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The Dannon Project Partners with CREEJ to Provide Help in Lowndes Co.

On Monday, the Dannon Project partnered with the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ), to provide re-entry services to the citizens of Lowndes County. CREEJ donated $25,000 dollars to the Dannon Project in hopes to help with transportation for those individuals. “I said well you can help us with transportation,” said Jay Coleman, Dannon Project Site Coordinator, “so…

Lowndes County Pays Tribute to Sheriff ‘Big John’ Williams in the Courthouse

Family and friends gathered in the Lowndes County Courthouse today to honor the life and legacy of sheriff big John Williams Sheriff “Big John” Williams was a well loved sheriff in the Lowndes County community. Local law-enforcement and family members gathered in the courthouse in remembrance of his life, Wednesday afternoon. Williams was murdered back in November 2019 and because…

Lowndes County Drive-Through Mask Giveaway Held in Hayneville

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Lowndes County Left Out as Site in Gaming Legislation

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The lottery and casino legislation being discussed in the state legislature — leaves out Lowndes County as a site — even though it’s currently home to two gaming centers. Selma attorney — and former state senator Hank Sanders says state law makers — should include Lowndes County as a gaming site — in any gaming…

Lowndes County Makes Arrest in Lowndesboro Gas Station Homicide

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection to a murder at a gas station in Lowndesboro. Officials say 34-year-old Cory Alan Cowart was arrested and charged with the murder of 29-year-old Robert Javaris Grant. Cowart was given a $250,000 bond. The shooting happened on February 7 at the BP gas station on U.S. Highway 80 East…

Fort Deposit Woman Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in Butler County

A single-vehicle crash at approximately 3:55 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1,  has claimed the life of Lowndes County woman. Kristen Sexton, 47, of Fort Deposit, was killed when the 2020 Nissan Versa, she was driving, left the side of the roadway and struck an embankment. The crash happened on County Road 60, approximately 12 miles Southeast of Fort Deposit city…

Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Supreme Court says judges in two rural counties were wrong to dismiss lawsuits filed by the state seeking to have three casinos declared public nuisances. The decision means the state can resume cases challenging operations at VictoryLand in Macon County and White Hall Entertainment and Southern Star Entertainment in Lowndes County. The state has…

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…