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Prayer Vigil Held in Memory of Sheriff “Big John” Williams

The community and law enforcement agencies came to the Hayneville Middle School gymnasium Monday night to remember slain Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams at a prayer vigil. Pastors from around the area led prayers for the William’s family, the community, and law enforcement, as well as to pray for the President and the nation. There were also songs and…

UPDATE: Suspect in Killing of Lowndes County Sheriff in Custody

The suspect in the shooting death of the Lowndes County Sheriff is is custody. The Blue Alert for 18-year-old William Chase Johnson has been canceled with his arrest. Johnson had been sought for the past several hours after Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams was shot and killed at the QV gas station in downtown Hayneville while responding to…

Well-Known Activist Jane Fonda Visits Lowndes County

Activist and actress Jane Fonda made a stop in Alabama Monday. She was in Lowndes County to help launch an organization that combats racial injustices in rural areas. Fonda joined founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice Catherine Coleman Flowers, fashion designer Khaliah Ali, and banker and philanthropist Kat Taylor for the launch announcement. Together, the women…

Update: Two Hayneville Police Officers on Leave after Shooting

An Alabama Bureau of Investigation agent has released the name of a man fatally shot by Hayneville police officers while serving outstanding arrest warrants. Agent Joe Herman says that 55-year-old George Crenshaw was shot and killed Wednesday. Herman says Crenshaw fled from two officers and later approached them armed with a roughly 9-inch (22-centimeter) kitchen knife. He says witnesses reported…

Hayneville Town Council Votes to Fire Three Top Officials

  From the West Alabama Newsroom– There’s a controversy brewing in Hayneville after the town council votes to terminate three top town officials. The council voted to fire the police chief and town attorney — and to get rid of the town’s economic development director position all together. Mayor David Daniel says he was out of town and did not…

Boil Water Notice in Effect in Hayneville

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A broken water main has left most of the people in the town of Hayneville without water and compromised the town’s water system. Mayor David Daniel says a boil water notice is in effect until further notice. He says people will need to boil their water for at least a minute before they drink it….

Hayneville Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

Hayneville Police are looking for two men who robbed the Dollar General store  on Tuskeena Street on Christmas Day. Police say the two threw a brick through the glass, and took over $900 in merchandise, mostly cigarettes. If you know who they are, call CrimeStoppers at (334) 215-STOP. Categories: Montgomery Metro, News Tags: Burglary, Dollar General, hayneville