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Parenting Week October is Alabama’s Statewide Parent Visitation Month

Parenting Week October is Alabama’s Statewide Parent Visitation Month, and you are cordially invited to join teachers, administrators, and other parents at Wilcox County Public Schools for “Homes and School Partnerships: Breaking Barriers to Learning” events. This statewide celebration is planned especially for you and will give you an opportunity to see what your child…

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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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“It’s All In God’s Hands” – By Ethan Van Sice

Alabama finds itself entering the Summer months overwhelmed by an increase of COVID-19 diagnosis’. While illnesses are ramping up in universal, inconspicuous ways throughout the state, other locations have simmered down into a season of solace and recovery. Evidence suggests these improvements are the direct result of extensive sanitization, and strictly upholding the CDC’s recommendations…

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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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