Area News

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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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

BUTLER, MOBILE – Choctaw County could get between one to three inches of winter precipitation over the next 24 hours, according to the latest information from the National Weather Service, but those predictions could change. The Choctaw County Emergency Management Agency has issued the latest information from the NWS in Mobile regarding the possibility of…

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UPDATE on NATE, 7 p.m.

The most recent update on Hurricane Nate is now showing maximum sustained winds of about 90 mph, moving NNW at 23 mph. The Choctaw County area is expected to see winds of up to 70 mph, with higher gusts possible, along with 3 to 6 inches of rain. Tropical storm conditions will be moving into…

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SHELTERS OPEN

Two shelters will be opening for Choctaw County residents who may need them during the storm. According to the Choctaw EMA, Mt Mariah Baptist Church in Lisman will be opening its doors as a shelter at 8 p.m. this evening. Heritage Church of God in Gilbertown is open as of 7 p.m. Those who seek…

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UPDATE ON NATE

Hurricane Nate is now projected to become a Category 2 storm before making landfall late Saturday night. According to the National Weather Service, the storm is now about 280 miles south of Mobile and is still moving NNW at about 20 mph. Likely landfall is predicted along the Louisiana/Mississippi border near Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.  The…

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County declares State of Emergency in preparation for Nate

A State of Emergency has been declared for Choctaw County in preparation for any potential local impact from what is now Tropical Storm Nate. County and municipal officials, emergency responders, and other personnel met in the conference room at the Choctaw County Emergency Management Office on Monday to view a webinar from the National Weather…

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FIRE DESTROYS HOME

A fire destroyed a home on Thornton Springs Road  on Wednesday night. Volunteer Fire Departments from Lusk, Gilbertown, and Butler responded to the blaze at about 9 p.m. on September 20, but the structure was already fully engulfed when they arrived. Responders on the scene reported that the home belonged to Linda Tyson, who was…

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FIRE DESTROYS HOME

A late-night fire destroyed the home of Ernest and Maxine Turner on Hurricane Road on Wednesday night. Volunteer fire departments from Melvin and Gilbertown were called to the scene at just after 10 p.m., but the home was already fully engulfed in flames. The Turners were in the home at the time of the fire…

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