Lowndes County, AL

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“Big John” Williams remembered during annual motorcycle ride

Multiple motorcycle clubs from across the state of Alabama came together to celebrate the life of Lowndes County Sheriff “Big John” Williams during the second annual “Ramblin Thunder” motorcycle ride. The event, which took place Saturday, June 12, was organized by the 45 Riders MC and the John Williams Memorial...
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First responder reflects on I-65 wreck that killed 10

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - First responders are beginning to reflect what they saw and felt during the 17-vehicle pileup Saturday afternoon that killed 10 people. Nine of them were juveniles. It happened Saturday afternoon on Interstate 65 near Greenville. “Ft. Deposit Fire Department was on the radio calling us...
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Watching Storms over Lowndes and Dallas Counties

About the Author (Author Profile) Bill Murray is the President of The Weather Factory. He is the site's official weather historian and a weekend forecaster. He also anchors the site's severe weather coverage. Bill Murray is the proud holder of National Weather Association Digital Seal #0001 @wxhistorian.
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Tropical Storm Claudette Updated from NWS

Flood Watch National Weather Service Birmingham AL Calhoun-Cleburne-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega- Clay-Randolph-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa- Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon- Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour- Including the cities of Roanoke, Lanett, Union Springs, Eufaula, Prattville, Montgomery, Dadeville, Phenix City, Valley, Centreville, Moundville, Linden, Hoover, Alexander City, Alabaster, Selma, Fort Deposit, Sylacauga, Heflin, Pell City, Birmingham, Wetumpka, Eutaw, Rockford, Tallassee, Demopolis, Hayneville, Livingston, Lafayette, Columbiana, Ashland, Tuskegee, Opelika, Pelham, Greensboro, Anniston, Talladega, Auburn, Tuscaloosa, Troy, Marion, Moody, and Clanton FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, southeast Alabama and west central Alabama, including the following areas, in central Alabama, Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry, Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega. In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell and Tallapoosa. In southeast Alabama, Barbour, Bullock and Pike. In west central Alabama, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Sumter and Tuscaloosa. * Through Sunday evening. * Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Claudette will spread across northward today. Periods of heavy rainfall through Sunday will likely produce totals of 2 to 4 inches in the watch area with a few locally higher amounts. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
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Lowndes Co. Residents Speak Out About Blocked Railroad Crossing

People in Lowndes County are speaking out about a railroad crossing that they say is blocked by trains. Sometimes for days at a time. Spencer and Shelia Searight live in the Calhoun community of Lowndes County. They say trains continually block the railroad crossing on Bishop Bottom Road. And they want it to stop.
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Man wanted in Lowndes murder investigation arrested

The man wanted for questioning in the in death of Mattaniah Dotson is now in custody. Samuel “Buck” Terrell Williams was taken into custody by the Montgomery police days after the Lowndes County announced they were searching for him. Williams was the last person seen with Dotson. Dotson’s body was...
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Alabama 4-H and Home Depot host gardening contest

The Alabama 4-H foundation recently announced that Home Depot, in partnership with the Alabama 4-H foundation will sponsor a summer gardening project contest for 4-H members in Lowndes County. Gardening kits will be provided by Home Depot and will include three vegetable plants, potting soil, a pair of garden gloves...
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Man sought for questioning in Dotson homicide arrested on unrelated warrants

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man wanted only for questioning in the homicide case of Montgomery resident Mattaniah Dotson has been arrested on unrelated charges. CrimeStoppers said the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was seeking to talk to Samuel Terrell “Buck” Williams, 41, as he is the last known person to have seen Dotson alive before her body was found on May 26.
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Man wanted for questioning in murder investigation

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help in their search for a man wanted for questioning in homicide of Mattaniah Dotson. Dotson’s body was found by a utility worker at the intersection of County Road 26 and County Road 37 behind a transformer on May 26, 2021. Dotson disappeared for one week prior to the discovery.
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Rural Lowndes receives high speed internet grants

With the support of the Lowndes County Economic Development Commission and the Lowndes County Commission, the Hayneville Telephone Company has been awarded 3 ADECA grants and one RUS Reconnect Grant to aid in the construction of a fiber network to hundreds of Lowndes citizens that have been without high speed internet.
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Lowndes Academy graduates get ACA scholarships

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) has awarded 84 scholarships to graduates this year, two of which graduated from Lowndes Academy. Faith Lane and Meadows Rosser of Lowndes county were both awarded scholarships for over $81,000 by the ACF. Lane was awarded the Cecil Lane Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship created in...
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Montgomery Man Wanted for Questioning in Woman’s Homicide

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Samuel Terrell Williams. He is wanted for questioning only in the homicide of Mattaniah Dotson. Williams is described as a 41-year-old man, 6’1″ ft. in height and weighing approximately 230lbs. Investigators request that Williams contact the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office immediately. Williams,...
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Two bodies found in Lowndes in one month

Another dead body was found in Lowndes County last Wednesday, May 26. A utility worker found the body of a 43-year-old woman, Matthaniah Dotson, behind a transformer at the corner of Lowndes County roads 37 and 26. Dotson’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Dotson lived in north Montgomery for the past year, after leaving another part of the city in order to escape violence and crime that was prevalent there. Dotson’s family said they had not heard from her for almost a week, but there was no indication anything was wrong. Due to an ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s department has declined to give further information relating to Dotson.
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Woman’s body found in Lowndes

Another dead body was found in Lowndes County last Wednesday, May 26. A utility worker found the body of a 43-year-old woman, Matthaniah Dotson, behind a transformer at the corner of Lowndes County roads 37 and 26. Dotson’s death is being investigated as a homicide. Dotson lived in north Montgomery for the past year, after leaving another part of the city in order to escape violence and crime that was prevalent there. Dotson’s family said they had not heard from her for almost a week, but there was no indication anything was wrong. Due to an ongoing investigation, the Sheriff’s department has declined to give further information relating to Dotson.