Articles from the April 1, 2021 edition

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  • Fountain warns about air travel

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Apr 1, 2021

    Escambia County Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain said the requests for passports and the renewal of passports is picking up after a year stagnated by COVID-19, but Fountain says he issues a warning to anybody who travels out of the country and plans to arrive back via an airline. Although the U.S. State Department encourages U.S. citizens to stop non-essential travel at this time, traveling out of the country is still permissible, but getting back in could be a problem. Fountain, who also...

  • Thieves smash into pharmacy

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Apr 1, 2021

    The East Brewton Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating three suspects who were involved in the Monday morning break-in at Cottrell's Home Town Pharmacy who are believed to have left the scene driving a Chevrolet Cobalt. Police Chief Kenny Brazille said the police department received a 911 call about 1:30 a.m. alerting the police to the burglary at 305 Forrest Ave. Brazille said someone pumping gas across the street at the Shell Station saw the two suspects smashing the...

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are now available

    Gretchen McPherson, Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2021

    In an effort to get the COVID vaccines distributed to rural areas in Escambia County (Ala.), the Poarch Creek Band of Indians held a free drive-through clinic Wednesday and will continue today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Cottrell's Hometown Pharmacy in East Brewton will offer the vaccines through the end of the week with more available next week. Poarch Poarch will hold its clinic at 5811 Jack Springs Road in Atmore for those who are eligible to receive the vaccine. People currently eligible for...

  • Atmore man now faces drug charge

    Gretchen McPherson, Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2021

    An Atmore man who was arrested Saturday for an outstanding warrant in Alabama now faces a felony drug possession in Florida, after a deputy discovered methamphetamine inside his patrol vehicle. Bruce Edward Day, 53, of Atmore, was at a gas station in Atmore when an Escambia County (Fla.) law enforcement officer recognized Day and knew he had an outstanding warrant for possession of a weapon in Alabama, according to an Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office report. Day left the gas station in...

  • Expand Medicaid now

    Dr. Marsha Raulerson, Special to the Ledger|Apr 1, 2021

    Editor's note: The following is an opinion article written by Brewton physician Dr. Marsha Raulerson. Three hundred thousand adults in Alabama are without access to health care except thru emergency rooms - which is expensive, inadequate, and costly to hospitals due to uncompensated care. Thirty-eight states have now expanded Medicaid to adults, with 90% of the funding by the Federal Government and 10 percent by states. No state has reversed its decision to do so. Ten years of research now...

  • Has Bigfoot been shot, killed?

    Michael Tonder, Special to the Ledger|Apr 1, 2021

    In a stunning development of potential nationwide importance, a local man shot and killed a large biped Monday that eye witnesses say resembles a human, a bear and an ape. Local social media was flooded with many claiming that the creature is Bigfoot. In a not so stunning development, Monroe and Conecuh County officials are at odds over who gets to profit from the creature. John "Skeeter" McGillicutty, 36, of Burnt Corn reported that he bagged the creature Monday afternoon in his backyard that s...

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