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Deputies investigate homicide after finding man dead at Lee County home

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Carrollton reasserts need to open emergency room

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www.wcbi.com – Grace Brister – 2024-07-18 18:58:13

SUMMARY: In Carrollton, Alabama, two people have died outside Hall in the past 13 months due to a lack of nearby medical treatment. Mickey Walker is advocating for reopening the local emergency room at Pickens County Medical Center, which remains closed. While Carrollton is 37 miles from one hospital, it's only 32 miles from another, disqualifying it from specific Medicare/ . Walker argues that a waiver to overlook the 3-mile disparity could save lives and is urging federal action. Efforts are ongoing with lawmakers to secure the necessary to reopen the E.R. quickly.

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Vardaman community pitches in after large fire hits downtown

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www.wcbi.com – Anthony Jenkins – 2024-07-18 18:55:18

SUMMARY: A significant fire in Vardaman, Mississippi, devastated three buildings. The fire, which started early in the morning, required the combined effort of 11 departments to contain. Without the aid of a ladder truck, more buildings could have been lost. The fire caused a notable gap in the downtown landscape and impacted a significant portion of the town's businesses. Vardaman's community rallied by providing food and to the firefighters. The town now shifts its focus to helping affected businesses recover, a GoFundMe initiative for one of the destroyed grocery stores.

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Alabama Tax-Free Weekend: July 19-July21

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www.wcbi.com – Marcus Hunter – 2024-07-18 18:51:25

SUMMARY: Alabama's back-to-school sales tax is from July 19 to July 21, offering savings on clothing, school supplies, and electronics. can purchase items like tablets, laptops, computers, and printers priced at $750 or less without paying the 4% sales tax. This is ideal for those who missed Mississippi's sales tax holiday. For more details and a full list of eligible items, visit the Alabama Department of Revenue's website. Stay updated with 24/7 by WCBI on Facebook and Twitter.

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