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AHSAA Central Board Approves 2020-21 & 2021-22 Classification

  MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control unanimously approved Tuesday the classification for member schools for the school years 2020-21 & and 2021-22. The classification will once again classify member schools in seven classes. The action came during the Central Board’s December meeting at the AHSAA Office. Re-classification, conducted every two years, is based…

Interim President Named for Lurleen B. Wallace Community College

An interim president has been named for Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.  Chancellor Jimmy Baker ha announced the appointment of Dr. Chris Cox as interim president until a permanent president is named. Cox has more than 24 years of higher education administration experience and currently serves as the Executive Director of Workforce Solutions and Innovations for the Alabama Community College…

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…