Area News

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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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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“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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Our County Roads — A Disaster (a message from Impact Wilcox)

Our County Roads — A Disaster Why can’t our County roads be repaired and properly maintained? At the very least, why can’t potholes be filled so that every car ride does not result in more rattles, misalignment, and tire damage? When our current County Commissioners are asked these questions, the answer is always the same…

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BREAKING: UAB partners with J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – John Paul Jones Hospital in Camden, Alabama, has entered into a management agreement with UAB Medicine to become a member of the UAB Health System. The hospital joins two other rural Alabama hospitals with management agreements with UAB; Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis and LV Stabler Memorial Hospital in Greenville.…

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Jaguars to seek Regional Royalty; journey begins @ 8:00 TONIGHT

Thank God for Basketball…. The Wilcox Central High School Jags are 11-0 at home so far, and undefeated against Regional opponents. Tonight, they’ll try to move one step closer to a Championship, as the Jags tip off against Jackson at home at 8:00. 18-year-old  Campbell says he feels driven by a sense of duty.  As…

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