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 By Joe Thomas    News    August 9, 2018 

No crime involved with fire truck

A special agent with the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations has determined no violation of the state's criminal code occurred stemming from allegations made by Jimmy Brantley that a Flomaton Fire...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    August 9, 2018 

Jay eyeing rate hikes

Jay residents will see an increase in their utility bills in the next year after the Jay Town Council unanimously approved a recommended increase in water and wastewater rates and electricity public...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 9, 2018 

Ready for school?

School bells rang Wednesday in flomaton and parents had an opportunity Tuesday night to bring their children to Flomaton Elementary School to meet their teachers. For more on meet the teachers and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 9, 2018 

Barton worked to help the entire city

Cheryl Barton said her husband loved people and loved helping people and wasn't going to let the fact that he was confined to a wheelchair stop him from doing what he love most. Brewton City Councilma...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 9, 2018 

Paws for a cause

The Dog Days of Summer were actually the Dog Days of Summer Saturday at the Gordy Dog Park on Sowell Road in Brewton where about 100 people brought their beloved pets for a day of fun, a good bath...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 9, 2018 

EB jails five for spice, meth and crack

The East Brewton Police Department continues its crackdown on illegal narcotics with the arrest of five people on drug charges that include spice, methamphetamine and crack cocaine. Police Chief Kenny...

 

Jay native makes dean's list

Brittney Campbell of Jay, Fla. has been named to the Dean's List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Spring 2018 semester at Drake. Drake University is a midsize, private university in...

 

Beatrice man jumps to death

A chase that started near Peterman and spanned four counties Tuesday night ended when the suspect exited his truck and jumped from a bridge in Mobile County, falling approximately 100 feet to his...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 2, 2018

Ceilings falling, more issues arrive at county courthouse

Engineers, contractors and an architect toured the Escambia County Courthouse Tuesday in Brewton to help county commissioners make a decision on what to do about ceilings caving in and water leaks...

 

Century mayor to address the money Monday

“I will give a statement on the economic status of the town on Monday,” said Century Mayor Henry Hawkins. “I'm not going to comment until Monday. I am working on a policy so our people can do...

 

New hospital for Atmore proposed

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority and the Atmore Community Hospital Board announced that after much input from community leaders, consultants and others, a decision has been made to begin the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 2, 2018

Rep. Byrne touts gains during town stops

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne brought his 'Better Off Now' tour to Escambia County Tuesday with stops in Atmore and Brewton touting economic and military improvements under the Trump administration and...

 

Pursuit leads to arrest in Jay

A Niceville, Fla. man was arrested by Santa Rosa County deputies after a felony takedown attempt to secure the reportedly stolen vehicle he was driving ended with a short high speed chase in Jay...

 

County task force needs employers

The Escambia County (Ala.) Department of Human Resources Jobs Task Force members were given a new directive Thursday, July 24, to aggressively seek out area employers willing to participate in the...

 

County now offers virtual school

Escambia County School System in Brewton has partnered with Odysseyware to provide rigorous digital courses which will enable students to pursue accelerated, competency-based courses while completing...

 

Board approves WS Neal roof bid

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education unanimously approved to award bid for a Roof Over System for the Completion of W. S. Neal High School to Johns and Kirksey in the amount of $1,236,000,...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    August 2, 2018

Escambia County Board OKs personnel changes

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at its Thursday, July 26 meeting. The changes are as follows: Resignations Susan Kirk, counselor at Flomaton Elementary School, effective July 31, 2018;...

 

Council approves loan refinance

The Century council approved to refinance a loan held by Councilwoman Sandra McMurray Jackson, owner of Jackson-McMurray Funeral Home, made to her and her husband by the town of Century under the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 26, 2018

Man caught with Kratom jailed

An Andalusia man stopped for speeding Sunday afternoon in Flomaton ended up in the Escambia County Detention Center on trafficking charges after officers discovered 1,001 grams of the herbal...

 

One dead in 113 collision

A Brookfield, Ill. man lost his life and five others were injured last Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 113 in Flomaton. John A. Janis, 54, was killed when the 2007 Buick Lucerne he was...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 26, 2018

Escapee quickly captured

An Atmore woman had about an hour and 45 minutes worth of freedom Monday night after escaping from the Escambia County Sheriff's Office's female minimum security barracks before she was captured...

 

Two women jailed for employee theft

Two Century women are facing felony theft charges after an investigation prompted by their employer revealed the two employees had been creating accounts with fictitious names in order to apply...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 26, 2018

Ken Folsom has homecoming of sorts

On May 14, 2018, Ken Folsom had a homecoming of sorts when he arrived with the MedStar ambulance at the Flomaton Fire Station. Folsom, 27, never actually lived in Flomaton, but his grandparents John...

 

Taxi service now provided in Century

The fact that the town of Century is lacking local taxi service and offers rides through the Escambia County Area Transit System (ECATS) only to Pensacola three times a day prompted long time Century...

 

Atmore Councilwoman seeks House seat in November vote

Atmore Councilwoman Susan Smith formally has announced she is running for the Alabama House of Representatives District 66 Seat. She made the announcement at a recent campaign event at the Royal Oaks...

 

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