Articles from the December 22, 2022 edition

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  • Century man shot and killed

    Lee Peacock and Joe Thomas|Dec 22, 2022

    The mother of a Century man who was shot to death last Thursday in Frisco City is seeking answers and says Frisco City nor Monroe County law enforcement officials have reached out to her and that she has yet to see her son's body. Cynthia Franklin said she had to reach out to the Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office to verify that her son Lavor Chante Johnson, 43, had been shot to death. The shooting last Thursday left on man dead and another seriously wounded as police continue to...

  • Be careful with freezing temps

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Dec 22, 2022

    Christmas will be here Sunday, but Winter Storm Elliott is expected to arrive late Thursday or Friday possibly sending temperatures into single digits with windchill factors below zero. Escambia County (Ala.) Emergency Management Director David Adams said the national weather forecasts call for temperatures of 10 to 20 degrees. Temperatures Friday could stay near or below freezing all day. Adams noted that once temperatures drop Thursday and Friday they will likely stay near the freezing mark...

  • Love my truck for Christmas

    Dec 22, 2022

  • Century will select 2 to fill vacancies

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Dec 22, 2022

    The Century Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at town hall to fill two vacancies on the council after Leonard White resigned his District 3 seat and James Smith did not qualify for re-election to his District 4 seat and no candidates qualified to fill that seat during the Nov. 8 municipal election. As of this week five Century residents have voiced interest in filling the two vacant council seats on an interim basis until the town holds a special election no fewer than 60 days or...

  • Jay garbage rates to increase Jan. 1

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Dec 22, 2022

    The Jay Council Monday night approved to renew its garbage contract with Adam’s Sanitation that contains an adjustment to garbage rates pursuant to the franchise agreement, capped for Jay area customers at 4 percent, which will add $1.10 monthly to the standard residential customer’s monthly bill, to make it a total of $28.62, effective Jan. 1, 2023. According to a letter Adams Sanitation sent to the town, the CPI (Consumer Price Index) indicator referenced in the franchise agreement...

  • Ready for the Polar Express

    Dec 22, 2022