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Greenville Mayor, Wife Recover from Coronavirus

Alabama News Network sat down with Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon in his office to talk about how he and his wife Janice have successfully fought coronavirus. They were diagnosed in May. Mayor McLendon says the first four or five days were especially tough on them. He says they never feared they would die. They were not hospitalized. Mayor McLendon says…

Fire danger issued for 15 southern Alabama counties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Fifteen counties in south Alabama are under a fire danger advisory. The Alabama Forestry Commission issued the advisory earlier this week covering 15 counties including Coffee, Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston in the state’s Wiregrass region, which encompasses parts of southeastern Alabama, southern Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. The advisory also covers Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke,…

Redevelopment Project Set to Bring 140 Jobs, Financial Impact to Andalusia

Plans are coming together for some national retailers to make a new home in Andalusia. It’s a redevelopment project years in the making, now becoming a reality. “To see how it’s dropped off and how it’s going to be brought back to life, I mean its going to be pretty amazing,” Andalusia native and businessman Shaun Jackson said. Jackson and…

Baldwin County Mourns First Death of its Own Due to COVID-19

Baldwin County EMA officials announced via Facebook that the county’s first resident has died due to COVID-19. The post reads: “Our hearts are heavy after learning of the first passing of a member of our Baldwin County community. We are aware that this is a serious illness that can result in death and ask that each of you join us…

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…