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Opp native appointed interim president of LBW Community College

On Monday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the appointment of Dr. Brock Kelley as Interim President of Lurleen B. Wallace ... Read more | Add your comment

Covington County resident spends years training dogs after retiring from the Army

By: Donnamy Steele Ken Lebowitz started his business, Heart of Dixie Dog Training LLC, after he retired from ... Read more | Add your comment

OFD TO THE RESCUE: Department helps with floodwater rescue in Geneva

By: Donnamy Steele In the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, Opp Fire Department assisted Flat Creek Volunteer Fire Department, ... Read more | Add your comment

2004 MURDERER UP FOR PAROLE NEXT WEEK: William Carroll has served 16 years of a life sentence for murdering wife

16 years after William Mack Carroll murdered his wife in front of his two daughters, he is now ... Read more | Add your comment

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Opp native appointed interim president of LBW Community College

On Monday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the appointment of Dr. Brock Kelley as Interim President of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. Kelley will serve in the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Covington County resident spends years training dogs after retiring from the Army

By: Donnamy Steele Ken Lebowitz started his business, Heart of Dixie Dog Training LLC, after he retired from the Army in 2016. When Lebowitz first ... Read more | Add your comment

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BOBCATS SHOW OUT AGAINST DALEVILLE

By: Donnamy Steele The Opp High School Bobcats (4-1, 2-1) are not pumping the breaks, taking down Daleville in region play, 54-6. The game was ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:13 am

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BULLDOGS BLOWOUT TROJANS: AHS gets the region win against Charles Henderson Friday night 45-12

The Andalusia High School Bulldogs varsity football team (2-3, 2-1) dominated the field against region opponent Charles Henderson Friday night, winning 45-12. On the first ... Read more

by christophersmith, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:12 am

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COUNTY SCHOOLS RESCHEDULE FOOTBALL GAMES DUE TO HURRICANE SALLY

Straughn High School (4-0, 2-0) has postponed its homecoming game on Friday night until Saturday at 7 p.m. They will face St. James (2-1, 1-0) ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:05 pm

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COUNTY SCHOOLS TO REMAIN CLOSED

Due to the damage caused to county roads by Hurricane Sally, Covington County Schools superintendent Shannon Driver said they are going to cancel classes for ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:45 pm

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ALL PAVED COUNTY ROADS OPEN EXCEPT FOR A SELECT FEW

Following assessments this morning by county road crews, Covington County engineer Lynn Ralls stated that all county paved roads are now open for travel except ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:18 pm

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Red Level local speaks out after tree smashes through home

By: Donnamy Steele Hurricane Sally brought on severe weather in the county, hitting home with some families. Cody Marler and his parents were in their ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:48 pm

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City pursuing bike paths for East Three Notch

East Three Notch Street could get an update designed to slow down traffic and add bike lanes if the City of Andalusia is successful in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:47 pm

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County EMA uses shelter for the first time

While Hurricane Sally slowly made its way through Covington County, the Covington County Emergency Management Agency set up shop in its new shelter for the ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:45 pm

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PowerSouth issues high water notification alert

Due to heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sally, PowerSouth issued today a high-water notification under its Emergency Action Plan.  With Hurricane Sally bringing several inches of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:06 pm

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AFD/EMS respond to teen that was in underwater drainage ditch at Robinson Park

Three people have a dramatic story to tell this afternoon after being pulled under in a drainage ditch. Fire Chief Russell McGlamory said his department ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:53 pm

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Florala sees effects of Hurricane Sally

As severe weather from Hurricane Sally began making its way into Florala, officials were busy Tuesday morning with preparations. As of approximately 1:30 p.m., about ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:09 pm

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Covington EC experiencing widespread power outages as Hurricane Sally continues to impact the Covington County area

Covington Electric Cooperative crews, along with assisting contract crews, worked very hard during the overnight hours and early this morning to restore power as outer ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:01 pm

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ALL CITY AND COUNTY SCHOOLS CANCEL CLASSES THURSDAY

Andalusia City Schools Superintendent Ted Watson says there will be no classes on Thursday. Opp City Schools and Covington County Schools also are cancelling Thursday ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:42 am

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HURRICANE SALLY UPDATE: 1,000 customers without power

City of Andalusia power crews are working to restore power outages where it is safe to do so. “Until the winds are consistently below 30 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:38 am

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UPDATE: Covington County roads, bridges considered impassable

The Covington County Emergency Management Agency and County Engineer’s Office have announced that all county roads, bridges should be considered impassable effective today at 1 ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:45 am

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TIGERS STILL UNDEFEATED: Tigers tame Ashford Yellow Jackets with strong defensive effort Friday night 19-0

By: Zack Maio With the first three games at home complete, attention turned to the first road contest last night.  Straughn (4-0, 2-0) made the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:37 pm

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Smith wins big over the weekend

Andalusia local Michael M. Smith brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 40 pounds, 4 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:34 pm

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UPDATED HURRICANE SALLY INFORMATION: Covington County added to Tropical Storm Warning

According to the Covington County Emergency Management Agency and the Mobile Weather Forecast Office, Hurricane Sally is dangerous and will cause a potentially historic flooding ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:33 pm

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LAAC to host book signing for Glenn Wills

By: Donnamy Steele The Lower Alabama Arts Coalition is hosting a book signing and presentation by photographer Glenn Wills on Sat., Sept. 19. Wills spent ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:31 pm

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FHS grad winner of the Alabama Kiwanis Foundation Jean Dean Reading Scholarship

Lee Stewart, a 2020 graduate of Florala High School, is the winner of the Alabama Kiwanis Foundation Jean Dean Reading Is Fundamental Scholarship for 2020. ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:28 pm

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COVINGTON COUNTY FAIR IS A GO, WITH MINOR CHANGES

By: Donnamy Steele The Covington County Fair is set to take place on October 19-25 at the Kiwanis Building. Due to the impact of COVID, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 14, 2020 7:08 pm

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Hurricane Sally predicted to be dangerous and historical

According to the Covington County Emergency Management Agency and the Mobile Weather Forecast Office, Hurricane Sally is dangerous and will cause a potentially historic flooding ... Read more

by christophersmith, Monday, September 14, 2020 7:06 pm

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SCAMHC director: ‘There is a way you can help’

By: Donnamy Steele September marks Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and the South Central Alabama Mental Health Center wants to start conversations and end the stigma. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 11, 2020 11:39 pm

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LITTLE BIG HORN CANCELLED: OHS band director: ‘We are playing it safe because of COVID-19’

The 2020 Little Big Horn Competition hosted by the Opp High School marching band has been canceled this year, due to COVID-19. OHS band director ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, September 11, 2020 11:38 pm

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Andalusia man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Troy Laray Fantroy, 22, of Andalusia, pleaded guilty today to Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance before Circuit Judge Lex Short. Fantroy was sentenced under ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 11, 2020 11:37 pm