Articles from the June 9, 2022 edition

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  • W.S. Neal student killed in fire

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 9, 2022

    The community is not only mourning but rallying to help a family who lost everything including 10-year old Cyrus Kerce in a fire that spread through the family's mobile home Friday morning north of Brewton. Cyrus, 10, was described as being an autistic and non verbal W.S. Neal fifth grader who failed to escape the burning home when the fire erupted. "There are no words to describe it other than it's my worst nightmare," Cyrus' mother Kathy McClure Kerce said. "It's terrible." Kathy said she,...

  • Upton gets probation after guilty plea

    Bo Bolton, Special to the Ledger|Jun 9, 2022

    MOBILE – U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose sentenced radio personality Luther Upton to three years of probation for threatening to injure Evergreen policeman Dexter Rudolph on his morning radio show. DuBose warned Upton that the consequences would be much worse if he does not comply with the probation terms. "Mr. Upton, don't let me see you back in here," DuBose said at the federal courthouse Tuesday afternoon. "If you screw up, you are not going home." Upton was facing up to five years in priso...

  • Brewton man gets busted for drugs

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 9, 2022

    A Brewton man arrested June 2 on multiple drug charges involving cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and methamphetamine now sits in the Escambia County Detention Center on $1.5 million bond. Qudrae Sanchez Riley, 32, 1675 South Boulevard, was charged with three counts of trafficking controlled substances, one county of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. According to court records, on June 6 near Highway 31 and Smith Lane in Brewton, Riley was...

  • Absentee ballots for runoff are available

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 9, 2022

    Absentee voting in Escambia County (Ala.) for the June 21 runoffs in Democratic and Republican races is now on, but Circuit Clerk John Robert Fountain said there are some dates people wanting to vote absentee need to know. June 14 is the last day the circuit clerk’s office can receive an absentee ballot application by mail. June 16 is the last day people can receive one by hand at the office. He said people can receive applications through the secretary of state’s website or visit his off...

  • Honoring area seniors

    Jun 9, 2022