Opp forfeits game as precaution after some players are quarantined

Opp Bobcats are forfeiting Friday night’s game after some of  the Opp players have to quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19. Superintendent Michael Smithart said, “Out of an abundance of caution, the OHS Football game scheduled for this Friday with W. S. Neal has been cancelled. We look forward to the State Playoffs beginning November…

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Clemmie Laura Mills

Mrs. Clemmie Laura Mills, age 96, of Opp, Alabama passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 in the Opp Health  Rehab. Mrs. Mills is survived by her children, Martha J. Daniels  husband, Philip, Roger L. Rudd  wife, Rose, and Jerry W. Rudd; 3 grandchildren  7 great-grandchildren; step-children, Jean Saunders  Robert, Delwyn Mills  Joan and Cathy Driver …

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Kenneth Wayne Merrill

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Merrill, age 87, of Opp, Alabama passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. Merrill is survived by his son  daughter-in-law, Donny Merrill  Beth; grandchildren, Gary Merrill, Jr. and Misty Merrill; sisters  brothers-in-law, Sarah Spurlin  Richard and Mary Ellen Norris  Clayton; and numerous nieces  nephews. He…

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Alene Simmons Jordan

Ms. Alene Simmons Jordan, age 91, of Opp, Alabama passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at her home. Ms. Jordan is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Jordan and Elizabeth, Ronnie Jordan and Diane and Gerald Jordan and Polly; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; and good friend and Sister-in-Christ, Myrtle Cotton…

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Jailhouse dunk and run

On Sunday afternoon, Reserve Deputy Justin Gantt noticed a white female step out of the passenger side of a car and throw an object over the fence at the Covington County Jail. Gantt immediately notified Sergeant Nick Ireland. Ireland stopped the vehicle at Jacks and the female jumped out of the car, ran through the…

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A Grand Opening for Encore Rehabilitation to be held

Grand Opening & Open House for Encore Rehabilitation (414 North Main Street in Delta Plaza; 334-329-6500), will be held on Thursday, October 29 from 4:00 P. M. – 6:00 P. M. The  theme for this gathering will be a “mask”eurade party (best mask wins gift certificate provided by Encore Rehab). Refreshments to be provided by…

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Opp Halloween on Main Street cancelled, neighborhoods will participate

Opp Chamber of Commerce Director Kelly Brandin announces that Halloween on Main Street has been cancelled due to the current pandemic situation. “After entering into discussions regarding Halloween on Main Street with the mayor, the decision has been made to not host this event this year due to COVID-19 concerns,” said Brandin. “Additionally, many of…

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Phil Clayton and Jennifer Hall named to Alabama SkillSPAN Coalition

Local leaders will help address key policy issues facing job seekers Dothan, Alabama – Southeast AlabamaWorks announced today that they have named two community leaders, Phil Clayton of Barbour County and Jennifer Hall of Covington County, to a statewide panel that will examine challenges facing local citizens regarding job opportunities. In 2019 the National Skills…

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Opp Chamber offers Covington County Program of Leadership 2021

The Opp and Covington County Chamber of Commerce, under the guidance of a steering committee, has developed the Covington County Program of Leadership 2021. “We are thrilled to be offering this inaugural leadership program to chamber members,residents of Covington County, those employed within Covington County, or those who are members of a Covington County club…

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Opp Chamber of Commerce to host Christmas Village

The Opp Chamber of Commerce announced it will be hosting its inaugural Opp Christmas Village at Benton Park on Cameron Road (across from the softball complex). “Our desire is to ignite the festive Christmas spirit in local residents and those who may be visiting Opp,” said chamber director Kelly Brandin. Brandin continued, “For this event…

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