Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition

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  • Williams indicted for murder

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 11, 2023

    The backseat passenger in the vehicle that resulted in an Alabama state trooper shot and the female driver dead has been indicted by an Escambia County (Ala.) grand jury on felony murder and attempted murder. Johndarous Christon Williams, 21, of Georgia remains in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton with no bond following the grand jury indictment. Williams was in the back seat of a vehicle driven by Angel Thornton of Albany, Ga., who was shot and killed by State Trooper Jeremy...

  • Johnson sworn in as Flomaton mayor

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 11, 2023

    Jim Johnson was sworn in Monday afternoon as mayor of Flomaton to fill the unexpired term of Dewey Bondurant, Jr., who resigned the mayor's position April 10. Johnson, 63, has served on the town council since 2000 and was mayor pro tem at the time Bondurant stepped down. Councilwoman Lillian Dean made the motion Monday to appoint Johnson as mayor and the motion carried unanimously. The council voted to declare Johnson's former District 3 council seat vacant and Johnson said he will nominate...

  • Century looks to keep old Carver school

    Gretchen McPherson|May 11, 2023

    The Century Town Council heard concerns from citizens about the future of the Carver Community Center at its meeting Tuesday, May 2 and although no action was taken, the council and residents agreed that saving the historical building is the priority, even if it has to be demolished and built back, utilizing the grant money originally meant for both community centers. The town received a Community Development Block Grant about two years ago as part of the $5 billion Congress provided in the...

  • Argument ends with one killed

    Robert Bozeman III, Evergreen Courant Publisher|May 11, 2023

    An Atmore man and Repton man have been charged with murder after a Belleville man was shot and killed in his home Sunday evening in Conecuh County. According to reports, Edward L. Williams, 21, of Atmore and Branden A. Fantroy, 25, of Repton have been charged with murder. Reports said Williams and Fantroy had an argument with two men during a ballgame Saturday afternoon approximately two miles south of Belleville on County Road 15. According to reports an argument between the two and Donnell Dailey, 49, of Belleville stemmed over loud music...

  • Brewton woman jailed for assault

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 11, 2023

    A Brewton woman was arrested May 3 in Escambia County (Fla.) and faces felony assault charges after she allegedly ran her vehicle into a man and ran over two puppies, killing one puppy and causing the other to have a broken leg. Kaitlyn Johnson Stoodley, 33, 613 Alco Drive, was parked in her silver Toyota 4-Runner uninvited at the residence of Douglas Pitman at 5187 Frank Pitman Road on April 25, 2023 when she and Pittman got into a verbal argument inside her vehicle, according to an Escambia...

  • FHS track team historic

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 11, 2023

    Flomaton High School's boys track team finished second in the Class 1A through 3A state track meet this past weekend in Cullman in a meet that not only came down to inches or seconds but numbers of members on the team. Madison Academy won the 2003 state title with Flomaton having 55 points and Madison having 58. FHS track coach Karl Smith, who started the Hurricanes' track team in 2019 said the state meet finish was a first for Flomaton. Jaxson Fillmore finished first in the 300 meter hurdles an...