Articles from the April 6, 2023 edition


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  • NeSmith selected police chief

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Apr 6, 2023

    Johnny Wilson submitted his resignation from his position as chief of police in Flomaton Monday morning and during an emergency meeting Monday afternoon, the Flomaton Town Council voted unanimously to name Assistant Chief Dane NeSmith as the new police chief. Wilson joined the Flomaton Police Department in March, 2021, and was named chief in October, 2022, following the resignation of Chief Chance Thompson. Wilson submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., Monday...

  • E. Brewton non-profit serves community

    Gretchen McPherson|Apr 6, 2023

    Anna Bell's Attic Ministries, Inc., (ABAM) located at 208 Schad Street in East Brewton, is serving the community on many levels. "It is a joy and pleasure for our organization to serve the community," said Founder Hermastine Lancaster. "Our organization is God and Christ centered. It is operated by God's wisdom. So far, we have been running like a well-oiled machine." The organization opened January 23, 2021, in honor of Lancaster's maternal grandmother, Anna Bell Quarker of Freemanville, Ala.,...

  • Atmore woman injured

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Apr 6, 2023

    An Amore woman was seriously injured and two passengers in her vehicle escaped injury when her vehicle ran off Sardine Road (County Road 27) trapping the driver inside the vehicle. It took emergency personnel 20 to 30 minutes to cut Anita Byrd Daniel, 66, out of her vehicle. According to reports released by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Daniel's vehicle ran off the right side of Sardine Road about 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, and struck a tree. The two passengers were able to walk away from...

  • Kratom leads to trafficking charge in Ala.

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Apr 6, 2023

    An Atmore woman, who said she thought she was still in Florida, was charged with trafficking Kratom following a traffic stop by a Flomaton police officer near the intersection of Old Atmore Road and Tulip Street. Shaina Megan Brown, 33, 243 Wilson Ave., was issued a $1 million bond following her arrest on the trafficking charge. Kratom, which is legal to purchase and possess in Florida, is illegal in the state of Alabama. Flomaton Police Officer Charlie Land initiated the traffic stop March 31...

  • Jay votes support for rodeo and FFA

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Apr 6, 2023

    The Jay Town Council approved two sponsorships, one of $500 for the Jay Pro Rodeo and $250, for the Jay High School's Future Farmer of America (FFA) State Land Judging Champions team to travel to Oklahoma and compete on the national level at its meeting Tuesday night. Mayor Shon Owens was not present. Jay Pro Rodeo organizer Lana Rowell presented the financials to the council members, required by the council when any organization requests a donation. She reminded the council that the monies...

  • Brewton man charged with sexual extortion of woman

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Apr 6, 2023

    A Brewton man has been charged with sexual extortion after threatening a woman that he would post nude photos of her on social media if she didn't meet him at a local motel for sex. Rocky Glynn Madden, 45, 124 South Forty Lane, was arrested by Brewton police officers and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton. According to court records, on April 1, Madden is accused of threatening the female victim that if she didn't meet him at the Colonial Manor Motel "for...

  • Egg Gather at Jay Marketplace

    Apr 6, 2023

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