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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…

Man Charged with Killing Infant Son Found Dead in Cell

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a “death in custody” after an inmate was found dead in his cell in south Alabama. According to SBI Lieutenant Heath Carpenter, a Houston County Corrections Officer requested emergency medical assistance at approximately 9:50 pm Friday after observing an unresponsive inmate.  Corrections staff, Sheriff’s Deputies, and Paramedics from the Dothan Fire Department performed…

Update: Florala PD Captures Escaped Inmate

UPDATE: James Leroy Franklin, 45, has been recaptured by the Florala Police Department. Franklin did surrender without incident. ORIGINAL REPORT: ADOC Searches for Escaped Inmate in South Alabama The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has reported one inmate from the Elba Work Release Center (EWRC) is missing. According to the ADOC, James Leroy Franklin, 45, was last seen at his…

Alabama Officer Leaves Intensive Care after Rattlesnake Bite

GREENVILLE, Ala. (AP) – An Alabama police officer has left intensive care after being bitten by a rattlesnake while on duty. News outlets report Greenville Officer Marissa Morrison has been given 16 vials of antivenin since Monday. The snake got her when she stepped out of her patrol car to stretch her legs and take a picture of the sunrise….

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….

New Butler County Memorial Pays Tribute to 19 WWI Soldiers

A memorial unveiled Thursday in Butler County pays pays tribute to a group of men who died from that area fighting for the country. The memorial, which hangs on the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, lists the names of the 19 men who lost their lives in World War I. Gerald Johnson is the Alabama World War I Centennial Committee…

TIME Magazine: Navy Considering Refugee Tent City in South Alabama & Elsewhere.

Suggested initial cost: $233-Million

TIME reports on a Navy plan to handle tens of thousands of refugees, and quotes a U.S. Navy memo:   “The Navy memo outlines plans to build “temporary and austere” tent cities to house 25,000 migrants at abandoned airfields just outside the Florida panhandle near Mobile, Alabama, at Navy Outlying Field Wolf in Orange Beach, Alabama, and nearby Navy Outlying…

Alberto Leads to Closure of All Andalusia City Roads

The Andalusia Police Department announced Monday evening that all city roads are closed until Tuesday morning as result of Subtropical Storm Alberto. Here’s the message the police department posted to it’s Facebook page. Remember to download the Alabama News Network weather app to up to date on the latest weather conditions. Categories: News, South Alabama Tags: alberto, Andalusia Police Department,…

Combating the Spread of Canine Flu

Greenville veterinarian offers steps you can take to prevent your pup from getting sick

1/1IMG_0035 Show Caption Hide Caption The widespread flu virus isn’t just affecting people. Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is reporting an uptick in cases of canine influenza H3N2. But, no need to panic.  There are steps you can take to prevent your pup from getting sick. “Dogs that are in close contact with dogs that have influenza can catch it,”…

Greenville Police Department is on the Move

The boys in blue are gearing up for a major improvement that will help them better serve Camellia City residents

1/1IMG_0323 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Police headquarters is on the move. The department has announced it will relocate to the corner of Caldwell and Adams Streets in downtown Greenville. “A lot of good things about this new building,” said Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn about the impending move. The building once housed Butler County’s Department of Human Resources…