lowndes county

Lowndes Co. Man Charged with Internet Sex Crimes Involving Children

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Lowndes County man is facing multiple counts of internet sex crimes involving underage children. District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer said 25 year old Brent Jenks of Hope Hull is charged with three counts of Transmitting Obscene Material to a Child by Computer — and eight counts of Electronic Solicitation of a Child. Tesmer says Jenks…

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…

1 Dead After Fatal Crash in Lowndes County

A two vehicle collision in Lowndes County has claimed the life of a Hope Hull woman. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Jasmine Davis, 27, was killed when the 2007 Toyota Yaris she was driving was struck by a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. on Saturday at the intersection of Lowndes County 17 and…

Lowndes County Law Enforcement Investigating Series of Arson, Theft Cases

Law enforcement officers are searching for information after a series of arson and burglaries in Lowndes County. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s department and the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating three recent incidents in the Braggs and Farmersville communities. All have occurred since March 17. “There are some, a couple of on going investigations,” State Fire Marshall Scott Pilgreen says….

Deondra Lee Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Without Parole

A man convicted of capital murder last week in the triple slaying of 9-year-old twins and their babysitter in 2012 found out his sentence today. After hours of deliberation in the case against Deandra Lee, the jury voted 8-4 in favor of life in prison without the possibility of parole. After announcing the jury’s conclusion, Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell agreed…

U.N. Report on Poverty In Alabama and Elsewhere.

UN Official visited Montgomery and Lowndes Counties, Report Link is below.

BERLIN (AP) – A human rights expert criticized the United States on Friday for failing to tackle poverty and giving tax cuts to the wealthy – comments that came only days after Washington quit the U.N. body that appointed him.High U.S. income inequality “can only be made worse” by the Trump administration’s policy of cutting taxes, Philip Alston told the U.N….

Selma Man Dead in Motorcycle Accident

Early Sunday Morning wreck also injures one other person.

State Troopers are investigating an accident in Lowndes County that left a 37 year old Selma man dead. They identify the victim as Roger Phillip Young, Jr, and say he died when his motorcycle collided with a car about 1:30 Sunday Morning some seven miles west of Hayneville on U.S. 80. The driver of the car was hospitalized, but not…

Lowndes County School Tax Renewal Vote on Dec. 12th

25 Year Property Tax Due to Expire.

  Like people in the rest of Alabama, residents of Lowndes County will vote for an Alabama U.S. Senator on December 12th. But they’ll also vote on the proposed renewal of three property tax measures equaling seven mills of tax. That’s about seven dollars in tax for every thousand dollars of  property’s value. Daniel Boyd, Lowndes County Superintendent   Those…

Reward for Mosses Double Murder Info Up to $13,000 Dollars

From the West Alabama Newsroom– There are new developments in the investigation into a double murder that happened earlier this year in Lowndes County. Authorities announced that the reward being offered for information leading to an arrest in the murders of Frank Hill and Antonio Means has been increased to $13,000 dollars. They say Hill and Means were shot and…

SBI Seeks Help in Lowndes Co. Death Investigation

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is requesting help from the public as it investigates a woman’s death. Shmeko Shontae Sturdivant’s body was found off County Rd. 40 in Lowndes County. The bureau has not released any other details. The agency is seeking information that could lead to a successful resolution of the case. Anyone who may have information about…