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Convicted felon waving a firearm in Pine Hill apartment complex sentenced in Federal Court
PINE HILL, Ala. (WPMI) — United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that United States District Court Chief Judge Kristi K. DuBose sentenced Octavius Tyrone Peace on December 14, 2018 to serve a term of imprisonment of 24 months followed by 3 years of super
Frisco City Alabama man sentenced for firearm offense
FRISCO CITY, Ala. (WPMI) — United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Jeremiah Rashaun Tolbert, 29, of Frisco City, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court to 61 months in prison for his illegal possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony
Reward Offered in 2017 Wilcox Co. Cold Case
From the West Alabama Newsroom– — Authorities in Wilcox County are hoping a $5000 dollar reward will help them solve an unsolved murder. District Attorney Michael Jackson says 50 year old Curtis Crear shot and killed in June of 2017.
Fitness chain looks to expand into Alabama
Anytime Fitness is looking to expand throughout Alabama in 2019. The fitness franchise currently has 33 locations in Alabama, with more on the way. A Monroeville location is set to open this month, and three other cities - Dothan, Huntsville and Saraland - are scheduled for next year.
Guilty plea entered in 2012 murder case
A capital murder case that has dragged on for six years came to an end last week when the defendant entered a “best interest” guilty plea to murder and received a 15- year sentence.
STEM program succeeds for Jackson Middle
The STEM program is apparently a stem-winder at Jackson Middle School. JMS Principal Adam Andrews gave a presentation on the program to the Clarke County Board of Education Nov. 27 and it was evident by his remarks that he is enthusiastic about how it can help students learn.
Christmas Lights, Peace on Earth
It seems fitting to begin our journey into the past via the pages of The Thomasville Times with a note about Christmas that is relevant to this date. On December 3, 1947, The Times had a small item that said, “If nothing happens, Pete Brantley will have the Christmas lighting project finished by Sat
The Two Faces of Lummie Jenkins
Talk to anyone over the age of 60 in Camden, Alabama, and they can tell you a story about Lummie Jenkins, the sheriff of Wilcox County from 1939 to 1971. According to newspapers across the Deep South, Percy Columbus Jenkins—also known as Sheriff Lummie, Mr. Lummie, or most often as Lummie—was “a sup
Jackson native returns flag downed by Hurricane Michael
Rodney Rocker credits his parents, the late Mattie Perine Rocker and James Taylor Rocker for instilling in him the importance of doing the right thing, even when the task is difficult. On October 10, Rocker had a decision to make and there was no doubt as to what the “right thing” would be.
How One Alabama Sherriff Worked Openly to Oppress People of Color
In Wilcox County, Alabama, in one of the country’s poorest counties, a supposedly unarmed sheriff dispensed justice for thirty years using his psychological skills and magnetic personality. His complimentary biography was composed by his granddaughter, from white sources. Wilcox County is, and was,
JHS’ Browning wins fifth state championship
Dexter Browning capped an impressive swimming career at Jackson High School as he captured his fifth state championship this past weekend at James E. Martin Aquatics Center in Auburn.
2 women arrested on drug charges at Alabama prisons over the weekend
Two women were arrested over the weekend at separate Alabama prisons in an ongoing effort to stop contraband for entering the state lockups. Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced the arrests of Jamilia Kiarra Ware, 21, of Docena, and Latonya Renee Presley, 40, who lives in Georgia bu
Why Georgia football has to beat Alabama on the recruiting front this week
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Mother Of Alabama Star Says He’s Returning For Senior Year
Next year’s Alabama Crimson Tide team will have a familiar face leading the linebackers corps. According to the Montgomery Advertiser, the mother of Alabama star LB Mack Wilson, Sandra Wilson, revealed that her son is planning to return to the team in 2019 so he can get his college degree and win an
Mall-shooting victim's family blasts Alabama's decision to take over case
The lawyer for the family of a man killed by police inside Alabama’s largest mall on Thanksgiving night blasted the state attorney’s general’s decision to take over the investigation.
James Spann: Rain returns to Alabama later this week
James Spann has the Alabama forecast for Monday and a look at the week ahead from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. FOGGY START: We have a dense fog advisory for parts of north and west Alabama early this morning; the fog should dissipate by mid-morning. Otherwise, today will be mostly sunny and pleasant
Two women arrested, charged with trying to bring drugs into Alabama prison
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WPMI) — In a move to combat drugs and other illegal contraband from entering state prisons, law enforcement agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections made separate arrests at two state correctional facilities during inmate visitations on Saturday.
Hemp farming coming to Alabama but still months away
Alabamians should be able to grow and process hemp as an agricultural commodity because of the farm bill approved by Congress last week, but there are still governmental hurdles ahead before they can get started.
The tale of the tape: How No. 1 Alabama views No. 4 Oklahoma, on both sides of the ball
TUSCALOOSA — Jonah Williams isn’t buying the narrative Oklahoma doesn’t play defense. He’s seen the tape. As No. 1 Alabama opened its 15-day bowl practice slate Friday, the Crimson Tide’s junior left tackle has no doubt the Sooners’ 108th-ranked total defense will still be a force to be reckoned wit
Alabama women outlast Northwestern State
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The Northwestern State women’s basketball team slowed Jasmine Walker, Alabama’s top scoring threat, Sunday afternoon. What the Lady Demons were unable to do was apply that same defensive skill to the Crimson Tide’s Ariyah Copeland.