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Neighbor shoots at drunk burglary suspect in stolen vehicle, sheriff says

COVINGTON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Covington County Sheriff’s Office says a burglary attempt was foiled with a little help from the victim’s neighbor. Sheriff Blake Turman says units responded to three calls about a drunk man in the Sugarhill community on U.S. 29 South Monday evening. What they didn’t know before they got there was that the man had allegedly stolen a vehicle in Andalusia, the sheriff said.
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Merrell Pleads with Council/Commission for Higher Officer Pay

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - District Attorney Walt Merrell said in a statement today that he has sent letters to “every council member, Mayor, and Commissioner in the county” this week, explaining that officer recruitment and retention is at a near-crisis stage. “The Andalusia Police Department has been down...

5-year-old killed in Coffee County crash

COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A Sunday afternoon crash between a 2021 Jeep Compass and a John Deere tractor claimed the life of a Georgia child. The accident happened around 2 p.m. Sunday on State Road 189, about five miles east of Opp in Coffee County. The deceased was...

Volunteers sought ‘to make a difference’ downtown

A new executive director is named, committee chairmen selected and now Main Street Enterprise is seeking citizens interested in “making a difference” in the downtown area. “To make downtown Enterprise a target destination for arts, history, entertainment, dining and shopping for all ages in the Wiregrass area through creative marketing, a cohesive community of merchants and a fresh take on discovering downtown,” is the mission of the three-year-old program in Enterprise, designed to provide arts, entertainment and exposure to local history, while creating a fun and unique shopping experience for all ages.
Andalusia Star News

City of Andalusia will offer adult co-ed softball leagues this summer

The City of Andalusia’s Department of Leisure Services is offering all churches and individual teams the opportunity to participate in an adult co-ed softball league. The league will play ASA Co-ed Adult Softball League rules. There will be a church league and a competitive league. Participants may choose what league their team wants to be in.

Results are in, public sides with Little Miss Samson

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - News 4 held a poll asking “Should Little Miss Samson be allowed to compete in Little Miss NPF pageant?” The results are in. The public sides with allowing Little Miss Samson to compete in the Little Miss NPF Pageant. Original Story:. Subscribe to our...

On the campaign trail with Senate candidate Katie Britt

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — With just over one week until election day, candidates are crisscrossing the state to garner as much support as possible. CBS 42 caught up with U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt during a Marshall County Republican Women’s event. The Enterprise, Ala. native previously worked as...

Child killed when car collides with tractor on Alabama highway

A child was killed Sunday when the SUV in which he was riding collided with an attachment on a farm tractor on a stretch of Alabama highway. Alabama state troopers reported the two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 1:58 p.m. Sunday on Alabama 189, approximately 5 miles east of Opp, Alabama, in Coffee County.

A new voting precinct in Samson for primary

SAMSON, Ala. (WDHN)—Due to flooring and other structural issues, one of the “largest” voting precincts. western Geneva County had to be moved to another location. Recently, the Samson Senior center was “closed” and “temporarily” relocated. Several. hundred voters who “cast their ballots” at...
Andalusia Star News

SARA, Florala airports receive FAA funding

Two Covington County airports will benefit from grants awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration. A total of 26 grants were awarded to Alabama airports and among those are the South Alabama Regional Airport and the Florala Municipal Airport. In all, Alabama airports received funding of over $12.5 million. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation for various airport improvements to support infrastructure construction and safety advances.
Andalusia Star News

Woodard named UA Outstanding Senior

The University of Alabama National Alumni Association recently recognized the recipients of their top awards at the Alumni Luncheon in the Bryant Conference Center. Among them was Andalusia’s Callen Woodard. Each year, the National Alumni Association honors outstanding seniors who have demonstrated strong character and achievement while attending the...
Greenville Advocate

Character in action award

McKenzie School fifth grader, Kasthea Bullard, was awarded this year’s Character in Action award Monday, presented by Nickie McFerrin, judge of the Juvenile Court for this district. Children can be nominated for this award by their teachers, the principal, a bus driver or any of the school employees who...