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Pandemic Delays Case of Man Held in Lowndes County Sheriff Slaying

(Source: Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office) HAYNEVILLE, Ala. – The coronavirus pandemic is delaying the case of a man charged in the shooting death of sheriff John ” Big John” Williams. Court proceedings are on hold in Lowndes County, which has the state’s highest virus infection rate. Grand jurors have yet to take up the case of 18-year-old William Chase Johnson….

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…

UPDATE: 125,000 Alabama Power Customers Are Without Service Statewide

UPDATE- As of 11:45 p.m. there are approximately 125,000 Alabama Power customers without service statewide.  In central Alabama, approximately  36,500 customers are without service. Initial reports of damage include limbs and trees falling into lines as a result of high winds.  Crews are responding to outages where it is safe to do so.  The following is a breakdown of where…

Greenville Man Dies in Lowndes County Crash

A single-vehicle crash at 12:20 a.m. today, March 26, has claimed the life of a Greenville man. Marcus Darrel Bullock, 33, was killed when the 2015 Nissan Altima he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Bullock was not using his seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Alabama Highway 185 near…

Fatal Vision Program Teaches the Dangers of Drunk Driving

From the West Alabama Newsroom– High school students in Lowndes County got a lesson on the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency conducted its Fatal Vision program at Central High School in Mosses — Friday. Students learned about the dangers and consequences of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Students…

Suspect in Killing of Lowndes County Sheriff to Be in Court Monday

Alabama News Network has confirmed that the suspect in the shooting death of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams will be in court on Monday. William Johnson is scheduled to have his preliminary hearing at 10AM at the Lowndes County Courthouse. Johnson is charged with capital murder. Investigators say Johnson shot and killed Sheriff Williams November 23rd then turned himself in after a…

New Lowndes County Sheriff Appointed Following the Death of Sheriff “Big John” Williams

According to Governor Kay Ivey’s Press Secretary Gina Maiola, Governor Ivey has appointed a new Lowndes County sheriff following the death of Sheriff “Big John” Williams last month. Ivey appointed Christopher West Friday. West is the former chief deputy of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, and currently works at the Fort Deposit Police Department as the administrative assistant to the…

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

1/4williamchasejohnson Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4williamchasejohnsonphoto Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4WILLIAM-CHASE-JOHNSON Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4williamchasejohnsonphoto2 Show Caption Hide Caption 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…

More than 2,000 Fill Garrett Coliseum to Remember Life of Slain Lowndes County Sheriff

Slain Lowndes County sheriff “Big” John Williams remembered as a dedicated peace officer who loved serving the people of his county. More than 2,000 mourners filled an auditorium Monday for funeral services for the Lowndes County Sheriff. Williams was shot and killed Nov. 23 at a gas station. Sometimes known as “Big John” for his towering frame, speakers described the…