Articles from the June 13, 2024 edition

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  • Drugs and gun; $1 million bond

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    A Brewton woman is being held on $1 million bond after being arrested Monday, June 10, on multiple charges including trafficking after police reported finding 1.03 pounds of Kratom pills in her possession. Cerena Michelle Billock, 40, 256 Faulkner Road, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana I, trafficking synthetic drugs, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing governmental operations and illegal possession of a firearm....

  • Flomaton seeks grant for sewer

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    Following a public meeting to discuss applying for a $400,000 grant to replace a sewer lift station on Cary Street, the Flomaton Town Council gave its OK to proceed, which will require a $45,000 match if the grant is awarded. Cara Stallman with Grant Management, LLC., told the council Monday afternoon that the deadline to apply for the Community Development Block Grant was July 2. She also told the council she didn’t get paid unless the grant was approved. Utilities Superintendent Shaun Moye s...

  • Flomaton library full of knowledge

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    The ‘Summer Adventure’ and Summer Reading Program at the Flomaton Public Library will continue through the month of June with the adventure program featuring representatives from the county extension office Friday, June 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. The adventure programs kicked off May 31 with a balloon and magic show, followed by Mike and Ann Stevens’ Cat’s Pajamas holding a pottery class on June 7. Programs are still scheduled for crafts on May 21 and presentation by Matt Mize with 4H on June 28. The...

  • Black bear spotted in Brewton

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    Brewton police responded to a call about 10:30 p.m. last Thursday after it was reported a bear was crossing Belleville Avenue near the Escambia County Courthouse. Brewton Police Chief Matt Jordan said when officers arrived they located the bear in a tree near the courthouse. Jordan said officers contacted wildlife authorities who instructed the officers to simply monitor the bear. Jordan said officers backed away and kept an eye on the bear. He added that a couple of hours later the black bear...

  • Commission votes to lower some speed limits

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    With petitions from residents and recommendations from the county engineer, the Escambia County Commission voted to reduce the speed limit on portions of four roads. First approved was reducing the speed limit on Grissett Bridge Road from 45 mph to 35 mph from the Barnett Highway intersection west for four miles and then reducing the limit to 25 mph west to the end of the asphalt pavement. Commissioner Larry White said he received a petition from residents along the road requesting the drop in t...

  • Fun, games, food and more

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    A big crowed showed up in downtown Flomaton for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, exhibitions and of course good food for the Summer Bazar sponsored by the town of Flomaton. More than 40 vendors were on hand for the event. See more on Page 11....

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