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Operation Round Up awards grants to local organizations

GREENVILLE, ALABAMA – Pioneer Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation has awarded grants to the Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center, Greenville Police Department and Central Volunteer Fire Department. The Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center (BCCAC) is a non-profit organization that has provided services to Butler, Crenshaw...
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Items stolen during Jonathan Daniels Pilgrimage

A day centered around rememberance and prayer ended with a dark stain on the days events. As people from Lowndes County and surrounding areas joined together to remember Jonathan Daniels, Episcopal seminarian who was murdered in Hayneville in 1965 while working for civil rights. Twelve kneeling cushions with the Deciples...
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Former Lowndes County deputy sheriff sentenced to 5 years in Autauga shooting

PRATTVILLE — A former Lowndes County sheriff's deputy, charged with attempted murder in an October shooting in Autauga County, has been sentenced to five years in prison. Michael Lewis, 21, of Deatsville, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Bill Lewis, no relation, after Lewis agreed to a plea deal on lessor charges. Lewis had been with the sheriff's office about three weeks, but he had not been through the police academy at the time of the shooting. ...
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Coker woman killed in Lowndes County wreck Thursday

A two-vehicle crash in Lowndes County killed a woman from Coker and injured another man from Northport. The wreck happened on Alabama Highway 21 near the 102-mile marker, about 20 miles south of Hayneville in Lowndes County. Mikayla L. Ramsey, 23, was fatally injured when the sedan she was driving...
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County Water Authority holds customer appreciation day

Lowndes County Water Authority hosted their inaugural customer appreciation day with food and fun on Saturday, not only in appreciation for their customers, but also as a way to express their pledge to serve the people in Lowndes County. The event was sponsored by Tristatz LLC, a community and economic...
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Woman killed in wreck with tractor-trailer in Lowndes County

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama state troopers say a two-vehicle crash in Lowndes County left a Coker woman dead Thursday morning. Troopers say a 2018 Nissan Sentra struck a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer on Alabama 21 near the 102 mile marker, approximately 20 miles south of Hayneville. It happened at approximately 10:20 a.m.
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Players, sponsors made The Playbook 2022 cover shoot a success

The time of year is upon us where we begin to compile information and take photos for the upcoming edition of The Playbook 2022, our annual football preview magazine featuring 12 high schools in Butler, Crenshaw, and Lowndes counties. Saturday morning, players representing Greenville High, Georgiana High, McKenzie High, Fort...
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J.J. Watt Foundation outfits Tigers

The Calhoun Tigers recently received new uniforms courtesy of the Justin J. Watt Foundation. The foundation, created by current Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt, is a nonprofit organization that helps insufficiently-funded schools provide athletic programs for students. Athletic Director and Coach Nicholas Rankins has used his past history working...
LOWNDES COUNTY, AL
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Woman killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Lowndes County Thursday

MONTGOMERY POST – A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, has claimed the life of a Coker woman. Mikayla L. Ramsey, 23, was fatally injured when the 2018 Nissan Sentra she was driving struck a 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by John C. Hill, 33, of Millbrook.
LOWNDES COUNTY, AL
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Student achievement, safety top priority for Lowndes Co. Schools

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Students and staff at Lowndes County Public Schools started the new school year Monday, August 8 eager to achieve new goals. “Number one is that children are reading on grade level course we want all children to be proficient in reading and math,” Superintendent Jason Burroughs said.
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Advocate speaks on federal initiative aimed at failing water systems

Lowndes County in Alabama’s Black Belt last week served as the launching ground for a new federal initiative from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture directed at communities nationwide with inadequate or failing wastewater and sewage systems. A delegation of federal officials, including U.S. Agriculture...
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Terri Sewell joins White House leaders to announce rural wastewater infrastructure initiative

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell welcomed U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan, and White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu to Lowndes County, Alabama, to announce a new wastewater infrastructure initiative under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Sewell hosted a roundtable at the White...
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EPA, USDA, San Carlos Tribe partnering on wastewater initiative

SAN FRANCISCO – Yesterday, at an event in Lowndes County, Alabama, where a significant number of residents lack access to wastewater infrastructure, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Closing America’s Wastewater Access Gap Community Initiative. The new initiative will be piloted in partnership with the San Carlos Apache Tribe and ten additional communities across the country where residents lack basic wastewater management that is essential to protecting their health and the environment. EPA, USDA, the states of Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, and West Virginia, and Tribes will jointly leverage technical assistance resources to help historically underserved communities identify and pursue federal funding opportunities – including from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – to address their wastewater needs and eliminate harmful exposure to backyard sewage.
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2023 DYW named for Lowndes County

Formally the Junior Miss, Distinguished Young Women (DYW) held their annual pageant/competition on July 23, 2022 at the historic Ritz Theater located in downtown Greenville. Harley Hooper, daughter of John and Michelle Hooper, beat out her competition and was awarded the DYW 2023 distinction. She also received $2,400 towards her future education expenses.
LOWNDES COUNTY, AL

‘The president directed us to fix this’: White House pledges to solve Alabama’s Black Belt sewage woes

Charile Mae Holcomb is sick and tired of seeing sewage in her backyard. And in her living room. Holcombe said she’s had sewage problems at her Lowndes County home for more than 30 years. Her small brick home is just across the street from a waste lagoon that overflows during heavy rains, and she’s had to replace her flooring numerous times when sewage backed up out of her pipes from her malfunctioning septic tank.
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Lowndes County Water Authority to hold Customer Appreciation Day

The Lowndes County Water Authority will host a Customer Appreciation Day on Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. “Our community, like many others, has been heavily impacted by this COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to take some time out and show our customers how much we appreciate them” said Water Authority Chairperson Orbuty Ozier. “There will be food and fun for all ages so be sure to bring the kids with you.”
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