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Through my lens…Volume 4

By: Covington County District Attorney Walt Merrell Bullies are insecure people who think they can build themselves up by tearing someone else – anyone else ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

The story of Private First-Class John D. New, USMC WWII Medal of Honor

Pfc. John D. New was a member of The Old Breed. That title was given to the first division-sized, amphibious striking force in the U.S. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: Trees, Trails, and Traffic Revisited

“Happy trails to you until we meet again…” If my memory serves me correctly, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans sang this song in their cowboy ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sue Wilson.

Kyzar family ancestors migrated from Germany to America circa 1753

The Kyzar family of South Alabama are of German descent with Joh Ulrich Kayser appearing to be their immigrant ancestor. It is known he was ... Read more

1 month ago by Curtis Thomasson.

Through my eyes… Volume 3

By: Walt Merrell When I was a kid, I spent most of my time in the woods. We lived 20 miles from town and had ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

The story of Private George Watson, U.S. Army WWII Medal of Honor

In 1993, the U.S. Army commissioned a study by Shaw University in North Carolina to determine if black soldiers who had received the Distinguished Service ... Read more

1 month ago by John Vick.

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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago by Sue Wilson.

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