Area News

Alberta provided much-needed internet access through joint Force

The Freedom Quilting Bee and Souls Grown Deep recently collaborated to provide internet access service to the community of Gee’s Bend and Alberta. This ensured they were able to interact with the IRS to check on and receive their stimulus payments. There are people who don’t realize they are eligible to receive this stimulus payment,…

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Nursing Facility enters “cool-down” phase with all residents in recovery

Administration with Camden Nursing Facility announced Monday that all residents who are currently sick with COVID-19 have completed their treatment, and are recovering. Further good news, The facility has not returned a positive test for COVID-19 in 17 days. CNF still accounts for a total of 43 Coronavirus cases in Wilcox County; 23 residents, and 20…

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Healthcare doesn’t stop as Coronavirus reaches Wilcox County

Last Wednesday afternoon, The Alabama Department of Public Health announced the first case of Coronavirus in Wilcox County. As new cases begin to surge around the state, with 999 confirmed infected and 17 dead from the virus, Wilcox County still finds itself seemingly unaffected with only 3 cases confirmed. Realistically, this low number is due to the…

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(BREAKING) 1st Grader at J.E. Hobbs Accidentally Discharges Gun in Class

We spoke with Supt. Andre Saulsberry about this morning’s incident. Between 10:30 a.m.- 10:50 a.m. this morning, a first grade student at J.E. Hobbs Elementary accidentally discharged a firearm he was carrying in his pocket. The shot went off during class and tore a hole through the student’s jacket pocket. The bullet DID NOT hit…

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(BREAKING) Three separate robberies in Pine Hill now solved

Three recent robberies in the Pine Hill area (Kayces, Mini Mart, and Old School Truck Stop) have now been solved, according to Pine Hill Police Chief Nikisha Gailes. David Darrell Chapman, also known as “Sandy”, was arrested Tuesday on 3 counts of Robbery 1st of all 3 stores. Chapman has reportedly confessed to the crimes.…

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(BREAKING) Shekita Jenkins Pleads ‘Guilty’ to Wire Fraud

The former Chief Clerk at the Wilcox County Probate Office accused of embezzling over $18k has entered into a Plea Agreement as of September 26th, 2019. Shekita Jenkins (a.k.a. Shekita Myles) pleads GUILTY to Count One of the Indictment, charging a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, Wire Fraud. Jenkins admitted in…

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Hunters Run burglar ‘caught in the act’ (See Video)

By Ethan Van Sice Camden Police officers arrested a man thought to be responsible for several, repeat burglaries in the area last week. The suspect was captured on camera breaking into Hunters Run early Thursday morning. Antonio Robinson, 28, B/M, has been charged with Breaking & Entering, Criminal Mischief, and Theft of Property. Police were…

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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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