Articles from the April 21, 2022 edition

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  • Town employee jailed for theft

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    A town of Flomaton public works employee was arrested and charged with theft and using his position for personal gain after being accused to stealing copper tubing and edging blades that belonged to the town. Travis Emile Owens, 22, 101 Liles St., East Brewton, was charged with theft of property III, two counts of theft of property IV and using his position for personal gain. According to Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson, on April 14 public works employees began to recognize irregular and s...

  • Police arrest 1, seek 5 for theft

    Ledger Staff|Apr 21, 2022

    Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson announced the arrest of several burglary and theft suspects and noted warrants have been issued for the arrest of others. "I'm very pleased by the efforts of all my law enforcement officers, who worked very hard with these recent cases," Thompson said. "I am also grateful to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Florida for their assistance due to most of the subjects being located in Florida and traveling to our town for the crime." Thompson also said he...

  • Jay declines offer from American Legion

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Apr 21, 2022

    In a vote of 2 to 1, the Jay Town Council approved turning down the American Legion's latest proposal that would allow the large baseball field to be included in the town's park renovation, scheduled to begin this July. Councilwoman Nina Hendricks voted no and council members Josh Holloway and Mayor Shon Owens voted yes. Councilwoman Jane Hayes was not present. The proposal submitted by the legion was $25,000 up front with a $250 a month payment for a 50-year lease, although the lease length...

  • Vickery switches, heading to Bama

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    About two weeks after committing to UAB to continue his football career, Flomaton High School senior Zeb Vickery has changed courses to fulfill a lifelong dream and will now suit up for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The news became official Tuesday afternoon when Vickery received a telephone call from Alabama Offensive Coordinator Bill O'Brien. Vickery will graduate from FHS on May 26 and will report to Tuscaloosa on May 27. He has also decommitted from UAB. Vickery said he had been in contact with...

  • FHS donates 102 smoke detectors for residents

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    A program started under former Flomaton High School Principal Scott Hammond continues under current Principal George Brown where the school purchases smoke detectors and donates them to the Flomaton Volunteer Fire Department, which in turns gives them away to residents living within the Flomaton fire district. Wednesday morning, Brown gave 102 smoke detectors to Fire Chief Steve Stanton and Fireman Jeremy Lee, the town's lone paid fireman. Stanton said the program began eight years ago and has...