Burnt Corn, AL

Greetings from Small-Town America: Monroeville, Alabama

I’ve lived in Alabama and loved books my entire life. As an English teacher, I showed my students the joys of literature, including To Kill a Mockingbird, by Alabama’s own Harper Lee. Somehow, though, I’d never visited Lee’s hometown of Monroeville (population: 5,900), known as the state’s literary capital.
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Greenville Advocate

Suggs retires from Chapman after 36 years

After 36 years of service in Chapman, James Suggs has announced retirement. James says he has seen many revisions over the past 36 years, with several ownership changes to the plant. Suggs was extended well-wishes and positive words of praise from many leaders and his peers. According to Billy Cruse,...
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Breaking News: City Council Votes To Keep Mayor’s Veto

Breaking News – City council does not override Oscar Leeser’s veto and instead deleted the item. City council will bring an item in a future meeting to reconsider extending Gonzalez’ contract because he has already withdrawn his name application for the Frisco city manager position. Last week...
Greenville Advocate

OCAP NEWS: Public Service Announcement

OCAP will be taking call-in appointments for their Regular LIHEAP Cooling program on June 13, 2022 in Greenville starting at 8 a.m. and on June 14, 2022 in Georgiana starting at 8 a.m. Appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis until all appointments are made on a first come, first serve basis until all appointments are issued.
Greenville Advocate

Georgiana School Graduation Change of Venue

According to the latest forecast, the threat of rain and possible severe weather will be present on Friday, May 20, 2022. After much consideration, the decision has been made to move the graduation ceremony from the stadium to the Georgiana School gymnasium. Please be aware that we contacted the National Weather Service and several other knowledgeable sources before making this decision. Plan for this change accordingly and make note of the following.

Gov. Ivey visits Conecuh Sausage, Co. to talk tourism

EVERGREEN, Ala. (WKRG) – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey hit the road Wednesday morning to talk tourism and it’s impact on Alabama counties. “Our tourism industry it truly is thriving and it’s increased some 47%. Nationally, the tourism industry lost a lot of money,” said Governor Ivey.

Frisco outlines next steps to address performing arts center costs

Frisco city officials are outlining next steps after looking at projected costs that surpass what was originally budgeted for a forthcoming performing arts center. On Tuesday, Frisco City Council was presented with study results regarding a future performing arts center space, the creation of which is a partnership between Frisco ISD, the city of Frisco and private partner HALL Group. When announced, the center was pitched to include a main venue owned by FISD that would have 1,250 to 1,500 seats as well as a smaller 250 to 350-seat community venue owned by the city.

Parole denied for area inmates

A Brewton man will apparently remain a state inmate for five more years, while a Uriah man will apparently serve his entire sentence after each was denied parole during recent hearings by the Alabama Board of Pardons & Paroles. Ricky Tolbert was convicted in 2012 of a “Class B felony”...

Frisco city council votes against rezoning plan for 61 townhomes

The Frisco City Council has rejected a proposed change in zoning to allow for the development of 61 townhomes in the area surrounded by single-family housing. The vote came after a decision to rezone the property for the development of these townhomes, according to the Community Impact Newspaper. The council...

Murder charges filed against Alabama man as shots fired after alleged fist fight

An fist fight at an oilfield location near Carlsbad Sunday night turned into a deadly shooting resulting in one participant being charged with second degree murder, according to the Eddy County Sheriff’s Office. Tevin Devonta O’Brien Morrissette, 29, of Monroeville, Alabama was arrested by Eddy County Sheriff’s detectives in the death of Avery Kadeem Weathers,...
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...
Greenville Advocate

Registration for Georgiana Summer Youth Basketball Camp going on now

Georgiana High School Youth Basketball Camp 2022 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1- Friday, June 3. The camp is for boys and girls ages 7-14 and will be held at Georgiana High School. The camp fee is $25 and must be paid by the deadline of May 20 (guarantees participant t-shirt on final day). There will be a late registration on Wednesday, June 1 before camp starts.
Andalusia Star News

Laramie James Covin

Jessie and Dylan Covin of Evergreen announce the birth of their daughter, Laramie James Covin. She was born on May 4, 2022, at Andalusia Health. She weighed 6 pounds and 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her maternal grandparent is James Barron of Dozier. Her paternal grandparents are Becky...


Funeral Service for Mr. James Travis Luckie, 75, of Forest Home, was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home with Pastor Jonathan Yarboro officiating. Burial followed at Forest Home Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday night at the Johson Funeral home. Mr. Luckie passed away at his home on Sunday.