Orrville

One Dead, One Hurt in Sunday Shooting in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Dallas County man is behind bars after a shooting in Orrville early Sunday morning — leaves one man dead — and another man hurt. Sheriff Mike Granthum say 57 year old Jerry Rayford was shot and killed at his home at around 1:30 Sunday morning. Granthum says Rayford was having a party — when…

Orrville Mayor Louvenia Lumpkin Indicted on Ethics Charges

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Dallas County grand jury has indicted the mayor of the town of Orrville on ethics charges. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Mayor Louvenia Lumpkins — is charged with using her office — for personal gain. “It’s an unfortunate situation, but nobody is above the law,” said Jackson. “A lady donated a home to the…

One Man Dead, Another Man Charged with Murder in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– One man is dead — and another man is behind bars — after a shooting in Orrville. Fifty-one year old Byron Anderson of Orrville — is charged with murder. He was arrested for killing 36 year old Frederick Hunter of Orrville Thursday afternoon — in the M&M Grocery Store. “Luckily the store had good video…

Six People Shot in Dallas Co. Over Fourth of July Holiday

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Six people were shot in the Selma-Dallas County area — over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Selma Police say 42 year old Thaddeus Leshore of Orrville is charged with murder in the shooting death of year old Isah Simmons, Jr. “Officers arrived on the scene — made contact with a black male who had…

Dallas Co. Jury Convicts Orrville Man in 2015 Murder

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Dallas County jury has convicted an Orrville man of murder — and abuse of a corpse. District Attorney Michael Jackson says Raphael Clark shot and killed Derrick Dower of Selma — during a robbery attempt back in 2015. Then dumped Dower’s body in a different location. “It took place in the Orrville-Beloit area but…

Pay It Forward: LaTanglia Williams of Orrville

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring LaTanglia Williams of Orrville, Alabama Her non-profit, LIFT, serves the Dallas County community with a special focus on women who are incarcerated. She ministers to inmates at the Dallas County jail every Wednesday, sharing more than just encouragement during tough times. Her outreach has lead to one of her signature…

Chicago Bears Pick Former Selma High Player in NFL Draft

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A small town Dallas County farm boy will soon be headed to the big city — with a chance to live out his dream of playing pro football in the NFL. Twenty-three year old Lachavious Simmons is a monster of a man. He stands 6’5″ — weighs 315 lbs — with a 7 foot wingspan….

Big Changes Coming in the Town of Orrville in 2020

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The town of Orrville is about to experience a major growth spurt this year. Mayor Louvenia Lumpkin says plans in the works — to bring a new grocery store — a new library — and a new health clinic to town before the year is out. “What we do at our meetings, we sit at…

Grant $$$ Fund Street Repaving Project in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom– People in Orrville will soon have smoother streets to drive on — thanks to a grant from a program created under the Rebuild Alabama Act. Mayor Louvenia Lumpkin says people in Orrville were getting tired of driving on raggedy roads — full of bumps and potholes. “People was complaining about the front end being knocked…

Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic Opens in Orrville

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Access to healthcare has been on the decline in rural communities — but one Dallas County community is bucking the trend. A Doc on the Spot Community Care Clinic opened up Friday morning in Orrville. The clinic provides healthcare services to uninsured Orrville residents. It’ll be open from 9 AM to noon on the first…