First case of COVID-19 reported in Covington County

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports its first case of COVID-19 in a resident of Covington County. As of the morning of March 27, 567 Alabama residents were confirmed positive for COVID-19. Most patients with COVID-19 infection have mild respiratory illness along with fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some have more severe…

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Terry David Taylor

Mr. Terry David Taylor, age 59, of Opp, Alabama died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at his home. Mr. Taylor is survived by his son, Josh Taylor; daughter, Tera Taylor; mother, Hazel Kelley Taylor; sister and brother-in-law, DeWanda Taylor Weeks and Larry; niece; Nikki Hall and Chase; nephew, Taylor Weeks and Greeley; and 3 great-nieces. He…

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Gov. Ivey closes schools for remainder of school year

Governor Kay Ivey announced this afternoon during a press conference that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the threat of the Coronavirus. This includes all extra curricular activities. Ivey stated they are working on plans to offer virtual learning options to students. More to come on that…

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Katherin Vivian Baker

Katherin Vivian Baker, age 89, of Lucedale, MS passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at George Regional Rehab of Lucedale, MS.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Mount Olive Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Brannon, officiating and Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva, directing.…

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Roy LaDon “Donnie” Morgan

Mr. Roy LaDon “Donnie” Morgan, age 48, of Opp, Alabama died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Mizell Memorial Hospital. Donnie is survived by his wife, Paula Carter; mother, Brenda Gordon Willoughy; father and step-mother, Billy Morgan and Tina; daughters, Lomie Brianne Morgan, Kristen Danielle Morgana and Kelly LeAnn Morgan; step-son, Brandon K. Carter; brother, James…

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Elba Police seeks information in murder investigation

The Elba Police Department is currently investigating the homicide of Donta Jaqun Rogers, 26, of Elba. During the early morning hours of January 16, unknown person or persons went to 617 Putnam Street in Elba, Alabama where Donta Jaqun Rogers was shot and killed. The unknown suspect or suspects fled the scene by unknown means…

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A message from Holmes County Sheriff John Tate

I know that we are in uncertain times and in uncharted waters. I just want to assure the people of Holmes County that the men and women of Holmes County Sheriff’s Office are still fully functioning and here to serve you. We have implemented additional protective measures and are complying with the instructions of Governor…

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Alabama Department of Public Health establishes statewide hotline and direct e-mail for COVID-19 information

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has activated a statewide informational hotline and a general information e-mail address to field questions from the public about the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The addition of a hotline for general questions will give the public the ability to speak with someone who can direct them to information that…

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Margaret Jeanette Poole Eiland

Mrs. Margaret Jeanette Poole Eiland, age 95, of Columbia, Tennessee (Formerly of Opp) died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Life Care Center in Columbia. Mrs. Eiland is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne Hegler and Max, and Jeanne Mullinax and Randy; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Eiland and Patsy, and Chuck Eiland and Diane; sister,…

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