Articles from the March 14, 2024 edition

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  • Missing Flomaton man found

    Lee Peacock and Joe Thomas|Mar 14, 2024

    A Flomaton man reported missing March 8 was found in good health and returned to his family, but Monroe County officials continue to search for Conecuh County man who was reported missing Sunday on the Alabama River. According to Flomaton Police Chief Dane NeSmith, Wesley Allen was reported missing at 8:27 p.m. on March 8. Witnesses reported Allen went walking in the woods about 6:15 p.m. and didn’t come back. Chief NeSmith said police officers, along with Flomaton firemen, K-9 tracking dogs from the prison, drones from Atmore Capt. Joshua Morg...

  • Records destroyed in blaze

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 14, 2024

    A 'suspicious' fire destroyed a building Tuesday night owned by Coastal Alabama Community College in Brewton, that was used for storage, remains under investigation by the Brewton Police Department and the state Fire Marshal's Office. The house, located at 117 College St., next to the college's campus, was used to house old documents and records. Brewton Fire Chief Jeff Salter said the first call came in about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Salter noted the building did not have any electrical or gas...

  • Flomaton resident seeks use variance

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 14, 2024

    If Flomaton resident Ken Kennard, who lives at 239 Ricky St., wants to clean up the lot across the street and live in a travel trailer, appears the matter may have to be settled in circuit court. Kennard has approached the Flomaton Town Council about moving his travel trailer, but Flomaton’s zoning and land use ordinance forbids anyone from living in a travel trailer. Kennard said he’s been told to take the issue before the town’s board of adjustment seeking a variance, but said such a meeti...

  • Habitat will host event on March 21

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 14, 2024

    The Escambia County Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a community event March 21 at T.R. Miller High School in Brewton with author and speaker Kari Kampakis presenting 'Love Her Well'. Kampakis is an author, podcaster and national speaker from Birmingham and her books for moms and teen girls have been used across the country for small group studies. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with an 'eat and mingle' and light dinner in the cafeteria. From 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. there will be a group...

  • Robots heading to career tech center

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 14, 2024

    At its meeting last Thursday, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved to purchase education training CERT (certification) Package from Technical Training Aids in the amount of $48,850 utilizing College and Career Readiness grant funds to add a robot that will benefit students at the Escambia Career Readiness Center (ECRC) in the industrial maintenance program. The package includes Fanuc LR Mate ER-4iA, the robot, and the Education Training CERT Package from Technical Training Aids...

  • Money and a flag

    Mar 14, 2024