Articles from the May 16, 2019 edition


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  • Hubbert named Miller coach

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2019

    Maplesville High School head football coach Brent Hubbert was expected in Brewton yesterday following a special meeting of the Brewton City School Board Tuesday afternoon where Hubbert was named the new head football coach and athletic director at T.R. Miller High School. The board approved Superintendent Kenneth Varner's recommendation to hire Hubbert on a 3-2 vote. Board members Bart Till, Ann Peach and Mark Manning voted yes. Members Regina Watson and Sybil Brundidge voted no. Till thanked...

  • Flomaton to host economic workshop

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2019

    Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., is asking Flomaton residents to show up and show up in big numbers on Thursday, June 6, when John Robert Smith comes to town to make a presentation about Smart Growth America's Form Based Code program which the mayor says can drastically help Flomaton grow for the future. Smith, chairman of T4 America and policy advisor for Smart Growth America, will be in Flomaton on June 6 to meet with residents, business leaders, land owners and others to explain the Form...

  • Century begins charter review

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 16, 2019

    Following the recent investigation into the town of Century's financial status, the Council attended a workshop Monday night to look at the town's charter, which has remained unchanged since 1979, on a recommendation by the State Attorney's Office. Among the findings and recommendations of the grand jury for the town of Century following the recent investigation was a recommended forensic financial audit be done for the past five years, that the town seeks assistance of a municipal consulting...

  • Pomp and Circumstance

    Staff Report|May 16, 2019

    Flomaton First Baptist Day Care held a graduation ceremony for the Pre-K program on Friday at the chuch. Braylon Cayson receives his diploma from Pat Harwell. For more pictures, see our Photo Gallery....

  • Newton has feet back on ground

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2019

    A year ago this past Saturday Flomaton resident Scott Newton took off from the Atmore Airport in his experimental airplane that later crashed in the Robinsonville area leaving him with injuries that he now knows should have killed him. This past Saturday, he met with family and friends near Pollard for a reunion of sorts as he still battles to get healthy. "I'm glad to be here," he said Saturday. "God was in on it." Newton, 48, said he was flying about 500 to 600 feet above the ground when the p...

  • Who should hold clerk interviews?

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2019

    Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., Town Accountant Robert Hudson, and J.R. Jones, chairman of the board at Escambia County Bank will conduct interviews Wednesday, May 22, to narrow the list of applicants for a new town clerk to replace Shila Carter who will step down May 24 to take a position as a dispatcher for the Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office. Following a lengthy discussion on who should be involved in the interview process, Councilman Roger Adkinson said it is up to the mayor to...

  • Grant to pay for assessment

    Joe Thomas|May 16, 2019

    The Flomaton Town Council voted 4-1 to approve a grant to conduct a free assessment of the old Jackson Theater to determine if the building contains led paint, asbestos or other dangerous materials. Debbie Nickles, town planner for Century, and Beth Norman with Cardno, an environmental group from Tallahassee, approached the Flomaton Town Council last month about partnering with Century for a Brownsfield Assessment Grant to study both public and private properties for contaminants. Nickles and...

  • Town of Jay seeks other funding

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 16, 2019

    The town of Jay's application for a $300,000 legislative appropriation for the East Highway 4 water project did not pass the budget at the Florida Senate, according to Dewberry Engineering's Crystal Weatherington at Jay's council meeting May 6. The monies were going to be used to extend 6-inch main PVC pipe under Highway 4 eastbound and Darney Lane from the Florida Department Of Transportation stopping point, scheduled to wrap up in August. The project is part of the water infrastructure...

  • Visit nets meth in vehicle

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2019

    A Brewton woman was one of two people arrested Saturday by Alabama Department of Corrections investigators during visitation at the Ventress Facility in Clayton. Morgan Steele, 27, of Brewton was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance after agents found methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia during an inspection of the vehicle she was driving. Steele was released from prison on parole in November, 2015, after serving one year for possession of a controlled substance in...

  • Graduations start

    Ledger Staff|May 16, 2019

    Area high schools will hold graduation ceremonies starting tonight, Thursday, May 16, through Friday, May 24. Escambia Academy’s graduation is at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at Grace Fellowship Church on Highway 31 in Atmore. Northview High School’s graduation ceremony will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 18. Escambia County High School’s graduation will beat 7 p.m., on Tuesday, May 21. W. S. Neal High School’s graduation will be at 7 p.m., in Thursday, May 23. T. R. Miller High School’s graduation is at 7 p.m., on Friday, May 24. Flomaton...

  • Memorial muck set for Jay this Friday

    Special to the Ledger|May 16, 2019

    Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, May 17, on Commerce Street in Jay, area residents can see runners made up of law enforcement officers as they continue the 150 mile End of Watch Memorial Ruck in honor of the officers who lost their lives in 2018. All day Friday and especially around 4 p.m.,  Opie’s Cool Stop residnts can stop in for live music, Bratwurst, hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Forty percent of the proceeds will go to help the families of officers killed in the line of duty. Residents will get to meet the runners and organizers of...

  • Radio works when world goes silent

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 16, 2019

    “We've got it covered now,” said T.H. Merritt, vice president of the Rural Radio Preparedness Association (RRPA) and county radio officer for Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES). “After much thought, what once was a plan is now a reality.” After some resistance and slow progress, the RRPA is on a mission to make sure rural communities can communicate with each other and the outside world during a crisis of other emergency that degrades or destroys commercial communications. Several...

  • Apr. food scores released

    Special to the Ledger|May 16, 2019

    Escambia County (Ala.) has released its food scores for April 2019. The scores are as follows: Atmore Arby’s - 94 Baker’s Svc. Sta. - 94 Buster’s Restaurant - 96 Chen’s Chinese Buff - 87 Church’s Chicken - 90 Circle K 272-1565 - 94 Diamond #23 - 93 Dixie Catfish Shack - 96 Escambia Academy - 99 Esc. Co. High School - 99 Esc. Co. Middle Sch - 99 Kentucky Fried Chi - 91 Little Caesar’s - 95 McDonald’s (Main) - 93 Rachel Patt Elem Sch- 98 Smith’s Quick Stop - 96 Brewton Brewton Head Start - 96 Chang King Buffet - 87 McDonald’s - 93 Pizza Pro - 97...

  • Council OKs sign funds

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2019

    The Flomaton Town Council agreed to put $500 in an account at United Bank and $500 in an account at Escambia County to start funds to raise $43,910 to install four signs honoring Flomaton High School's championship teams as well as paint the water tower on Highway 31 to read 'Welcome to Flomaton, Home of the Hurricanes'. “I feel like we can raise the money,” Mayor Dewey Bondurant said. “It would really make the town look good. I'd like to try.” Residents and former residents can make donatio...

  • Flomaton to host jamboree this Friday

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2019

    As others still try to figure out ways to honor the 3A 2018 championship football team from Flomaton High School, attention in the field house is focused on the 2019 season with the Hurricanes wrapping up spring training this Friday night with a spring jamboree at Flomaton. Flomaton, Washington County, Monroe County and Southern Choctaw will gather for a 7 p.m. kickoff in Flomaton in a unique format of four quarters of football. Admission will be $6 and both concession stands will be open. In...

  • Lessen your chances of a stroke with these tips

    Carolyn Bivins, Guest Writer|May 16, 2019

    "I will not have a stroke." That small sentence is a powerful declaration. A promise of change. A focus on prevention. I will make changes to my daily life that help prevent stroke. I will help my family make changes that prevent stroke. Whether it's my first or another, I will not have a stroke. Stroke Risk Factors Stroke is preventable, treatable and beatable. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by not smoking, making healthy food choices, getting enough physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight and treating conditions such as...

  • The Sunshine Report

    Lou Vickery, Guest Writer|May 16, 2019

    TONE OF VOICE Do you realize that every time we speak, we speak twice? I don’t mean that we speak with a “forked tongue.” What I mean is that the words that come out of our mouths convey our thoughts, while our tone of voice reflects our attitude. What we say is important, but the way it is said is more important, wouldn’t you think? Think from your own experience. You sense when someone is telling you something, and the tone of voice isn’t backing the words up with feelings, don’t you? Sure, you do. How often have you been on the other side...

  • Dorothy C. Allen

    May 16, 2019

    Dorothy C. Allen, 90, of Atmore, died Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Atmore. Mrs. Allen was born May 11, 1928 to Lewie D. and Mattie Dixon in Daleville, Ala. She served along side her husband for many years in the ministry as a church secretary and was a friend to all who knew her. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 8, at Brooks Memorial Baptist Church with Bro. Schuyler Dewitt Allen officiating. Burial followed at Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile with Johnson Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Allen is survived by one son,...

  • Clovers Ray Bell

    May 16, 2019

    Clovers Ray Bell, 76, of Atmore, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Pensacola. Mr. Bell was born Jan. 12, 1943, to Ely D. and Annie Oakley Uptagrafft Bell in Mobile. A member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Atmore, he operated and retired from Bell's Auto Supply in Atmore with more than 51 years of service. The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 11, at First Baptist Church of Atmore with Revs. Arnold Hendrix and Kevin Garrett officiating. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery with Johnson Quimby Funeral Home directing. Mr. Bell is...

  • Charles Eugene Cooley

    May 16, 2019

    Charles Eugene Cooley, 66, of Brewton, died Thursday, April 25, 2019 following a brief illness. Mr. Cooley was a native of Milton, Fla. and long time resident of Brewton, where he was a member of Cedar Hill Baptist Church. A retired carpenter from the construction industry, he attended Pensacola High School and had served as a U.S. Army veteran. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, May 17, at Cedar Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Steven Dresen and Bro. James Meadows officiating and Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing....

  • Roger Glenn Dockens

    May 16, 2019

    Roger Glenn Dockens, 19, died Friday, May 3, 2019, in Bratt, Fla. Mr. Dockens was a native of Pensacola who had resided in Bratt, Fla. For most of his life. A former student at Northview High School, he was a member of the Bratt First Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 10, at the Bratt First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Godwin Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mr. Dockens is survived by his father, Rodney G. Dockens of Bratt; two brothers, Joseph Cabrera of Martin, Ky. and Colton Tyler...

  • Betty Jean Thames-Hardaway

    May 16, 2019

    Betty Jean Hardaway, 60, died Thursday, May 2, 2019. Mrs. Thames-Hardaway was born July 25, 1959 to Jimmy Miims and Claudia Bee North. Raised in the Walnut Hill community, she moved to Crestview, Fla. with her husband and joined Christ at the Church Body of Christ Church. Relocating back to Walnut Hill in 2006, she joined Walnut Hill Church of God under Pastor Danny Fountain. She was a friend to all who knew her. The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 10, at House of Prayer with Bishop Darryl North officiating. Burial followed at New Saint...

  • Barbara Ann Homan

    May 16, 2019

    Barbara Ann Homan, 69, died Friday, May 3, 2019 in Mobile. Mrs. Homan was a native of Eliska, Ala. who had resided in Phillipsville, Ala. for the past 40 years. Of the Pentecostal faith, she cared for others, raising two grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Sisters Helen Stewart and Wanda Hadley and Rev. Craig Hayles officiating. Burial followed at Hall's Fork Church of God Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Homan is survived by by two sons, Carl...

  • Roberta Scott Johnson

    May 16, 2019

    Roberta Scott Johnson, 75, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 n Atmore, Ala. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Goodway, Ala. who had resided in Atmore for most of her life. Of the Baptist faith, she had retired from Vanity Fair with 15 years of service. The funeral was held at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at McCullough Cemetery with Petty-Eastside Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Johnson is survived by one son, Darin (Kathy) Johnson of McCalla, Ala.; three daughters, Sandy Johnson of Huxford, Ala., Vickie...

  • Wiley B. Tait, Sr.

    May 16, 2019

    Wiley B. Tait, Sr., 81, died Thursday, April 25, 2019. Mr. Tait was born June 27, 1937, to Will and Nancy Tait in Atmore. He relocated to Detroit, Mich. where he became employed by General Motor Company and became president of United Auto Workers in Detroit. He relocated back to Atmore, where he was a member of the greater Mt. Triumph Baptsit Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher. He also served as County Commissioner District 5 for 12 years in Escambia County and was awarded the Rosa Parks Award in 2011. The funeral was held at 11 a.m.,...

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