Choctaw County Jail closed pending Fire Marshall’s report

BUTLER – All 23 inmates that had been housed in the Choctaw County Jail have been relocated to Clarke County, Alabama, and the local facility has been closed, at least for now. According to Sheriff Scott Lolley, the inmates were relocated due to a potential safety issue caused by structural problems that resulted from a…

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Obituaries 7.17.19

Byron L. Bailey, Jr. BUTLER – Mr. Byron Lorenzo Bailey, Jr., 78, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019, at his son’s residence. He was born November 19, 1940, in Butler to Byron Lorenzo Bailey, Sr. and Gladys Melton Bailey. He was a retired teacher. Mr. Bailey is survived by his son, Brandon Bailey of Butler,…

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Classifieds 7.17.19

REAL ESTATE   FOR RENT – Trailer lot only, Acre and 1/4. Electric and Water. 334-633-9192. TFC.   FOR SALE – Wood frame home with approx. 2 acres land. 3 br/2 bath, metal roof, kitchen, dining, large living room, detached carport, city water and sewer. 4111 Mosley Bridge Road., Gilbertown, AL $39,000. 251-843-5106. 01/06.LTS.  …

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Calendar of Events 7.17.19

  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,…

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High-speed chase leads to crash, death of Marengo County suspect

BUTLER — A high-speed chase that apparently originated in Marengo County has ended in a fatality on Highway 17 this evening. Marengo County law enforcement officers had reportedly been pursuing a suspect following an incident in that county when the suspect crossed into Choctaw County, where local officers continued the chase. A Pennington police officer…

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ESCAPEE CAUGHT

Authorities have now captured a suspect believed to be Jamarion Demetrius Alston, who escaped from the county jail last night. Officers took the suspect into custody at about 1:15 p.m. this afternoon at a location near the intersection of Hwys 156 and 17 near Jachin. He is being transported back to the Choctaw County Jail.…

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Jail escapee still at large

BUTLER – Lamarion Demetrius Alston remains at large on Monday morning after jumping over the fence at the Choctaw County Jail on Sunday night. Authorities from several counties searched the area until about 3 a.m. Monday, after the suspect escaped from the jail at about 7:30 p.m. on June 9, running barefoot toward Riderwood Drive.…

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Authorities Searching for Escaped Inmate

Authorities are searching for an inmate who jumped the fence at the Choctaw County Jail.  Lamarion Demetrius Alston, 27, climbed over the front fence at approximately 7:30p.m. and ran on foot toward Riderwood Drive. Alston  is described as a black male,  5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing…

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Explosive device removed from pipeline in Sumter County

SUMTER – An explosive device was found along a pipeline in an area just over the Choctaw-Sumter County line on Wednesday afternoon, and authorities from both counties responded to the scene. According to Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley, a passerby noticed the device and notified the Game Warden who, in turn, contacted Lolley’s office. The…

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Silas man killed in accident

SILAS – A Silas man was killed last night when the tractor he was driving was struck from behind by another vehicle. George Franklin Mason, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene following the accident that occurred at around 8:35 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.  Mason was driving a Ford farm tractor along U.S. Highway…

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