(BREAKING: Wednesday) Sexual Assault investigation underway in Camden

[Wilcox County, Al.] Special Agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are currently investigating a sexual assault in Camden, Al. at the request of Camden’s Police Chief John Matthews. It is still an ongoing investigation and no arrest have been made in this case. Anyone with information regarding this…

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The Chip on our Shoulders (and our hearts, minds, and prayers)

By The Progressive Era staff To most outsiders, Wilcox County doesn’t seem like the ideal place to live. Only 10,719 people within the 907 square miles have actually chosen to do so, or maybe circumstances just left them sort of stranded here, a place that’s been rated the poorest county in Alabama. Begs the question,…

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American War Hero John McCain dies after year-long battle with cancer

Arizona Sen. John McCain–after 30 years serving our Congress, defending our freedom as a Vietnam War prisoner,  and inspiring the Republican nation as choice for President in the 2008 elections– has passed after fighting brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81 years old. McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017.…

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Renowned Artist to visit Gee’s Bend Quilt Collective

Amy Sherald (American, b. Columbus, GA 1973, lives and works in Baltimore, MD) will be at Gee’s Bend Quilt Collective on August 30 at 1:00 p.m. Sherald received her MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004 and BA in Painting from Clark-Atlanta University in 1997, and was a Spelman College International…

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“Camden Cuisine: It’s on a roll” By Ethan Van Sice

By now it’s no secret that folks in Camden know their way around a kitchen. In recent years, we’ve joined several “Best Of’” lists in nearly every southern culinary league you can think of. Our fried chicken left multibillionaire Mark Zuckerberg so satisfied he gave “Jackson’s” his personal thumb of approval. The no-frills, down home…

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“The Big Daddy Crappie Stump”- Column by M. Hollis Curl

For What It’s Worth -Hollis Curl Did you see the news arti­cle a week or so ago that told about a bridge in Clarke County being named for Ben Rodgers Lee? Ben who? Ben Rodgers Lee, the un­disputed guru of turkey hunt­ers. Ben, you see, was the man who revolutionized the art of calling turkeys…

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Gov. Ivey pulls Sheriff’s Feed Bill Allowance

Effective immediately, county sheriffs will no longer receive an allowance to feed prisoners due to the vast misuse of these funds across the State. Sheriff Earnest Evans was recently cited as a defendant in a legal complaint filed to the Circuit Clerk’s office in Hale County. Evans, along with many others, was cited for violating…

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“Enough is Enough!” an EDITORIAL by Glenda Curl

“Enough is Enough!” By Glenda Curl There is absolutely no doubt that the Absentee Vote is an essential factor in winning an election in Wilcox County. The numbers don’t lie, and it has happened over and over again. Even candidates that are running to try and improve things have had to resort to vying for…

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EDITORIAL: Living with two-year-old human babies

Living with two-year-old human babies By Ethan Van Sice Don’t get me wrong; My niece, Ashlyn, is as smart as they come. Every day, she’s impressing me with new “tricks” that she’s learned, and I have faith that her cognitive development will continue, even beyond the years of counting toes and naming colors. Pretty soon…

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