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Articles from the September 6, 2018 edition

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More on Booker's Mill in Conecuh

As mentioned last week, Booker's Mill existed at least as early at the Post-War Between the States Era in Conecuh County Alabama beginning with construction of the mill in 1865. Originally several dif...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 6, 2018

Restraints save lives in crash

Flomaton Fire Chief Steve Stanton said seatbelts and a child restraint seat possibly saved the lives of an Atmore couple and their 8-month old daughter when their vehicle collided into the side of an...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 6, 2018

Gordon dumps rain; watch the tropics

Tropical Storm Gordon hit the Gulf Coast near the Mississippi-Alabama line Tuesday night and dumped as much as 6 inches of rain in portions of Escambia County, Ala., as eyes now get focused on...

 

Century OKs storage shed and new fence

Recommendations from the Alger-Sullivan Historic Preservation Board regarding construction of a fence and storage shed at 402 Front St., that were tabled at Century's Aug. 3 council meeting, were...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 6, 2018

County to rebid repairs

After concerns were aired by one contractor on the bids for emergency repairs at the Escambia County Courthouse in Brewton, the county commission withdrew the original bids and have now issued new...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    September 6, 2018

Hurricane Warning

Northview's defense surrounds Flomaton quarterback Daquan Johnson (7) Friday night in Bratt. Johnson held the upper hand with 243 yards rushing to lead the Hurricanes to a 41-20 victory. For more on...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 6, 2018

Five E. Brewton traffic stops net drug charges

Traffic stops Friday in East Brewton led to the arrest of five people on drug charges as police continue its crackdown on illegal drugs in the city. Christopher Michael Speruill, 22, 8726 Eight Mile...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    September 6, 2018

Ivey grants $1.57 million in grants for safer roads

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $1.57 million to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency for efforts to improve highway safety and ensure dangerous motorists are off the roads. Ivey awarded the four grants to fund special highway safety...

 

Jay council approves plan

The Jay Town Council approved the zoning changes from single family residence to commercial needed for a Golden Gin Development Application that was submitted to the town to build a proposed 32,000...

 

Jay Elementary named Top Apple

Jay Elementary School has embraced the Apples for the Students  program through the years and has been the recipients of more than $50,000 in free equipment and supplies. Greer’s Top Apple School for 2017-18 for this year and the previous four...

 

Evidence tampering charge issued

A Century man had warrants issued against him and he was later arrested for felony possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence Aug. 28 after authorities conducting a traffic stop for a darkly...

 

Century man arrested as habitual offender

A Century man caught driving with a suspended license faces a felony charge as a habitual offender following a traffic stop that revealed his license had been suspended or 60 months. Christopher Terri...

 

A nutritious diet can help promote healthy teeth

Eat Right for a Healthy Mouth and Teeth “Brush! Brush!” “Come on and brush your teeth! Make those pearly white’s clean” “Brush so your pretty smile can be seen”. (Children’s tooth brushing song) Young children with healthy teeth have...

 

James Earl 'Jimmy' Agerton

James Earl “Jimmy” Agerton, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in a Pensacola hospital. Mr. Agerton was a lifelong resident of Brewton and member of the National Guard Reserve. Employed as a shop foreman with T.R. Miller Mill Company for 45...

 

Martha Rae Brown

Martha Rae Brown, 60, died Saturday, August 18, 2018. Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 10, 1957 to O.C. Burston and Ruby Lee Brown in Atmore. A 1978 graduate of Escambia County High School, she was employed with Flower Nursery, Atmore Community Hospital and...

 

Evelyn Marie DeLoach Burnham

Evelyn Marie DeLoach Burnham, 86, of Brewton, died Sunday, August 26, 2018 after an extended illness. Mrs. Burnham was born Feb. 17, 1932, and was a longtime member of Ridge Road Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary and women's...

 

Velma Lucille McGhee Crocker

Velma Lucille McGhee Crocker, 76, of Atmore, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Mrs. Crocker was born Feb. 22, 1942 to Levi and Treacy McGhee in Atmore. She was a member of Atmore Apostolic Church and the Poarch Creek Band of Indians. The funeral was...

 

Gregory Keith Hastings

Gregory Keith Hastings, 57, died Friday, August 31, 2018 in Pensacola. Mr. Hastings was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton. An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the Little Escambia Baptist Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m., Monday,...

 

Jeffery Troy Pernicka

Jeffery Troy Pernicka, 32, of Century, died Saturday, August 25, 2018. Mr. Pernicka was a native of Milton and long time resident of Jay. A 2004 graduate of Jay High School, he was employed in the construction industry and enjoyed the outdoors. He...

 

Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Naomi Jernigan Sims

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Naomi Jernigan Sims, 74, of Brewton, died Monday, August 27, 2018. Mrs. Sims was a native and lifelong resident of Brewton who attended North Brewton School and W.S. Neal High School. A homemaker, she was a member of the Zion...

 

Barbara Covan Wilson

Barbara Covan Wilson, 79, died Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Pensacola. Mr. Wilson was a native and lifelong resident of Century who was a member of the Byrneville Methodist Church. She was a retired lunchroom manager at Northview High School, Century...

 

Buckling up the belt saves lives

When I arrived on the scene shortly after 9 p.m. Monday I saw a crashed up car and a man holding a baby. I was at the intersection of Highway 113 and Highway 31 in Flomaton where a vehicle had plowed...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    September 6, 2018

Base storm concerns on facts not fear

We talked to Escambia County Emergency Management Director over the past few days about how Tropical Storm Gordon would effect our area. We put a lot of trust in Adams because he's getting his information from the horse's mouth and not off of Faceboo...

 

What will Congress do next?

The House returns to session this week after the month-long August District Work Period, and there are many important legislative items that need our attention. August was a busy time back in Southwest Alabama listening to the people I have the honor...

 

Remembering the 1978 election

Since this is a gubernatorial election year, let’s reminisce about an epic Governor’s Race. The 1978 Governor’s race is one of the classics in Alabama political lore. That Governor’s race between the three heavyweights, former Governor...

 

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