Articles from the March 28, 2024 edition


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  • Terrorist charge is dismissed

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    A Brewton man who was arrested in November, 2020 for making threats against Escambia County Circuit Judge Todd Stearns and the Otts and Moore law firm had the charges dismissed last week when Monroe County Circuit Judge Jack Weaver granted the defense motion for acquittal and Judge Weaver issued the directive verdict prior to the case heading to a jury. Jason Warren Pugh, whose last address was listed on McGougin Road in Brewton, was accused of making the threats against Judge Stearns and the...

  • Brewton man jailed on cocaine charge

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 28, 2024

    A Brewton man who was pulled over by law enforcement in Pensacola for a missing headlight now faces a felony drug charge after cocaine was discovered in his pocket. Roshell Michael Benson, 34, 100 Harrison Ave., was traveling east on New Warrington Road and Jackson Street in Pensacola on March 13 with a missing passenger headlight and was spotted by a sheriff's deputy, according to an Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office report. The officer conducted a traffic stop at the Super 8 Motel on...

  • Fleeing Flomaton police ends in jail

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Mar 28, 2024

    An Athens, Ala., man first observed on Martin Luther King Drive in Flomaton without a seatbelt is accused of attempting to elude the police and clocked doing 62 mph in a 25 mph zone, running through stop signs then exiting his vehicle in an attempt to flee. Shavakie Devon Johnson, 44, was arrested and charged with a felony count of attempting to elude, resisting arrest and driving under the influence. He was also issued citations for not having his seatbelt on and driving while his license was...

  • Century addressing its water problems

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 28, 2024

    “The Town of Century and Heath Burkett came to an agreement that it was best for the town for him to resign….and the recommendation is to approve the separation agreement, retroactive to March 7, 2024,” said Century Mayor Luis Gomez at Century’s March 19 council meeting. Councilwoman Alicia Johnson made a motion to approve the separation agreement, which was seconded by Councilman Henry Cunningham and the motion carried unanimously. Council member Sandra McMurray Jackson was absent. The agreemen...

  • Century addressing its water problems

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Mar 28, 2024

    At the Century Town Council meeting on Tuesday, March 19, Dale Long, with Municipal Engineering, Inc., gave an update of the Century Well and Water Plant Rehabilitation Project, saying it’s a legislative appropriation project that will require additional funding to get the town’s water system to a more sustainable utility. Long said the bids that came in on March 7 were higher than the town has the money to pay for. He suggested splitting the work into three phases, one for each well, emp...

  • Celebrating Easter

    Mar 28, 2024

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