perry county

Judson College Closure Stuns Marion Community

From the West Alabama Newsroom– News that Judson College — will be closing after 183 years of education young women — has left people in Marion stunned. After battling financial problems — one of the oldest women’s colleges in the country — is closing it’s doors. Judson College President Dr. W. Mark Tew says a steady decrease in student enrollment…

TEKPAK, Inc. Hosts Census Day Event in Perry Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Census officials are working with local business leaders in Perry County — to try and make sure “Everyone Counts” in Perry County. TEKPAK, Incorporated hosted a Census Day event Wednesday morning in Marion. The event was part of a strategic Census push. Perry County Census Coordinator Deandre Kimbrough says its vital for people in the…

Governor, Perry County & Uniontown Offer Reward in Unsolved Murder

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Authorities in Perry County are hoping a $7000 dollar reward will help solve the unsolved 2016 murder of a Uniontown man. It’s been nearly three years since 40 year old was Adam Brown was murdered in Uniontown. Brown was found shot to death inside his mobile home with his pockets turned inside out. Authorities say…

Widespread Flooding Reported in Perry County

The National Weather Service office in Birmingham is reporting widespread flash flooding in Perry County. As of late morning, numerous state and county roads are flooded. The National Weather Service says State Highway 219 is under water, Highway 14 is flooded, two people are trapped in a home and two bridges are flooded on Highway 183. Alabama News Network has…

Dangerous Perry Co. Road to Get Multi-Million Dollar Fix

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Perry County officials say they’re making final preparations to repair one the county’s most dangerous roads. County officials say they’re working on a project to repair and strengthen nine miles of County Road 12. They say the project will make the road safer for motorist who use it. They say the cost of the road…

Landfill Owner Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Uniontown Residents

The owner of a landfill in a small Alabama city has dropped a defamation lawsuit filed against residents who used social media to voice their opposition to the disposing of coal ash at the site. The American Civil Liberties Union, which defended the landfill opponents in Uniontown, announced Tuesday that a settlement had been reached in U.S. District Court. Georgia-based…

Perry County Crash Leaves 1 Man Dead, 3 Injured

A crash in Perry County left a man dead and three other people injured. Al.com reports that Johnny Lewis of Newbern was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday. The crash happened on Alabama 61, about a mile north of Uniontown. A 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Lewis collided with a 2007 GMC Yukon…