Area News

“News that’s ‘Well-Deserved’ for Wilcox is News that isn’t sitting well with Me”- Editorial by Ethan V.S.

Local TV News Stations will try and forge their own versions of Wilcox County, one that makes perfect sense to the rest of Alabama–but not to those who actually live here. It’s an image that’s depressing, counter-factual, and redundant. Don’t believe me? Take the time to Google news articles of our home. It’s downright embarrassing.…

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Wife of Spanish Fort Police Sgt. dies after ATV accident

  A Spanish Fort woman is now dead following a Saturday ATV crash in Wilcox County. WKRG reports that a 42-year-old Alison McGough died in an accident, and her daughter was airlifted to USA Medical Center to be treated for injuries. Alison McGough is the wife of Spanish Fort Police Sergeant Steven McGough. Further information…

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(BREAKING: Monday 12:30 PM) Wilcox Co. Grand Jury delivers #JusticeForJJ; Camden man turns himself in of Animal Cruelty charges

The Wilcox County Grand Jury has indicted Owen Goff, of Camden, on felony charges of Aggravated Animal Cruelty charges in connection with the shooting and death of a British Lab named “JJ”. The beloved family pet was fatally shot over a month ago in the Lakeshore Subdivision. More details to follow in THIS WEEK’S PAPER!…

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QV bomb-scare diffused by fast-acting officers

Good instincts and class-act law enforcement led to the arrest of a New Jersey man last Thursday, after a Camden Police Officer conducting a routine traffic stop noticed a ‘suspicious package’ in the vehicle he was driving. George J. Vahamonde, 29, was charged for possessing a ‘hoax bomb’, along with other charges, after his erratic…

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BREAKING: Vehicle containing ‘suspicious package’ —NO BOMB–

State Authorities have confirmed the vehicle containing a ‘suspicious package’ QV’s parking lot in Camden was in fact not a bomb. County EMA Director Melissa Dove confirmed that a “few” drugs were found. Camden Police Chief Matthews said that a male subject was arrested, however information on what charge/s was not voluntarily released. Still awaiting approximate weight and/or…

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BREAKING: Double Homicide; CHIEF’S REPORT

On the night of September 26, 2017 at approximately 10:35 p.m. officer Brent McGuffee received a call regarding shots being fired in the area of CO RD 18. After patrolling the area, officers were unable to hear or make contact with anyone shooting.  At 12:21 a.m. Officer MCGuffee, Deputy Demarco Cottrell and Task Force One Larry…

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Yesterday’s Car Crash victim in Stable Condition

Shane Duncan, an advertising manager for WALX 100.9, sustained crucial injuries as a result of yesterday’s 2-vehicle accident on Hwy 41 N. According to family members, Duncan is still hospitalized but in stable condition. At approximately 11:02 a.m. Tuesday, Camden Fire Department, Ambulance Service, Wilcox County Sheriffs Department, Bernard’s Wrecker Service, Al’s Wrecker, Alabama State…

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(BREAKING) 18-wheeler turnover on 265 South

Traffic was blocked in both lines on Hwy 265 for nearly half an hour Monday afternoon, after an 18-wheeler took a turn too sharply near mile-marker 17, and turned over it’s freight of logs. The driver of the vehicle was transported to J. Paul Jones hospital by ambulance. Her condition is unknown at this time……

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