Broad Dreams For Broad Street, Camden AL

An Editorial By Ethan Van Sice Small towns in rural America face many challenges when it comes to progress. Most are keen on the idea of growth, but the usual suspects tend to derail ideas before they can get off the ground. A poor economy, lack of political support, and meager infrastructural resources can be…

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BREAKING: Suspect In Custody After Pine Wood Apartments Shooting

Sunday, January 27 at approximately 8 p.m., the Camden PD received a call of “shots fired” from 1832 Camden Bypass, Pine Wood Apartments. Upon arrival, police found a B/M deceased in the parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds. State investigators were called in to review the scene. The victim was identified as Eddie Lloyd, of Camden.…

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(BREAKING NEWS) F.S. Ervin Student pulls out gun in class

Chief Nikisha Gailes and the Pine Hill PD responded to a call from F.S. Ervin Elementary at approx. 9:30 this morning about a child with a gun. Authorities say the 12 year-old pulled out a small, B-B gun pistol to show to his friends. After being made aware, principal Florence Wiggins immediately contacted the police…

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Driver Crashes vehicle into Coast to Coast furniture (explanation)

  (Official Press Release: Camden PD) The Camden Police Department has been contacted by multiple parties in reference to a video that was published on social media. We will take this opportunity to respond to concerns about the officers that passed a vehicle accident in route to another call. On 12-30-2018 Officers were performing crowd…

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Henry’s Red & White (and beloved forever) by Ethan Van Sice

It’s virtually impossible to visit the City of Camden without at least noticing Henry’s Red & White. Over the past 60 odd years, the iconic grocery store has become synonymous with the town. Even those who’ve never had the pleasure of stepping inside would be considered “gifted” to have overlooked the large, brick structure nestled…

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Roadside worker, 3 others injured in fiery crash

Traffic was backed up along Hwy 5 near the In & Out service-station in Pine Hill for several hours last Tuesday, after a severe 3-vehicle accident resulted in four people being injured. Pine Hill Police Chief Nikisha Gailes said that the driver of an 18-wheeler will be at fault after failing to yield to roadway…

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Crime Rises as Leaves Fall — An Editorial by Ethan Van Sice

  By Ethan Van Sice With the recent surge of criminal activity we’ve been having, I couldn’t help but notice another familiar breeze coming through our office doors. Looking back over the archives, we’ve been reporting major crimes with astounding frequency, more-so than any other time of the year, during the months of September and…

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(BREAKING NEWS: Tuesday 2 p.m.) Inmate escapes on foot

An inmate that was being housed at the Prince Arnold Detention Center escaped custody this afternoon and is still at large. Eyewitnesses said officers were attempting to transport the inmate, who was being held on charges from Marengo County, when he took off towards Depot Street on foot. The individual is said to be wearing a…

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