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Conecuh County Newswire

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  1. Chain store credited with saving town of McKenzieRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    McKenzie mayor Lester Odom predicted his town would fold in five years due to a lack of any meaningful tax base, but now McKenzie's future is suddenly looking brighter. The Dollar General Store is providing an extra $3,500 a month in sales tax revenues, a huge number for the town of just 600 that straddles the Butler and Conecuh county lines.

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  2. Section of I-65 in south Alabama closed due to tractor-trailer crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Alabama Live

    An early Tuesday morning tractor-trailer crash and fire has closed Interstate 65 at the 93 mile marker in Conecuh County, according to Alabama state troopers. The 2:30 a.m. crash and fire caused significant damage to the bridge over Murder Creek causing the roadway to be closed until further notice.

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  3. Near record number of tornadoes in February in AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2016 | Alabama Live

    ... on Feb. 15. There were tornadoes confirmed in Russell County, Lee County, Pike County, Covington County, Conecuh County, Montgomery County and Escambia County. The two strongest tornadoes that day were EF-2s - one in Escambia County and another in ...

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  4. Young Farmers Focus on the Future at Annual ConferenceRead the original story

    Feb 27, 2016 | Neighbors

    ... calories the world needed. Nobody knows the future, but trust your instinct, follow it, and get good advice." Conecuh County farmers Cameron and Christin Smith said they were excited to attend their first Young Farmers Conference. "We have such a ...

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  5. Indictment handed down in case of Alabama teacher accused of sex tourismRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | Alabama Live

    A newly unveiled 11-count grand jury indictment clarifies the case against a Conecuh County teacher charged with sex tourism and the use and production of child pornography. Clarence Evers Jr was arrested Feb. 11 at Hillcrest High School in Evergreen, where he taught information technology classes.

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  6. Alabama man indicted on child pornography and sex tourism chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... of the Southern District of Alabama. Clarence Edward Evers Jr., aka Bud, a technology teacher employed by the Conecuh County, Alabama, Board of Education, was arrested on Feb. 11, 2016, and was charged today with five counts of travel with intent to ...

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  7. 4 tornadoes confirmed following Monday storms across ALRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | WTVM

    ... were also measured as the tornado moved about 300 yards beyond Flowers Rd. and destroyed an outbuilding. The Conecuh County tornado was the strongest of the four confirmed twisters at an EF-3. It had winds that reached a speed of at least 152 mph ...

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  8. 2 Florida residents killed in Conecuh County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2016 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Patricia Ann Bankus, 55 and Gerald Kent Bankus, 73, of Niceville, FL, were killed when the 2014 Mercedes they were traveling in collided with a 2011 Chevy Silverado. The crash happened at 10:15 p.m. on Alabama 55 near the 47 mile marker, three miles south of McKenzie.

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  9. Storm rips through Johnsonville; 'You could hear it, like everything cracking'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2016 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... get in the bathroom...we got in the bathroom and sure you could hear it, like everything just cracking." The Conecuh County EMA director, Johnny Brock, says looking at the damage, it could have been a lot worse, but thanks to their recent change to ...

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  10. Officials assessing storm damage in south AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | WTVM

    ... that phone call ahead of time, which allowed them an opportunity to leave their homes and seek shelter," said Conecuh County EMA Director Johnny Brock. Two volunteer fire departments nearby will help cover the Johnsonville area while the chief ...

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  11. Weather service assessing storm damage in south AlabamaRead the original story

    Feb 16, 2016 | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Department was heavily damaged in Conecuh County near Castleberry on Monday. The National Weather Service will determine whether that storm was part of a system that hit Century, Florida, with an apparent tornado.

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  12. Winter storm hits US East Coast, tornadoes tear into SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... A high school was damaged in Wesson, Mississippi, and a fire department headquarters was destroyed in Conecuh County, Alabama, the National Weather Service said. In Escambia County, Florida, about 30 homes were damaged and that number could increase ...

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  13. Winter Storm Hits East Coast, Tornadoes Lash SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2016 | News Max

    ... A high school was damaged in Wesson, Mississippi, and a fire department headquarters was destroyed in Conecuh County, Alabama, the National Weather Service said. In Escambia County, Florida, several homes were damaged or destroyed and rescue teams ...

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  14. Judge takes case of Alabama teacher accused of sex tourism in Thailand under sumbissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Alabama Live

    Attorney Dennis Knizley speaks to media after preliminary court hearing for the sex tourism charges against his client, Clarence Evers. It's now up to a federal judge to determine if the Conecuh County computer teacher who was charged with having sex with boys in Thailand could be put on house arrest.

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  15. Judge finds sufficient cause for Conecuh County child porn case to move forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 | WALA

    ... of Alabama announced Thursday that Evers had been arrested on multiple child pornography charges. The Conecuh County school employee worked in the Information Technology department and was arrested on charges of production of child porn, ...

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  16. Teacher traveled to Thailand for sex tourism, feds sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | Alabama Live

    A Conecuh County computer teacher bragged in emails for more than a decade about traveling to Thailand to have sex with boys, according to a federal criminal complaint. "I plan to go back this summer to my residence place, where I am assured many friends, past and present await," Clarence Edward Evers Jr. wrote in March, the complaint states.

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  17. Conecuh County school employee arrested on child porn chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Alabama announced Clarence Edwards Evers, Jr. was arrested on multiple child pornography charges Thursday afternoon. The Conecuh County school employee worked in the IT department and was arrested Thursday on charges of production of child porn, transportation of child porn, receipt of child porn, accessing with intent to view child porn, and foreign travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

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  18. John Clayton Owens, Jr., is accused of the murder of a 91-year-old neighbor.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... Interstate 85 Sunday morning between Chantilly Parkway and Wares Ferry Road. The small town of Castleberry in Conecuh County was busy over the weekend, netting five arrests on various drug charges, confirms Police Chief Tracy Hawsey. The small town ...

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  19. 5 arrested on various drug charges in Castleberry over weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2016 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The small town of Castleberry in Conecuh County was busy over the weekend, netting five arrests on various drug charges, confirms Police Chief Tracy Hawsey. The chief said hundreds of pills and numerous handguns and rifles were also recovered.

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  20. Pompano Beach man dies in car accident in Conecuh CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    A single-vehicle crash at 6:35 p.m. on Jan. 11, claimed the life of a Pompano Beach Fla. man. Docteur Phignole Jean Baptiste, 39, was killed when the 2014 Freightliner, in which he was a passenger, left the roadway and caught fire.

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