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Smile Fairy has first packing

The Smile Fairy had its first packing success by packing 350 bags for local Covington County students. Donors ... Read more | Add your comment

Local ASWA All-State Football Players recognized by county commission

The Covington County Commission recognized local student-athletes who earned honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association for their ... Read more | Add your comment

Bishop recognized by Sheriff

Covington County Sheriff David Turman pins Investigator Michael Bishop with the Sheriff’s Award. Bishop was recognized for his ... Read more | Add your comment

Florala’s small-school setting helps teen Cleve Gettis cope with horrific family tragedy

Cleve Gettis transferred to Florala High School and joined the football team before his sophomore year of high ... Read more | Add your comment

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Smile Fairy has first packing

The Smile Fairy had its first packing success by packing 350 bags for local Covington County students. Donors for the bags included Andalusia Dental Group, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local ASWA All-State Football Players recognized by county commission

The Covington County Commission recognized local student-athletes who earned honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association for their performances during the 2020 football season. Each ... Read more | Add your comment

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Longtime law enforcement officer remembered

Waylon Griggs, a longtime member of the Covington County law enforcement community, passed away Monday evening. Griggs served early in his career with the Andalusia ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:07 pm

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Commission approves letting bids for patrol vehicles

The Covington County Commission approved letting bids for two patrol vehicles during a meeting Tuesday. The vehicles to be bid will be SUVs for the ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:06 pm

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Man charged after fire intentionally set in Opp

On Friday, April 09, 2021 around 10:19 a.m., Opp Fire Department along with Opp Police Department officers and investigators were dispatched to the 100 Block ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:05 pm

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COVINGTON COUNTY COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC SET FOR TOMORROW

For those that were given the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on March 23, at the Kiwanis Building, the second dose of the vaccine ... Read more

by christophersmith, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:56 am

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Retirement benefits change approved for Andalusia employees

Employees with the City of Andalusia will be moving to a new tier of benefits through the Retirement Systems of Alabama. The city council on ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:49 am

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Covington County BOE makes personnel decisions

The Covington County Board of Education approved several personnel decisions during their last board meeting. The board approved: Retirement: • Carrie S. Patterson as child ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, April 9, 2021 5:21 pm

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CC EMA: Severe weather possible across the area

An active weather pattern is expected today through Saturday morning, according to the Covington County Emergency Management Agency. There will be two primary rounds of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 9, 2021 10:31 am

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Suspect charged with murder of teen-aged female

The Andalusia Police Department has charged a local teen with murder in the Tuesday death of a teenage girl, and expects to also charge others ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 9, 2021 8:14 am

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Local schools lift mask mandate

With Gov. Kay Ivey lifting the mask mandate, local schools are now shifting their guidelines to follow the current rules. Covington County Schools according to ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:48 am

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Covington County work release inmate dead after escape, stolen vehicle chase

An inmate is dead after escaping from work release and stealing two vehicles Wednesday, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. ALEA says officials were ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:06 am

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60+ JOB OPENINGS IN COVINGTON COUNTY: Local business owner scowers Facebook in search of job openings for jobless citizens

After trying to hire for his business, Little Caesars and Tropical Smoothie owner Skip Enzor noticed several other businesses in Andalusia are also struggling to ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:48 pm

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CEC hosts annual meeting virtually: Short speaks on broadband internet for the county

Covington Electric Co-op takes great pride in the success of its annual meeting. The meeting has always been an opportunity for members to hear from ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:07 pm

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Family of former missing man wants him to be remembered for his generosity

The family of Billy Joe Jordan wants him to be remembered as the stubborn, kind and generous man that they said he was. “If I’m ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:05 pm

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APD: Shooting call leads to discovery of body

An investigation is underway after a body was discovered in a wooded area of Andalusia Tuesday. According to Andalusia Police Chief, law enforcement received a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:16 pm

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Visitors find kindness during visit to Covington County

A couple traveling to Covington County for Opp’s Rattlesnake Rodeo found some brightness in an otherwise miserable experience thanks to the kindness of others. Jeff ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, April 2, 2021 5:30 pm

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DTF ARRESTS SEVEN IN OPP DRUG BUST

A drug bust in Opp led to the arrest of seven people, including two for chemically endangering a one-year-old child. The 22nd Drug Task Force ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 2, 2021 12:13 pm

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Red Level house painted to raise awareness about suicide

A house in the Red Level Community has been painted with a mural on the side for parents and students to read as they go ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:05 pm

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Andalusia baby suffers from rare disease that turns soft tissue into bone

When Andalusia native Kolt Watson was born, the doctor’s assumed he was born with an abnormality in his toes, but what started as an abnormality ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:04 pm

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COVINGTON PEDIATRICS TO ADMINISTER COVID-19 VACCINE FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Covington Pediatrics, located at 614 W Bypass in Andalusia, will administer COVID-19 vaccines from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 2 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:41 am

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Waitr Expands Footprint in Alabama – Launches in Andalusia

Waitr’s widespread appeal in Alabama has triggered the restaurant on-demand food app to expand its service to Andalusia. Delivery service has launched in Andalusia, increasing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:36 am

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Red Level Elementary to merge with Red Level High School

Red Level High School and Red Level Elementary School will be combining in the coming year, according to Covington County superintendent Shannon Driver. “We are ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:24 pm

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Two AHS seniors awarded Bryant-Jordan Scholarships

Two Andalusia High School seniors have been awarded both the Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete scholarship and the Bryant-Jordan Achievement Regional Awards. Senior Matthew Beasley has played ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:23 pm

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Florala High School raising money for beautification project

Florala High School has started a fundraising effort to beautify its campus by the end of the year. FHS principal Max Whittaker said the front ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:22 pm

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Covington County, local cities, towns to receive ARP funds

Covington County, as well as local cities and towns, will be receiving funds from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act recently signed into law. ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:50 pm

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Sneed to become first male cheerleader at AHS in 60 years

After 60 years of an only female cheerleading squad at Andalusia High School, junior Omarion Sneed is breaking down the barrier by making the roster ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:48 pm