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Andalusia’s beloved ‘Hugging Helen’ passes away

Helen Hess lived a long and fulfilling life of 105 years before her passing on Thursday. The Andalusia ... Read more | Add your comment

Remember When: Sending our boys away to WWI

     World War I also known as the First World War or the Great War lasted from ... Read more | Add your comment

County receives EFSP funding to supplement food and shelter programs

Covington County has been chosen to receive $10,762 EFSP and $15,344 EFSP CARES funding to supplement emergency food ... Read more | Add your comment

ALDOT road update for Memorial Day Holiday travel

Memorial Day weekend is expected to bring increased traffic volume to Alabama roads as summer vacation travel begins ... Read more | Add your comment

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Andalusia’s beloved ‘Hugging Helen’ passes away

Helen Hess lived a long and fulfilling life of 105 years before her passing on Thursday. The Andalusia community mourns her passing and celebrates the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Remember When: Sending our boys away to WWI

     World War I also known as the First World War or the Great War lasted from July 28, 1914 through November 11, 1918. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sue Wilson.

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Vals and sals reminisce on past 13 years

All but two of county and city schools held their graduation ceremonies Thursday and the other two on Friday. Andalusia High School held its commencement ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 22, 2020 10:50 pm

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Police: 3 arrested for murder over a cell phone

Two men died in a Tuesday shootout because Jasmine Chantel Williams wanted to get her hands on her boyfriend’s cell phone. Williams complained to some ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, May 22, 2020 10:40 pm

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CEC urges members with past-due accounts to contact the co-op to discuss payment options

As CEC prepares to reinstate normal collection procedures, members who currently owe a balance on their electric account (this includes post-pay and pre-pay) need to ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:54 pm

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Opp Council considers property abatements

By: Donnamy Steele On Mon., May 18, the Opp City Council held a meeting to discuss possible abatements. The City Building Inspector reported two cases ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:53 pm

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3 arrested for murder, robbery in Crestview

Two Andalusia locals were among the three arrested for murder and robbery in Crestview on Tuesday night. On May 19, 2020 at 9:04 p.m., a ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:53 pm

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FARE THEE WELL: Jones retires from AHS after 27 years

After teaching at Andalusia High School for 27 years, Cavelle Jones has retired but was met on the steps of AHS by a parade of ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:58 pm

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Long-time barber passes away

Henry Wiggins, the former owner of Wiggin’s Barbershop, passed away earlier in the week and some of his friends spoke about how he will be ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:56 pm

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Pickard honored for decades of local community service

The Andalusia Lions Club recently awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship award to Terry Pickard. Dirk Price of the Andalusia Lions Club said that last February ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:34 pm

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Cypress Landing plans Memorial Day celebration

BY DONNAMY STEELE With COVID-19 restrictions easing up, Cypress Landing RV Park will have its annual Memorial Day celebration this upcoming weekend. The event will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:32 pm

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Harris named new Gantt Police chief

There’s a new chief in town in Gantt. Long-time police officer Ken Harris has been named chief police. Harris, who was appointed to the position ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:30 pm

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Speeding an issue on some Opp streets

Residents living on Opp’s North Jackson Street petitioned the Opp City Council Monday night to place speed breakers on their street after an increased amount ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:26 pm

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Local doctor talks rare illness amid COVID-19

A recent study has shown that a new rare illness could be linked to the COVID-19 virus in children, but local pediatrician Dr. Bhagwan Bang ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:25 pm

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THE ARROWS ARE BACK IN BUSINESS

The South Alabama Arrows 9U started their summer season off with a bang going 3-1 and being runners up in the gold bracket of the ... Read more

by christophersmith, Monday, May 18, 2020 4:36 pm

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Tax sale set for Tuesday

BY ORA NELSON   The Covington County tax sale is to be held on Tuesday, May 19, at 10 a.m. on the courthouse steps. “We ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 17, 2020 4:11 pm

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Rotary Club cancels July’s annual domino tournament

The Andalusia Rotary Club has canceled until further notice its annual World Championship Domino Tournament (WCDT), previously set for Friday and Saturday, July 10 and ... Read more

by christophersmith, Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:00 am

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Woman facing 5 counts of rape second

An Andalusia woman is facing five counts of rape second degree for her alleged involvement in a reported sexual assault of a 15-year-old in her ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:00 am

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HALF WAY THERE

BY ORA NELSON Covington County residents have reached a 52 percent response rate to the 2020 census. The county’s response rate is almost a full ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 16, 2020 12:00 am

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Crommelin honored with the Navy Cross

As mentioned in a prior article, the five Crommelin brothers, from Wetumpka, Alabama, all graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served during WW ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 15, 2020 1:49 pm

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Remember When: Sanford was a mill town

The late Sidney Waits wrote many stories about the Henderson Lumber Company in Sanford which began about 1902. His grandfather, George Orkney Waits, had purchased ... Read more

by Sue Wilson, Friday, May 15, 2020 1:47 pm

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Long-time CCB CEO to retire

Long-time CEO of CCB Community Bank will retire at the end of next month. Southern National Corp., the parent company of CCB Community Bank, announced ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, May 15, 2020 1:09 pm

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Two charged after meth lab discovered on Dunson

Covington County Drug Task Force agents on Wednesday night discovered a meth lab on Dunson Street after stopping to question two people who matched the ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:24 pm

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Andalusia man arrested for trafficking, promoting prison contraband

An Andalusia man has been arrested for allegedly placing a package containing 193 grams of synthetic marijuana at the Covington County Jail. According to Covington ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:58 pm

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All schools to hold graduation on regularly scheduled dates

All Covington County schools will hold a graduation ceremony next week as they originally scheduled. On Wed., May 20, Opp High School will have their ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:37 am

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RESTAURANTS REOPEN

By: Ora Nelson With the amended Safer At Home Order announced by Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday, restaurants in Andalusia are starting to cautiously open ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:32 am

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SARA officials discuss cafe opening, more space coming

The South Alabama Regional Airport is making plans to reopen the Airport Blade ‘N’ Wing Café in the weeks ahead, according to Jed Blackwell, executive ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:00 am