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Through my lens… Volume 2

By: District Attorney Walt Merrell Last week, I spoke to the issue of protecting your children from Internet predators. This week, in a similar fashion, ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

Hammond descendants settled in the Opp area of Covington County

Today’s story will be a continuation of the Hammonds family begun in last week’s column. John B. Hammonds’s family through his grandchildren was outlined along ... Read more

1 day ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The story of Staff Sergeant Paul L. Bolden, U.S Army, WWII Medal of Honor

Sergeant Bolden and others who have received our nation’s highest honor, appear superhuman while preforming seemingly impossible deeds. The truth is that these heroes were ... Read more

1 day ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: The Story of the Andalusia Country Club

“Splish, splash, blow bubbles and kick like a frog,” my father always said as he pulled me around the shallow end of the swimming pool ... Read more

1 day ago by Sue Wilson.

Through my lens…Child Preditors (Volume 1)

BY: WALT MERRELL As a young prosecutor, I was called to an unusual scene involving a meth lab in Florala.  During their search, the Drug ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Hammond family is associated with Lumbee Indian Tribe

Although some descendants of the Hammond family being review today migrated to Covington County, Ala., most of them settled in Georgia or remained in Roberson ... Read more

1 week ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The story of Sergeant Ross F. Gray, USMC “The Deacon” WWII Medal of Honor

The “Deacon” was an unlikely candidate for the Medal of Honor. Ross Franklin Gray earned that nickname from his fellow Marines for his quiet, shy ... Read more

1 week ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: 1926 Town and Country in Covington

Well, folks, the year 1926 seems like a good year to write about this week. My good friend Irene Davis Butler was born on January ... Read more

1 week ago by Sue Wilson.

Frazier family migrated from Georgia to Pike, Covington Counties

Today’s story will be a revision and expansion of a much earlier column on the Frazier family of Covington County, Ala. Available records suggest a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Curtis Thomasson.

“One Man Army”: The story of Sergeant Jake Lindsey, U.S. Army WWII, Medal of Honor

Deep into the Huertgen Forest, the ground was frozen and the temperature was near zero. It was November 16, 1944, and Sgt. Jake Lindsey, already ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Vick.

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