Articles from the March 25, 2021 edition

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  • Brewton man jailed for abuse

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 25, 2021

    An 18-year old Brewton man is facing several sex charges after being arrested for sexually abusing an 11-year old boy. Tristan Dakota Sinclair, 834 McGougin Road, is charged with two counts of sodomy I, sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and two counts of enticing a child for immoral purposes. During a bond hearing Monday before District Judge Eric Coale, District Attorney Steve Billy recommended a bond of $300,000, which was granted by Judge Coale. Conditions of his bond, should he be...

  • Cause of shed fire unknown

    Gretchen McPherson, Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2021

    Escambia County (Fla.) Fire Rescue received a call about a fire about 10:16 a.m., Thursday March 18, and arrived to find a 10-foot by 20-foot shed on Ivy Street in Century fully involved. According to Century Fire Chief David Adams, the building was mostly collapsed when the first engine arrived on the scene. Adams said the cause is under investigation by the state fire marshall. In Florida, a cause of a fire has to be determined. It took firefighters about 10 minutes to extinguish the...

  • COVID numbers falling in schools

    Gretchen McPherson, Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2021

    Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott updated board members on current COVID cases across the county when the board of education held its meeting at the Escambia Career Readiness Center (ECRC) in Brewton last Thursday. “Across the entire county, our current COVID-19 numbers for last week were one staff reported positive case, and close contacts were three students and two staff members,” said Knott. “We are really, really proud to see that these numbers have been down for t...

  • Wagner wants community to help 'Decorate' the cemetery

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 25, 2021

    Until a long-term solution to maintain the Flomaton Cemetery is developed, Kay Wagner is spearheading an effort to bring back Decoration Day to have volunteers gather at the cemetery for a day of cleaning, pruning, weedeating and decorating graves with new flowers. A trust fund was originally created to provide perpetual care for the cemetery and funded primarily through the sale of plots. Under the trust agreement, the trustees could only use the interest from the account to pay for...

  • Keese spent his life to help others in the area

    SPECIAL TO THE LEDGER|Mar 25, 2021

    Jerry W. Keese was born on November 5, 1937 and was raised in Anderson, South Carolina. He graduated from Anderson College, went on to Furman University to earn his bachelor's degree in history. He attended Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and earned his Master's Degree in Religious Education and later another Master's in Religious Theology. He completed his doctorate degree in May of 2003 from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana that was accredited by the...