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Articles from the August 1, 2019 edition

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 By Joe Thomas    News    August 1, 2019

Brewton man guilty of sodomy

A Brewton man faces a possible prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole after an Escambia County jury found him guilty of sodomy I and sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 1, 2019

Brewton drug sweeps nets seven arrests

A three to four month undercover operation by the Brewton Police Department resulted in the arrest of seven Brewton residents July 26 on drug charges and police are continuing their search for three...

 

Century transfers funds to cover gas

At an emergency meeting of the Century council Monday night, the council approved to transfer $65,000 from the water department with the authority to transfer up to $15,000 each month for August and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 1, 2019

Battle of Burnt Corn Creek

The city of Brewton hosted the Battle of Burn Corn Creek Saturday at Jennings Park. Despite the heat people showed up to have free hamburgers and see the battle. For more, see our Photo...

 

Jay eyeing funding for water upgrades

The Jay council held a public meeting last Thursday, July 25, to in form residents of the status of a grant application with the USDA Rural Development Program and how the town is addressing the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 1, 2019

Hart named 2019 DYW

Ella Hart, center, of T. R. Miller High School was named the 2020 Distinquished Young Woman to represent Escambia County (Ala.). First Alternate went to Malin White, left, of Flomaton High School,...

 

Jay school sees change

Jay Elementary School is currently undergoing renovations that include the addition of six new classrooms and the demolition of an old building that hold many fond memories for many students to make w...

 

Wreck claims life of Atmore woman

A single vehicle crash at 8:42 p.m., July 18, has claimed the life of an Atmore woman. Victoria Skye DeSilvery, 28, was killed when the 1997 Ford Mustang she was riding in left the roadway and struck a tree. DeSilvery was airlifted to University...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 1, 2019

Police investigate death

The Atmore Police Department is investigating the death of an 84-year old man as a homicide after his body was discovered inside his home July 26 with an apparent gunshot wound. Atmore police were...

 

Board eyes new policy

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved to look at revising several board policies that effect the general grade scale, honors, advanced placement, dual enrollment and dual credit...

 

Jay woman arrested for drugs

A Jay woman who was sitting in a running vehicle at a grocery store in Cantonment was arrested and charged with felony drug possession and suspended license last Thursday when police searched her...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 1, 2019

Escaped inmate quickly captured

An inmate from Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore was reported missing from a job site in Brewton Wednesday morning but was quickly recaptured without incident. According to Bob Horton, public...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 1, 2019

Mobile license coming to Century Aug. 6

Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, has partnered with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to bring the Florida Licensing On Wheels (FLOW) mobile office to Century on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....

 

Veterans need to know all benefits available

Many veterans are unaware of the services and discounts available to them because of their service to their country, all through the Veteran's Administration. Gene Moore, Veterans Services Officer...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 1, 2019

Board OKs personnel changes

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at its Thursday, July 25 meeting. The changes are as follows: Resignation Miranda Allgood, Instructional Teacher Aide, Flomaton Elementary School, effective July...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    August 1, 2019

Blessing of the Schools set Tues.

At 6 p.m., next Tuesday, Aug. 6, there will be a Back To School Community Prayer Service at First United Methodist Church in East Brewton. Escambia County Sheriff Heath Jackson will be there to lead the Pledge of Allegiance and ‘The Star-Spangled...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 1, 2019

Century may need to have a sale

From the outside looking in, I think it is time for the town of Century to at least begin receiving proposals from companies that might be interested in purchasing the town's natural gas system. I've...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    August 1, 2019

Life without, is right move for sex offenders

They say you learn something new everyday. We learned something new last week when we learned that a person over the age of 21 who is found guilty of certain sex crimes on a child under the age of 6 'shall' be sentenced to life in prison without the...

 

Community newspapers get it right

Editor's note: The following editorial was published in the July 27-28 weekend edition of the Oxford Eagle in Oxford, Miss. It was written by Managing Editor Anna Gibbs Guizerix, a Jay native and a 2013 graduate of Jay High School. Guizerix can be...

 

Gov. Ivey gets it right again

Governor Kay Ivey’s first legislative session of the quadrennium was very successful. Her prowess at getting things accomplished with this Legislature has been remarkable. She knows what she is doing. It should not be surprising given her...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 1, 2019

Let Democrats drag that dead horse

After more than two and half years of Russian collusion frenzy, Democrat fervor for this ridiculous hoax is unlikely to fade. But if you understand Democrats, their insane perseverance is predictable. This whole fiasco was never about Russian...

 

Let us remember the Hollinger community

History along Butler Street has ebbed and flowed with the coming and going of numerous forgotten communities. Hadley, Vocation, Coley, Steadham are names lost to all but a few who dig into the past. Y...

 

Powelton had a history in Escambia (Fla.)

The history of the American Era of Escambia County in Florida is now almost two hundred years old. In the early years it is remembered that a few areas in the northern part of the county grew slowly as remote, self-sustaining woodland communities....

 

The trip of a lifetime was to see Rock City

I don't remember when I became aware of that far-off-from-Barnett Crossroads, Alabama place, but I knew I needed to see it. The need to "SEE ROCK CITY" way up in Tennessee somewhere stayed on my list of things to do and see. "Bucket list" hadn't...

 

Tips to planning a last minute summer vacation

It’s count down time to the beginning of school and the end of summer and you haven’t had a vacation yet! What to do? Perhaps, you are saving up for that dream trip next summer but you’d still like to take a break and have some fun this year....

 

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