Wilcox County

Funeral Arrangements Now Set for Fallen Wilcox Co. Officer

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Funeral arrangements for the Wilcox County constable killed in the line of duty last week — have now been set. Long-time constable Madison “Skip” Nicholson was shot and killed — responding to a domestic disturbance call in Yellow Bluff. Visitation for Nicholson will be held Friday — at the National Guard Armory in Camden —…

Wilcox Co. Mourns the Loss of Long-Time Constable

From the West Alabama Newsroom– More details emerge in the deadly shooting that claimed the lives of a Wilcox County constable — and the suspected shooter. Seventy-eight year old Madison “Skip” Nicholson of Camden was a long-time Wilcox County constable — as well as a long-time process server with the sheriff’s office. He was pronounced dead at a Pensacola hospital…

Raggedy Roads Vex Wilcox Co. Residents in Peachtree Community

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Raggedy road conditions — have some people in one Wilcox County community — fed up. “We want our roads fixed. Man, we got holes in the road you basically have to slow down to nothing when you going on these roads because you don’t want to tear nothing up on your car.” Chad Welch lives…

Alabama’s March Unemployment Rate Hits 3.5%

Unemployment Rate by County/Source: ADOL Alabama’s unemployment rate is now at 3.5%, that’s up from 2.7% in February. The Alabama Department of Labor says March’s rate represents just over 2.1 million employed persons in the state, which is down over 24,216 over the year. Sectors that saw monthly losses were seen in the education and health services, professional and business…

Tornado Destroys Home in Arlington Community of Wilcox Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A Wilcox County couple is left picking up the pieces — after their home is destroyed by a tornado — during the Easter Sunday storms. Barry and Brenda Pope are counting their blessings — as they try to salvage what they can — from what’s left of their home of more than 30 years. “We…

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…