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Vices & Virtues – About those flags in the old Baggett Building…

  Mankind has exercised the freedom to speak its own point of view long before it was defined as a “right”. Against such things there should be no hindrance nor threat, but an understanding that equal and unalienable responses from people like me should follow—who also have the freedom to express opinions. Chances are, if…

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Pine Belt Telephone Company to Invest $13 Million to Build Fiber Optic Network to Parts of Central and North Marengo County

Arlington, AL – October 26,2020 – Pine Belt Telephone Company of Arlington, Alabama recently received word that it has been awarded a $13 million 50/50 loan/grant by the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utility Service. The funds will be used to construct a fiber to the premises network in parts of Central and North Marengo…

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Attorney General Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Wilcox County Murder Conviction

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction of Sylvester Elliot, 29, for murder. Elliot was convicted in Wilcox County Circuit Court on January 27, 2020, for the murder of Clifford Bonner. The evidence at trial showed that on September 3, 2017, a social event was held by…

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Altercation with girlfriend ends with fatal shooting

The Wilcox Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest in connection to a shooting that happened in Pine Hill over the weekend. According to Sheriff Evans, 32-year-old Tineisha Pearson, a B/F from Camden shot and killed her boyfriend Detrick Grimes, B/M 37. The shooting occured this past Saturday, October 17 at 10 A.M. “somewhere off County…

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Shooting at Yellow Bluff Racetrack

The Wilcox County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at the Yellow Bluff Racetrack over the weekend. Two (2) people were shot by an unknown gunman Saturday night at approximately 11:30 p.m. 20-year-old Kashondria Thomas, B/F, of Tuscaloosa, and 16-year-old Deonte Banks, B/M. of Uniontown, both were injured as a result of being…

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Election Results – unofficial tape count

total votes for Mayor of Camden: PHIL CRESWELL; 403 votes or 57.5 % ELI MACK: 94 votes or 13.4 % FRANK MCGRAW: 204 votes or 29 % TOTAL VOTES: 701 votes     for councilmember, DISTRICT 2 Hutchinson: 121 votes MOORER: 90 votes 2 under votes TOTAL VOTES: 213   for councilmember, DISTRICT 3 ANDREA TAYLOR…

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