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DTF nabs pair for trafficking in Dollar General parking lot

A local pair was arrested for trafficking synthetic marijuana in the parking lot of the Gantt Dollar General Thursday. Drug Task Force Agents, working a lead, made contact with Destiny Blair, 19, and Shelton Wilson, 22, in the dollar store parking lot. When agents made contact with the pair, they fo

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2017-09-23 19:30:00

Powers, Chavers plan October vows

Erin Powers and Thomas Yancey Chavers, along with their parents, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Arthur and Fran Powers of Johnson City, Tenn.. Erin is the granddaughter of the late Houston and Margaret Wicker, and Frank and Ann Powers. The groo

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2017-09-23 17:37:42

Commission poised to pass sales tax

The Covington County Commission is expected to take action on a proposed half-cent, countywide sales tax for education when it meets on Tuesday. The meeting is slated for 9 a.m. in the county administration building, 260 Hillcrest Drive, Andalusia. The proposed tax has been rumored for months, but m

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2017-09-23 20:02:00

Survey shows student attitudes about substances

Students in grades 6-12 in Covington County believe that cigarettes and prescription drugs are worse for you than alcohol and marijuana, according to Pride Survey data released at the county's Religious Leaders Symposium this week. According to data provided, students are asked, "How much do you thi

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2017-09-23 19:28:00

Dalton family descendants become area medical doctors

Dr. Tobias Elect "Toney" Dalton was one of the early pharmacist and later physicians of Covington County and surrounding area. He owned a pharmacy in the Town of Opp and later returned to medical college to pursue his dream of becoming a physician. He began his first medical practice in the Curtis c

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2017-09-23 17:38:19

German artist returning to city

Guido Frick will return to Andalusia in November for a three-day plein air painting class. Plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning "open (in full) air." As in the past, Frick's students will paint an outdoor scene each day. Last October, for instance, his students

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2017-09-23 07:57:12

Local man injured in motorcycle accident

A local man was transported to Andalusia Health for injuries sustained in a one-vehicle motorcycle accident around 2 a.m., Thursday morning on U.S. Hwy. 29 north of Gantt. Gantt Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Fight said they received the call around 2:05 a.m., and were on scene around 2:20 a.m. Fight s

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2017-09-22 07:48:00

'My baby's gone:' Mother mourns death of student found on South Court St.

After dozens of people collapsed on a Brooklyn sidewalk over an 11-hour period on July 12, first responders immediately suspected "spice." The synthetic cannabinoid is sold in shiny packages and forever one step ahead of the law. Bystanders described the scene in Bedford-Stuyvesant as "zombielike."

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 2017-09-22 20:08:20

Out of County: Wed & Sat Mail & Digital

It marked Kinston's largest margin of victory since beating Zion Chapel 52-0o n Sept. 25, 2015. Calhoun scored on runs of 48, 2, 50, 21 and 40 yards. Compete in the 2017 Bracket Challenge for your chance to win great prizes including a Playstation PS4, Fathead clings, great local prizes and a chance

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2017-09-23 16:28:00

New scholarship announced for some Alabama-area high schoolers

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - A local group announcing a new 4-year scholarship for Alabama teens that attend Central High and Glenwood School. The Mayor's Ball for Education and Charity Committee hosted a press conference at Max Wilkes Fellowship Hall in the Martin-Idle Hour Park Community Center. Stude

WSFA - 2017-09-22 02:00:53

Jackson County police logs for Sept. 21

MARIANNA POLICE DEPARTMENT The Marianna Police Department reported the following incidents for Sept. 21, the latest available report: One escort, seven traffic stops, one suspicious incident, three special detail assignments, one highway obstruction, one vehicle burglary, two accidents, one found/ab

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2017-09-22 15:33:00

One dead after 4 car collision in E. Feliciana

A Clinton man is dead after a four-vehicle crash in East Feliciana Parish. According to Louisiana State Police, shortly before 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Troopers began investigating a four-vehicle crash that resulted in on death on Hwy. 10 just east of Hwy. 960 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash claimed

WAFB.COM - 2017-09-24 00:45:35

St. Patrick, Bogue Chitto decided in final minutes

Bogue Chitto jumped out to a 22-6 lead and held off St. Patrick 22-20 on Friday. Robert Starks' 3-yard TD run cut the Bogue Chitto lead to 14-6 at halftime. The Fighting Irish made a run in the fourth as Austin Schankins' 6-yard TD run and Robert Starks' 2-point conversion made it 22-14. Carson Bish

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-09-23 18:44:00

Sushma meets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Sushma Swaraj's statement assumes significance as it comes after the unprecedented BRICS Summit joint statement earlier this month in which Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa unequivocally named Pakistan and the terror groups based there. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during he

LAUREL LEADER-CALL - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Magnolia prepares for National Night Out

Magnolia is gearing up for its second annual National Night Out as a way for residents, law enforcement and first responders to interact with each other and to meet their neighbors. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Magnolia City Hall. City officials, law enforcement a

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 19:00:00

Second graders get 'booked' at library

Hundreds more little people in Lincoln County will soon be presenting their IDs to get knowledge. During this past week, second graders from schools all over the county traveled by bus to the Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Public Library in Brookhaven. There, they heard stories read by voluntee

DAILY LEADER - 2017-09-23 07:22:00

Coach looking to boost retail economy in Brookhaven and Lincoln County

City and county officials are hoping for a business boom with the help of Retail Coach. In February, the Brookhaven Board of Aldermen and the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors approved the one-year contract with Retail Coach to enhance and develop the retail gap, and to create jobs for the city o

DAILY LEADER - 2017-09-23 05:11:00

Brookhaven group celebrates a 90th birthday every year

These seniors celebrate a 90th birthday every year. Four years ago, several Sunday school friends at First Baptist Church Brookhaven started a 90-year-old birthday celebration that would be hosted every September. Cecil Rhodes, Julius Summers, Frank Burns, Ralph Calcote and John Smith were the fou

DAILY LEADER - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

Fighting back against West Nile

A mosquito bite could have killed Carey Beeson. The Brookhaven man is really glad it didn't. Beeson lives with Irene, his bride of 12 years, at the home he's had on Mary Street since the '60s. He's currently a resident at Countrybrook Living Center in Brookhaven as he recuperates from a case of the

DAILY LEADER - 2017-09-23 05:14:30

Film to make premiere in Lawrence County

A Brookhaven filmmaker will premiere "Blood Country" to local audiences during the Lawrence County Film Festival, which will be Oct. 6-7. Travis Mills' movie was filmed in Lawrence and Lincoln County and co-stars Marlene Cupit of Brookhaven. It's Mills's retelling of a short story by Robert E. Jones

DAILY LEADER - 2017-09-21 23:59:59