Articles from the December 2, 2021 edition


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  • Wallace to lead school board

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Dec 2, 2021

    A week after the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board split 3-3 to elect a new president, the board voted unanimously Monday morning to elect District 7 Board Member Coleman Wallace as the next president. That vote followed a 4-3 vote to elect District 2 Board Member Danny Benjamin as vice president. At the Nov. 22 meeting to elect a board president, Wallace received three votes and District 3 Board Member Mike Edwards received three votes. District 1 Board Member Kevin Hoomes was absent. In...

  • Watkins is remembered for his kindness, love

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Dec 2, 2021

    Residents of Atmore and the surrounding areas are in mourning for a 10-year-old who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 24, on Highway 31 about 3 miles west of Atmore in Escambia County (Ala.). Kendall B. Watkins was the passenger in the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Wanda T. Gibson, 40, of Atmore, who attempted to pass a 1986 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by 50-year-old Jonathan T. Jeter, also of Atmore, according to an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency...

  • Upton is indicted by a federal grand jury

    Bo Bolton, Monroe Journal|Dec 2, 2021

    According to records filed Monday in the U.S. District Court of Mobile, Evergreen radio personality and decorated combat veteran Luther Upton has been indicted on charges of interstate threatening communications. According to the indictment, Upton, a 74-year-old native of Uriah who also serves on the Evergreen City Council, “knowingly and willfully transmitted in interstate and foreign commerce a communication containing a threat to injure the person or another. During a live public radio broadcast in Evergreen, Alabama, the defendant made...

  • Castleberry man is jailed for trafficking

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Dec 2, 2021

    A man with addresses listed in Castleberry and Montgomery was arrested on multiple drug charges including trafficking in methamphetamine that netted him a $1 million bond following his Nov. 27 arrest in Brewton. Alvin Cunningham, 53, who told Escambia County District Judge Eric Coale he lived at 380 Manuel St., Castleberry, also had a Montgomery address listed in records filed with the circuit clerk's office was charged with trafficking meth, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, unla...

  • Parades to begin Saturday

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Dec 2, 2021

    Flomaton and Jay will kickoff the area Christmas parades this Saturday, Dec. 4, with both parades beginning at 10 a.m. Both parades will follow their normal routes with a small change in Flomaton. Flomaton's route will follow the same route as the homecoming parade, leaving from the high school and heading down College Street and turning on Dr. Van Avenue. The parade will make a loop around Ringold and Cary streets and include Palafox Street to the railroad tracks and back through town. The...

  • Flomaton decorates for Christmas

    Dec 2, 2021