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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Obituaries published 12.12.18

MC McVay CUBA – MC “June Bug” McVay*, age 70, born to the union of the late Lougene Ward and Maggie McVay, transitioned and entered into eternal rest December 7, 2018 at Hill Hospital of Sumter County. Service of Remembrance is Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 noon from Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1000 Old…

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MISSING SENIOR ALERT

SENIOR ALERT STILL ACTIVE The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Arthur Lawrence Ward. Mr. Ward is a 69-year-old black male who is suffering from a condition that may impair his judgement.  He was last seen leaving his residence in Choctaw County on October 8, 2018. He may be…

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TWO SUSPECTS CHARGED, ONE SOUGHT

BUTLER – Two suspects are now in custody facing charges in the robbery of the TCC Wireless Advantage (Verizon) store in Butler last Wednesday night, and a third suspect is currently being sought. Denzell Charleston, who is listed as a resident of Demopolis but may now reside in Linden, has been charged with Robbery, 1st…

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