Articles from the June 2, 2022 edition

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  • Attempted murder is charged

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 2, 2022

    An Atmore man is being held on $1 million bond after he allegedly fired a shotgun Saturday morning into an apartment full of people, including three who were children, with three people being hit by pellets from the gun. Kelvin Bernard Cooper, 45, 69 Ann St., was arrested and charged with nine counts of attempted murder, nine counts of reckless endangerment, 10 counts of making a terrorist threat, one count certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm and one count of unlawful possession of a...

  • Son jailed after father is killed

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jun 2, 2022

    Saturday, May 28, around 12:20 p.m., deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's officer responded to a shooting at 3487 Highway 4 in Jay to discover a 43-year-old Jay man had been shot and killed by a 16-year-old. Jaden Simmons, 16, has been arrested and charged with second degree homicide when it was determined he fatally shot Jonathan Simmons, 43. Sheriff's deputies would not confirm the victim was the father of the shooter, but other public sources say they were father and son. The...

  • Honoring those who gave it all

    Jun 2, 2022

  • Robbins charged with child abuse

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 2, 2022

    A Brewton man is being held on $100,000 bond on two counts of aggravated child abuse for allegedly beating two children in his care. William Randell Robbins, Sr., 38, 589 Keego Road, was arrested May 23 on warrants executed by the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Department. According to court records, on or about April 26 Robbins is accused of grabbing a 14-year old boy by the neck and jabbing the child in the eye with his finger. The report stated the abuse occurred on more than one occasion,...

  • Jay girls crowned as 1A state champions

    Staff Reports|Jun 2, 2022

    The fifth time proved to be the charm for the Jay High School girls softball team defeated Fort White 6-5 last Wednesday in Clermont, Fla., in the 1A state championship, handing the Lady Royals their first state title. Jay had made it to the finals four previous times but came up empty. This past Wednesday with the game deadlocked at 5-5 in the bottom of sixth, Jay pinch runner Kaitlyn Cooley scored from second base on a throwing error to give the Royals a 6-5 lead. Jay held Fort White off the...

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