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  • Embalming cocktail nets arrests

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jul 18, 2024

    Atmore police responded to a possible drug overdose that led to four arrests after at Atmore woman apparently passed out after drinking a cocktail that contained GHB and embalming fluid that has a street name of ‘Scoot’. Leslie Anita Meri Whiting, 35, 301 Beck St., Atmore, Shawn Michael Boutwell, 29,with addresses in Walnut Hill and 301 Beck St., Atmore, Amy Jo Louise Nelson, 47, of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Jonathan Sehinasi, 44, of Lake Butler, Fla. were all arrested. Whiting was charged wit...

  • Edwards says the school system is taking a step back

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jul 18, 2024

    "I see the resignation of our director of primary education (Nicole Spottswood), and that greatly concerns me," is how Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education's member Mike Edwards described his reaction to the boards approval of recommended personnel changes at its special meeting last Friday. "What this says to me is that this board is dismantling the efforts to move forward with the programs we established in the last two to three years, which we've spent millions of federal and state...

  • Century OKs $3.4 million bid for its sewer lift stations

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jul 18, 2024

    Tuesday night, the Century Town Council approved to award the lowest bid of $3,365,175 to Talcon Group in repairing five of the 22 of the town’s sewer lift stations as part of Phase II Project. Phase II Project includes work at the wastewater treatment plant and rehabilitation of the town’s 22 lift stations, five of which were bid on by Municipal Engineering. Municipal Engineering’s Dale Long presented to the council for the $3 million estimated repairs of the lift stations: No. 1 at Century Cor...

  • Flomaton resident arrested to drugs

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jul 18, 2024

    A Flomaton man pulled over in Atmore for an illegal turn ended up in the Escambia County Detention Center on multiple charges after officers reported finding 10 grams of of methamphetamine, a digital scale, plastic baggies and items used to ingest narcotics. Michael Darnell Pleasant, 45, 77 Martin Luther King Drive, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license. He was...

  • Rabies clinic sees increase in number of vaccinations

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jul 18, 2024

    Brewton Veterinarian Dr. Hal Noble administered more than 300 rabies vaccines to dogs and cats across the county Saturday during the annual rabies clinic. Dr. Noble, a veterinarian at Brewton Animal Hospital, serves as Escambia County's rabies inspector, and makes the clinic accessible and affordable for pet owners across the county. The cost of the rabies vaccine this past Saturday was $14. "It's really important to have your pets vaccinated," Dr. Noble said,. "especially after a rabid fox was...

  • One dies in July 4 crash on 31

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    One person was killed and several people injured in a multi-vehicle crash July 4 on Highway 31 near Flomaton. William H. Moore, 69, of Higginsville, MO., died from his injuries while being transported to D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in Brewton. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the crash occurred last Thursday about 4:15 p.m. six miles south of Brewton. State trooper reports state the crash occurred when a 2017 Jeep Liberty, driven by Shirley A. Moore, 60, of Higginsville,...

  • Commission tables AG opinion on tax

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission tabled a resolution Monday to ask the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to give an opinion concerning a statewide amendment and local Legislative bill that currently allows a 4 mill ad valorem tax for county hospitals. Bills passed by the Alabama Legislature dating back to 1947 allowed the voters to approve the 4-mill tax, which was passed. Although members of the Escambia County Health Care Authority and three Brewton physicians have appeared before the c...

  • Celebrating the Fourth

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    Residents braved the heat and the rain to celebrate the Fourth of July across the area. Rain put a damper on Century Friday, but the show went on. Above, Jay residents watch to bombs bursting in air. Below, all ages enjoyed the day in East Brewton. For more see Page 11....

  • Veterans can get info on benefits

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    Brewton Attorney Thad Moore, Sr., is hosting a seminar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, in the parish hall at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Brewton, located at 206 Peavy St., for all military veterans and their spouses to learn more about benefits that they may be entitled to. Gene Moore, veterans service officer for Escambia County, will be there to explain disability benefits available to veterans and to answer questions. The seminar is free and a light lunch will be provided, but...

  • Jay votes to raise its utility tap fees

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    Folks who plan on living in the town of Jay will pay a higher water deposit and water tap fee as well as sewer tap fee after the Jay Town Council approved an increase at its June 17 meeting, following a comparison to nearby municipalities and discussion about the number of unpaid accounts and difficulty collecting on them. Water deposits for home owners went from $50 to $100 and from $150 to $200 for renters, effective July 1, 2024, and billed August 1, 2024. The water tap fee went from about...

  • Nalty honored for service on RC&D Council for his work

    Joe Thomas|Jul 11, 2024

    Brewton resident Frank Nalty was recently inducted into the Alabama Association of Resource and Development (RC&D) Council's Hall of Fame for his work in bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars to the gulf coast region that includes Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties. Nalty, 65, is a native of Brewton and a 1977 graduate of T.R. Miller. He has served on the RC&D Council since 1993. He is currently the longest serving member on the gulf coast RC&D council. Nalty said he began working on...

  • Doctors want seat at the table

    Joe Thomas|Jul 4, 2024

    Three Brewton physicians appeared before the Escambia County Commission Tuesday afternoon requesting all three be appointed to the Escambia County Health Care Authority, plus a physician, not named, from Atmore. Dr. Jimmy Adkinson, Dr. Dan Raulerson and Dr. Robert Nelson addressed the commission during an administrative workshop. Debbie Rowell, chairman of the healthcare authority also said there needs to be a more permanent stream of income for healthcare in the county. On June 4, members of...

  • Eusea issued $300,000 bond for murder

    Joe Thomas|Jul 4, 2024

    After two days of testimony in a combination of an Aniah's Law hearing and preliminary hearing, Escambia County District Judge Eric Coale set a $300,000 bond for Bradford C. Eusea on the murder charge involving the shooting death of Tanner Coleman of Flomaton. Eusea, 67, of DeFuniac Springs is charged with shooting and killing Coleman, 26, on June 23 inside Eusea's fiancee's house located at 20411 Highway 31 in Flomaton. Officers stated that Eusea was taken into custody without incident...

  • Jay hires contractor to keep water in compliance

    Gretchen McPherson|Jul 4, 2024

    Jay Operations Manager Eric Seib told the council Monday night the town has hired an independent contractor for its water and wastewater services to remain in compliance following the death of former Water and Wastewater Superintendent ‘Rocky’ Witt June 19. “We’ve hired a part-time water and wastewater operations independent contractor to hold our licenses and do daily sampling until we can find a long-term solution,” said Seib. Seib said that the town has an inter-local agreement with eigh...

  • No ambulance in Flomaton for 4th

    Joe Thomas|Jul 4, 2024

    Heading into the Fourth of July weekend there will be no ambulance stationed in Flomaton and days that Flomaton has an ambulance at the fire station, it will be there for 12 hour shifts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. According to the ambulance schedule, an ambulance was stationed in Flomaton for 12 hours on Tuesday, July 2. No ambulance will be stationed in Flomaton July 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7. An ambulance will return to Flomaton for a 12-hour day shift on July 8. Other dates in July where an ambulance will...

  • Pensacola Energy to help in Century

    Gretchen McPherson|Jul 4, 2024

    Tuesday night, the Century Council held open public hearings and unanimously approved the first reading of three ordinances that amend the town’s charter by putting them in the town’s policies and procedures for ease of operations. These ordinances will appear on the November 5 ballot because they are currently in the town’s charter. The town’s charter is about 40 years old and recent infrastructure necessities, such as emergency approval for well parts and repair, have prompted town personn...

  • The sky is full of red, white and blue

    Joe Thomas|Jul 4, 2024

    East Brewton and Jay kicked off its Fourth of July festivities Thursday that ended with a fireworks show about 9n p.m. Century and Flomaton are joining together for another fireworks show Friday, July 5 with festivities beginning at 4 p.m....

  • Flomaton man shot and killed

    Joe Thomas|Jun 27, 2024

    A Flomaton man is dead and a DeFuniac Springs man is being held without bond on murder charges following a Sunday night shooting at 20411 Highway 31 in Flomaton. Bradford C. Eusea, 67, is charged with killing Tanner Coleman, 26, by shooting Coleman in the chest with a .357 magnum pistol. According to Flomaton Police Chief Dereck Lowry, the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about 6:30 p.m. June 23 in reference to a person being shot and the shooter still on the scene....

  • Jay mourns the loss of fireman

    Gretchen McPherson|Jun 27, 2024

    The town of Jay is mourning the death of 27-year-old Clay Brown, who lost his life when the 2016 Ford F-150 he was driving struck a utility pole and drainage ditch last Saturday morning. According to an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency report, Brown was traveling southbound on State Road 87 around 2:35 a.m., approaching the intersection with County Road 87A when for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with the ditch and pole. Brown, the driver and sole occupant of the...

  • Celebrating Juneteenth

    Joe Thomas|Jun 27, 2024

    Flomaton and Brewton held Juneteenth celebrations Saturday with good food, fun and entertainment. Above Shaun Moye and Lillian Dean enjoy the good food. Below, children in Brewton enjoy the cool water on the slide. For more see Pages 14 and 15....

  • E.B. seeks info on sex offender

    Joe Thomas|Jun 27, 2024

    East Brewton Police Chief Kenny Brazille said he has filed warrants against Branden Lee Howell for rape II and sodomy I against a child under the age of 15 while Howell awaits trial in Mobile on 11 counts of sex crimes against children. Records show Howell was arrested in Mobile County in 2019 and charged with two counts of sexual abuse, two counts of rape I, six counts of sodomy I and one count of sexual torture. Howell was released on bond in Mobile County and didn’t show up for his trial d...

  • Fourth of July events to begin

    Joe Thomas|Jun 27, 2024

    Next Thursday, festivities will kick off local fourth of July celebrations around 9 a.m. in East Brewton and continue all day with fireworks Thursday night in East Brewton, Jay and Poarch. The fireworks show on Friday night in Century will wrap up the celebrations. East Brewton East Brewton's annual celebration will start at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 4. At 9 a.m., the spades tournament will begin, the cost is $5 per person, $10 per team. Bingo will start at 1 p.m. at the senior citizen's building...

  • Two die in separate crashes

    Gretchen McPherson, Ledger Staff|Jun 20, 2024

    A Castleberry woman was killed Monday and a Century man died from injuries suffered on June 10 in two separate vehicle crashes that occurred in Escambia County, Ala. and Santa Rosa County, Fla. Thelma Bradley, 82, of Castleberry was killed Monday when her vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer on Highway 87, a half mile south of the Alabama state line. John D. Woods, 68, of Century died June 13 from injuries he suffered in a June 10 crash in Brewton. Bradley According to a Florida Highway...

  • Woman jailed after using an infant as shield

    Joe Thomas, Ledger Editor|Jun 20, 2024

    An Atmore woman was arrested on multiple charges after being accused of using a 1-month old infant as a shield as she tried to fight with police. Sarah Maria Gardner, 22, 302 Everette St., was arrested June 14 and charged with assault II, endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest and obstructing justice. She was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton and later issued a $10,000 bond. Atmore police said the incident began about 7:15 p.m. on June 13, when an...

  • Cold ice cream on a hot day

    Joe Thomas, Leder Editor|Jun 20, 2024

    Blueberry ice cream on top of blueberry crunch was a hit Saturday in Brewton during the Alabama Blueberry Festival at Jennings Park. A huge crowd battled the heat to enjoy the day. For more see Page 11....

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