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Lawrence County Engineer Winston Sitton announced at the Friday, Jan. 13 commission meeting that road equipment purchases are underway. The equipment was approved for purchase at the Friday, Dec. 9 commission meeting.

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On Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 17, a threatening message was discovered in a Lawrence County High School restroom. The details of the message are unconfirmed, but county officials and a LCHS student said it warned of a shooting at the school Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 1:25 p.m.

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Water Department Superintendent Jay Johnson intends to save Moulton money by converting a city-owned truck into the department’s daily dump truck.

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Youth Leadership Lawrence participated in the Chamber of Commerce’s Banking and Retail Day on Thursday, Jan. 19. The event was sponsored by CB&S Bank, who provided food and organized speakers for the group. 

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Oak Grove Methodist Church will host a cornhole tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28. The Trinity church is coordinating with First Priority to raise money for the Jakob Delaney family. Practice and registration is Saturday morning from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Registration is $30 per team. The tourname…

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On days when the sun hides somewhere in the dismal clouds and the chill of winter seems to seap into our bones, when warm sweaters are comforting, good books are intriguing, and long conversations with old friends are welcomed,  and are most often held in front of a cozy fireplace, with the …

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Moulton Mayor Roger Weatherwax spoke to the Lawrence County Rotary Club January 19. Weatherwax discussed the issues surrounding the wastewater site, the new building developments, and storm cleanup.

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Audrey B. Marshall of Danville has been named to the President's List at Jacksonville State University for their outstanding academic performance over the Fall 2022 semester. To be named to the President's List, students must earn a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester while completing at least …

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On Thursday, Jan. 18, the Lawrence County VICE/Narcotics Unit arrested two male individuals for possession of controlled substances. The VICE agents were aided by the criminal investigations and patrol divisions. 

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A strong EF-1 tornado ripped through Lawrence County on Thursday, Jan. 12 morning around 8:09 a.m. The twister caused extreme damage along its bouncing path through the county and beyond. According to the Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency, the tornado produced 104 mph winds. It tra…

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A crowd of 250 people joined the Lawrence County NAACP as they hosted their 10th annual MLK Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 14. It was the chapter’s first MLK Breakfast since 2019. The event was at Wheeler Chapel Church in Courtland.  

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After a years-long slog of campaigning, Callie Waldrep is officially the Presiding Court Judge of the 36th Circuit. Before a courtroom filled with supporters, Waldrep was sworn into her first term as the presiding/circuit judge shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. She was sworn in by …

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On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Moulton Police Department received report of someone passed out in a vehicle at the Moulton Walmart. 

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​American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Alabama Girls State provides an outstanding, unique, and coveted educational opportunity to the young women of our state that instills the basic ideals and principles of American government.

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More than 1300 students have been named to the Dean's List for their outstanding academic performance at Jacksonville State University in Fall 2022, including:

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For the third year, the Moulton Lions Club and the Hartselle Chapter of the Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) ministry have partnered to provide an opportunity for people to come together to build wooden bunk beds for families in need. The event will start at 8:00 a.m.

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A Moulton man was arrested after possessing marijuana and methamphetamine on a resident’s property. The arrest occurred on Saturday, Jan. 7. 

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Wild Alabama started off the new year with numerous events throughout the month of January. For anyone who wants to volunteer or participate in a hike, there remains a few opportunities to get involved.

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On Saturday, December 10th, approximately one hundred former Courtland Hawks and guests gathered at the Coffey Center in Trinity, Alabama.                  They came to usher in the 2022 Christmas season with a nostalgic afternoon of food, fun, fellowship and renewing of old friendships and …

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The Lawrence County Extension Office’s 4-H Team is signing up youth between 9 and 18 with an interest in raising 3-day old chicks to egg layers in 20 plus weeks. The first 15 youth who sign up and pay the $50 registration fee will have an opportunity to develop poultry management skills such…

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On Tuesday afternoon, a threatening message was discovered in a Lawrence County High School restroom. The details of the message are unconfirmed, but an LCHS student said it warned of a shooting at the school Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 1:25 p.m.

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Violent thunderstorms and heavy winds ripped through Lawrence County Thursday morning around 8:11 a.m. The storms caused wind damage across the county and beyond. The Emergency Management Agency is working with weather services to discern if a tornado touched down. 

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Last month, a special Lawrence County resident celebrated a milestone in perseverance. On December 16, World War II veteran and Hillsboro resident Stephen Jones turned 99 years old.

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Durmon McDaniel, 63, died in a house fire that occurred late Friday night, Jan. 6, at 709 Petty St. in Moulton. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Chief Craig Knight announced the Moulton Police Department hired two new officers to the force during Monday night’s city council meeting.

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Harlan (Pete) Rutherford, a former Lawrence County sheriff, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 9, at his home in Landersville. Rutherford died of natural causes; he was 90 years old. 

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Often, even in a smaller community, one can know about a name without knowing about the person. For example, many know the name George Strait. But they may not know that George Strait once had a job designing cattle pens. 

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The Speake Volunteer Fire Department will hold a stew sale Saturday, Jan. 14, at Wiggins Grocery. Wiggins is located at the corner of AL Highway 157 and Highway 36. The stew will be ready for pick up at 7:00 a.m.

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The Rotary Club kicked off the new year by welcoming speaker Lockheed Martin’s Lindsay Gosnell. Gosnell is the Alabama Site Lead for Lockheed’s AMTAP program.

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Local activist Calvin Lee called for a greater emphasis on diversity during the Monday, Jan. 9 board of education meeting. Lee questioned whether it was mandatory for the school system to publish part time job openings prior to making a hire.

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These humorous tales of some of Moulton’s most beloved doctors gives a look into the personalities of the men who took such good care of us when we were sick, some of them even making house calls via horse and buggy. I hope you enjoy these stories; some are funnier the more you hear them. 

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The Lawrence County NAACP will host their 10th annual MLK Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 14. It will be the chapter’s first MLK Breakfast since 2019. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Wheeler Chapel Church in Courtland. The general public is invited to attend. Single tickets are $30.00. Group ti…

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Mardi Gras returns to Lawrence County and Byler Road this year on Friday, Feb. 17. After the success of last year’s parade, organizers Marvin and Elayne Jackson are excited to see what next month’s event brings.

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Precision Agriculture Team is offering two free workshops to master pre-planting, in-season, and harvest site-specific management in which precision agriculture technologies are used. 

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Jayne Luetzow, Regional Extension Agent, Home Grounds will be teaching a once-a-month virtual plant identification class starting in January. The first class will be January 23, 2023, from 2-4 p.m., and the topic will be basics in plant identification. 

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Jayne Luetzow, Regional Extension Agent, Home Grounds will be teaching a once-a-month virtual plant identification class starting in January. The first class will be January 23, 2023, from 2-4 p.m., and the topic will be basics in plant identification. 

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Durmon McDaniel, 63, died in a house fire that occurred late Friday night, Jan. 6, at 709 Petty St. in Moulton. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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New facilities at Lawrence County, East Lawrence, and Hatton High Schools will soon level up the county’s athletic programs. Construction on the three similar facilities is complete, but interior refinements and changes remain before education officials sign off on the buildings. They will h…

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At 2:01 p.m. on Christmas Day, maintenance supervisor Heather Johnson arrived at Jesse Owens Memorial Park. Though it was Christmas, the weekend freeze required Johnson to make sure the museum’s water lines hadn’t frozen.