Barbour County

Former Barbour County Sheriff Arrested on Ethics Violations

On Tuesday, September 29, Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest of Leroy Davie Upshaw. Upshaw is the former sheriff of Barbour County. Upshaw, 49, of Eufaula, served as sheriff of Barbour County until his term ended in early January 2019. He faces charges of using his public position for personal gain. Attorney General Marshall’s Special Prosecutions Division obtained two…

Calhoun Wins State Championship behind Davison’s 34 Points, go-ahead 3-pointer

  BIRMINGHAM – With the score tied at 61-61 in the Class 2A boys’ basketball finals Friday, Calhoun junior Jerdarrian “J.D.” Davison delivered the game-winning 3-point shot with 1.1 seconds remaining to lift the Tigers to  64-61 win over Barbour County and the 2020 Class 2A State Championship. Davison got the ball with 1:03 remaining at the BJCC Legacy Arena…

Florida Man Killed in South Alabama Crash

A single-vehicle crash in Barbour County has claimed the life of a Florida man. ALEA Sgt. Michael Simmons says Geraldo Jean Paul, 25, of Miami, was killed in a crash Friday when the vehicle he was operating left the roadway and struck a tree. The accident occurred on US 82, approximately 15 miles west of Eufaula. Nothing further is available…

2 Arrested After Large Drug Bust in Barbour County

(Source: Eufaula Police Department) Two Barbour County suspects were arrested Thursday after getting caught with a large number of drugs. Agents with the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force found 1,402 grams of marijuana, 70 grams of MDMA, 605 grams of methamphetamine (ICE), 86 grams of cocaine, 36 vials of THC, and six firearms during their investigation. Marcus Grubbs, 35, and…