County has a quite holiday

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 4, 2003

It could have been the weather, it could have been luck, or it could have been people celebrating more cautiously, but area law enforcement and rescue officials reported an all-quiet day for the Independence Day holiday Friday.

According to officials with the Covington County Sheriff's Department, there was nothing unusual about the day and deputies had a realatively easy work day.

For the Andalusia Police Department, the only major incident of the day included the discovery of skeletal remains (see related story) near Prestwood Bridge Road and only one arrest for the entire day at 6 p.m.

In Opp, an official with the Opp Police Department also reported a peaceful day.

"It's been really quite, and that's the way we like it," the official said. "We haven't had any complaints of people popping firecrackers.

The weather probably has had something to do with that, but people have been more cautious as well."

In Red Level, police reported another all-quiet day with no problems in the town limits -- not even a traffic stop.

At the Evergreen State Troopers Post, Libby Biggs, a dispatcher with the unit said all had been quiet throughout the day for the troopers as well.

"We haven't had a single major incident all day long," she said. "(At 6:30 p.m.), there have been no major problems, on Interstate 65. It's been a peaceful holiday thus far."

Operators with Covington County E-911 also reported a realtively quite day with no calls going to Gantt, Florala or River Falls. Operators said resuce units were quite too making only routine patient transfers during the day.