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Covington County Courthouse Turns 100

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

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 history in this courthouse of…

Christmas in Candyland Back for a Fourth Year

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

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 worry about all the mittens…

Juvenile Arrested in Connection with Andalusia School Closure

The juvenile is facing undisclosed charges.

A juvenile has been arrested after concerns led Andalusia City Schools officials to cancel classes Friday. State Trooper Kevin Cook says the State Bureau of Investigation is investigating a situation that could have compromised the safety of one of the schools.  The school involved, the charges the juvenile is facing, and the nature of the situation have not yet been…

EF0 Tornado Tears Through Andalusia RV Park

One of the homes in the RV Park was flipped over and smashed by the tornado. Storms are nothing new for Brian Jones. He was in an area hit by Hurricane Katrina, and didn’t think anything could be worse than that. After experiencing the tornado that tore through the Andalusia RV Park he lives in, he changed his mind. “Between…

Pedestrian Killed in Andalusia

Andalusia police say a man was killed when he was hit by a car Friday evening. It happened on Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway.  The pedestrian has been identified as 51-year-old Rafael A. Malave of Andalusia.  The driver of the vehicle, Chad Long, of Andalusia was not injured. Details of the accident are currently under investigation by Andalusia Police Department….

CandyLand Open for a 3rd Year in Andalusia

Andalusia kicked off the Christmas season by opening Candyland, the city’s annual month-long holiday display celebrating Christmas. Andalusia opened its CandyLand Christmas Town for the third year this holiday season on the first day of December. Students from Andalusia City Schools were the first to get a chance to run and play in the snow, plus experience the Christmas-themed town’s…

Andalusia High Honors Veterans in 30th Annual Veterans Day Program

Andalusia High School celebrated veterans on Thursday with its 30th annual Veterans Day program. Andalusia High School celebrated veterans on Thursday with its 30th annual Veterans Day program. This year’s program included patriotic poetry readings and songs from the students and featured former First Lieutenant and Andalusia-native John Givhan as the guest speaker. Givhan served in the Vietnam War, and…

House Judiciary Committee Suspends Impeachment Investigation

House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, announced Thursday he’s is suspending hearings into the Articles of Impeachment filed against Governor Robert Bentley. Jones says he’s stopping the hearings at the request of the Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, whose office is conducting its own investigation into the governor. “As I said at the first meeting on the Articles of…

Radio host’s Facebook post upsets Andalusia residents

An Andalusia radio host is facing some heat after a Facebook post upset some residents. Blaine Wilson, the man behind the post, is the owner of and a broadcaster on WAAO, a radio station in Andalusia. Wilson, an open supporter of Donald Trump, made a Facebook post defending Trump’s words in the leaked video from 2005. A screenshot of Wilson’s Facebook…

Man Arrested in Connection to Car Break-Ins

Andalusia Police Chief Paul Hudson says an arrest has been made in connection with the recent rash of car break-ins. Chief Hudson says the suspect, identified as 18-year old Charles Kawan Anderson, was picked up by Monroeville officers Wednesday, September 21. He has been charged with 21 counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, one count of theft of property 2nd degree, two…