Articles from the October 22, 2020 edition


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  • Travis Salter back in jail again

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 22, 2020

    A Flomaton man who was on probation for theft of property III is back in jail after being arrested Friday in Andalusia and charged with burglary III and theft of property III. Travis Lee Salter, 32 445 Old Fannie Road, was arrested by officers from the Andalusia Police Department and jailed on $20,000 bond. Escambia County District Attorney Steve Billy said a motion has been filed to revoke Salter's bond in a Flomaton case. Court records show Salter pleaded guilty Oct. 15, 2019, to a felony...

  • BREAKING NEWS: ESCAMBIA COUNTY (ALA.) TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE CLOSED DUE TO COVID

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 22, 2020

    Due to COVID-19 issues within the Escambia County (Ala.) Tax Collector's Office at the courthouse in Brewton, the office was closed and will remain closed until Monday, Nov. 2. Tax Collector Tim Pettis said the collector's office inside the Atmore Satellite Courthouse at 8600 Highway 31 remains open and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pettis said his office will not charge penalties for late renewals of vehicle tags that were due to expire at the end of October for several...

  • COVID-19 flags Flomaton games

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 22, 2020

    Due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Flomaton High School football program and the quarantine of an undisclosed number of players, Flomaton was forced to forfeit this past Friday night's regional matchup at Hillcrest in Evergreen and will also forfeit this Friday's home game against T.R. Miller. Flomaton is scheduled to wrap up the regular season on Oct. 30 against Escambia County High School. COVID-19 has also derailed this Friday night's game between W.S. Neal and Opp, which had been sche...

  • Northview rolls to 70-49 win

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 22, 2020

  • Early voting kicks off across Florida

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 22, 2020

    Through the first two days of Florida's early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election, 156 ballots were cast at the Billy G. Ward Courthouse in Century and another nine mail-in ballots were collected from the dropbox outside the building. Florida's early voting kicked off Monday and will continue until Oct. 31. The early voting precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, including Saturdays and Sundays. Monday, 90 early voters cast ballots in Century and another 66 voted Tuesday. Four...

  • Brewton and Atmore libraries join in supercomputer project

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Oct 22, 2020

    Thanks to funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature, the Brewton Public Library and the Atmore Public Library have partnered with the Alabama Supercomputer Authority to expand broadband internet services within the two facilities and expand access to the parking lots of both libraries. Walter Overby, chief executive officer, and Cary Hill, education and outreach director of the authority, met with city leaders and library staffs at both libraries Monday to explain the computer upgrade. Hill...

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