Suspects arrested after high-speed chase

Two individuals were arrested on Thursday night after they led local law enforcement on a high-speed chase that spanned from just east of Butler to Pennington to Jachin and finally ended in a crash on Ararat Road. The chase began on Highway 10 east of Butler when Butler Police Officer Barry Meeks attempted to pull…

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Ivey issued ‘Safer at Home’ order

Gov. Kay Ivey has just announced plans for a gradual reopening of portions of the state’s economy, with some continued restrictions. A new ‘Safer-at-Home’ order will go into effect as of Thursday at 5:30 p.m. when the current Stay-at-Home is set to expire. According to the new order, which was released during an 11 a.m.…

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IVEY ISSUES “SHELTER IN PLACE” ORDER

MONTGOMERY – “April promises to be a very deadly month in our state,” Gov. Kay Ivey said in news conference Friday afternoon.  “This is an imminent threat to our way of life, and you need to understand that we are past urging people to stay at home. It is now the law.” In a joint…

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Provisions made for services during courthouse closure

Provisions have been put in place to maintain services to the public while the Choctaw County Courthouse is closed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The Choctaw County Commission voted to close the courthouse to the public during a special meeting on March 27. The closure is effective from Friday, March 27, at noon through Monday, April…

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COVID-19 death confirmed in Alabama; Confirmed cases rise to 449

UPDATE AS OF 12:06 p.m. The ADPH website is now listing one case of COVID-19 confirmed in Choctaw County, posted following the original release of this article. Local ADPH and EMA officials are currently waiting confirmation and information about the case. There has been no information that has been verified by officials about the case…

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Pierce facing charges

According to the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department, James William Pierce has turned himself into the department on two charges of transmitting obscene material. Bond was set at $15,000 for each count. The investigation is being handled by the State Bureau of Investigation. No other information is available at this time.

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REVISED STATE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS

The Governor’s office and the Alabama Department of Public Health issued revised orders yesterday (March 20) in regard to efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state: NON-WORK-RELATED GATHERINGS All non-work-related gatherings of 25 or more persons, or non-work-related gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are…

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Naheola taking precautions amid record-breaking production

NAHEOLA – “We are seeing about two times our normal demand on the retail side,” said Scott Posey, Public Affairs Manager at Georgia-Pacific. “We are doing our best to meet that demand.” The Naheola mill is at the forefront of the significant increase in demand for bathroom tissue during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Posey said…

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