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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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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