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New look Patrician Academy Saints ready for season to start

BUTLER, Ala. (WTOK) - We are just about a week away from the start of Football Friday and teams are getting ready for the season to start. Patrician Academy is one of those teams as they show excitement for the upcoming season. The Saints practiced on late Thursday as they...
BUTLER, AL
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Court: “No just reason for delay” in building a new Choctaw County Jail

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - An order was filed Thursday in Choctaw County Circuit Court in a lawsuit brought by Sheriff Scott Lolley against the Choctaw County Commission. The Choctaw County Jail was closed in 2019 due to its poor condition. Since then, county inmates have been housed at jails in nearby counties. Lolley told News 11 in 2021 the cost was about $240,000 annually.
CHOCTAW COUNTY, AL
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Clarke Co. food pantry pushing forward through supply shortage

QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) - A group in Clarke County that is dedicated to helping people still needs help with donations and fulfilling its calling. “In a normal time, our room is completely full,” said Bethany Morgan, Director of CAN, Clarke Assisting the Needy. Tough times have revealed themselves not...
CLARKE COUNTY, MS
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Marengo County drive-in movie theater encourages public to attend

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (WTOK) - You cannot truly end the summer without a proper movie night so why not look into a more classic take on your movie watching experience. The Warhouse Drive-In Movie Theatre in Demopolis, Alabama is doing just that as they welcome patrons to enjoy a film under the night sky.
DEMOPOLIS, AL
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Food pantry running low in Clarke County

CLARKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - An association of churches in Clarke County has been sharing food with people who need a little help....and now it needs assistance from some of you to continue that mission. The Clarke County Baptist Association is facing a food pantry shortage and is looking for...
CLARKE COUNTY, MS
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Dunning, McDaniel honored at Commission meeting

Probate Judge Laurie Hall presented two women in her office with a “resolution of recognition and appreciation” at the Marengo County Commission meeting Tuesday. Shinetta Dunning and Paula McDaniel received accolades for their work, and Commissioner Freddie Armstead Jr. presented each of them with a $25 gift certificate.
MARENGO COUNTY, AL
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‘You made a very bad decision’ – judge sentences man for scuffle with Thomasville cops

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Thomasville man to more than eight years in prison for a scuffle involving two police officers last year. Derrius Donae Griffin, 30, pleaded guilty in April to two counts of assaulting, resisting or impeding federal law enforcement officers. Both of the officers from the June 19, 2021, incident were assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
THOMASVILLE, AL
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City of York to host Chick-fil-A food truck

The City of York will host a Chick-fil-A food truck on Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The truck will be present at the York City Hall parking lot on 607 2nd Avenue. All are welcome to come.
YORK, AL
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Marengo County sees proficiency increases at county schools

The Marengo County Board of Education heard a report on test scores from its three county schools Sweet Water, Marengo, and AL Johnson at the July 28 meeting. Sixty-one students in Marengo County were assessed and 38 students tested on or above grade level proficiency, with 28 scoring below proficiency. The overall proficiency rate was 63.2 percent.
MARENGO COUNTY, AL
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Tuscahoma Public Boat Ramp in Choctaw County Temporarily Closes for Repairs

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Tuscahoma Public Boat Ramp on the Tombigbee River near Butler, Alabama, will close for repairs on Monday, August 8, 2022. During the closure, improvements will be made to the parking lot, including the installation of water drainage structures. The entrance road to the facility will also be repaved.
CHOCTAW COUNTY, AL
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United Way of East MS finishes its Stuff the Bus campaign

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The United Way of East Mississippi has been collecting school supplies, cash donations and school uniforms for its Stuff the Bus campaign all summer. The United Way collected donations in Neshoba, Kemper, Clarke and Lauderdale counties. Madison Moore, the Stuff the Bus intern, explained how much...
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, MS
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Choctaw County gets grant to help replace bridge

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTOK) - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $334,270 grant to assist the Choctaw County Commission in replacing a bridge that was closed after being damaged by a flood in 2022. The Community Development Block Grant urgent need funds will restore access to the Lake Lavada neighborhood near...
CHOCTAW COUNTY, AL
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Linden Police Investigate City’s 1st Murder in Years

A Linden man is behind bars tonight — on charges that include murder — and tampering with evidence. Police say the murder is the first in the city — in about ten years. Jami Cross of Linden grew up an only-child — and had a very close relationship with her father — David Huckabee. A bond she says grew even stronger — after her mother passed away several years ago.
LINDEN, AL
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Community set to host back-to-school prayer event this Tuesday

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Clarke County residents and leaders invite community members to attend their back-to-school community prayer event. The community prayer is happening this Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. at the Clarke County Courthouse in Quitman. At the event, there will be food vendors, musical performances, and a school...
QUITMAN, MS
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