Colbert County

State nears 500,000 COVID number

Alabama is approaching a half-million mark in COVID-19 cases, according to the latest figures from the Alabama Department of Public Health.The state has had 481,605 cases, including 21,963 in the last two weeks, and 9,244 deaths, according to the department.Locally, Colbert County has had 5,931 cases, including 202 in the last 14 days, and 115…

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Shoals has had more than 14,000 COVID cases

There have been more than 14,000 cases of COVID-19 and 293 deaths in the Shoals, according to the latest figures from the Alabama Department of Health.In Colbert County, there have been 5,894 cases, including 287 in the last two weeks, and 111 deaths.In Lauderdale County, there have been 8,399 cases, including 405 in the last…

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Colbert Health Department out of first-dose vaccines

TUSCUMBIA – Colbert County Health Department first-dose COVID-19 vaccines have been depleted until further notice, according to a social media noticed posted today by the Colbert County Emergency Management AgencyAuthorities do not have a time line on when the county will receive its next shipment of first doses.Second-dose vaccines remain available for everyone who has…

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Colbert, Lauderdale each surpass 100 COVID deaths

Colbert and Lauderdale counties each have surpassed the 100-death mark since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest report from the Alabama Department of Public Health.Broken down by county, Colbert County has had 5,640 cases, including 473 in the last two weeks, and 104 deaths. Lauderdale has had 8,049 cases, including 727…

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Parole denied for Colbert County murderer

Owen Laine Rea MONTGOMERY – A man serving for murder and another for securities and insurance fraud had parole requests denied this week, authorities said.Owen Laine Rea is serving a 25-year sentence for the Colbert County murder of Steven Gooch, authorities said.Ronald Warren Powell is serving a 7-year sentence after pleading guilty of securities and…

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Man convicted in Colbert murder is up for parole

MONTGOMERY — A man serving a 25-year sentence for a Colbert County murder is up for parole this week, authorities said.Owen Laine Rea will have parole considered Tuesday by the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, said Matthew Estes, communications director for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.Rea has served nearly 24 years of…

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Victim of fatal Pickwick Lake boating accident identified

Authorities have identified the man who died in a weekend boating accident on Pickwick Lake.Dennis Glenn, 68, Florence, died when the flatbottom-style boat capsized and tossed him and two others in the water, said Marine Patrol Division Lt. Chad Pate, who is northern district commander.The other two people involved, John Melville, 42, and his 6-year-old…

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Parole board continues hearing for Tuscumbia murderer

MONTGOMERY — A parole hearing was continued Tuesday for a man convicted of murder in a 1998 Tuscumbia shooting, authorities said.The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles will consider parole for Aldrich T. Pruitt, said Matthew Estes, communications director for the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.Court recrods indicate Pruitt received a life sentence in…

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Shoals COVID cases continue to rise

The Shoals has had 11,841 cases of COVID-19 and 128 deaths, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.Colbert County has had 4,911 cases, including 576 in the last two weeks, and 62 deaths.Lauderdale County has had 6,930 cases, including 985 in the last two weeks, and 66 deaths.Nearby, Franklin County has had 3,418 cases,…

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1 gets parole, 2 denied

MONTGOMERY – An inmate serving from a drug and breaking and entering conviction in Colbert County had his parole request approved this week, authorities said.Meanwhile, two other inmates serving on convictions from local crimes had paroles denied.The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles granted parole for Bradley Wayne Ledlow, who has served 1 year, 8…

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