Covington County

Update: Three People Killed in Covington County Crash Identified

Alabama State Troopers have identified a mother and son from Georgia who were killed in a head-on collision in Covington County while traveling to the beach. State troopers say 8-year-old Larenz Graham and his mother, 35-year-old Landie Romulus, were killed Monday when a northbound vehicle on highway 55 crossed the median and hit their car as they were traveling south….

Gov. Kay Ivey Awards Grant to Child Victims in Covington County

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $160,298 grant to the Covington County Child Advocacy Center to ensure that child victims of physical or sexual abuse have access to free, professional care to help them overcome their situation. The Covington County Child Advocacy Center will use the grant to continue helping children recover from abuse and working with law enforcement agencies…

Red Level Track Athlete Signs with Alabama

A small town, Covington County student is receiving a chance not many from his area receive. Red Level High School senior Joel Phillips is Bama bound. On Wednesday, he signed as a preferred walk on to run track for the University of Alabama. “It’s a blessing because all year, I’ve been working hard,” Phillips says. Phillips was surrounded by his…

Suspect Jumps Out of Window to Escape Police

Several law enforcement agencies responded to a call on Friday afternoon after a female suspect jumped out of a window to escape from two Andalusia Police officers. According to the Andalusia Police Department,  Investigators Tawona Ryce and Sgt. Gene Jackson attempted to make contact with Cortney Inman at a residence on Walding Road in Opp. While at the residence, Inman jumped out…

Go-cart Operator Killed in Collision with a Motorhome

Crenshaw County

Alabama State Troopers say a 24 year old Honoraville man died when the go-cart he was operating in a roadway was struck by a motor-home. They identify him as 24 year old Randall Blain Bell. The motor-home was being driven by 40 year old Elijah Alley of Clinton Tennessee. The crash happened on Alabama 97 near the seven mile marker…

Covington County Law Enforcement Arrests 37 Minors, Ensures Spring Break Safety

Cars full of college students and vacationing families are traveling south for spring break. Covington County sees many of those travelers from March through September. “Our traffic will probably go up by 75-80% through this county during the times of spring break,” Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman says. The increase in traffic means more money flowing through the economy. But…

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 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…

Crenshaw County Dropped from Tropical Storm Warning; Covington County Remains in Warning

The National Weather Service has dropped Crenshaw County from the Tropical Storm Warning as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads from the Florida panhandle into Alabama.  Covington County remains under the warning.     Besides Crenshaw County, the Tropical Storm Warning was also cancelled for Baldwin central-coastal and Mobile central-coastal counties. Get the latest forecast Download the Alabama News Network Weather Authority…

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…