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Covington County commission makes decision regarding Pigeon Creek Bridge
COVINGTON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - New developments in the controversy surrounding the Pigeon Creek Bridge in Covington County. The county commission voted not to repair or replace the bridge. Commissioners felt it didn’t make financial sense, especially with it being nearly 90 years old. Some of the loc
WCSO: DeFuniak Springs Man Solicited 13-Year-Old for Sex
DeFuniak Springs, Fla. - A 21-year-old DeFuniak Springs man was arrested over the weekend after soliciting who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex, Walton County Sheriff's deputies wrote in a news release.
Covington County Floor Manufacturer Receives $250 Million Investment
Andalusia’s soft and hard floor manufacturing distribution company Shaw Industries Plant 65 location is celebrating a large investment. This comes after its Dalton, Georgia headquarters chose to invest $250 million into the facility.
Senior Spotlight: Jane Boyd
This week, The Greenville Advocate spotlights Mrs. Jane Boyd of Greenville, who currently resides in Pine Needle Place. A: I was born in Winston Salem, N.C., in 1928. A: James L. Rogers and Sadie Dale Rogers.
Laurel Hill family displaced after fire
LAUREL HILL — A family of five was displaced from their home on the 3900 block of Second Avenue following a kitchen fire Friday night. The Laurel Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire about 10 p.m., according to Fire Chief Mike McVay. The family already had extinguished the blaze by t
Florida publisher of conspiracy books faces lawsuit over 'Nobody Died at Sandy Hook'
A Crestview man who publishes controversial books for the edification and entertainment of conspiracy theorists has been named in a lawsuit brought by the father of a child killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Airshow cost $148K, drew 8K
The South Alabama Regional Airport spent $148,000 to stage the 2018 South Alabama Airshow, and recouped $90,000 of that from sponsorships, SARA Executive Director Jed Blackwell told board members Monday.
Prep Roundup: Daleville girls edge Rehobeth in double overtime
Janee Clements made two 3-pointers in the second overtime to help Daleville defeat Rehobeth in girls varsity basketball action on Monday night. Daleville kept opening leads and Rehobeth kept erasing them. Niya Austin, who led all scorers with 17 points, hit several clutch shots for Rehobeth as it ca
Remember when colored lights were in style?
Christmas in the 1950s in Andalusia was so much like the scenes in “Driving Miss Daisy.” Remember that 1989 movie with Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy? The multi-colored Christmas lights like those in the movie have even come back in style almost 70 years later! Makes me want to go to the “picture
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.
SHAKING OFF THE RUST: Charles Henderson fights off Andy comeback
The Andalusia Bulldogs gave a strong effort, but fell 63-47 to Charles Henderson on Friday night in Andalusia. Charles Henderson came out of the gate firing on all cylinders as the quickly went up 6-0.
Walton County Sheriff's 'No Shave November' raises $1400
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WTVY) – Walton County Sheriff’s Office bearded deputies raised in excess of $1400 during No Shave November to go toward a charity created by one of their own.
DeFuniak Springs Man Charged with Molesting Teenager
Defuniak Springs, Fla. - DeFuniak Springs Police were called to a disturbance at a residence Saturday in which a woman had stabbed a man. Officers arrived to find 43-year-old John Edward Jones with small cuts to his body from an apparent knife attack. Upon speaking to parties involved, a mother atta
One dead, two critical after I-10 wreck
MOSSY HEAD— A Santa Rosa Beach woman was killed and two passengers in her car suffered critical injuries Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10. Joni Pridgen, 38, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire east on I-10 at 12:40 p.m. near Mossy Head when she lost control of her vehicle,
Woman stabs man to stop sex assault on teen
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — A DeFuniak Springs man was arrested Saturday after being stabbed by a woman who said she found him on top of her teenager with his pants down. DeFuniak Springs Police Department officers arrived to the home to find 43-year-old John Edward Jones with small cuts to his body from an
BATTLE FOR THE COUNTY: Pleasant Home sneaks past Florala Wildcats
It was a battle that came down to the final seconds, but Pleasant Home was able to knock off Florala 29-27 on Wednesday in Florala to advance to the Covington County Junior High basketball championship.
CELEBRATE COMMUNITY: Turner Chevrolet donates $16K to Cops For Kids
CRESTVIEW — Surrounded by police officers, car salesmen, mechanics, office workers and lots of Chevys, the owner of a local car dealership presented a year’s worth of employee contributions to the Crestview Police Department’s annual Cops For Kids program.
Geneva police stop local 'Grinch' from stealing Christmas
GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva police arrested a local man they described as a Grinch who tried to steal Christmas from local families. Brian Davis is alleged to have stolen packages and presents off the front porches of homes in several neighborhoods.
Lady Tigers pick up win
Straughn’s girls advanced to the Covington County Junior High basketball championship with a 21-1 win over Pleasant Home on Wednesday in Florala. Ora Hall came out and banked one in to put Straughn up early, but scoring went cold for both teams following the early bucket.
Opp police chief to retire at the end of the year
Opp, AL (WSFA) - A south Alabama police chief is calling it a career. Opp police chief Mike McDonald is hanging it up at the end of the year. Chief McDonald has been in law enforcement for 42 years, the last six years as chief of the Opp Police Department. Chief McDonald says it was just time to ret