Update: Deputy killed in morning crash

Update: Deputy killed in morning crash

A pair of car accidents Friday morning ended in the death of a Covington County sheriff’s deputy attempting to respond to reports of an overturned ... Read more

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County awards $943K jail bid

The Covington County Commission on Friday awarded the bid for a jail addition to Bay South Ltd., Inc. of Saraland. For months, commissioners have been ... Read more

  1. Free AES summer program offers opportunities for acceleration
  2. Kelley remembered for being a big-hearted person, family man

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Forestry program staying  at LBWCC

Forestry program staying at LBWCC

After more than a month of uncertainty, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College will not discontinue its two-year forest technology program, officials announced Thursday. In March, ... Read more

OFD: 3 fires result in 3 total losses

OFD: 3 fires result in 3 total losses

Opp Fire Chief Cory Spurlin is encouraging residents to reevaluate their fire-safety plans after three house fires resulted in total losses this week. According to ... Read more

Locals encouraged to change passwords

Locals are being warned this week to change their passwords in light of what is being deemed one of the Internet’s biggest security threats. Heartbleed, ... Read more

PHS among nation’s best

Pleasant Home School is among the nation’s best schools. It was recently announced that the school has earned a bronze medal in the U.S. News ... Read more

Weed took big risks, had fun

Former chairman died Wednesday Johnny Mac Weed, the former County Commission Chairman who was known for both his political successes and his love of fun, ... Read more

  1. New program helps students explore career paths
  2. Earth Day: Reuseable vs. plastic bags
  3. Law enforcement search for missing driver
  4. OCS faces $245K shortfall
  5. Opp’s Barney is retiring from biz
  6. AAC travel meeting set for tomorrow
  7. Roby: New post good for district
  8. Grand jury indicts man on theft charges
  9. Rattlers draw 8,500 to Opp
  10. Rabid cat found in county; residents reminded to vaccinate cats, dogs, ferrets
  11. Florala jail project halted, for now
  12. Dozier contracts with county for police service
  13. Local twins play in ‘Walking Dead’
  14. Women’s Expo styled for girls’ day out
  15. Florala Clinic re-opening Monday
  16. Rattlesnake Rodeo kicks off today
  17. Driver: I just ran off the road
  18. Pair arrested for 2 meth labs
  19. Dance, drum classes set for park
  20. DOT: Keep signs off rights-of-way
  21. Still no decision on old jail
  22. Commission tables ‘Rails to Trails’
  23. Pilots: Come have lunch with us


Former Miss Alabama speaks to OHS students

Opp High School students learned a valuable lesson on Wednesday – it’s not the size of the town someone comes from; it’s the drive and ... Read more

  1. New pressbox in works at Florala High School
  2. Experience matters on court
  3. Kinsaul, Williamson named All-Stars


Former Miss Alabama speaks to OHS students

Opp High School students learned a valuable lesson on Wednesday – it’s not the size of the town someone comes from; it’s the drive and ... Read more

Jazzing up the eggs in time for Easter

I would like to be in New Orleans doing a great New Orleans brunch for Easter but because of other commitments I will not be ... Read more  | 1 comment

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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

Haunted by a WWII vet named Johnny

I have a small confession to make. Those of you, even family, who know me as best as anyone can, know that my claim to ... Read more


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