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Andalusia RV Park Set for Grand Opening

A new attraction in Covington County will soon offer a place for those looking to explore the great outdoors. The Oaks RV Park and Campground will provide 32 acres for outdoor-adventurers to roam around. The campgrounds include 27 RV sites with electric hookups, 15 tent sites and bathhouses. A 10-acre pond sits in the back for fishing.  A dog park…

LACEUP (11/29/19)

2019 AHSAA State Football Playoffs Semifinal Results CLASS 1A Lanett (13-0) 42, Sweet Water (11-2) 35 Mars Hill Bible (14-0) 22, Pickens County (11-3) 18 CLASS 2A Reeltown (13-1) 29, Leroy (11-3) 28 (OT) Fyffe (14-0) 21, Collinsville (12-2) 0 CLASS 3A Mobile Christian (9-4) 41, T.R. Miller (9-5) 21 Piedmont (13-1) 41, Walter Wellborn (12-2) 7 CLASS 4A UMS-Wright…

Covington County School Systems Receive School Supplies

-From the South Alabama Newsroom- School systems in Covington County received a large donation of school supplies Wednesday. It was thanks to a partnership between Christian-based World Vision International, Covington County faith and civic leaders, and school officials. The school supplies will provide enough items to help about 1,050 students.  Boxes were filled with pouches containing pencils, rulers, markers, crayons, and…

1 Injured in Thursday Night Andalusia Shooting, Suspect Wanted

One man is fighting for his life while another is on the run after a shooting occurred Thursday night. According to the Andalusia Police Department, officers responded to a report of a shooting on Snead Street around 8:30 Thursday night. While in route to the residence, officers learned that the victim was being transported from the scene in a personal…

Officials Break Ground on New Mental Health Facility for Jail Inmates

Officials broke ground in Andalusia Tuesday, marking the beginning of a South Central Alabama Mental Health Board Residential Forensic Facility. The facility will help inmates with mental health issues facing charges get the help they need. The Covington County Commission provided the land. It will be located by the county jail, for security measures. “It will be used to determine…

Covington County Floor Manufacturer Receives $250 Million Investment

Andalusia’s soft and hard floor manufacturing distribution company Shaw Industries Plant 65 location is celebrating a large investment. This comes after its Dalton, Georgia headquarters chose to invest $250 million into the facility. “It’s a huge development for the great state, for Andalusia, and especially for the workers that are here. It’s the largest employer in the county,” Governor Kay…

Covington County Elects New Sheriff

With no Democratic challenger in the upcoming November election, Covington County will have a new sheriff. Blake Turman received more votes than three-term Sheriff Dennis Meeks during Tuesday’s election. When asked what it took for him to win the office, he answered, “prayer.” Turman says there are changes he wants to make once he takes office in January 2019, like…

Covington County Courthouse Turns 100

Courthouse remains one of the city's most recognizable historic landmarks

1/1IMG_0275 Show Caption Hide Caption Hundreds gathered Tuesday in Covington County to celebrate a vital piece of their history. The Covington County Courthouse has officially turned a century old. It was built for 100-thousand dollars back in 1917. “People expect that they’ll find justice and that they’ll find mercy and that they’ll find compassion in the courthouse and we have a…

Christmas in Candyland Back for a Fourth Year

City of Andalusia opens winter wonderland featuring faster slide and new play cottages

1/1IMG_0247 Show Caption Hide Caption You won’t have to drive far this month to see a winter wonderland… Friday, the city of Andalusia officially opened Christmas in Candyland. Chamber Director Chrissie Duffy says no matter the mercury reading, snow is always in the forecast. “You can come out here in shorts and t-shirts and enjoy it and not have to…