Lawrence County Newswire

Lawrence County Newswire

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  1. Hartselle woman's bail reduced in murder-for-hire schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Decatur Daily

    ... to visit at their house. Campbell said bail was set at $30,000 for the defendant in a similar case in Lawrence County. Morgan County Assistant District Attorney Paul Matthews told Thompson that prosecutors considered Shepard a danger to the ...

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  2. Editorial: Hits & missesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Decatur Daily

    ... college degrees. Kudos to the Decatur/Morgan County Minority Development Association and former students of Lawrence County educator Calvin Thompson who presented scholarships to local high school students. More than four dozen students shared in ...

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  3. Changes to Alabama 20 lanes in Lawrence expected TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Decatur Daily

    The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that westbound Alabama 20 traffic will be switched Tuesday to the outside lane of the new westbound bridge over Mallard Creek just west of Hillsboro in Lawrence County. Only the outer lane of each roadway will be open to traffic while the contractor works within the inner lanes as weather permits to remove concrete barriers, perform median grading and remove temporary transitions.

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  4. Municipal leaders mixed on county asking for temporary sales taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Decatur Daily

    The Lawrence County Commission's resolution asking for a 1 percent sales tax increase for 18 months is receiving mixed reviews from municipal leaders. The resolution, which was approved unanimously by commissioners, includes sales taxes collected in the municipalities.

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  5. Chatterbox: Hartselle High sorority celebrates 50 years with winter formalRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Decatur Daily

    Justyn Willingham, left, and Akila Orr received scholarship money in memory of Calvin Thompson, a longtime educator in Lawrence County, during the NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Lawrence County on Jan. 14. COURTESY PHOTO The Les Amies Winter Formal was held earlier this month with pomp and circumstance. Celebrating 50 years, Les Amies Sorority at Hartselle High was founded in the fall of 1966 by two key members, Kay Kimbrough Martin and Sissy Doss Sparkman .

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  6. Prep roundup: Lawrence County upsets R.A. HubbardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 20 | The Decatur Daily

    Austin Brewer tossed in eight points as Lawrence County upset R.A. Hubbard 48-45 Friday night in the boys semifinals of the Lawrence County basketball tournament at East Lawrence High. Marquese Taylore finished with seven points for Lawrence County, while Greyson Long, Sabatian Terry and K'Lebb Taylor each added six points.

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  7. Thompson selected Lawrence citizen of yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 20 | The Decatur Daily

    "We have our problems just like every county," said Thompson, of Moulton. "But Lawrence County has great citizens, great civic leaders, great elected officials.

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  8. Wanted sex offender, child porn suspect caught in DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 19 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... in August 2015 of third-degree rape of someone less than 17 years old. He is currently registered to live in Lawrence County, Alabama. He has family and friends in Alabama and New York state, according to police. If anyone has information about ...

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  9. County tournament roundup: East Lawrence a first-time hostRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 19 | The Decatur Daily

    The Lawrence County girls team, shown during its game against Colbert County in the Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic Classic in December, plays in the county tournament today. JOHN GODBEY/DECATUR DAILY The Lawrence County girls team, shown during its game against Colbert County in the Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic Classic in December, plays in the county tournament today.

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  10. After Bentley veto last year, driver's license office bill backRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | The Decatur Daily

    Driver's license offices in Franklin, Lawrence and nearly 30 other counties would have to open one day a week under proposed legislation. Last year, lawmakers approved Sen. Hank Sanders' bill to open the offices two days a week, but Gov. Robert Bentley vetoed it, citing a personnel shortage within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

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  11. Decatur police seek man for production of child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | The Decatur Daily

    Decatur police are searching for a convicted sex offender they said is now wanted for the production of child pornography. Police are seeking the public's help in locating Tyshawn Davis, 36, who is originally from New York State but currently is registered to live in Lawrence County, police said.

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  12. Drag racing fundraiser not approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | The Decatur Daily

    Markess Gholston was eager to turn his passion for racing into revenue for the cash-strapped cities of Courtland and North Courtland. Gholston got approval from the Lawrence County Commission last week to stage a drag racing event at the Courtland Air Base.

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  13. Sex offender wanted on child porn charge in DecaturRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... in August 2015 of third-degree rape of someone less than 17 years old. He is currently registered to live in Lawrence County, Alabama. He has family and friends in Alabama and New York state, according to police. If anyone has information about ...

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  14. Decatur PD searching for registered sex offender wanted for child porn chargesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 18 | WAAY

    ... is a registered sex offender who is originally from New York state, but is currently registered to live in Lawrence County, Alabama. He has friends and family in both New York and Alabama. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call ...

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  15. Lawrence citizen of year to be honored ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | The Decatur Daily

    The chamber accepted nominations from the public for the past two months. The award will be presented to a Lawrence County resident who has demonstrated excellence in professional and community leadership, has made significant contributions to the welfare of the community and has given freely of time and energy to improve the community.

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  16. Lawrence looking to cut $706,000 to surviveRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 14 | The Decatur Daily

    Lawrence County leaders thought they had finances under control when they made more than $1 million in cuts to personnel and services in fiscal 2016. Less than four months into a new fiscal year, however, the county's financial situation is as dire as ever.

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  17. Distinguished Young Women: Meet seniors representing 3 countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 14 | The Decatur Daily

    Ashlyn Wheat, Distinguished Young Woman of Morgan County; Sullivan Johnston, Distinguished Young Woman of Limestone County; and Jessica Graham, Distinguished Young Woman of Lawrence County. CRYSTAL VANDER WEIT/DECATUR DAILY Ashlyn Wheat, Distinguished Young Woman of Morgan County; Sullivan Johnston, Distinguished Young Woman of Limestone County; and Jessica Graham, Distinguished Young Woman of Lawrence County.

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  18. Youth league coach, 2 others facing drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | The Decatur Daily

    A Mount Hope youth league basketball coach was one of three men charged with using drugs on school property earlier this week, authorities said. Lawrence County Drug Force agents arrested Robert Anthony Porter and Joseph Lee Woodhull, both of Mount Hope, and James Allen Sutton, of Russellville, after the agents saw the men consuming drugs at Mount Hope School on Tuesday night, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell.

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  19. Lawrence asks for sales tax increase, hires engineer for $160K per yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | The Decatur Daily

    ... benefits," District 5 Commissioner Joey Hargrove said before introducing the motion. It passed unanimously. Lawrence County lost more than $508,000 in Tennessee Valley Authority in-lieu-of-tax payments this year with about $240,000 directly ...

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  20. Parents, youth league react to coach's arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Parents and grandparents of children in youth basketball league said Friday they are angry and disappointed that a man they trusted was caught allegedly smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol moments before a game in Lawrence County. Investigators say Lawrence County Drug Task Force agents witnessed Robert Porter, James Allen Sutton, and Joseph Lee Woodull smoking marijuana and drinking vodka in the parking lot outside of the gym at Mount Hope School Thursday.

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