County: No lawyer for same-sex issue

County: No lawyer for same-sex issue

The Covington County Commission took no action Tuesday on a request from Probate Judge Ben Bowden to hire an attorney to represent him in the ... Read more

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Can county use state funds for airport bond?

Covington County Commissioners Tuesday authorized county attorney Stacy Brooks to seek the attorney general’s opinion on the use of proceeds from the Alabama Trust Fund ... Read more

  1. Bishop: Andy Cable working on Internet issues
  2. Company with local ties in top 20 for help wanted ads
  3. LBW increases summer courses

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Wanted women arrested for bad checks

Deedra Clark and Lynda Dozier have been arrested for writing bad checks. Read more

County jobless rate higher than state’s

Covington County’s jobless rate remains higher than the state’s rate, but is significantly lower than the same perior last year. Read more


Recent rains are good for local cattle farms, local agriculture officials said Monday. Read more

Free beach wedding offered

The Walton Area Chamber Wedding and Event Council is partnering with VIP Destin Magazine for their first Wedding Destination Give-Away Contest. Members of the Council ... Read more

  1. Credit card skimmers found again at beach
  2. Fires destroys home, building
  3. AES 3rd graders give top spring break destinations
  4. Holy Week services planned
  5. Hammett selected to All-Academic team
  6. Community, law enforcement talk race, issues
  7. Officers answer specifics on drug searches, traffic stops, teen sex
  8. Vandals damage lights in state park
  10. Chamber executive director to step down
  11. 3 wanted for writing bad checks
  12. PHS students learn from awareness day
  13. Mizell to host meet, greet for Dr. Spurlin
  14. New RV park to open in Gantt
  15. AAC celebrates seniors Thursday
  16. Credit card skippers found on Destin gas pumps
  17. Refinance will bring $250K to Opp
  19. Andy man injured in afternoon wreck
  20. AFD acquires additional Jaws of Life
  22. County BOE OKs $165K in bonuses
  23. County schools set next year’s calendar
  24. Pell grants available for students going to LBWCC


Tigers drop two games Tuesday

Tigers drop two games Tuesday

Straughn fought hard in day two of Opp’s Butch Youman Memorial baseball tournament, but fell 10-8 to New Brockton and 12-2 to T.R. Miller   ... Read more

  1. Bulldogs fall to Elba
  2. Bobcats remain perfect in tournament
  3. Bulldogs come up just short of TRM


Let the hunts BEGIN

Let the hunts BEGIN

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Floral azaleas remind me of Southern belles

Peeping through my Venetian blind, I saw the world, preparing for Easter with a thousand blooms, those of the dewberry, huckleberry, red-top, spiderwort, dogwood, Lady ... 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