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 By Joe Thomas    News    May 23, 2019 

1 dead, 8 shot in Atmore

A birthday bash Friday night at the old Escambia County Middle School in Atmore turned deadly early Saturday morning when gunfire erupted leaving one person dead and eight others shot. Atmore Police C...

 

Bratt students battle with books

The third, fourth and fifth grades from Bratt Elementary School participated in the Escambia County (Fla.) School District’s 2019 ‘Battle of the Books’ (BOB) competition after months of reading and quizzing each other on the details from a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 23, 2019 

Century Block Party

Century area residents turned out for free food, water slides, train rides and much more at last Saturday's block party at McMurray Ball Park. For more, see Page 1B....

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 23, 2019 

McCaster pleads guilty, gets life

A Castleberry man charged with capital murder for the June 6, 2013 death of a 60-year old Atmore woman pleaded guilty last week to murder and was sentenced to life in prison. Collis McCaster, 46, 99 W...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 23, 2019 

Century says no to selling old building

In a 2 to 3 split vote Monday night, the Century Town Council did not approve a lease-to-purchase offer made by West Florida Gin to purchase the old helicopter technology building in Century's...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    May 23, 2019 

'Wax Museum' offers learning

Students at Flomaton Middle School hosted a 'Wax Museum' last Thursday, showcasing historical and contemporary figures around the world. Guests could press a button to 'activate' each character to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 23, 2019 

Brewton resident killed in collision

The Brewton Police Department is continuing its investigation into a fatal crash Tuesday morning when a vehicle and motorcycle collided at the intersection of Highway 31 and Old Castleberry Road that...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 23, 2019 

Century mural welcomes all

Century resident and Councilman Luis Gomez's souvenir store, Florida's First Stop, located on Highway 29 in Century, now welcomes visitors with a mural featuring local Lake Stone and the Blue Angels....

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 23, 2019 

Jay eyes Fidelis to save

At the Florida Preservation Conference in Pensacola this year, the Fidelis school located on Highway 87 in the town of Jay joined 10 others in a Florida Trust list of 11 historic structures to save....

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 23, 2019 

Board OKs program, new system

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott told the Board of Education last Thursday that he felt '99.9 percent' sure the W. S. Neal High School graduation could be held in the newly...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 23, 2019 

Jay felon arrested

A convicted felon from Jay is facing more drug charges and a felony possession weapon charge after law enforcement executed a search warrant on May 14 and located drugs and a loaded weapon inside the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Hubbert named Miller coach

Maplesville High School head football coach Brent Hubbert was expected in Brewton yesterday following a special meeting of the Brewton City School Board Tuesday afternoon where Hubbert was named the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Flomaton to host economic workshop

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., is asking Flomaton residents to show up and show up in big numbers on Thursday, June 6, when John Robert Smith comes to town to make a presentation about Smart...

 

Century begins charter review

Following the recent investigation into the town of Century's financial status, the Council attended a workshop Monday night to look at the town's charter, which has remained unchanged since 1979, on...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 16, 2019

Pomp and Circumstance

Flomaton First Baptist Day Care held a graduation ceremony for the Pre-K program on Friday at the chuch. Braylon Cayson receives his diploma from Pat Harwell. For more pictures, see our Photo...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Newton has feet back on ground

A year ago this past Saturday Flomaton resident Scott Newton took off from the Atmore Airport in his experimental airplane that later crashed in the Robinsonville area leaving him with injuries that h...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Who should hold clerk interviews?

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant Jr., Town Accountant Robert Hudson, and J.R. Jones, chairman of the board at Escambia County Bank will conduct interviews Wednesday, May 22, to narrow the list of...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Grant to pay for assessment

The Flomaton Town Council voted 4-1 to approve a grant to conduct a free assessment of the old Jackson Theater to determine if the building contains led paint, asbestos or other dangerous materials....

 

Town of Jay seeks other funding

The town of Jay's application for a $300,000 legislative appropriation for the East Highway 4 water project did not pass the budget at the Florida Senate, according to Dewberry Engineering's Crystal...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Visit nets meth in vehicle

A Brewton woman was one of two people arrested Saturday by Alabama Department of Corrections investigators during visitation at the Ventress Facility in Clayton. Morgan Steele, 27, of Brewton was...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    May 16, 2019

Graduations start

Area high schools will hold graduation ceremonies starting tonight, Thursday, May 16, through Friday, May 24. Escambia Academy’s graduation is at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at Grace Fellowship Church on Highway 31 in Atmore. Northview High...

 

Memorial muck set for Jay this Friday

Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Friday, May 17, on Commerce Street in Jay, area residents can see runners made up of law enforcement officers as they continue the 150 mile End of Watch Memorial Ruck in honor of the officers who lost their lives in 2018....

 

Radio works when world goes silent

“We've got it covered now,” said T.H. Merritt, vice president of the Rural Radio Preparedness Association (RRPA) and county radio officer for Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)....

 

Apr. food scores released

Escambia County (Ala.) has released its food scores for April 2019. The scores are as follows: Atmore Arby’s - 94 Baker’s Svc. Sta. - 94 Buster’s Restaurant - 96 Chen’s Chinese Buff - 87 Church’s Chicken - 90 Circle K 272-1565 - 94 Diamond...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    May 16, 2019

Council OKs sign funds

The Flomaton Town Council agreed to put $500 in an account at United Bank and $500 in an account at Escambia County to start funds to raise $43,910 to install four signs honoring Flomaton High...

 

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