Articles from the November 21, 2019 edition


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  • K-9 will be good addition to force

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Nov 21, 2019

    For some reasons, K-9s with law enforcement agencies seem to draw concerns. I've seen municipalities balk at having a K-9 on force for several reasons: the cost, the upkeep and, of course, the almighty liability. I've learned over the years that there are different types of dogs. I've watched the hounds from Century Correctional Institute and Fountain track suspects through the woods, swamps and beyond. When they find them, all they want is a pat on the head because they are not there to bite,...

  • Football at its best Friday in Flomaton

    Our View|Nov 21, 2019

    We've covered a lot of high school football games over the years but what's coming up this Friday night in Flomaton ranks at the top of games that feature two teams from Escambia County. T.R. Miller will come to Flomaton Friday night to play the Hurricanes in the quarter finals of the Class 3A playoffs. That's huge no matter how you slice it. It was back in the mid to late 1990s when T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal met in two such games and those were huge. Friday night will be special for a lot of reasons. Not only is it for a chance to advance to...

  • Traffic stops net drug charges in E. Brewton

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Nov 21, 2019

    In its continuing effort to keep drugs out of the city, the East Brewton Police Department has arrested four people on drug charges that include methamphetamine, spice and hydrocodone pills. Kristen Nicole Hastings, 27, 1082 Dixon Nursery Road, Brewton, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone); Stephanie Mendibles, 33, 5900 Ridge Road, Brewton, was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (meth);...

  • $25K committed to FHS

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Nov 21, 2019

    The town of Flomaton's quest to build a new concession stand and bathrooms at Hurricane Park received a commitment from the town council to put up $25,000 toward the estimated $150,000 project. Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., told the council he's confident the county will put in $25,000, the school board may help with $25,000 and Poarch will put in $75,000. Town Attorney Chuck Johns said the school board wanted to see drawings and also wanted to see the commitment from the town before it committed...

  • Council votes 4 to 1 on new interim city manager

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Nov 21, 2019

    In a vote of 4 to 1, the Century Council approved hiring Vernon Prather as Interim City Manager, as current Interim City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy has fulfilled his obligations to the town. Even though Prather does not have a four-year degree, his skills and experience, according to Eddy, make him the most qualified for the position. “I don't know anyone else in this area who can walk through a waste water treatment plant and see the kinds of issues that need to be addressed,” said Eddy. “He wor...

  • Vehicle used as weapon

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Nov 21, 2019

    A Flomaton man who allegedly tried to injure a relative with his vehicle now faces multiple felony charges including unlawful possession of spice. Joesph Andrew Philyaw, 22, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with domestic violence harassment, domestic violence reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of a controlled substance (spice) and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Flomaton police were dispatched at 2:07 p.m. Saturday in reference to a woman saying a relative had destroyed her...

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