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The Puzzling Disappearance of Preston Peeks
PICKENS COUNTY, AL - The mysterious disappearance of Preston Chase Peeks has left his family and authorities in a state of perplexity. At 30 years old, Preston was last seen on February 15, 2021, in Reform, Alabama. Despite extensive search efforts and ongoing investigations, his whereabouts remain unknown.
Mississippi Dollar General robbed by men using a shotgun; suspects on the run
Two men used a shotgun to rob a Dollar General in a small Mississippi community. The robbery occurred Wednesday, but law enforcement officials released the information Friday. The suspects have not been captured. The Dollar General is in New Hope in Lowndes County. According to Sheriff Eddie Hawkins, the incident...
Charges dropped against one of two men in viral Reform tasing incident
REFORM, Ala. (WBRC) - We’re getting an update on the case of a man who was tased while handcuffed last year. Leroy Maxwell, the attorney for Micah Washington and Jacorien Henry, released an extended video of the incident. In that video, you see the beginning of the arrest. Reform Police Officer Dana Elmore can be seen holding a Taser to Washington as he began filming the incident on his phone. Later more video shows Officer Elmore seemingly tasing Washington after he was cuffed and on the hood of a car.
Family continues search for missing relative from Pickens County
PICKENS COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Family members were still searching for a missing West Alabama man. Raymond David Jones had not been seen since December 17. Law enforcement said Jones was last reported as standing on the porch of his October Drive home in Reform. Jones was known to...
District Attorney drops capital murder charges against third suspect
TUPELO – First Circuit District Attorney John Weddle dropped capital murder charges against a Noxubee County woman who had been held without bond in the Lee County Jail for nearly two years. In early January, Weddle’s office dropped their opposition of bond for Shanery D. Hampton, 31, of Macon,...
MDWFP Law Enforcement issued over 1,000 citations in January
CRAWFORD — Col. Jerry Carter, Chief of Law Enforcement for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, gave a law enforcement update in a regularly scheduled commission meeting Thursday. Carter said officers issued 1,216 citations in January 2024. MDWFP commissioners meet once a month where Carter gives his update on law enforcement. The commission […] The post MDWFP Law Enforcement issued over 1,000 citations in January appeared first on Daily Leader.
Man receives 10-year prison sentence for Lowndes County burglary
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Lowndes County jury found Tommy Van Yates Jr. guilty of burglary. He was ordered to serve 10 years in prison. He was also given five years probation after his release. Yates burglarized a home in May 2022. Back in December, Lowndes County deputies...
How personal income has changed in Pickens County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Pickens County, Alabama and how it compares to state and national levels.
Mississippi cop fired after being accused of stealing shoes at Dick’s
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The Mississippi police officer accused of stealing a pair of shoes is now without a job. Robin Conner was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting on Wednesday. She was taking a pair of shoes from Dick’s Sporting Goods without paying for them. Police Chief Joseph Daughtry...
So now what? Latest attempt at a name change is yet another ‘L’ for the ‘W’
Officials at the Mississippi University for Women are again pressing pause on changing the name of the school.
Beautiful weekend in store! – Home – WCBI TV
Www.wcbi.com – Belle Oliver – 2024-02-24 10:11:24. SUMMARY: The weekend forecast for Columbus, Mississippi is looking sunny with temperatures in the mid 60s on Saturday and reaching 70 on Sunday. Next week will see a warming trend with highs in the mid to upper 70s by Tuesday. There may be light showers on Monday and the possibility of strong to severe storms on Wednesday as a cold front passes through. Overall, the weekend and early next week will provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities, but it's important to stay updated on the changing weather conditions.
Two individuals held up a Dollar General store in Lowndes County
NEW HOPE, Miss. (WTVA) — Two individuals held up a Dollar General store Wednesday night, Feb. 21 in Lowndes County. Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said the armed robbery happened at approximately 9:30 at the store on Lake Lowndes Road, which is in New Hope. He said two individuals...
Leaders reflect on deadly Columbus tornado
Www.wcbi.com – Kaitlyn Yeatman – 2024-02-23 18:45:27. SUMMARY: Five years have passed since a destructive tornado hit Columbus, causing extensive damage and claiming two lives. The event hit close to home for many, with homes and businesses being destroyed. Unfortunately, many of those impacted did not have home insurance, making recovery challenging. Emergency Management had conducted exercises prior to the tornado, which helped them respond better. The community, including the United Methodist Church and local organizations, came together to provide relief and support to those affected. The response to the tornado led to the formation of Community Recovery of Lowndes County. The community's unity and assistance were crucial in the recovery process.
Pickens County volunteer honored with community efforts award
PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Public recognition Wednesday for a community activist in Pickens County. Aliceville Mayor Terrence Windham presented Rosetta Minor with the city’s ‘A Touch Of Home’ award for her community efforts. Minor has been heavily involved with the seniors in Aliceville working to make sure they have good gift boxes once a month and has also been working with the local youth. Minor is also the CEO of Engaging Our Community Outreach.
Mississippi man gets hefty sentence for ATV crash that killed 2 people and injured 1
Www.wjtv.com – Olivia Wilson – 2024-02-22 12:21:18. SUMMARY: Derrick Chavers, 38, was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault and was sentenced to 60 years in prison. He was involved in a 2020 ATV crash that killed two people and injured one. Chavers' decisions caused devastation and left families without their loved ones. The crash happened after a party and Chavers was found to have a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. He had underage girls in the ATV with him, was estimated to be driving at double the speed limit, and showed impaired judgment. Chavers will serve 40 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Utility poll breaks on Highway 45 stalling traffic
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A broken utility pole snarled traffic on Highway 45 in Columbus. WCBI was told the pole caught fire and broke. Repairs by Columbus Light and Water took most of the morning, impacting the commute to work for many drivers. Columbus police and firefighters blocked traffic...
Greene County middle school closes to address bat issue
GREENE COUNTY, Ala. (WBMA) — Robert Brown Middle School in Greene County will be closed Friday, February 23 due to the presence of bats. In a public letter, Greene County Schools Superintendent Dr. Corey Jones said the issue begin in 2021. Conserv Wildlife Services was called in to remove bats from the premises and a barrier was installed to stop them from coming back.
Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers looks to increase tip fund
Www.wcbi.com – Grace Brister – 2024-02-23 18:34:24. SUMMARY: Law enforcement in the Golden Triangle area encourages citizens to submit tips anonymously, as it can lead to an arrest and a reward of up to $1,000. The P3 tips app can be used for submitting information, allowing investigators to communicate with tipsters without revealing their identities. A portion of citation fines goes to crime stoppers for rewards, with some counties increasing the reward amount to $2. The increase in rewards relies on board action, with citizens having a say in payouts. Law enforcement emphasizes the importance of public involvement and collaboration in solving crimes. Crime Stoppers meetings occur monthly.
Eutaw, Alabama Native Champions Educational Empowerment & Service
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, 92.9 WTUG, Praise 93.3, 105.1 The Block, and the Tuscaloosa Thread are proud to present the 2024 Black History Makers of Alabama. Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter, for their continued support.
Savor the Spice: Columbus' Top 3 Must-Try Mexican Eateries
This article presents an exploration of three notable Mexican restaurants in Columbus. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!