Articles from the May 2, 2024 edition


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  • DEP sets deadlines in Century

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 2, 2024

    Following a meeting held between the town of Century personnel and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Tuesday morning, sources said the town could face a lawsuit for not coming in compliance sooner. "The situation is we had a meeting with the DEP on April 10 and discussed a lot of issues we've been having with the water and wastewater," said Century Mayor Luis Gomez. "All I can tell you is we've addressed every issue from the DEP since I've taken this seat, as far a warning...

  • Jackson gets case dismissed

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 2, 2024

    Less than a week after Washington County Circuit Judge Robert C. Montgomery issued an order to nol pross the case against Escambia County (Ala.) School Board Member Cindy Jackson, Judge Montgomery issued a second order dismissing Jackson’s case with prejudice, meaning the charges can’t come back. Jackson was arrested and charged with revealing grand jury secrets. School Board Member Sherry Digmon, who is also the co-owner of the Atmore News and Atmore Magazine, Atmore News reporter Fletcher and...

  • Bringing it back to Flomaton

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 2, 2024

    Former Flomaton residents returned to Oaks Common Park to give back to the community they grew up it with free food, entertainment and fun for children....

  • Ambulance not 24/7 in Flomaton limits

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 2, 2024

    Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said he wanted to let the people in Flomaton and throughout the Flomaton fire district to know that a D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital ambulance is not always stationed at the Flomaton Fire Station. Stanton said since Jan. 1 there have been 20, 24-hour shifts where an ambulance was not stationed in Flomaton. He said most of the times it’s on the weekends. Stanton said he couldn’t understand why hospital administrators are making six figures but a nine-year vet...

  • NeSmith resigns as Flomaton chief

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 2, 2024

    Flomaton Police Chief Dane NeSmith resigned from his position and the town has begun advertising to hire a new chief. NeSmith joined the Flomaton Police Department in 2019 and was named police chief last year. NeSmith said he’s not sure what the next chapter in his life will be but said he wants to remain in law enforcement. “I feel like I’ve gotten to a point in Flomaton that it’s time to go somewhere and start a new chapter,” NeSmith said. “I miss police work and I’ve been sitting behin...

  • Search still on for man in the river

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 2, 2024

    The search continued Wednesday to find the body of a Castleberry man who is presumed to have drowned in the Conecuh River near McGowin Bridge in Escambia County. Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson said his office received a 911 call about 4 or 5 p.m. Monday of a possible drowning at the bridge. Jackson said sheriff’s officers, along with rescue squads from Escambia and Monroe counties and volunteer firemen from Dixie, Damascus and Roberts were dispatched. Sheriff Jackson said officers with th...

  • Jay Rodeo makes history

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 2, 2024

    The 23rd Annual Jay Pro Rodeo last Friday and Saturday at the Ted May Arena in Jay saw the largest crowd and raised the most funds since the event's beginning. See Page 13 for more....