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 By Joe Thomas    News    October 24, 2019

Four jailed in Atmore drug bust

Three Atmore residents and one Bay Minette resident were arrested Friday after multiple law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at an Atmore residence that turned up methamphetamine,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 24, 2019

Flomaton gets an all A's grade

For the first time since the Alabama Department of Education began issuing school report cards, Flomaton Elementary School and Flomaton High School each received an A when grades were released last...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 24, 2019

Playoff bound

Flomaton High School defeated Thomasville 44-21 to clinch a spot in the Class 3A playoffs and will travel to T.R. Miller Friday hoping to secure a top seed. Above, Jackson Dullard (44) leads Tank...

 

Flomaton kicks off area's fall festivals

Area family-friendly fall festivities will kick off Thursday, Oct. 24, in downtown Flomaton and continue Saturday, Oct. 26 at Turtle Point and then wrap up on Halloween in Century and Jay. Flomaton...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 24, 2019

Sex offender gets 15 years

One Atmore man was arrested and another sentenced to 15 years and a day for violating Alabama's Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act for failing to properly register with the Escambia County...

 

Crash kills Walnut Hill man

A Walnut Hill man lost his life last Monday when the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway and struck a tree around 7 p.m. Clayton Joseph Cagle, 31, was traveling east on State Road 297 (Pine...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 24, 2019

Plenty of ribs

A big crowd showed up last Thursday in Atmore for the annual 'Ribs on Ridgeley' event sponsored by Pride of Atmore. For more , see Page 1B....

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    October 24, 2019

Teachers can't teach students alone

Flomaton Elementary School and Flomaton High School made an 'A' for the first time under the current Alabama Department of Education report card scores. I say current, because I learned new tests to d...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    October 24, 2019

Halloween is not like it was in past years

Many years ago Halloween was one of those days young children always looked forward to as they headed out through the neighborhood seeking treats in their plastic jack-o-lanterns or bag. Most people over the age of 50 remember their parents would...

 

How do you solve Syria?

Recent developments in Syria highlight the need for the United States to revisit its broader Middle Eastern policy. Early last week, I joined a small meeting of House Republicans for an update on Syria from Secretary of Defense Mark Esper where he...

 

Pate, Ainsworth & Hawkins under the scope

We have two men who were elected to statewide constitutional offices last year, who seem to be doing a good job. They are both working quietly and diligently in their new posts. Rick Pate was sworn in as the state’s Agriculture Commissioner in...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 24, 2019

How deep is China's reach?

Despite the dire implications for any future freedom in Asia, Americans have been watching the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong with only a mild passing interest. So they were caught off guard when the National Basketball Association (NBA)...

 

Can't take the 'Southern' out of the girl

Ohio. In the grand scheme of things, it’s really not that far away, but I’ll tell ya, boy, is it far. Those people up there don’t wear crimson and white to support their good, God-fearing...

 

Number please: Canoe's phone system

A slender young man in dusty overalls walked across the plank sidewalk from the busy wooden structure in downtown Williams Station known as the Carney Commissary in the early 1890s and towards his...

 

Footnotes on a little town called Century

A little town just south of the state line will soon celebrate its one hundred and twenty year anniversary. In the 1800s this area around the town was called Teaspoon, because early river travelers could identify the shoreline here due to its...

 

Fall is in the air, despite the temperature

I walk out to stand on the back porch to feel a long-awaited difference. I feel the promise that was made in the beginning. I feel the sweet caress of Fall’s cooling. It may be a bit late this year but, I knew it would come eventually. It always...

 

Woman faces drug charge

A Century woman who told an officer “some unknown per- son had run by the vehicle and thrown the pipe and metham- phetamine onto her lap” is fac- ing drug charges after the offi- cer observed the...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    October 24, 2019

Poarch to host history talk

The Office of Archives and Records Management and the Regulatory Affairs Division at the Poarch Band of Creek Indians will hold a conference on Creek History from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday Nov. 2, 2019, in Poarch Creek Community Center's...

 

Council eyes auto tent sale ban

Although they took no action, the Jay Town Council Monday night listened to Allen Turner of Allen Turner Hyundai who presented his support for the ordinance ban- ning automobile tent sales from...

 

Veterans Run set for Nov. 16

The Flomaton Lions Club will host a Veteran's Day 5K Run and Walk starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Flomaton Community Center, located at 600 McCurdy Street. Registration for the run/walk...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    October 24, 2019

Canes roll Thomasville

Flomaton's Daquan Johnson rushed for 290 yards and threw for two touch- downs to lead Flomaton to a 44-21 victory over the visiting Thomasville Tigers Friday night which clinched a playoff spot for...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Sports    October 24, 2019

Jay rolls to 32-6 win on the road

Connor Roberts rushed 24 times for 185 yards and four touchdowns and Judd Smith was five of eight for 143 yards and a touchdown to lead Jay to a 32-6 win at North Bay Haven Friday night. Jay will be...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 24, 2019

Public input sought for new school superintendent

Patty Hightower, chair of the School Board of Escambia County (Fla.) and Malcolm Thomas, Superintendent of Schools, announced the schedule for five community forums, four in Pensacola and one in Cantonment, planned to give everyone a chance to share...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 24, 2019

Shoebox collection set for holiday

This month, Flomaton, Brewton, and the Monroeville areas will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 18 through 25. Flomaton and area fam...

 

Tips to reduce bullying by encouraging empathy

Bullying is a more preva- lent issue than many parents think. Research shows that at some point, it is highly likely that youth will be exposed to bullying as a bystander and have an opportunity to inter- vene. The following article from Maggie...

 

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