Uniontown

Missing Uniontown Man, Truck Found in Wooded Area on County Road 12

Missing Uniontown man, Archie Evans’ pickup truck was found in the 8100 block of County Road 12. A driver spotted something in the woods and called 911. When Uniontown police arrived, Evans’ pickup was found in between two trees in the wooded area. After a four hour search, Evans’ body was discovered a couple hundred yards from where his vehicle…

The Effort to Find a Missing Uniontown Man Continues

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The search to find a missing Uniontown man continues tonight — along with the prayers for his safe return. Sixty-five year old Archie Evans of Uniontown has been missing now — for just over a week. He suffers from Alzhiemer’s — and has some other health concerns. His family has been suffering through eight days…

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…

Wilcox Co. Man Facing Multiple Attempted Murder Charges

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Wilcox County man remains behind bars tonight in Perry County — charged with four counts of attempted murder. Authorities say 30 year old Joseph Howard of Alberta fired shots at four people during a shooting incident on Highway 80 in Uniontown last week. They say Uniontown Police Chief Adrian Watters was one of the…

Coal Ash Cleanup Costs to be Paid by Alapowco Customers

Alabama Power’s coal-fired plant in Greene County. Coal ash was disposed of in ponds like the one in the foreground of this photo. The company is emptying ponds like it now. Coal ash from a TVA plant spill being loaded onto rail cars in Tennessee in 2008 for transport to an Alabama landfill in Uniontown, Alabama. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) –…

USDA Sending $23 Million to Improve Uniontown’s Wastewater System

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has announced that the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has awarded Uniontown a $23,437,500 grant to rehabilitate the city’s entire wastewater collection system.  Alabama News Network has covered Uniontown’s sewage problems for years.  “Water and wastewater systems across the country are aging, overburdened and in need of replacement,” said Sen. Shelby in a statement.  “Failure to invest in these…

Jones and Maddox Call Out Governor Over Uniontown Sewage

From the West Alabama Newsroom– U. S. Senator Doug Jones and democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox — held a joint press conference in the city Tuesday morning to discuss the ongoing sewage crisis. They say the Uniontown community has been suffering from environmental injustice. They say federal funds are now available to help fix the problem. The city has been…

Two killed in wreck

Wednesday accident happened near Uniontown

State troopers say two people died in an accident near Uniontown Wednesday Morning:    “A two-vehicle crash at 11:18 a.m. today, May 16, claimed two lives. Sarah lyrene, 70, and Edward Charles Lyrene, 75, both of Northport, were killed when the 2014 Honda Accord they were occupying was struck by a 2017 Volvo tractor trailer. Sarah Lyrene, the Honda’s driver…

Rash of Fires Spark Arson Investigation in Uniontown

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A rash of house fires in Uniontown has residents worried about their property and their safety. Fire Chief John Williams says three houses have been set on fire in the city in less than two weeks. He says only one of the houses was lived in and no one was hurt. Williams says the state…

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…