Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition


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  • Council to judge own election?

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 16, 2023

    It appears the Century Town Council, including the two interim council members and candidates, will determine a winner for Century council seats 3 and 4 following the town’s upcoming election March 28 according to the town’s charter. Seat 3 interim Shelisa McCall Abraham is running against candidate Evelyn Webber and seat 4 interim Alicia Johnson is running against Eddie Hammond. In general, a canvassing board is an entity that conducts a formal ‘canvass’ of the results of an election,...

  • Flomaton OKs some spending; wants meeting

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 16, 2023

    The Flomaton Town Council approved some money expenditures and tabled others until after holding a workshop to go over finances and “other things” with the council setting the workshop for 4 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Flomaton Town Hall. Councilman Roger Adkinson said he had requested the council hold a workshop but noted it was not on Monday afternoon’s agenda. Adkinson said the council needed to discuss some finances and other issues. During Monday’s meeting the council voted to table or...

  • Mile markers coming to creeks and river

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 16, 2023

    The Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office has teamed with Alabama Scenic River Trail and the city of Brewton to place mile markers along Big Escambia Creek, Murder Creek and Burnt Corn Creek to aid possible rescue efforts for kayakers, canoers and floaters who will soon be hitting the waterways as warm weather arrives. Sheriff Heath Jackson said the goal is to label all waterways in the county, using a GPS mapping system developed by Jacksonville State University, to set the mile markers on tr...

  • Smith's legacy will live on at Jay schools

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 16, 2023

    "He taught so much to so many and asked so little in return" is how Lance Youngblood described John Clarence Smith who died Wednesday, March 8 in Jay. Smith, 97, a 1944 graduate of Jay High School, spent 40 years as an educator in Santa Rosa County with 36 of those years as the head basketball coach at Jay High School. Smith's basketball teams won 613 games and he was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Associations' Hall of Fame in 1991. On Jan. 27, 2022, family members, friends and...

  • Learning the drill

    Mar 16, 2023

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