

    Monroe County Sheriff's deputies and Frisco City police arrested a Monroeville man last week on two counts of attempted murder that stem from a Feb. 24 shooting that left six people with gunshot wounds. According to Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright, officers arrested Dematray Williams, 25, of Monroeville Wednesday of last week on two counts of attempted murder. Officers arrested Williams around 1:19 p.m. on Spotlight Road and transported him to the Monroe County Jail. Williams had his...

  • Jay concerned over cost of park rebuild

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 7, 2024

    Although the Jay Town Council took no action at Monday night’s meeting, Mayor Shon Owens expressed concern that the town of Jay is struggling to have enough money to complete the park renovation after David Tillar with Dewberry Engineering presented a color-coded schematic that offered the council park drawings showing a base bid with several bid options, implying that even with $8.4 million, there may or may not be enough money to cover everything in the drawings, depending on how much the c...

  • Judges warning about jury telelphone scams

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 7, 2024

    Escambia County (Ala.) Circuit Judges Todd Stearns and Jeff White want to warn residents of a potential scam concerning jury duty, but also want to warn residents that ignoring jury service summons does have legal consequences. Judge White said there apparently is a scam where people receive telephone calls threatening criminal prosecution for not showing up for jury duty. Judge White said the scam normally starts with threatening the person of being jailed for not showing up for jury duty, but...

  • Thomas is hiking to raise money for Make-A-Wish

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 7, 2024

    Maggie Thomas, 28, a 2013 graduate of Flomaton High School is taking a different journey to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation that provides a wonderful experience for children who suffer from critical illnesses. After graduating from Flomaton, Thomas attended Troy University where she received her bachelor's degree in criminal justice. She switched minors and received a minor in American Sign Language and then entered the Interpreter Training Program and got a bachelor's degree in...