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Three county teams represented in ASWA preseason football poll

The 2022 high school football season is drawing ever closer, and three Covington County teams are in the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s preseason poll Sunday, August 7. Andalusia checked in at the number three slot in Class 4A and received two first-place votes in the initial poll. Opp was...
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Covington County softball 8U team places fifth at World Series

Covington County’s team fared well at the 2022 Babe Ruth Girls Softball World Series held Thursday, July 28 through Saturday, August 6 in Jensen Beach, Florida. The 8U team from Covington County competed against teams from Indiana, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, and Puerto Rico. The Covington County girls were able to compete against some of the best talent in the country. All teams wore USA jerseys to honor the country’s armed forces for most of the series.
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County Commission to hold public hearing for proposed night club

The Covington County Commission approved setting an upcoming public hearing for Slinks Nighttown Bar and Grill, formerly Soggy Bottom, at a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, August 9. Locals are invited to attend the first September meeting and share their concerns or opinions of the Slinks Nighttown Bar and Grill before...
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Loango man killed in motorcycle crash

A Covington County man and active volunteer firefighter in the River Falls community was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday. Robert Allen Mitchell, 58, of the Loango Community was killed while returning home after participating in a charity Poker Run earlier that day. According to officials, Mitchell was traveling west...
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McGaha serves summer internship with District Judge’s office

First-generation law student Micah McGaha is grateful to serve as a judge’s clerk this summer and looks forward to applying the experience and his education as he pursues becoming a lawyer. Originally from Milton, Florida, and now a student at the University of Mississippi’s Law School in Oxford, McGaha...
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Opp, Covington County arrests July 25-31

The following reports were made by the Opp Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, the individuals were taken to Covington County Jail for incarceration. Any individual of an arrest is not intended to imply that the individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are assumed to be innocent until found guilty.
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GALLERY: Shellhouse crowned 2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Covington County

Andalusia High School rising senior Grace Shellhouse was crowned as the 2023 Distinguished Young Woman of Covington County on Saturday, July 16. “It is an honor to represent Covington County, and I will not take it for granted,” Shellhouse said. “Two months ago, I was not even going to participate. Distinguished Young Women was never something I had been interested in, and I had never done anything like it before. All throughout my junior year, I had people try to talk me into participating, but I said no every time. After some much-needed positive peer pressure and convincing from my aunt, Mrs. Janna Marsh, and many other role models, I gave in. I never expected it to be as fun as it was. The girls were so sweet, and those friendships are some of the best I have. The DYW board is incredibly supportive, and I wouldn’t want to do it without them. DYW was a blast, and I wouldn’t trade a second of my summer for anything.”
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CCBOE closes summer with five personnel matters

The Covington County Board of Education held its final meeting before the school year and made five personnel changes during a regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday, August 2. During the meeting the board approved:. Employment:. Sidney McKathan as bus driver at Pleasant Home School with effective date to be determined,...
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Covington County residents react to helicopter crash

ANDALUSIA, Ala. (WDHN) — Investigators are working diligently trying to figure out what caused a medical helicopter to crash early Friday afternoon. It was a normal day for Dewayne Robinson and Calvin Hasley just trying to get some yard work down until they saw something unusual that stopped them in their tracks.
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CATS celebrating 30 years of service to Covington County

The Covington Area Transit System, which is more commonly known as CATS, will celebrate 30 years of service to the community Wednesday, August 3. “Our 30-year history is a testament to our county’s commitment to our citizens to provide safe and reliable transportation. We are very lucky to be able to provide this to our residents. Some counties aren’t as lucky, and we are very proud to celebrate 30 years of service to Covington County’s residents,” CATS Director Tami Baxley said.
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VIDEO: Medical helicopter crashes in Andalusia

UPDATE: ANDALUSIA, Ala. (WDHN) — WDHN News has received new information on the helicopter crash in Andalusia. The helicopter crashed after being called to a nearby hospital, Andalusia Health. After taking off at Dean’s Field across from Dean’s Cake House, the helicopter crashed on the edge of the field, according to Covington County Sheriff Blake […]
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GALLERY — A Night of Remembrance: Andalusia celebrates arrival of Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Lee Greenwood

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall arrived in Andalusia Wednesday, leading into a week of remembrance, highlighted by an opening ceremony and Lee Greenwood concert Thursday night. The traveling wall initially arrived at the Covington County Track Facility where it met with the Andalusia Police Department, the Wiregrass Patriot Guard Riders,...
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Medical helicopter crashes in Alabama

ANDALUSIA, Ala. (WSFA/Gray News) - First responders are on the scene of a medical helicopter crash in the south Alabama city of Andalusia. The aircraft crashed across from Dean’s Cake House on Snowden Drive, according to Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman. Chief Deputy Todd Grimes with the Covington County...
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The Vietnam Wall: A place of memories and healing

Covington Veterans Foundation in partnership with the City of Andalusia is proud to be hosting the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall this week, July 28-31. You may visit it anytime 24/7. Many relatives of those heroes listed on the Wall will be seeing their loved one’s name for the first time. The Wall is a memorial to be treated with the same respect as any other war memorial such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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Better Rain Chance Friday And Part Of The Weekend

Friday morning was mainly rain-free across central and south Alabama. Only a couple isolated showers moved through Covington county through midday. However, showers and storms ultimately become at least widely scattered by mid to late afternoon. Friday’s rain looks more substantial than recent days. For locations that see rain, it could be heavier, and last a bit longer than the mini-showers of Tuesday through Thursday.
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