Covington County

Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman Tests Positive for COVID-19

Sheriff Blake Turman/Source: Covington County Sheriff’s Office Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman says he has tested positive for COVID-19. The sheriff made the announcement in a Facebook post late Wednesday evening. Sheriff Turman says other than having no taste or smell, he feels fine and has been quarantined for awhile. He says despite his absence, services will continue operating like…

Antioch Residents Are Counting Their Blessings After Sunday Night Tornado

The cleanup continued in Covington County Tuesday after Sunday night’s storm damage. The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tore through area, leaving behind destroyed buildings, uprooted trees, and minor injuries. In Gantt and Andalusia, several residents could be seen with their chainsaws in hand, hacking away at huge limbs. In Opp, full-grown trees lay beside the roadways. “We…

Andalusia Drug Bust Lands Four Behind Bars

Four people are being held in the Covington County Jail on drug-related charges after the 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force attempted to serve a warrant and several people fled the scene. DTF Commander Mark Odom said agents had a warrant for the arrest of Shundraiaus M. Curry for two counts of distribution of a controlled substance. The warrants were the…

Reward for 4 Farm Animals, Including Zebra Killed in Covington Co. Raised to $7,500

The reward for information leading to the arrest of the persons responsible for the slaying of four farm animals in Covington County has been raised. The owner has raised the reward to $7500. According to Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman, a zebra, a cow and two miniature horses were shot multiple times on Academy Drive in late December. The reward…

4 Farm Animals, Including Zebra Killed in Covington County

(Source: Covington County Sheriff’s Office) Authorities in Covington County are working to find those responsible for killing four animals including a zebra at a farm in south Alabama. According to Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman, a zebra, a cow and two miniature horses were shot multiple times on Academy Drive Thursday night or Friday morning. A $5000 reward is being…

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…

City of Andalusia Receives $500,000 for Victim Services in Covington and Butler Counties

The City of Andalusia has been awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women for the continuation of victim services in Covington and Butler counties. According to Andalusia Police Chief Paul Hudson, the city began providing direct services to victims in Covington and Butler counties in January 2017 through a partnership with Youth Advocate Programs Adult…

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…