Articles from the June 20, 2024 edition

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  • Two die in separate crashes

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jun 20, 2024

    A Castleberry woman was killed Monday and a Century man died from injuries suffered on June 10 in two separate vehicle crashes that occurred in Escambia County, Ala. and Santa Rosa County, Fla. Thelma Bradley, 82, of Castleberry was killed Monday when her vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer on Highway 87, a half mile south of the Alabama state line. John D. Woods, 68, of Century died June 13 from injuries he suffered in a June 10 crash in Brewton. Bradley According to a Florida Highway...

  • Woman jailed after using an infant as shield

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 20, 2024

    An Atmore woman was arrested on multiple charges after being accused of using a 1-month old infant as a shield as she tried to fight with police. Sarah Maria Gardner, 22, 302 Everette St., was arrested June 14 and charged with assault II, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and obstructing justice. She was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton and later issued a $10,000 bond. Atmore police said the incident began about 7:15 p.m. on June 13, when an...

  • Cold ice cream on a hot day

    Joe Thomas, Leder Editor|Jun 20, 2024

    Blueberry ice cream on top of blueberry crunch was a hit Saturday in Brewton during the Alabama Blueberry Festival at Jennings Park. A huge crowd battled the heat to enjoy the day. For more see Page 11....

  • Century votes quicker service over price

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jun 20, 2024

    The Century Town Council Tuesday night approved to accept one of two lower bids submitted by flooring retailers, with the deciding factor being the company that can start the job quicker. Three bids came in on replacing the flooring in part of town hall, one for $21,145.57 from Cannon Carpets, one from Home Depot for $12,926.44 and one from Shamar Carpet for $15,818. The install includes removal of existing tile in the kitchen and two employee bathrooms and carpet throughout and replacement with...

  • Strickland gets introduced as baseball coach

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 20, 2024

    Parents, fans, players and members of the community gathered Monday at the Flomaton High School library to welcome David Strickland as the new head baseball coach for the Hurricanes. Strickland replaces Troy Brown who resigned as Flomaton's baseball coach. Strickland will also serve as the physical education teacher at Flomaton Elementary School. Strickland, 31, is a native of Valley, Ala., and graduated from Beulah High School. He played one year of junior college baseball and four years of foo...