🚧 Traffic Alert: Vehicle Crash on Brantley Highway in Luverne, AL
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Local motorists are advised to exercise caution on Brantley Highway due to a reported vehicle crash that is currently obstructing lanes. Authorities are on the scene managing the situation. Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes if possible to avoid delays. The impact of the accident on traffic conditions is ongoing, and updates will be provided as they become available. Please stay alert and prioritize safety when traveling through the affected area near 5258 Brantley Highway, Luverne, Crenshaw County, AL.
⚠️ Update on Upcoming Roadway Improvements on AL 55, Red Level
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Local transportation authorities have announced planned improvements on AL 55 in Red Level, Covington County. During the upgrade process, alternate lane closures will occur. Drivers are urged to exercise caution while traveling through the construction area. Adherence to posted signs and instructions from road crew is essential for the safety of both the workers and motorists. Please allow for extra travel time or seek alternative routes if possible to avoid delays.
Be prepared for eternity
By Dean Kelly Minister, Highland Home Church of Christ I was driving home to Highland Home on 331 near Hyundai Boulevard when suddenly I heard a sound and felt a bump. I realized that the car to my left had bumped me. Fortunately, he had pulled back over as soon as he realized he had […] The post Be prepared for eternity appeared first on Luverne Journal.
Reminders – Something to hold onto
By Dunford Cole Pastor, Campground and Rutledge Methodist Church I love the churches I serve. One of the things that I do is send out scripture reminders each morning during the week on a group text. I try to offer something to remind us of God’s love and the sacrifice that He made. I also […] The post Reminders – Something to hold onto appeared first on Luverne Journal.
State Examiner: Covington County failed to produce financial statement for audit
The Covington County Commission received a letter from the Alabama Department of Examiners regarding the availability of a financial statement from fiscal year ending September 2020. The letter, according to Alabama Chief Examiner Rachel Riddle, was sent to inform the commission that her office will only be able to perform a compliance audit rather than […] The post State Examiner: Covington County failed to produce financial statement for audit appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Warm temperatures and multiple chances for rain this week
Sunday morning was mainly cloudy with areas of fog. Clouds gradually cleared during the day. Sunshine returned faster in far south Alabama. There, temperatures soared to near 80°. Elsewhere, cloud-cover lingered into the afternoon. Some locations only warmed into the low 70s. However, temperatures were above-average area-wide. Despite the clouds, rain coverage was near-zero.
Update: Dense fog advisory issued for Covington County Saturday midday
An updated dense fog advisory was issued by the National Weather Service on Saturday at 9:57 a.m. in effect until 11 a.m. for Covington County. The weather service says, "Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog." "Low visibility could make driving conditions hazardous," adds the weather service. "If...
Former Elba chief claims city conspired against 911 dispatchers, sues for $5 million
ELBA, Ala. (WTVY) -A lawsuit claims Elba officials conspired against 911 dispatchers who lost their jobs and those officials also put a target on the back of the city’s police chief, who demands they pay him $5 million. Former chief Harold L. Staley claims in a federal lawsuit that...
Highschool Softball | 04 March Georgiana Girls Game Notice
The Georgiana Girls Softball team will have a Conference game with Brantley(Brantley, AL) on 04 March, 2024, 6 PM. As of now, Panthers has won 7 games and lost 3 games, and the winning rate is 0.7.
SHEAR SUCCESS: Wiggins Barber Shop still cutting hair at same location after 80 years
Wiggins Barber Shop is a staple for men’s haircuts in this community and has remained in the same location since it first opened on Feb. 29, 1944, in downtown Andalusia. Purvis Gilmer was the shop’s original owner before Henry Wiggins joined in 1956 and purchased the shop in 1973. Robin Veasey, who came on board […] The post SHEAR SUCCESS: Wiggins Barber Shop still cutting hair at same location after 80 years appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Covington County District Attorney’s Office presents evidence in Opp murder case during preliminary hearing
A preliminary hearing was held this week where evidence was presented against a Mobile man accused in an Opp murder in March 2023. District Attorney Walt Merrell presented evidence in District Court to substantiate the murder charge against 41-year-old Joseph Wayne Christopher. “A preliminary hearing is a type of check and balance within the judicial […] The post Covington County District Attorney’s Office presents evidence in Opp murder case during preliminary hearing appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Henderson pitches 1,500 strikeouts
By Lanell Downs Smith The Luverne Journal Crenshaw Christian Academy senior Abby Henderson has been playing softball since her fifth-grade year. On Feb. 27, coaches stopped the Cougars game against Fort Dale Academy to announce Henderson had achieved her 1,500th career strikeout. Henderson, who signed a commitment to play for Coastal Carolina University this fall, […] The post Henderson pitches 1,500 strikeouts appeared first on Luverne Journal.
Covington County readies for 2024 primary election
Several local offices and the presidential race highlight the upcoming primary election in Covington County on Tuesday, March 5, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Probate Judge Stacy Brooks serves as the chief election official in Covington County. “Before every election, my office proofs ballots and makes sure they are printed correctly. We compile information […] The post Covington County readies for 2024 primary election appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
LaShunda Brown: Passion creates purpose
Pastor and entrepreneur LaShunda Brown, has quickly solidified her place as a distinguished figure among the Lowndes and Butler County communities. Not only is Brown the standing pastor of Living Christ Ministry in Montgomery, she also is the owner of several businesses including Life Restaurant, Life Beauty Supply, and Life Changing Thrift Store all located in Fort Deposit. She has served as pastor for seven years and a business owner for about 15 years.
Former Elba pastor receives diversion on theft charges
COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) - A former Coffee County pastor who served as Alabama Coroner’s Association executive director received pretrial diversion on Thursday for the theft of several thousand dollars. Philip Box stole $8,911.07 from the association between April 2022 and Sept. 20, 2022. Following his January arrest, he...
Kitties galore available for adoption
The Butler County Humane Society is currently running a special adoption promotion for cats, inviting the community to meet their super friendly kittens. The kittens are described as cuddly companions which have already been spayed or neutered and received their first round of shots, ensuring they are ready for their forever homes. During the promotion, […] The post Kitties galore available for adoption appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Greenville resident honored with honorary police badge
On Feb. 28, Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn awarded local resident Tommy Rivers with an honorary police badge, recognizing his lifelong dedication and public service to the community. Rivers, known for his commitment to cleanliness and safety in Greenville, was visibly moved during the ceremony. “I just want to thank everyone,” Rivers said during his […] The post Greenville resident honored with honorary police badge appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Elba murder suspects denied bond following Aniah’s Law hearings in Coffee County District Court
Two adult suspects charged in the Feb. 14th Elba murder of Christopher Ethan Hill remain in the Coffee County Jail with no bond following their pre-trial detention hearings last week. Twelfth Judicial Circuit District Attorney James Tarbox said defendants Freddie McGee Jr. and Lena Michelle McGhee each appeared Thursday, Feb....
2024 Miss Elba Queens Crowned!
The 2024 Miss Elba Pageants were held last Saturday evening, Feb. 24, at the Elba High School auditorium, and six new queens were crowned to represent Elba this year. The newly crowned Miss Elba Queens are: (front row) Petite Miss Elba Ella Pugh, Little Miss Elba Farris Mauldin, and Future Little Miss Elba Ava Astemborski; (back row) Young Miss Elba Piper Astemborski, Miss Elba Alyssa McFarland, and Junior Miss Elba Taylor Day.
Southeast Gas gives back to community
By Shannon Jackson Special to The Luverne Journal Southeast Gas recently announced its 2024 Give Back to Schools contribution of $133,000 to 20 public school systems in Alabama. Crenshaw County Schools plans to use funds from this year’s Give Back to Schools initiative to support the band programs and track teams at Luverne, Brantley and […] The post Southeast Gas gives back to community appeared first on Luverne Journal.