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Commission asked to repair or close portion of CR 33

On Jan.9, the Marengo County Commission held a meeting at the Marengo County Courthouse in Linden in which they discussed the closing of a portion of County Road 33. The road, which is about a mile east of Linden, has not been maintained in nearly 30 years. Landowners ask that the county either main


Mentoring program for teen-aged girls kicks off in February

Persist Until Something Happens (PUSH) is a mentorship program for girls ages 12-17 that will meet in a group session twice a week for one hour on Mondays and Thursdays. The program is open to girls ages 15-16 and will meet from 5-6 p.m. The first meeting will be an orientation from 5-6 p.m. on Feb.


Linden resident complains of pool hall noise

On Jan. 2, the Linden City Council held a meeting during which a resident voice concern over excessive noise from a local business. Resident Keith Jordan told the council that the noise coming from C&J Pool Hall often rattles the windows of his house and that "it's disturbing me and my family." Jord


FIRST ALERT: Snowy Alabama at midnight

The WSFA First Alert Weather team has declared a First Alert Weather Day for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning to give you advance notice of dangerous weather conditions. Snow continues to fall, and will keep falling for several more hours for central and east Alabama. The back edge of the snow i


Boykin Community Center to upgrade fitness center

Boykin Community Center will soon have new equipment to help residents get in shape. The Auburn City Council recently authorized $72,598 for the purchase of fitness equipment for the center, part of a $1.8 million project funded through the city's Community Development Block Grant funds. Work for th


Marengo, Linden, Demopolis schools closed Wednesday

With a winter storm system settling in over much of the state Tuesday afternoon and an expectation of icy roads and frigid temperatures well into Wednesday, school systems are again facing decisions regarding hours of operation. The first local system to declare its schedule for Wednesday is Marengo


Selma Police Department incident reports for period ending Jan. 18:

Breaking and entering a vehicle already occurred reported on the 2200 block of Cecil Jackson Bypass Fight in progress reported on the 1600 block of First Avenue Forgery offender not there reported on the 600 block of Union Street Criminal mischief already occurred reported on Dallas Avenue Fight in


Man at center of alleged Selma gun mill pleads guilty

Richard Canterbury, one of three people accused of taking part in an alleged Selma gun mill, has pleaded guilty to federal charges. According to court documents, Canterbury pleaded guilty on Jan. 12 to three felony counts:Knowingly possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felonyWillfully enga


Lumberton woman charged following fatal shooting

Lumberton, N.C. - A woman has been charged following the shooting death of a 41-year-old man in Lumberton on Saturday. According to officials with the Lumberton Police Department, officers responded to an apartment building located at 518 E. 9th Street around 10 p.m. At the scene, they found the vic

WRAL - 2018-01-21 15:30:53

Two people shot in Marion, police searching for wanted man

MARION, S.C. -The Marion Police Department announced the search for a man wanted in connection with two people being shot Saturday night outside a store on the 700 Block of Bluff Rd in the city limits of Marion. Anthony Raynard Randall is currently wanted by the Marion Police Department for two coun

SCNOW - 2018-01-21 05:00:00

Woman arrested in Lumberton fatal shooting

LUMBERTON, NC (WNCN) - Authorities say officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim on East 9th Street shortly after 10:00 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, 41 year-old Kenneth Wayne Bryant. Authorities say Bryant was deceased from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. W

WNCN.COM - 2018-01-21 18:31:46

Two people shot outside of a store near Marion County

MARION, SOUTH CAROLINA - Two people were shot in Marion on Saturday night outside of a store on the corner of Bluff and Godbolt street, Marion Police Chief Dewayne said they are still gathering information. He said the two victims were taken to the hospital but neither had life threatening injuries.

WBTW.COM - 2018-01-21 02:02:12

Truck strikes tree on Interstate 95 in Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. - An 18-wheel truck that was carrying U.S. mail was involved in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning on Interstate 95. Occupants were injured when the truck struck a tree. West Florence Fire Department firefighters were dispatched at approximately 5:30 a.m. to the accident near th

SCNOW - 2018-01-22 13:13:00

Man accused of killing Lumberton police officer won't face death penalty

Marques Brown charged with the killing of a Lumberton police officer. (Photo: VineLink) Robeson County, N.C. (WPDE) - Robeson County Senior Superior Court Judge Robert F. Floyd, Jr. ruled this week during a mental competency hearing that Marques Brown, who is charged with first degree murder in the


Forced child labor allegations and the man called 'Daddy'

At least 120 people have lived in McCollum Ranch over the years. Here's what several of them remember. Greg Barnes Staff writer Michael Futch Staff writer @fo_futch When Yasmine Ford was 6 years old, her dying mother signed over parental control of her and her siblings to John C. McCollum, a pastor

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2018-01-20 21:46:09

Two men charged with attack in Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. - Two men have charged with attacking a person who was stabbed in Florence on Friday. According to the Florence County Sheriff's Office, the attack happened on Palomar Parkway when a dispute turned violent. The victim was taken to a hospital with stab wounds and other injuries. Jamael

SCNOW - 2018-01-20 23:54:00

Firefighters called out to structure fire on Waterwheel Road in Salley

Fire crews have gotten the fire under control at a trailer on the 400 block of Waterwheel Road in Salley. Firefighters from Wagener, Salley and Couchton all worked together to put out the blaze Monday after getting the call around 12:20 p.m., said Chief George Laiacona, with the Couchton Fire Depart

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-01-22 17:08:00

Firefighters responding to structure fire in Salley

Fire crews are currently responding to a structure fire at 456 Waterwheel Road in Salley, according to dispatch. Injuries are unknown at this time. Check back with Aiken Standard for updates. Tripp Girardeau is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter at @trippgir

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-01-22 17:08:00

Police report -1-21-18; Euthanized at animal shelter - one dog and four cats

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court sys

STATESBORO HERALD - 2018-01-21 00:37:57

Crews respond to overnight fire on Pond Alley in Aiken County

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Fire crews were called out to a fire on Pond Alley in Gloverville early Monday morning. Dispatchers say the call came in around 12:11 am. Crews on scene say they believe the fire started in the kitchen. When they arrived on scene the mobile hom

WRDW-TV - 2018-01-22 15:20:00