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Man dead after shooting in Luverne Tuesday

LUVERNE, Ala. (WSFA) - A man is dead following a shooting in Luverne Tuesday. According to the Luverne Police Department, officers were called just after 9 p.m. in the area of Liptrot Street after a report of multiple gunshots. When officers arrived in the area, they found a man who had died.
LUVERNE, AL
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luvernejournal.com

120th annual Horn Family Reunion held at Crenshaw County Lake

The 120th annual Horn Family Reunion, held every third Sunday in July, took place July 17 at the Crenshaw County Lake pavilion, where descendants of Richard Whitehead Horn and Rebecca Cox Horn, pioneers that settled in the area in 1826, joined together in remembrance of their ancestors and family who have passed on and to honor the family’s unique history.
CRENSHAW COUNTY, AL
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Big name retailers headed to Andalusia

ANDALUSIA, Ala. (WSFA) - What once was the Covington County Mall will now be known as the Shoppes of Covington County. The city of Andalusia announced the details of the development on Thursday. Some of the retailers that are slated to fill the vacant space include Five Below, Marshals, Big Lots, Burkes Outlet and Harbor Freight. Verizon and Firehouse Subs are already located in the area.
ANDALUSIA, AL
Andalusia Star News

Edwards named City of Andalusia’s Director of Leisure Services

Willie Edwards was introduced to the Andalusia City Council on Tuesday as the City of Andalusia’s new Director of Leisure Services. Edwards most recently served as director of parks and recreation for the City of Opp, a job which he had held since 2011. In addition, he has been head basketball coach for both boys and girls basketball at Opp High School since 2015.
ANDALUSIA, AL
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First Alert: Tracking multiple rounds of wet weather

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Central and South Alabama has seen multiple rounds of rain over the past few days and the First Alert Forecast features even more rain and storm chances through the weekend and into next week. A few isolated pockets of rain and storms will linger across parts...
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Greenville Advocate

Mt. Ida invites educators to lunch

Mt. Ida Missionary Baptist Church is hosting an “Educational Appreciation Luncheon” on Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 160 Mt. Ida Road in Greenville. Pastor Michael Pouncey said he has an overall vision for this event. He would like more than just teachers, those still teaching, and those retired, to attend this event. He wants all the employees in the local school systems to attend because everyone is important.
GREENVILLE, AL
Greenville Advocate

Fort Dale’s Press Box almost complete

Fort Dale Academy football fans will get to see the school’s new press box on Aug. 25. According to Fort Dale Academy Headmaster David Sikes, the school’s Parent Teacher Association launched a Capital Improvement Campaign four years ago to raise money for the new structure. With the help...
GREENVILLE, AL
Andalusia Star News

CCBOE approves additional personnel at special meeting

The Covington County Board of Education made 10 immediate personnel changes during a special called board meeting on Wednesday, August 17. Arawan Law as lunchroom worker at Pleasant Home School effective immediately, pending verification of new or existing background reviews. Starla Williams as paraprofessional at Red Level School effective immediately,...
COVINGTON COUNTY, AL
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Homicide investigation underway following Tuesday shooting

On Tuesday, August 16, Luverne Police Department responded to multiple gunshots in the area of Liptrot Street just after 9 p.m. Captain Mason Adcock said when officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a black male deceased from what appeared to be gunshot wounds in a yard on Liptrot St. Officers secured the scene and started a homicide investigation.
LUVERNE, AL
alabamanews.net

Covington Mall in Andalusia Being Transformed, Adding Stores

The transformation of the decades-old Covington Mall in Andalusia is well underway, with national retailers making plans to open locations there. Thursday, city leaders announced five well-known retailers that will be coming to what will now be called “The Shoppes of Covington.”. Marshalls, Big Lots, Burkes Outlet, Harbor Freight...
ANDALUSIA, AL
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BCHGS FALL TOUR OF HOMES

Beeland-Mallett-Godwin House, 304 S. Hickory Street, circa 1901. Built in 1901 by local merchant, L. J. Beeland, this Queen Anne features a steep hipped roof with cross gables, extensions and dormers, two turrets with cone roofs, low hipped wrap-around porch supported by slender columns on brick piers and two interior chimneys. Between 1924 and 1964, this home was owned by A. B. Boutwell, E. L. Mallett, and Betty Ruth Speir Smith. In 1974 the present owners, WS and Rebecca Godwin, remodeled the one-and-a-half-story to be a complete two-story house with seven bedrooms, three baths and two full size dens. The Godwins will have the original blueprints by architect Frank Lockwood on display the day of the tour. For more information on the Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society’s Fall Tour of Homes, please contact butlercoalhistory@gmail.com, 334-383-9654 or go to eventbrite.com.
BUTLER COUNTY, AL
Andalusia Star News

Andalusia breezes by Opp in season opener, 35-7

It was three years since the Andalusia Bulldogs and Opp Bobcats met each other on the gridiron, but the teams got their chance in front of a huge crowd in this season’s opener on Thursday with the Bulldogs coming out on top, 35-7. It was big night for Andalusia...
ANDALUSIA, AL
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Panthers young and hungry

The Georgiana Panthers have been grinding it out in the sweltering August heat, getting prepared for the upcoming season. This past Friday night, Harmon Field featured the mid county cats in an A-day scrimmage. Both the offense and defense showed obvious improvements from last year and sophomore Jacobie Morgan returns...
GREENVILLE, AL
alabamanews.net

More Clouds Than Sun, Rounds Of Rain Through Friday

Dry and hot with sunshine often describes August weather across central and south Alabama. However, Thursday morning was gloomy and gray with rain in some locations. Showers and storms become scattered about during Thursday afternoon and evening. Outside of rain, the sky likely remains mostly cloudy. Due to clouds and rain, temperatures remain shy of 90° in all locations during the afternoon.
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luvernejournal.com

Renovations at CCH Behavioral Health Unit complete

Crenshaw Community Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday to signify the completion of renovations made in the Behavioral Health Services Unit at the hospital. Hospital, city, and county officials, along with other citizens were on hand to enjoy the celebration. Light refreshments were served. David Hughes, CEO of Crenshaw Community...
CRENSHAW COUNTY, AL
luvernejournal.com

Pet of the Week-Moose Miles

“My name is Moose Miles, and I am a 2-year-old chocolate lab/blue heeler mix. I get the zoomies often, but there is just so much to see in this world! My family says that it is entertaining when I ‘run wild.’ My favorite treat is a Pup Cup from Chick-fil-A. When we pull into the drive through, I always get in Mom’s lap so I can stick my head out the window and make sure they don’t forget my Pup Cup!”
LUVERNE, AL
luvernejournal.com

Our view: Brantley, community will benefit from new mental health center

Finding ways to address mental health concerns and ensure the needs of the general public are being met have become hot-button issues impacting our country in recent years. While the new mental health crisis diversion center in Brantley, operated by the South Central Alabama Mental Health Center, is set to bring 60-plus jobs and be an obvious boon to the local economy, arguably the biggest impact felt by this new addition will be having a local facility outfitted to handle situations where someone having a mental health crisis can get much-needed help without having to go as far as Montgomery to do so.
BRANTLEY, AL
Andalusia Star News

ALDL: Covington County’s unemployment rises in June

Covington County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June saw an increase from the previous month, but remains below the rate from the prior year. The county’s June unemployment rate of 3.2 percent is well above the state average and is an increase of almost a full percent from May’s 2.3 percent. The rate in June 2021 was 3.7 percent.
Greenville Advocate

Pryor sacrifices summer to graduate U.S Army basic training boot camp

When classes started back at Greenville High School last week, senior Jacob Pryor was not there. He missed his last first day of high school completing and graduating from U.S. Army basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Pryor spent 10 weeks in the hot Oklahoma summer running drills with his...
GREENVILLE, AL
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