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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…

Lowndes County Implements Curfew Following Statewide Shelter Order

Saturday morning, Lowndes County Sheriff Chris West announced a county-wide curfew. The curfew started Friday, April 3rd and will run from 10 PM until 5 AM. “We want to stay ahead of the game,” Sheriff West said. “We don’t want this thing to hit us and have not done anything to prepare. We’re trying to prepare our community to take…

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…

Breaking: Blue Alert Issued for Suspect in Lowndes Co. Sheriff’s Death

UPDATE: William Chase Johnson is now in custody. READ THE DETAILS Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has issued a BLUE ALERT. If you know the whereabouts of or have recently seen William Chase Johnson, immediately call 911. If you have other information about this incident, contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department at (334) 548-2222.     Categories: Crime, News Tags: Blue…

Breaking: Lowndes County Sheriff Shot and Killed

Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham has confirmed to Alabama News Network that Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed Saturday evening. UPDATE: Shooting suspect is in custody. READ THE DETAILS The shooting happened at the QV gas station in Downtown, Hayneville while Sheriff Williams was responding to a call. Investigators with the State Bureau of Investigation are handling…