Articles from the May 16, 2024 edition

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  • Century woman shot and killed

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 16, 2024

    Century resident Chiquita Ewing was one of three who died as a result of a shooting that left 18 people injured at a party last weekend in Baldwin County, according to news sources. Ewing was at a May Day party with at least 1,000 people in attendance near Stockton, Ala., about 30 miles northeast of Mobile. An argument took place which led to at least one subject shooting multiple rounds into the large crowd, according to Captain Andre Reid of the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. Reid also said...

  • Storms pound the area

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|May 16, 2024

    Storms that began just before this past weekend and swept across several counties in southwest Alabama and northwest Florida damaged trees and power lines outages in Century and Jay, leaving residents without power for more than a day as emergency management agencies scrambled to clean up and restore power through as late as Wednesday. Travis Tompkins, emergency manager for Escambia County (Fla.) said Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, although they were not declared an emergency, were put...

  • County, Flomaton split votes on alcohol

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2024

    On split votes, the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission and the Flomaton Town Council approved beer and wine licenses for three different businesses during their meetings Monday. Monday morning the county commission voted 4-1 to approve off-premise beer licenses for the new Dollar General store on Highway 31 near Pollard and the transfer of an off-premise beer and wine license to Ana Travel Center at 13288 Highway 113 from the previous owners, Valero Truck Stop. Commissioners Raymond Wiggins, Stev...

  • Trafficking, distribution leads to arrests

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2024

    An Atmore man convicted of attempted murder in 2023 was back behind bars after Escambia County Sheriff's deputies discovered drugs and a weapon inside the man's vehicle. Trenton O'Neal Atchison, 23, 317 East 4th St., was arrested Sunday, May 12, and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana I, trafficking illegal drugs, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. Atchison's bond was set at $100,000. According to court...

  • Snakes alive!

    Anna Hill Lee, Special to the Ledger|May 16, 2024

    So, picture this: you're out exploring in the great outdoors, enjoying nature's beauty, when suddenly you feel a sharp, piercing pain on your leg. Yup, you've been bitten by a snake. Scary, right? Well, fear not, because in this article, we're going to dive into the world of pre-hospitalization care for snake bites. We'll talk why it's crucial to get to the closest medical facility as soon as possible, the steps you can take to administer first aid in the meantime and how this quick action can...

  • Hurricanes take down Blue Devils

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|May 16, 2024

    Flomaton High School took down Escambia County High School in a spring game last Friday, winning the first and second halves of the game. Above, Flomaton's Mason Yuhasz provides close coverage. For more, see Page 13...