Area News

(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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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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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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