Articles from the March 21, 2024 edition

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  • Fight with cops ends with jail

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 21, 2024

    A Fairhope man was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton Tuesday afternoon following a struggle and fight with four Flomaton police officers, who also tased the suspect twice. William Christopher Crooks, 58, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and failing to obey a police officer and disorderly conduct. Police Chief Dane NeSmith said the school resource officer, who had already left campus, called the police...

  • Easter Bunny is set to arrive

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 21, 2024

    With Easter Sunday on March 31, the next two Saturdays feature local events for children and adults to fill their Easter baskets with eggs, candy and even cash, as Flomaton and Jay kick things off this Saturday, March 23. The Easter bunny will be in the area to take pictures with the kids at various events. Atmore Atmore Public Library is having an on-going Scavenger Hunt where children can hunt for clues until Tuesday, March 26. They will draw names on Wednesday, March 27 to announce winners. P...

  • Wardrop named school system's CSFO

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 21, 2024

    On a 4-2-1 vote Thursday afternoon, the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board voted to hire Kristal Wardrop as the system's new chief school financial officer (CSFO) to replace Rochelle Richardson, who previously resigned that position. The school board had contracted with the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) to conduct the search for a new CSFO and sent the board two names to interview: Waldrop and Charles Bass of Deatsville, Ala. The two were interviewed last Monday in Flomaton. Durin...

  • Missing Evergreen man was found dead in Alabama River

    Lee Peacock, Monroe Journal|Mar 21, 2024

    The seven-day search for a missing Conecuh County man came to a sad end Monday morning when his remains were recovered from the Alabama River at Claiborne. According to Monroe County Sheriff Tom Boatwright, searchers found the body of John Derek Faulkner Sunday around 9:30 a.m. near the Claiborne-Murphy Bridge. Faulkner, a 40-year-old Evergreen resident, was reported missing Monday of last week by the Conecuh County Sheriff's Department. Conecuh County investigators said that they'd "pinged" Fau...

  • Eating pancakes for a good cause

    Mar 21, 2024