Local camp sees big numbers this summer With the summer already halfway over, Blue Lake Methodist Camp has already seen between 600-700 kids, and those ... Read more

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Mental health head takes office

On Tuesday, Jim Perdue closed out more than 13 years of work as probate judge of Crenshaw County. Read more

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  3. Gantt resident’s century cactus blooms

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Lee tapped for county’s board of registrars

Lee tapped for county’s board of registrars

Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler appointed Andalusia native Sabrina Lee to the Covington County Board of Registrars recently. Read more

Executions could begin again

Supreme court upholds lethal injection drug usage The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of midazolam in executions, a ruling that could restart ... Read more

County has sent 3 to death row

County has sent 3 to death row

Covington County has two men on Death Row in Holman, both found guilty of capital murder in the 2002 death of Gantt resident Paul LeMaster. ... Read more



Stacked high inside local fireworks stands are a plethora of colorful, gun powder-filled novelties residents use to celebrate the Fourth of July, which is Saturday. Read more

Jones tapped for justice reform

Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, was one of eight people Gov. Robert Bentley yesterday charged with the implementation of criminal justice reform approved by the legislature ... Read more

  1. 3 wanted for failure to pay restitution
  2. 2 indicted for theft charges
  3. New NAACP board has full agenda ahead
  4. From our files: Last execution of county man was 1952
  5. Experts encourage snake safety
  7. SESSIONS: Marriage is a state issue
  8. Local girl has found love for snakes
  9. First Baptist recognizes first responders [with gallery]
  10. NASA C-130 lands, maintenance set [updated with gallery]
  11. Gay rights supporters petition Bowden to sell licenses
  12. COLLINS: It’s important that everyone be happy
  13. Florala kids raise money for carnival adventure
  14. Probate judge urges patience in marriage license question [updated]
  15. Breaking: In light of SCOTUS ruling, no marriage licenses in Covington County
  16. Coroner confirms cause of death
  17. Victoryland can reopen
  18. Be aware during lightning
  20. Concert schedule finalized
  21. There’s still time to get Alabama Star ID
  22. Coroner: Opp residents found dead were struck by lightning
  23. 2 found dead in Opp identified
  24. Crowd gathers to remember shooting victims [with gallery]


Covington County 10U softball begin state tournament tonight

  Covington County’s 10U All-Star softball team earned a spot in the 2015 state tournament in Brewton after finishing runner-up in the sub-state tournament.   ... Read more

  1. Andy Dixie Pre-Majors rally in wild game (THROWBACK THURSDAY)
  2. AHS will hold Hall of Fame banquet in August
  3. Covington County 12U softball punches ticket to state




Kids were reeling in fish at McArthur Pond on the campus of LBWCC in Opp Thursday morning as a part of the Shine Program. Read more

Put some Houston flare in your dinner menu

Our daughter is moving to Houston for two years so I have a new city to visit and some new foods and restaurants to explore. ... Read more

Special Sections


Straughn gets $600K grant

A three-year, $600,000 grant means that Straughn schools will soon be able to expand its after-school program. County Schools Federal Programs Coordinator Donny Powell confirmed ... Read more


Waiting game? There’s an app for that

Today, we play the waiting game. We wait for our name to be called by the ... Read more

Letter to the Editor

Please, don’t abuse gators

I found your front page photo regarding “Gigantic Gators” to be not amusing, but a disturbing comment on our society. Hunting is one thing, quite ... Read more | 1 comment