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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STATEWIDE HEALTH ORDER

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 Through April 5, the following orders are in effect: All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a…

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Pedestrian injured in Lisman

A pedestrian was transported by Choctaw EMS for medical treatment after being struck by a wrecker traveling west on Ala. Highway 10 in Lisman on Wednesday night.  The accident occurred at just after 10 p.m.  According to responders at the scene, the victim, who was reportedly a Lisman resident, suffered injuries but was conscious and seemed…

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THUNDERSTORM WARNING

A thunderstorm warning has now been issued for Choctaw  and Washington counties, as well as Wayne County, Mississippi. According to the NWS in Mobile, the area is under the warning until 11:45 a.m.. At 10:54 a.m. severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Toomsuba, Miss., to four miles east of Maxie, moving east…

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SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE

Weather officials are continuing to update forecasts for the storm system that is expected to hit the area tonight and Saturday, and local residents are urged to heed the warnings and take measures to remain safe. According to the National Weather Service and Choctaw EMA, severe weather could move into the area by late Friday…

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Skelton enters guilty plea

BUTLER — Brandon Skelton entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of manslaughter on Wednesday morning, and Judge Gaines McCorquodale sentenced him to 15 years in state prison. He was also ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, to be paid within 36 months of his release from prison. Skelton was…

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ADDITIONAL ARREST MADE RELATED TO HOWARD MURDER

BUTLER – Authorities have made an additional arrest related to the robbery and shooting that lead to the death of Brandon Howard at Bedford Pines Apartments on Monday night. According to Public Safety Director Jimmy Huckeba, Santerrieo Young, 29, was arrested on Thursday morning on charges of hindering prosecution. Huckeba said that any individual who…

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Suspects arrested in Monday night murder

BUTLER — Four individuals, including three adults and one juvenile, have been taken into custody in connection with the murder of a Butler man on Monday night. According to Butler Public Safety Director Jimmy Huckeba, two males — Ollie Curtis III, 23, and Ter’rion Dunn, 19 — have been arrested on capital murder charges in…

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