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Law student completes internship with Covington County Circuit Court

A law student has been learning the ropes of rural law as an intern with the Covington County Circuit Court and Judge Ben Bowden over the past six weeks. Caroline Mathews, a student at the University of Alabama School of Law, was awarded the internship through the Finch Initiative, which provides law students an opportunity to learn and experience the court process in a small-town setting.
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Second tornado confirmed in Alabama from Tropical Storm Claudette

The National Weather Service in Mobile has confirmed that a second tornado was spawned by Tropical Storm Claudette as it tracked across Alabama on Saturday. A storm survey team found damage consistent with an EF-0 tornado in Covington County, the weather service said. The weather service on Sunday confirmed another...
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One arrested in shots fired incident

The Covington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic incident involving shots fired early Tuesday morning, resulting in one arrest. Travis Michael Blocker, 38, was arrested and booked into the Covington County jail charged with third degree domestic violence, menacing with a weapon, and interfering with a domestic violence emergency call.
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Another suspect charged in car burglaries

The quick response of a homeowner led the Andalusia Police Department to make yet another arrest for car burglary. Gary Lee Moore, 23, of Opp, is charged with burglary third; three counts of breaking and entering a motor vechilce; theft of property fourth; and attempting to elude. On Sunday, the...
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Tip leads to two arrests in car burglaries

The Andalusia Police Department has two suspects in custody who were caught near Andalusia High School after a caller reported seeing two suspects breaking into vehicles. Alexis Nicole Elmore, a 23-year-old white female of Andalusia, as well as a juvenile male, also of Andalusia, are each charged with two counts of breaking and entering, one count of theft of property second degree, and one count of criminal trespass third degree.
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CCSO partners with DEA to create Criminal Interdiction Unit

The Covington County Sheriff’s Office will be working with other law enforcement to create a Criminal Interdiction Unit. “With assistance from the Drug Enforcement Agency, we, along with other agencies, have entered into an agreement to provide more criminal interdiction to our community,” said Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman. Through...
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Big Rodgers’ Socks: The story of Pfc. Thomas Lloyd Rodgers, U.S. Army, WWII

One week after the commemoration of the invasion of Normandy, the author is pleased to write about a brave young man from the Carolina community just south of Andalusia in Covington County, Alabama. Thomas Lloyd Rodgers volunteered to join an elite Pathfinder Unit for the D-Day invasion. His gallant, courageous actions, prior to and during the invasion earned him the Distinguished Service Cross, our nation’s second highest honor. Had there been more witnesses other than those Germans killed by Rodgers, he may have been awarded the Medal of Honor. The award was presented posthumously.
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Ridin’ & Ropin’: Young wranglers compete at AJRA state finals

The best in cowboying is on display in Andalusia as young wranglers from across the area are competing in the Alabama Junior Rodeo Association’s Finals. The event kicked off Thursday morning with qualifying rounds in breakaway roping and calf roping. The competition continues at the Covington Arena on Friday and Saturday. The event concludes with an awards ceremony Saturday at 5 p.m. Spectators are welcome to attend at no charge.
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Remembering the Downtown Action Committee in 1975-76

1975 was the year before the Bicentennial celebration across the nation in 1976. The late Caroline Seale Cavanaugh was the Executive vice President of the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce. During July 1975, representatives of the Downtown Action Committee of Andalusia requested some assistance from Auburn University’s Department of Architecture...

Overnight fire destroys Doc’s Country Store in Opp

OPP, Ala. (WSFA) - An overnight fire in Covington County has destroyed Doc’s Country Store, located on Veterans Memorial Parkway in Opp. The business appears to be a total loss despite the efforts of multiple surrounding fire departments that responded to the the blaze. The store and restaurant has been...