A broken trailer caused logs to spill on Straughn School Road Thursday morning. Traffic was diverted during clean-up, but no one was injured in the ... Read more

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Voter registration deadline is today

Those who plan to vote for the first time in the March 1 presidential primary need to get registered today. Normally,  is the deadline for ... Read more

  1. OMS student’s prank 911 call lands him in handcuffs
  2. OPD nabs 2 in drug deal
  3. Worthless check unit looking for 24

The Latest

Mom testifies about drowsy driving

Mom testifies about drowsy driving

Says she’s hopeful Holley’s bill will finally pass this legislative session Shelia Faulkner is enthusiastic, but she’s also still mourning. Wednesday, Faulkner stood before the ... Read more

Billboards to support search for missing Brewton girl

-From The Brewton Standard A regional effort, including billboards, has been launched to bring home Brewton’s missing 16-year-old Brooke Lee Bridges. Brewton Chief Monte McGougin ... Read more

No local schools considered failing

No local schools are failing in the eyes of the Alabama Department of Education. The state department released its 2016 list of failing schools with ... Read more

SEAGD donates $150K to schools

SEAGD donates $150K to schools

Since 2010, The Southeast Alabama Gas District has given thousands of dollars to local public schools who are also SEAGD customers. Over the next few ... Read more

Warrants lead to more charges for Opp man

A man wanted on a warrant from Opp Municipal Court was captured earlier this week and is also facing two drug charges. Opp Police Chief ... Read more

  1. Crash lands man in jail
  2. WS Neal middle schooler struck by car
  3. $50K+ raised at Cancer Freeze
  4. Chalmers: Stop bullying before school shooting happens here
  5. Amtrak could be coming back
  6. First reported case of Zika found in Alabama
  7. Lottery bill clears first hurdle
  8. 22K+ voters on published list
  9. Local grad rates good
  10. Black light show planned
  11. Brewton teen disappears; dogs assist in search
  12. Program addresses teen violence
  13. GOP plans Florala forum Feb. 23rd
  14. Mobile Vet Center coming to Andalusia next month
  15. Ramer story gets national attention again
  16. Cancer Freeze organizer: Best year ever
  17. Wish-granters wanted
  18. Campaigns spend $109K
  19. Former teacher jailed for sex with student
  20. Mother makes forward step in quest for drowsy driving legislation
  21. Opp men’s ministry serves town
  22. Deadline for ag producers to apply for USDA money is March
  23. Fundraisers set for Findleys
  24. Poultry industry eyes avian flu


Lady Eagles win area crown

Lady Eagles win area crown

The Pleasant Home Lady Eagles built an early lead Thursday night in the Class 1A, Area 2 championship game in Pleasant Home and held on ... Read more

  1. Brantley tops Eagles for area crown
  2. Red Level guided by senior leadership
  3. Eagles roll past scrappy Florala squad


Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with a king cake

We have spent the entire month of January in North Carolina—-not like the Gulf Coast in being tuned to Carnival and Mardi Gras. But I ... Read more

This is the greatest love letter of all time

Years ago, while looking through a collection of old family photos that once belonged to my grandmother, I came across a Whitman’s Sampler candy box ... 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