Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition


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  • Aniah's law keeps Coley jailed

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 4, 2023

    In the first hearing of its kind in Escambia County (Ala.), a Mobile man charged with rape I, sodomy I, domestic violence assault II, domestic violence strangulation and interfering with a domestic violence call was ordered to be held without bond under Alabama's Aniah's Law. Ronald Gregory Coley, 34, 207 Hillcrest Road, was charged with attacking the same woman that he assaulted that got him sent to prison. He was released from prison on March 28, 2023, under the state's early release program a...

  • Ecstasy leads to trip to county jail

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 4, 2023

    A Flomaton man is facing a felony drug charge following a traffic stop in Pensacola and subsequent vehicle search last Thursday revealed the presence of Ecstasy pills. Clifford Earl Williams, Jr., 36, 360 Martin Luther King Drive, was traveling west on Mobile Highway April 28 in an Acura when he was pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt, according to an Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office report. The law enforcement officer also noticed a crack in the vehicle's front windshield right in fro...

  • Century OKs funds to keep utilities up

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 4, 2023

    The Century Town Council Tuesday night approved Water Superintendent Heath Burkett to spend up to and no more than $15,000 out of the town’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on three transfer switches that will allow each generator to switch power to the wastewater treatment plant (wwtp) building or the town’s two water wells in order to keep all three facilities operating if there is a power outage or a major event that interrupts power. Burkett said in a recent short power outage,...

  • Miller tennis bus crashes

    Joes. Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 4, 2023

    Fourteen T.R. Miller High School tennis team students and the school's bus driver escaped injury Friday afternoon as they returned from the state tennis tournament in Mobile when the school bus was hit near-head on while traveling on Highway 41 north of Brewton. The driver of the vehicle that veered into the path of the school bus, Kenneth David Cox, 75, of Pensacola was treated and released from D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton. According to reports released by the Alabama Law...

  • All winners at county-wide Fun Day

    May 4, 2023

  • Annual rodeo vists Jay

    May 4, 2023