Vices & Virtues -8/7/2019- by Ethan Van Sice

“Chief Nikisha Gailes has the respect of her department. She has the trust of the citizens. And she has backbone to withstand this scrutiny.” Following a rash of mass-shootings last week, a post was made to the Pine Hill Police Department’s Facebook page which read, “two mass shootings in 24 hours? Is America great again…

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Three From Tennessee Picked Up in Wilcox County

Officers in Wilcox County were alerted of 3 fugitives on the run from Monroe County at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday. Pursuit began after officers in Monroeville attempted to pull over a vehicle with a suspended tag. When the driver refused, police began a high-speed chase down Hwy 41. They eventually crossed the Monroe/Wilcox County Line…

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Young girl hospitalized after hit & run in River Bluff

A 14-year-old girl was seriously injured after being run over by a stolen vehicle in River Bluff Thursday afternoon. Monica Miller, a resident who lives on Hilltop Drive in the River Bluff community, says the driver and passenger of the vehicle fled the scene after running over another teenage girl who was attending a birthday…

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Is Wilcox County a Safe Haven for Criminals? – Editorial by Ethan Van Sice

By Ethan Van Sice It’s been a year since D.A. Michael Jackson filed a request to the Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts Chief Examiner’s Office concerning the $18,000 missing from the Wilcox County Probate Office and former clerk Shekita Jenkin’s alleged involvement. All evidence clearly showed 3 forged checks cashed in her name,…

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BREAKING: Wilcox Corrections Officer ARRESTED for Sexual Abuse

An employee at Wilcox County’s Prince Arnold Detention center was arrested last Tuesday, July 2nd. He bonded out two days later. Lydon Simmons, a 53-year-old B/M and former corrections officer has been charged with Sexual Abuse, 1st Degree. According to Sheriff Earnest Evans, Simmons was “terminated immediately.”

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Man Steals Car From Travis’ General Store (Updated Info)

A 19-year-old car thief led officials on a high-speed chase through 2 counties last week. Pursuit began after the driver, DeDarrius Harris (a.k.a “Little Earl”), hopped in an unoccupied vehicle at Travis’ General Store on the Camden Bypass around 3 p.m. on June 19th. Car-owner Heidi Sharpe said she entered Travis’ General Store with intentions…

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June 17th, Bridgeport Park Project accepts bid approval

Bridgeport Park Project accepts bid approval By Debbie Gamble At Monday nights City Council meeting all council members were present. Russell Holland, Southern Engineering Solutions, recommended the council that they had three bidders for Bridgeport Park Phase 1 project. The bidders were Hill Brothers, Inc., Gillis Construction, Inc. and Double Diamond Construction Co., Inc. Hill…

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  Last week’s edition of this newspaper might just go down as “the week that almost never was.” While performing a routine technical upgrade, we experienced a server malfunction which caused us to lose an entire week’s worth of work, including all templates, drafts, and back-issues we’d normally rely on to compile editions consistently since…

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