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County commission passes resolution requiring masks

By Mark Rogers A resolution passed Tuesday by the Lowndes County Commission asks citizens to wear a mask ... Read more | Add your comment

Masks to be distributed in Lowndes County

By Mark Rogers Lowndes Countians are being asked to wear masks in public and there will be plenty ... Read more | Add your comment

Juneteenth celebration, Black Lives Matter rally held in Hayneville

A multi-faceted Juneteenth celebration and Black Lives Matter rally was held at the Lowndes County Courthouse Square in ... Read more | Add your comment

Census numbers concerning

by Mark Rogers With billions of federal dollars and even congressional seats on the line, many Alabamians have ... Read more | Add your comment

Hayneville

Commission appeals court ruling in suit

After a short, but contentious discussion, the Lowndes County Commission voted to appeal a ruling of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in regards to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mark Rogers.

Hayneville

Two events set for Saturday in Hayneville

Two events that will tie together will be held Saturday in Hayneville. A parade designed to honor the late Sheriff “Big John” Williams will lead ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mark Rogers.

News

Cattlewomen host Father of the Year event

by Mark Rogers The Lowndes County Cattlewomen’s Association honored its Father of the Year and awarded its annual scholarship Monday night. Cattlewomen’s Association President Allyson ... Read more

by Matt Hutcheson, Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:20 pm

News

Harris remains concerned about COVID-19

Dr. Scott Harris is concerned. As the state’s chief medical officer, he’s seeing trends he doesn’t like as the state’s COVID-19 numbers continue to be ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Friday, June 12, 2020 9:30 am

Hayneville

Two injured in crash

Two people were injured in a Sunday morning crash near Hayneville. According to reports, a three-vehicle accident occurred on Alabama 21 about a mile south ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:00 pm

Fort Deposit

On patrol: Fort Deposit adds new PD vehicles

If you are riding the streets of Fort Deposit, you can’t help but notice the police department’s newest vehicles on patrol. According to Police Chief ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Friday, June 5, 2020 10:20 am

News

Speedway construction continues, county OKs beer, wine licenses

There is a lot of construction activity going on off Interstate 65 Exit 158 in northern Lowndes County. Crews are busily putting up a new ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:21 pm

News

Couple killed near Lowndes last Wednesday

Last Wednesday, a single vehicle crash near the Lowndes-Montgomery County line on Interstate 65 claimed the lives of a Montgomery couple and backed up traffic ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:12 am

Mosses

Mosses new police chief DeMarcus Weems sworn in

Former Montgomery County School Board candidate DeMarcus Weems was recently sworn in as police chief of The Town of Mosses in Lowndes County. Weems currently ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:14 am

Hayneville

Courthouse, county offices remain closed

The Lowndes County Commission voted Tuesday to keep the Lowndes County Courthouse closed until at least June 16 unless the number of COVID-19 cases in ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:28 am

News

Alabama begins to open for business

Restrictions on businesses and government offices announced by Gov. Kay Ivey Friday morning will begin the process of opening Alabama for business. Ivey held a ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Friday, May 8, 2020 1:50 pm

News

Road commission continues projects, EMA receiving PPE

The Lowndes Highway Department is continuing its duties every day despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Lowndes County Engineer David Butts spoke to the Lowndes County Commission ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:30 pm

Featured

COVID-19 safety concerns sheriff

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris West asked the Lowndes County Commission for help in the form of hazard pay for employees Tuesday and got it, but ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Friday, May 1, 2020 3:15 pm

Featured

ADOL releases March unemployment stats

The staggering impact of COVID-19 on employment reached a new peak last week, when it was revealed that more than 22 million Americans have filed ... Read more

by Matt Hutcheson, Friday, May 1, 2020 1:15 pm

Featured

Lowndes County to accept proposals for ambulance contract

With a contract expiring at the end of June, the Lowndes County Commission discussed ambulance service in the county during its teleconference meeting on Tuesday. ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Friday, May 1, 2020 8:50 am

Hayneville

COVID compensation: Hazard pay OK’d for Lowndes employees

Some Lowndes County employees on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic will be receiving “hazard pay” for having to be exposed to the virus. ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:05 pm

Featured

Thank you meals offered at Greenville McDonald’s

Area first responders on the front lines helping patients fight the coronavirus and also preventing the spread of the deadly disease by helping enforce state ... Read more

by Adam Prestridge, Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:00 am

News

Man drowns in Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man drowned last week in the Alabama River near White Hall. Lowndes County Sheriff Chris West said deputies responded to the call, ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:00 am

Opinion

Resilience, ingenuity, creativity help

My parents grew up during the Great Depression and were teenagers  and young adults during WWII. They knew all about stretching limited resources, making do ... Read more

by Angie Long, Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:15 am

News

Sewell gives updates on opening Alabama

Congresswoman Terri Sewell updated constituents Tuesday about efforts to ease restrictions and begin to open Alabama up as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Sewell spoke to ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:30 am

News

County Commission to host phone meeting

The Lowndes County Commission is slated to hold a meeting next week, but it will be at a different time and in a different format. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:00 pm

News

Storms rumble through region, more expected

Storms rumbled through the region late Sunday and early Monday morning downing trees, triggering power outages and causing minor flooding. It also appears that Butler, ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:30 pm

Opinion

Tesmer recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 19-25

Butler, Lowndes and Crenshaw Counties: In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Charlotte Tesmer announces that this upcoming week is generally marked with activities ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:10 pm

News

Gov. Ivey Announces Ribbons of Hope campaign

Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced her “Ribbons of Hope” campaign at a ceremony at the Alabama State Capitol. During the duration of the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:00 pm

Mosses

Playground work continues in Mosses

After breaking ground in late November, the Mosses Park renovations are moving along. The park project includes such items as playground equipment, a resurfaced basketball ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:30 am

Opinion

Gov. Ivey: Census 2020 important

Gov. Kay Ivey today stressed the ongoing importance of the 2020 Census, which is currently under way and available for immediate online, phone or mail ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:05 am

Opinion

National Guard dispels rumors

A graphic is making the rounds on social media claiming that the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to mobilize the National Guard. This information ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:30 am