Articles from the October 21, 2021 edition

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  • Pot on porch nets charges

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 21, 2021

    An Atmore man who was apparently growing marijuana in a flower pot on his front porch and has been charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana I. John Michael Rangel, 32, 492 Martinville Loop Road, Lot I, was jailed on $100,000 bond following his arrest. According to court records, on Sept. 29 officers discovered the marijuana growing in a flower pot on his front porch, noting it was possession of marijuana for other than public use that...

  • E.B. Piggly Wiggly is now open

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 21, 2021

    ­­After being closed since Oct. 8, the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in East Brewton reopened its doors Monday afternoon with limited items but should be fully stocked by Friday or Monday as new items are trucked in daily. The East Brewton store had about 2 to 3 feet of water inside the building following the heavy rains and flooding on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and was forced to close. Store Manager Cyndi Lundy said the store received a small shipment of items Monday and a larger shipment arrived about 5...

  • Century rejects CTA offer on rate return

    Gretchen McPherson, Staff Writer|Oct 21, 2021

    At a meeting last Thursday, the Century Town Council voted unanimously against a proposal to change the interlocal agreement with Capital Trust Agency (CTA) after a recommendation from Town Attorney Matt Dannheisser to reject it. CTA was created in 1999 between the Town of Century and the city of Gulf Breeze as an agency to secure bonds to build, purchase, renovate facilities like schools, apartments, and other facilities that serve a public purpose to revitalize disadvantaged communities. The...

  • Hines named administrator

    SPECIAL TO THE LEDGER|Oct 21, 2021

    The Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHCA) announced Monday the planned retirement of D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital (DWM) Administrator, Rick Owens, on Dec. 31, 2021. Owens has approximately 32 years of healthcare related experience with multiple health systems in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Owens joined D.W. McMillan in 2004 and served as CFO prior to becoming administrator. "We are very grateful for all of Rick's contributions to the success of DWM and for his leadership for the...

  • 4-year old drowns in pond

    Gretchen McPherson, Staff Writer|Oct 21, 2021

    An autistic child who was being cared for by foster parents in Jay went missing Oct. 16 and was later found in a pond about 150 yards from the home the victim of an apparent drowning. According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office report, 4-year-old Jameson Ray Willis was taking a nap when foster parent William Cozart checked on him in his bedroom located at 4830 Cozart Lane. About 10 minutes later, when Cozart went to check on him again, the child was missing. The report said the home's...

  • Janes crowned queen

    Oct 21, 2021