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Crenshaw County Students and First Responders Participate in Mock School Bus Emergency Drill

Crenshaw County students and first responders executed a mock emergency drill to be prepared for the unthinkable. “It’s very plausible that this situation could happen and we need to be prepared for it when it does,” says Crenshaw County EMA Director, Elliott Jones. The rescue workers place each student carefully on a stretchers and take them straight to the hospital…

Luverne Dedicates Solar Energy Research Project

City of Luverne latest to harvest power from the sun

1/1IMG_0267 Show Caption Hide Caption The City of Luverne has taken a big step forward in the potential use of solar power. “Solar energy is the thing of the future,” said Luverne Mayor Ed Beasley. “We might not realize it now, but our grandchildren and great grandchildren, once all the fossil fuels are gone, they’re going to have to depend…

Luverne Residents Clean Up Storm Damage; NWS Confirms Tornado

The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday afternoon that an EF0 tornado touched down in the northern part of Crenshaw County during Monday’s severe weather. But the NWS is also saying that tornado formed out of a macroburst of straight line winds that measured between 70 and 90 mph. Officials with the NWS say that macroburst is to blame for much of…

“Racist Propaganda” Found on Front Porches in Crenshaw County

Crenshaw County residents say they found this graphic image on their properties with information for a white supremacist group. Some Crenshaw County residents say they came home Monday night to find strange, clear plastic bags on their property. The bags contained a small piece of paper with information leading to the website of a white supremacist group known to be affiliated…

Crenshaw Co. Police Investigate Deadly Shooting in Highland Home Area

Police in Crenshaw County investigated a deadly shooting. Authorities say two people were shot on upper Panola Road off County Road 4 around 1 o’clock this afternoon, near the Highland Home area. Police say Eddie Joe Flowers and Adam Gregory are responsible for the shooting death of 23 year old George Michael Watson. The second victim, who hasn’t been named,…

Crenshaw Co. Authorities Investigating Possible Homicide in Rutledge

Crenshaw County Sheriff Mickey Powell is investigating what he believes is a murder in Rutledge. Powell says the body of 78-year-old Edwin “Earl” Cosby was found in Cosby’s office late Monday afternoon. Reports say Cosby was last seen earlier that day around three o’clock. Cosby was self-employed and owned the Cosby Body Shop in Rutledge. He also lived down the road from…

Montgomery Woman Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Crash

Authorities say an Alabama woman accused of causing a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of her passenger has been arrested. Alabama state troopers say that 47-year-old Charla Jeanette Farmer of Montgomery is charged with manslaughter in the death of Pamela Johnson of Midway, Georgia, on Friday afternoon. Troopers say the 47-year-old Johnson was killed when the Jeep Wrangler she…

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward to Locate Missing Teen

Courtesy of Help Find Alissia Freeman Facebook A press conference will be held by ASAC Bret R. Kirby of the FBI, Mobile Division and Sheriff Mickey Powell of the Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office to announce an update on the case and that a reward of up to $10,000.00 is being offered for information identifying Myra Alissia Freeman’s whereabouts. The press conference will be…

Remember to Move Over

After a recent accident in Butler County left one tow truck worker dead, law enforcement officials want to remind the public of the Move Over Law. The law, passed in 2009, mandates that all cars passing stopped emergency vehicles must slow down and move into the other lane. The law was later amended in 2012 to include moving over for…