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Local teen charged in robbery
Law enforcement officials in Covington and Conecuh counties arrested four individuals Saturday – including an Andalusia teen – after an alleged robbery in the front yard of a residence on Martin Street in Evergreen.
Woman dies in Rose Hill
Sheriff Dennis Meeks confirmed Monday night his department was investigating the death of a woman in the Rose Hill community. Deputies were called responded to a shots fired call on Driver Road at about 5 p.m. Monday. The victim was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.
Winner Collects $38K For Lottery Ticket Sold In Century
We now know who purchased a winning Fantasy Five ticket in Century earlier this month. The Florida Lottery says the December 4 ticket worth $38,766.98 was sold to Timothy L. Bailey of Brewton who purchased the “quick pick” ticket at Becky’s Mini Mart on North Century Boulevard. Other winning tickets
Bulldogs finish 3rd in tourney
The Andalusia Bulldogs finished in third place of the 52nd Annual Andalusia High School Christmas Invitational tournament after taking down Georgiana 53-47 on Saturday in Andalusia.
Farm Bill good for local farmers
Last week, Congress sent an $867 billion farm bill to the White House that local farmer Ricky Wiggins said could be good for Covington County farmers. The bill allocates billions of dollars in subsidies to American farmers, legalizes hemp, bolsters farmers markets and rejects stricter limits on food
Chiefs: Hiring officers is getting harder
Local chiefs of police say they are seeing evidence of a national trend as they attempt to fill open jobs within their departments. Nationally, since 2013, the total number of law enforcement officers working has fallen down about 23,000, according to statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics
Jones reappointed chairman of Rules Committee
Rep. Mike Jones, Republican of Andalusia, will continue to chair the Rules Committee in the House of Representatives when in the 2018-2022 quadrennium. Jones’ appointment was one of many announced by Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R – Monrovia) on Monday.
Sheriff's office: Body found along Escambia River is missing Pollard woman
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. (WEAR) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) in Alabama has confirmed the body found along Escambia River is missing Pollard woman Eva McBride.
One injured in Highway 31 wreck
Last Friday morning at around 8:30, a single car accident occurred on Highway 31 near the Chapman Post Office. Butler County Sheriff’s Office deputies, the Georgiana Police Department and Alabama State Troopers responded to the wreck, which injured one.
SBI investigating after ECSO employee found dead in her home
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — According to The Brewton Standard, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office has lost one of their own. An article on the news site states that the State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of Kari Schultz, a member of the ECSO staff.
South Alabama woman says she found mouse in can of green beans
ANDALUSIA, AL (WSFA) - An Andalusia woman was shocked by what she found in her can of green beans while making dinner Wednesday night. Kristy White said she doesn’t cook very often, but that night she decided to make vegetables to go with some chicken for dinner.
‘Covington Cares for Kids’ drive nets toys for kids in need
Employees of Walt Massey Automotive delivered a sleigh full of toys to the Covington County Department of Human Resources on Friday as a result of its “Covington Cares for Kids” drive.
TOURNEY TIME: Andalusia falls to Hurricanes
The Andalusia Bulldogs put up a strong fight, but fell 55-53 on last second shot to the Flomaton Hurricanes on Friday night in the 52nd Annual Andalusia High School Christmas Invitational.
2 women arrested on drug charges at Alabama prisons over the weekend
Two women were arrested over the weekend at separate Alabama prisons in an ongoing effort to stop contraband for entering the state lockups. Alabama Department of Corrections officials announced the arrests of Jamilia Kiarra Ware, 21, of Docena, and Latonya Renee Presley, 40, who lives in Georgia bu
Why Georgia football has to beat Alabama on the recruiting front this week
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Hemp farming coming to Alabama but still months away
Alabamians should be able to grow and process hemp as an agricultural commodity because of the farm bill approved by Congress last week, but there are still governmental hurdles ahead before they can get started.
Alabama defense takes Oklahoma shootout talk personally
Alabama defense takes Orange Bowl shootout talk personally. Pair the nation’s top two scoring offenses and of course there will be talk of a track meet. Oklahoma scores 49.5 points a game followed by Alabama’s 47.9. And while the Sooners surrender 32.4 points a game (96th most nationally), the Crims
James Spann: Rain returns to Alabama later this week
James Spann has the Alabama forecast for Monday and a look at the week ahead from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. FOGGY START: We have a dense fog advisory for parts of north and west Alabama early this morning; the fog should dissipate by mid-morning. Otherwise, today will be mostly sunny and pleasant
Two women arrested, charged with trying to bring drugs into Alabama prison
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WPMI) — In a move to combat drugs and other illegal contraband from entering state prisons, law enforcement agents with the Alabama Department of Corrections made separate arrests at two state correctional facilities during inmate visitations on Saturday.
Mall-shooting victim's family blasts Alabama's decision to take over case
The lawyer for the family of a man killed by police inside Alabama’s largest mall on Thanksgiving night blasted the state attorney’s general’s decision to take over the investigation.