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Articles from the September 13, 2018 edition

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 By Joe Thomas    News    September 13, 2018

Shock, tears after Glaize's death

Shock and many tears flowed through Brewton and other areas Sunday as news spread that T.R. Miller High School graduate Curtis Robertson Glaize, 24, was killed earlier that day in a single-vehicle...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 13, 2018

Flomaton votes again on alcohol

Having previously passed an ordinance on a 5-1 vote to ask Escambia County's legislative delegation to pass a local bill to allow alcohol sales on Sunday within the town limits of Flomaton, the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 13, 2018

Honoring the flag on 911

Charles Jackson, left, and Jeff White fold the American flag following the Pledge of Allegiance at Tuesday's 911 breakfast sponsored by Little Escambia Baptist Church for first responders. For more...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 13, 2018

Brewton man pleads guilty to murder

A Brewton man now faces 20 years to life in prison instead of a possible death sentence after he entered a blind guilty plea to murder Wednesday morning just before opening statements were going to...

 

State attorney looking into Century's issues

The Town of Century is being investigated by the State Attorney's Office, according to an email Century Mayor Henry Hawkins and Century Council President Ann Brooks received from the town's attorney,...

 

White kicks off run for his commission seat

Escambia County Commissioner Larry White has kicked off his re-election campaign for the District 3 seat he has held for the past 24 years. White will face Republican Scottie Stewart in the November...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 13, 2018

Ivan anniversary close as new storm approaches

As residents along the shore near the Carolinas brace for what forecasters say may be the worst hurricane to ever strike the east coast, curious eyes are also focused on the Gulf of Mexico with two na...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 13, 2018

Water problems continue

Karla Ptomey told members of the Flomaton Town Council that recent rains once again flooded her property and put about 12 inches of rain in her shed, blaming the problem was caused by a faulty drainag...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 13, 2018

Low speed limit needed at EA

Johnson Ford in Atmore and Peach Chevrolet in Brewton were awarded bids Monday for the purchase of two new vehicles for the sheriff's office. Johnson Ford submitted the low bid of $30,000 for a truck...

 

A new Sunrise in Century

Members of the Century Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Vireak and Thida Sun, owners of the new Sunrise Donuts Shop located at 8321 N. Century Blvd. on Tuesday. The store is open 7 days a week from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. For large orders, call...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    September 13, 2018

RR Junction Day set for Sept. 22

Final preparations are being made for Railroad Junction Day, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 in downtown Flomaton offering a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, entertainment and food. The...

 

Century man arrested for 'spice'

A Century man stopped on April 23 for not wearing a seatbelt is facing felony drug possession when the substance found inside his vehicle was later identified as 'Spice'. Ryan Wade-Qualls Stephens,...

 

Man faces suspended license charge

A Flomaton man was arrested Sept. 3 for driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop for speeding on North Century Boulevard. Shawn Earl Barrows, 39, Highway 31, was arrested and charged...

 

Jay eyes increases

The Jay Town Council discussed several rate increases, including the proposed millage rate and council members salaries, at its Tuesday, Sept. 4 meeting. Jay area residents recently received TRIM...

 

Atmore native finishes

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Autajajadrick R. White graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. White, a 2017 Escambia County High...

 

Meth charge for Jay woman

A Jay woman is facing one county felony charge of drug possession with intent to sell several days after a traffic stop where possible methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were discovered....

 

White recognized for service to community

Escambia County Commissioner Larry White has been presented with the Tenure in Office Award by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) for his 24 years of service to county government...

 

Mayor addresses gas concerns

Century Henry Hawkins expressed concern in an email to council members about the council's disregard of recommendations made by Century Gas Superintendent Wally Kellett, which Hawkins believes would...

 

Flomaton's 90 + Celebration

Last Saturday, community members and residents joined members of the Flomaton United Methodist Church to honor those who are 90 and older and their families. Delmer Tew, Pastor Kathleen McKinley and...

 

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

Before biting into that juicy steak, take a moment to think about your cholesterol level. Is it high? High cholesterol usually has no symptoms but can increase the risk of heart disease. The month of September has been designated as National...

 

Robert Lee Barnett

Robert Lee Barnett, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 in Castleberry, Ala. Mr. Barnett was a lifelong resident of Conecuh County, Ala. A member of the London Baptist Church, he retired as a shop foreman and welder for Pugh and Son with more than 44...

 

Henry Raymond 'Pop' Robbins

Henry Raymond “Pop” Robbins, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 in Century, Fla. Mr. Robbins was a native and lifelong resident of McDavid, Fla. Of the Baptist faith and an avid outdoorsman, he was employed as a brick mason. The funeral was held...

 

Denver 'Bubbie' Blake Shuttlesworth

Denver “Bubbie” Blake Shuttlesworth, 19, of Atmore, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Shuttlesworth was a native and lifelong resident of Atmore. A member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, he was a member of the Poarch Creek...

 

Use history to prepare for the future

Floyd the barber told Andy Taylor that Calvin Coolidge was the one who said 'everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it'. If my memory is right Andy responded that Calvin...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    September 13, 2018

Truly honor Curtis Glaize with seatbelt

No one here at the Tri-City Ledger knew Curtis Roberson Glaize. We learned a lot about the young man this week as we talked to fellow classmates and others who knew the 24-year old graduate of T.R. Miller, who was killed in a single-vehicle crash ear...

 

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