VEHICLE SOUGHT AFTER HIT AND RUN IN THOMASVILLE

Alabama State Troopers are requesting assistance locating a vehicle in connection with a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18th, in Clarke County. Eddie Joe Buxton, 65, of Thomasville, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking on or near Alabama Highway 69, about fifteen miles…

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Fire on Melvin Cutoff Road

MELVIN – Firefighters from several local departments are currently responding to a fire that has gutted a mobile home on Melvin Cutoff Road. The call for response came in at just after noon today (Saturday). The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene. Witnesses on the scene told the Sun-Advocate that the trailer…

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Another fire in New Hope area; Reward offered for information.

Local responders answered the call to a fire on Murray Road, just off New Hope Road, at just before 10 p.m. Wednesday night. The fire engulfed one structure and quickly spread to another mobile home that stood nearby. Firefighters from New Hope, Needham/Land, Toxey, and Lusk responded, along with the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department. The…

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DRUG ARRESTS

SILAS, CHAPEL HILL – Three local individuals were taken into custody by the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department in two separate investigations over the past two days, both involving possession and/or sale of controlled substances and other charges. CHAPEL HILL According to Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley, two Gilbertown residents were arrested following an investigation that…

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Gilbertown man arrested in Georgia

POOLER, GA – A Georgia television station is reporting that a Gilbertown man has been arrested after allegedly trying to solicit an underage girl for sex. According to a report from WJCL news, an ABC affiliate station, Lance Coby Smith, 31, was arrested on Sunday night at a recreation center in Pooler, Ga., after allegedly…

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FLOOD WARNING

The National Weather Service has issued a weather alert for Choctaw County and surrounding areas. Heavy rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours, likely resulting in more flooding in the river areas. A flood warning has been issued for the Tombigbee River near Coffeeville Dam. Counties that could be affected by the flooding include…

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Correction

In an article referring to two local young people who were rescued from rushing waters on Womack Hill/Barrytown Road last Friday, the name provided to this newspaper for one of the individuals, identified as Cameron Adams, was incorrect. Mr. Adams was not involved in the incident. We apologize for the misinformation.

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MASSIVE FLOODING

LISMAN – Lisman resident William Cook was one of several residents who were rescued by boat and other means on Friday by the Choctaw County Rescue Squad, fire departments, law enforcement officers, and other county responders. Flood water pushed toward the door of his home on Ala. Highway 10, after about nine inches of rain…

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Deceased man found on Christmas Day

PENNINGTON – The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a local man whose body was found in his home near Pennington on Christmas Day. According to Sheriff Scott Lolley, the body of Ron Washington was discovered in his rented mobile home, located at 75 Alpha Circle in Ward, at about 3 p.m.…

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Calendar of Events 12.12.18

Every Third Saturday CHOCTAW CO. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 10 a.m., Choctaw County Public Library, Butler.   Every Fourth Saturday MEETING, VFW Post 5848 and Auxiliary, Shiloh CME Church, 1 p.m.   Every Second Monday CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP meeting, Choctaw General Hospital, 1 p.m.   Every Second Tuesday MEETING, American Legion Post 81, Choctaw General Hospital, Room…

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