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Double DUI - Both drivers charged after 2-vehicle crash

A LifeFlight helicopter lands at the wreck site. A violent two-vehicle crash that happened March 17 on Alabama 21 sent two teens to hospitals and both drivers to jail. The wreck occurred around 6:25 p.m. at the state highway's 4.8-mile marker, just in front of Dixie Catfish Shack. Atmore police dire

ATMORENEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 10:03:57

Flomaton Man Enters Plea In 2016 State Line Shooting

An Atmore man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for an April 2016 shooting death in Flomaton. Devonte DeShawn Rollins faced up to 20 years in state prison for the shooting death of 18-year old Kenneth Harris, Jr. at a home on Lender Street, an area directly on the Alabama-Florida state line off All

NORTHESCAMBIA.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

FDOC: Woman Stopped From Introducing Drugs Into Century Prison

The Florida Department of Corrections said a woman was stopped from introducing contraband into Century Correctional Institution last Saturday. CCI's K-9 Interdiction Team detected illegal drugs inside a visitor's vehicle. The woman consented to a vehicle search, and institutional staff discovered i

NORTHESCAMBIA.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

21 arrested in weekend roadblock, including 1 for trafficking pot

More than 1,500 vehicles were checked in a Friday night driver's license/safety checkpoint on Alabama Highway 55 in River Falls that netted 21 arrests, including one for trafficking marijuana. The River Falls Police Department, assisted by several other agencies, checked more than 1,500 vehicles in


BPD searching for vehicle involved in hit, run

The Brewton Police Department is searching for a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident involving injuries that occurred at the intersection of South Blvd. and Persimmon St. at approximately 4 p.m. on March 18. The suspect vehicle is a nearly 2000s model Ram 1500 4 door pickup that is light blue


2 'persons of interest' sought in shooting

The Covington County Sheriff's Department is looking for two persons of interest in their investigation of a Friday night shooting. A couple was attempted to find a rural address on Falco Road where they were to purchase a camper listed on Craigslist. The man had gotten out of the truck near the woo


Atmore man enters blind plea

The Atmore man charged with murder in the 2016 shooting death of a Flomaton teen took a blind plea, according to Escambia County District Attorney Steve Billy. Billy told The Brewton Standard that Devonta DeShawn Rollins faces two to 20 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of mans

ATMORE ADVANCE - 2018-03-21 05:38:04

21 arrested at police checkpoint in River Falls

A drivers license checkpoint in River Falls led to 21 arrests on Friday. According to the River Falls Police Department, officers with several agencies assisted in the license and safety checkpoint on AL Highway 55. More than 1,500 vehicles were checked and 21 arrests were made, with a total of 37


Agerton to serve another term

Robert Douglas Agerton is looking forward to serving another term as the Judge of Probate of Escambia County, Ala. "No one qualified to run against me this time so I will continue for another term," Agerton said. "I really enjoy what I am doing and hope to continue serving the public at least anothe

BREWTON STANDARD - 2018-03-21 02:23:00

Upgrade upped to $250M

What was heralded as great news for the local economy a year ago has gotten even better. Last April, the Andalusia City Council and the Covington County Commission agreed to abate taxes associated with Shaw Industries $184 million upgrade to equipment at its local facility. On Tuesday, Shaw official

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-03-21 08:13:00

Shaw subcontractor Triple H growing, too

Recent improvements by Shaw Industries have led to the growth and expansion of a local subcontractor, who is poised to move to the city's industrial park. The Andalusia City Council on Tuesday agreed to purchase the building formerly occupied by SQ Fabrication for $300,000, which is $40,000 less tha

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-03-21 08:10:00

Covington County man airlifted to hospital with gunshot wounds

The Covington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place Friday night near Andalusia. According to Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks, a man was shot three times. The sheriff said while the man was airlifted to a hospital, his injuries were non-life-threatening. The sheri


Kitchen Fire Erupts At Apartment - While Firefighters Were Fighting Kitchen Fire Across Street

While firefighters were fighting one apartment kitchen fire Thursday afternoon, another kitchen fire broke out at a second apartment across the street. The first kitchen fire was in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Drive, taking about 15 to 20 minutes to bring it under control. As firefighters fr


12 arrested in Alabama during during multi-state child porn operation

A multi-state operation aimed toward the sexual exploitation of children led to the arrests of 76 people including 12 men in Alabama. Also during Operation Southern Impact II, which took place this week in eight southeastern states, 13 children were rescued or identified as victims including four in


Local Winn-Dixie stores set to close as parent company enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring

(WKRG) - Five local Winn-Dixie stores are scheduled to close after Southeastern Grocers, the owner of the Winn-Dixie announced that the company is filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. In a statement from the company, they say the will voluntarily file pre-packaged chapter 11 cases. Southeas


Little River State Forest North Of Atmore Reopens

Little River State Forest and Claude D. Kelley Recreational Area north of Atmore reopens today. The park will be open to the public on weekends for day-use only, from Friday noon through Sunday at 5:00 pm. According to officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC), the park's hours of operati


Remember when: This was Our Town

"If You Were the Only Girl in the World" was a popular song during World War I around 1917. Those good old songs always were revived. This one came back sung by Bing Crosby in 1947. A little over 100 years ago in Andalusia - this old crumbling newspaper I have on my desk that has turned yellow with


Alabama man gives thumbs-up before being executed for killing carnival boss

ATMORE, Ala. (CBS) -- A man convicted of killing the woman who hired him to work with a traveling carnival nearly two decades ago was executed Thursday night after dropping his appeals and asking to be put to death. Michael Wayne Eggers, 50, died at 7:29 p.m. CDT after receiving a lethal injection a


Group: Payday loans hurt economy

Alabama Appleseed brought its effort to effect predatory lending reforms in Alabama to Andalusia last night, speaking to a small group in an event sponsored by the local Episcopal and Catholic churches. Alabama Appleseed organizer Dana Sweeney said the state organization has worked to get legislatio


Man convicted of killing boss set to be executed in Alabama

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - A man convicted of killing the woman who hired him to work with a traveling carnival nearly two decades ago is set to be executed Thursday night after dropping his appeals and asking to be put to death. Michael Wayne Eggers, 50, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m