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AG Steve Marshall Paying Tribute to Fallen Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams

(Source: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office) Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will pay tribute to the late Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams at a law enforcement ceremony Wednesday, April 7, 2:00 p.m. in Hayneville. Attorney General Marshall will join local officials at Lowndes County Courthouse (courtroom) in paying tribute to Sheriff  Williams, who lost his life in the line of…

Town of Hayneville Receives Over $62,000 in COVID-19 Funding

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded the Town of Hayneville with COVID-19 funding. Governor Ivey awarded the West Alabama town with $62,009.68 to assist with the outbreak. The funding is part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act). Research shows that rural areas in Alabama have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases, due…

Lowndes County Commission Votes Unanimously to Remove Confederate Monument from Hayneville Town Square

Many towns and cities around the nation have been removing Confederate Monuments after racial tensions heightened around the country. Lowndes County followed suit by voting unanimously Monday to remove a confederate statue from Hayneville Town Square. Lowndes County Administrator Jacqueline Thomas confirms the statue has since been removed. County Commission Chairman Carnell McAlpine says the monument was installed in the…

Hayneville Rallies the Streets With Decorated Cars in Honor of Juneteenth

Today was a day of celebration for those in Hayneville who took part in a rally in honor of Juneteenth as well as supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Decorated cars and motorcycles, paraded the streets of Hayneville starting on Highway 97. Roughly 60 vehicles participated in the first annual event. The theme was “equal opportunity as well as justice…

Motorcycle Ride Planned to Honor Fallen Lowndes County Sheriff Big John Williams

Motorcycle riders will be revving up their engines this weekend in support of fallen Lowndes County Sheriff Big John Williams. The ride is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 13 in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse in Hayneville. Multiple motorcycle clubs from across the state will travel 130 miles around Lowndes County to honor the memory of…

Hayneville Nursing Home Resident Tests Positive for Covid-19

Courtesy: Orchard Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center Facebook Page Lowndes County, Ala (ANN) – A resident at Orchard  Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center in Hayneville has tested positive for COVID-19 according to the Alabama Nursing Home Association. The Resident was recently discharged to the hospital from the facility. The facility has notified The Alabama Department of Public Health and is in the…

Charges Upgraded Against Man Accused of Killing Lowndes Co. Sheriff John Williams

williamchasejohnson williamchasejohnsonphoto WILLIAM-CHASE-JOHNSON williamchasejohnsonphoto2 Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer confirmed that charges against the 18-year-old accused of killing Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams have been upgraded from Felony Murder to Capital Murder. Police said William Johnson shot and killed Sheriff Williams November 23rd then turned himself in after a 3-hour manhunt. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m….