Hundreds of parents and children flocked to the Kiwanis Community Center last night to pick-up gifts donated from individuals, civic organizations and businesses throughout the ... Read more

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Jo’s Community Dinners to feed hungry on Christmas

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, in cooperation with other churches, supporters and volunteers, will again provide a free meal to anyone who needs it or is ... Read more

  1. Gas prices inching toward $2
  2. Christmas in Candyland continues
  3. Dogs help blind owners stay safe, guide

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Banks to observe holiday hours

Two local banks will close their doors for more than three days to observe the Christmas holiday. CCB Community Bank and Southern Independent Bank will ... Read more

Records: Opp forks out most for head coach

Earlier this week, a group of concerned parents addressed the Covington County Board of Education, arguing that the board’s salary supplements for coaches were not ... Read more

Christmas in Candyland continues

The Christmas in Candyland event will continue this weekend, beginning tonight at 5. Snow will fall at 6 p.m. The will also be an acoustic ... Read more

Live Nativity starts tonight at Westview

Live Nativity starts tonight at Westview

Opp’s Westview Baptist Church has long been known for the live nativity it produces at Christmas. Last year, the church took the event to a ... Read more

Community Christmas is tonight

Community Christmas starts tonight at 6:30, at the Kiwanis Community Center. Those who still wish to give donations may do so. Tax-deductible contributions can also ... Read more

  1. Drunk woman bites cop
  2. Less days to pay property taxes
  4. 20+ phones donated for soldiers
  5. Need winter assistance? OCAP taking apps soon
  6. Local physical therapist working with children
  7. Andy hires Taylor
  8. Parents: More pay for county coaches
  9. Friends organize card drives for Megan, Bailey
  10. Beloved ENT loses battle with lung disease
  11. Candlelight service addresses ‘other’ holiday emotions
  12. Study: Less meth manufacturing
  13. This dog helps, without special training
  14. Kiwanis honors Nichols as COY
  15. Wreck claims Dozier man, 81
  16. School boards set special meetings
  17. ARH offers insurance marketplace tips
  18. Florala food drive donors get pizza coupons
  19. Infant swim, survival lessons set
  20. 170+ kids request help from JR’s
  21. New $25K greenhouse coming to Straughn
  23. APPLE parents must make contact
  24. Sheriff’s office using cameras


Andalusia falls late to Elba

Andalusia falls late to Elba

The Andalusia Bulldogs couldn’t hold off the Elba Tigers late comeback, and fell 49-47 to the Tigers in the second round of the Andalusia Invitational ... Read more

  1. Young Tigers no match for veteran Bulldogs
  2. Bobcats’ late rally falls short
  3. Andalusia rolls past Red Level


Try this oyster appetizer

It is crunch time again and I have to begin the planning of Christmas dinner. I am doing a prime rib roast with Yorkshire pudding ... Read more

Acree descendants remained in county and migrated to Texas

In last week’s column, the Acree family of Covington County was reviewed through several generations. Today’s writing will continue with an additional two generations to ... 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