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 By Staff Report    News    April 2, 2020 

Florida has ordered a statewide shutdown

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a mandatory statewide shutdown in a press conference Wednesday afternoon that will take effect Thursday (tonight) at midnight and last 30 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order mandates that...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    April 2, 2020 

Schools adjusting to shutdown

With the current COVID-19 pandemic looming and social distancing guidelines in place, the Escambia County (Ala.) School System will continue to provide free meals at three locations three days a week...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 2, 2020 

Alabama shuts down some businesses

On the recommendation of Alabama's State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state public health emergency and ordered 33 businesses deemed...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 2, 2020 

Residents heard a 'boom' before fire

Residents on Bell Street in Flomaton told firemen they heard an explosion before a wooden shed erupted into flames that spread into a brush fire which prompted multiple fire departments to respond to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 2, 2020 

Limited access to courthouse April 6

Escambia County (Ala.) Commission Chairman Karean Reynolds announced Monday that the courthouse in Brewton and the satellite courthouse in Atmore will remain closed to the public through April 17,...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 2, 2020 

Atmore police find decomposed body

The Atmore Police Department continues to investigate the discovery of a badly decomposing body officers found last Thursday, March 26, when officers responded to a burglary call at the residence. In...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    April 2, 2020 

Esc. Co. youth program open

Escambia County (Fla.) is seeking youth ages 16-24 who are interested in an opportunity to get paid work experience this summer through the Escambia County Youth Employment Program. Applications are due Friday, April 17 by 3 p.m. Qualified youth who...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    April 2, 2020 

Crash kills semi driver

A Greenville man who crashed his semi-truck into a wooded area off Highway 29 in Century was pronounced dead a few hours after the crash. John Rivers, 59, was pronounced dead at Atmore Community...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    April 2, 2020 

Online field trips teach

How do peanuts grow? When do Alabama farmers grow different fruits and vegetables? What’s the difference between a cow, a bull and a calf? Alabama farmers will answer all those questions and much...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    April 2, 2020 

Boat overturns, claims one

On Monday, March 30, shortly after 6 p.m., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was notified of a boating accident with one person missing. Tyler Foley, 21, of Pensacola, died when a...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    April 2, 2020 

Century council to meet over phone

The town of Century, in response to the COVID-19 guidelines, will air its bill list review at 6:45 p.m. and council meeting at 7 p.m., on Monday, April 6, in a conference-style phone meeting. Anyone...

 
 By Ledger Staff    News    April 2, 2020 

PHD Scholarship deadline soon

For the fourth consecutive year, PHD Realty announces the PHD Realty Determinaton Scholarship for 2020. This year, two $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying seniors who plant to attend technical school or college full time in the fall. To b...

 

Baptist now offering online screening

Baptist Health Care, with facilities in Jay Hospital, located at 14122 Alabama Street in Jay and Lakeview Center, located at 6021 Industrial Blvd in Century, now offers online assessment screenings for COVID-19 to determine if further diagnostic...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 26, 2020

Mayors ask all to fill out census

By now most people in the United States have received their 2020 census form, but many residents who get their mail delivered to post offices boxes are not on the list. Every 10 years the United State...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 26, 2020

Rollover crash in Flomaton claims life

A 27-year old Monroeville man was killed and his passenger was injured in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Flomaton that left Highway 31 closed to traffic for about three hours. Samuel...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 26, 2020

Jay suspending utility cutoffs and late fees

Realizing the hardship COVID-19 is and will be placing on families, the Jay Town Council voted Tuesday night to suspend utility cutoffs and waive late fees, turnoff fees and reconnect fees providing...

 

Cabaniss takes over at ECHS

Rachel Patterson and Huxford Elementary Schools will see new principals next year while Escambia County High School will see new one next month following the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 26, 2020

Shop Around

As oil prices drop so does the price of gasoline in many areas. Above are pictures of random gasoline prices in Atmore, Brewton, Century and Flomaton taken Tues., March 24,2020....

 

Blood donations needed

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood....

 

Alabama Power warns of scam

Alabama Power is sharing information on a scam targeting customers over the phone claiming to be a representative from Alabama Power and requesting immediate payment on accounts. In some instances, scammers have altered a customer’s caller ID to...

 

ALFA suspends cancellations during crisis

“We understand many customers’ jobs have been impacted by efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Alfa Insurance President and CEO Jimmy Parnell. “The health and economic challenges facing our country are unprecedented, and we all...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 26, 2020

St. Jude ride rescheduled

The 22nd Saddle Up Trail Ride for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Frisco City, Ala. has not been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, but it has been postponed to the last weekend in April. The location is 328 Strength Lane. The ride will beg...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 26, 2020

Animal control locked down

In an effort to keep all of its staff, volunteers and visitors safe and healthy as possibly, the Atmore and PCI Animal Control is asking that anyone who would like to visit their facility do so by appointment only. They will answer calls and reply...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    March 26, 2020

Curfew stands active

With school out and efforts to reduce large crowds gathering, Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson said his department will be stepping up the enforcement of the town's curfew ordinance that...

 

Jay couple faces charges

A Jay couple living in a recreational vehicle (RV) with three children has been charged with three counts felony child neglect and the male with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon when law...

 

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