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Lowndes County is currently ranked No.4 in new COVID-19 cases per capita. Lowndes County, like most Alabama counties, ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff’s office receives new vehicles

Lowndes County residents should start to notice new patrol vehicles on the road from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s ... Read more | Add your comment

2021 goals: Mayor hopes to clean up town, develop interstate

Top priorities for the town of Fort Deposit in 2021 include cleaning up the city, repaving some streets ... Read more | Add your comment

Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs

    The federal government offers many financial aid programs to help students and families pay for college. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Lowndes County is currently ranked No.4 in new COVID-19 cases per capita. Lowndes County, like most Alabama counties, are in the critical risk category, which ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sheriff’s office receives new vehicles

Lowndes County residents should start to notice new patrol vehicles on the road from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department. Lowndes County Sheriff Christopher West said ... Read more | Add your comment

by Kendra Majors.

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Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association adds new board members

The Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA) is pleased to announce former Auburn University Coach Joe Whitt of Auburn and Fran Pearce of Browns as ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 8, 2021 9:37 am

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Alabama Department of Public Health, Medicaid Agency, Attorney General issue warning on scams claiming to offer COVID-19 testing, vaccines

The Department of Public Health and the Alabama Medicaid Agency are receiving reports of citizens being contacted at their homes for the purpose of being ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:49 pm

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COVID vaccination distribution begins in Lowndes County

Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccination is under way in Lowndes County, a category that involves frontline health workers, including clinical and non‐clinical, in hospitals, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:39 pm

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Scale Back Alabama delayed to March

2021 is upon us, which means that Scale Back Alabama should be right around the corner. Scale Back Alabama is a free statewide weight-loss program ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:38 pm

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No county-wide ordinance for fireworks in Lowndes County

There will be an opportunity to shoot off fireworks in Lowndes County this New Year’s Eve, as no countywide ordinance has been put into place ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:37 pm

Sports

Local students make All-State football list

Two schools in Lowndes County had student athletes who made the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s list for the 2020 high school football all-state teams. Central-Hayneville ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:35 pm

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Local offices sponsor food giveaway in Hayneville

The Lowndes County Probate Office, in conjunction with Lowndes County Sheriff ’s Office, helped to pass out more than 150 bags of food to residents ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:36 pm

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Schools could remain virtual all year

ANDREW EDWARDS The Lowndes County School System has been completely virtual since their Aug. 26 start date.  The initial recommendation by Superintendent Jason Burroughs this ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, December 4, 2020 11:13 am

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Blaze claims venue on Hwy. 29 near Hayneville

Firefighters for a blaze Tuesday night at a venue on Hwy. 21 near Hayneville. The structure was a complete loss. Burkville Fire Chief Dustin Casey ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, December 4, 2020 11:12 am

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‘Little John’ dies in crash in Conecuh County

Lowndes County residents are mourning the loss of another of its own this week. The son of former Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was killed ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, December 4, 2020 11:12 am

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Local property tax deadline is Dec. 31

ANDREW EDWARDS Property tax deadlines are looming, and residents have less than a month to pay those before additional fees are levied. In October, the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, December 4, 2020 11:10 am

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Sheriff reports uptick in 4-wheeler thefts

There has been an uptick in four-wheeler and side-by-side theft recently in Lowndes County, the sheriff said this week. Sheriff Christopher West said that a ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:39 pm

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COVID-19 numbers soar in midst of holidays

COVID-19 cases are inching back up. Lowndes County has had 42 positive cases in the last 14 days and 143 were tested. Statewide, nearly 30,000 ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:38 pm

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Theo Calloway historical marker unveiled

Lowndes County unveiled Theo Calloway’s Historical Marker hosted by the Equal Justice Initiative(EJI) on Nov. 18 at the Lowndes County Courthouse. In 1988, Theo Calloway ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:38 pm

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Farm City activities announced

Lowndes County students have the opportunity to participate in a virtual Farm City experience this year. Lowndes County Extension Coordinator Tana Shealey said they delivered ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:37 pm

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Sheriff West to attend training

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris West has be selected to participate in national training starting next week. The program will run from Dec. 1 through Dec. ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:36 pm

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Mosses PD partners with CrimeStoppers

The Mosses Police Department has partnered with Central Alabama CrimeStoppers. That means that residents in Mosses may not use CrimeStoppers to report crime-related information. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:36 pm

Hayneville

Lanier defeats Central 61-35

BY ANDREW EDWARDS Last Thursday’s basketball game against Lanier was not the result that Central Hayneville head coach Brain Coleman wanted to see from his ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:35 pm

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Harris named Lowndes Commission chairman

BY ANDREW EDWARDS andrew.edwards@greenvilleadvocate.com   Lowndes County Commissioner District 1 Commissioner Robert Harris was appointed chairman of the commission at Wednesday’s meeting. “The appreciation is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:20 pm

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Candlelight vigil to be held in memory Big John

Lowndes County residents will gather together for a candlelight vigil remembering beloved Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams, just two days shy of the ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:19 pm

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Sheriff, probate judge team up for turkey giveaway

The Lowndes County Sheriff and Probate Judge have teamed up for a turkey giveaway this weekend on the Hayneville Square. Probate Judge LaShandra Myrick said ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:18 pm

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Governor lifts occupancy limits in stores, restaurants; county has had 33 new cases

Alabamians still must wear a mask, but Gov. Kay Ivey did lift occupancy limits in stores and other places late last week. Ivey said during ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:17 pm

Sports

Lowndes Academy ends season with 41-2 loss

BY LEE PEACOCK Sparta Academy’s varsity football team, led by head coach Arlton Hudson, punched their ticket for the semifinal round of the Alabama Independent ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:15 pm

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Students to get free lunch for entire school year

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:37 pm

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Register for 4-H Friday online event set for Oct. 23

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Calling all Alabama 4-H members! Alabama 4-H is partnering with the Auburn University College of Agriculture for 4-H Friday on Ag ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:36 pm