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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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff West to attend training

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris West has be selected to participate in national training starting next week. The program ... Read more | Add your comment

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 ... Read more | Add your comment

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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 | Add your comment

by Kendra Majors.

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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 | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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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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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

Mosses

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

Featured

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

Citing high risk for COVID, schools remain virtual

Lowndes County Schools will remain virtual for the second nine weeks of the semester. Superintendent Jason Burroughs made the tough decision because of Lowndes County’s ... Read more

by Amya Mitchell, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:36 pm

Fort Deposit

Sorority sisters celebrate the election of Davison-Boone

Jacqulyn Davison-Boone made history recentlywhen she was elected mayor of the Town of Fort Deposit. Davison-Boone will be the first Black woman to serve as ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:35 pm

Sports

Rebels defeat Lakeside, 30-20 at home

BY ANDREW EDWARDS The Lowndes Academy Rebels gritted out a win against Lakeside School this past Friday night in a 30-20 victory. After a slow ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:33 pm

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Local schools see slight decline in enrollment

BY ANDREW EDWARDS Lowndes County Schools saw a slight decline in student enrollment this year. Each year, school systems are required to submit enrollment numbers ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:32 pm

Featured

Commissioner recognized for 36 years of service

Lowndes County Commissioner W. Dickson Farrior has been presented with the Tenure in Office Award by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA) for ... Read more

by Amya Mitchell, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:34 pm

Featured

OCAP offering assistance for those affected by COVID-19

The local Organized Community Action Program (OCAP) has received a Community Service Block Grant funding for the local community. The funds will be available for ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:32 pm

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Davison commits to Alabama

Calhoun High’s JD Davison committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide as part of the 2021 recruiting class. Davison, who was named Mr. Basketball and it ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:32 pm

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Severe weather forces LA to reschedule homecoming 2020

Potential severe weather from Hurricane Delta has forced Lowndes Academy to reschedule its homecoming. The school was set to hold homecoming this week, but officials ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, October 9, 2020 12:27 pm

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Nursing homes, hospitals can have limited visitors

Face coverings will still be required through Nov. 8, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday morning. The governor held a press conference Wednesday morning in Montgomery. ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, October 2, 2020 2:50 pm

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Commission votes on employee raise and considers healthcare project

The Lowndes County Commission voted on a 5% raise for county employees at the meeting Monday night. The commission also voted in favor of an ... Read more

by Amya Mitchell, Friday, October 2, 2020 2:45 pm

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Lowndes County connection day deemed successful

By Andrew Edwards Lowndes County Businesses and local officials gathered around the Hayneville Courthouse this past Saturday to celebrate the life of former county sheriff ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 2, 2020 2:42 pm

Hayneville

Central Defeats Luverne

The Central Hayneville Lions defeated theLuverne Tigers in an 8-point lead game Fridaynight.Luverne received the kickoff and the ball was carried by Desmond Mahone to ... Read more

by Amya Mitchell, Friday, October 2, 2020 2:37 pm

News

State lawsuit against casinos reinstated

By Andrew Edwards Casinos in Lowndes and Macon counties could be at risk of closing once again. Attorney General Steve Marshall announced last Friday that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 2, 2020 2:32 pm

Opinion

It’s obvious Lowndes County people are investing in each other

When I became a reporter for The Signal, the first thing I witnessed were people who care about the residents and the county’s future. A ... Read more

by Amya Mitchell, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:41 pm

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CDC changes COVID-19 testing recommendations, again

The Centers for Disease Control changed testing guidance for those who have come in contact with those with coronavirus, but who do not have symptoms. ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, September 25, 2020 4:39 pm