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Calendar of Events 09.19.18

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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FAMILY IN NEED AFTER FIRE

A local family who lost their home to fire last week has an immediate need for clothing. The following is a list of sizes for the children and adults who were involved in the loss. Three girls – size 14 pants Two girls – size 16 pants Girls’ large and XL shirts (including school uniforms)…

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TRAGEDY IN MILLRY

MILLRY – An author and former marketing director for a local bank was killed Sunday morning during an apparent murder/suicide in Millry. According to reports cited from the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Mel Ann Sullivan was fatally shot by her husband Gary at their home in the Red Creek community at about 8 a.m. on…

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Judge rules in Skelton case

Judge Robert Montgomery has granted Brandon Skelton’s request to set aside the guilty plea he entered on March 7. In a hearing on Tuesday, Skelton had asked the court to allow him to rescind the plea he had accepted on lesser charges of Reckless Manslaughter in the 2014 death of Matthew Seward. Skelton had initially…

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Sun TV

  To view live broadcast, go to http://citylinktv.com/channel/gilbertown-sun-tv/

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LADY SAINTS HEADED TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The Patrician Academy Lady Saints will look for a three-peat as they take on the Southern Academy Lady Cougars for the AISA Class 1A state championship in Montgomery on Saturday afternoon. SunTV will bring live broadcast coverage of the game, which begins at 5 p.m.

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Arrest made in hit-and-run

Authorities have made an arrest in a hit-and-run incident that took the life of a Pennington man on December 22. According to investigators with the Alabama State Troopers, Jimmy James Gipp, Jr., 57, of Ward, was arrested on Tuesday, January 2, and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death or…

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WINTER TEMPERATURE ADVISORY

  By Dee Ann Campbell Weather and Emergency Management officials are warning residents in the Choctaw County area to be prepared for a prolonged period of temperatures that are far below normal. According to a report from the Choctaw County EMA, significantly cold temperatures are expected to hit the area on New Year’s Eve and…

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AUTHORITIES SEEKING HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER

UPDATED INFORMATION: Alabama State Troopers are requesting assistance locating a vehicle in connection with a fatality crash that occurred at 11:39 p.m. Friday, December 22, in Choctaw County. Robert Ellis Thompson, 58, of Pennington was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Choctaw County 33, about two miles north of Pennington.  The vehicle…

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