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Geneva resident arrested for drug trafficking

On Wednesday, January 25, Geneva Police Department, along with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) Drug Enforcement Task Force Region B and Houston County Sheriff’s SRT, concluded a drug trafficking investigation in the 300 Block of North Morris Street, Geneva. Law enforcement issued a search warrant, in which marijuana plants,…

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Fatal shooting under investigation

Geneva County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a Westville man Thursday in the Piney Grove area near Samson. The victim was identified as Tony Rudolph Dean, age 60. Sheriff Tony Helms said the incident is being investigated as a homicide but stressed the probe is in its early stages.

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MFG Alabama to close its doors

Many employees of MFG Alabama, in Opp, Tuesday, got a surprise when they went in to work. After years of providing jobs for the local economy, Opp location has decided to close its doors. At this point, the plant is operating with a skeleton crew, having laid off many of its employees. In March, the…

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Opp woman killed in barrel racing accident

An Opp woman was killed Saturday after participating in a barrel racing event at the Baker Area Community Center. Regina Short, 56, had completed participating in the Florida event when she was slammed into a pole by her horse, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened about 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.…

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Covington County arrests reports, December 19 – January 8

The following reports were made by the Covington County jail. Any individual of an arrest is not intended to imply that the individual has been convicted of a crime. All persons are assumed to be innocent until found guilty. Jeremy Adam Flinn, 39, arrested for child support, violation of probation, held with no bond. Terry McClain, 40,…

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Heavy rain with possible flooding expected over the weekend

No changes in the development of the coming system. An upper system moving over the area will bring a period of rain starting Friday and lasting into Saturday night. Widespread rain with embedded thunderstorms will bring heavy rain to the area. Also, there is a small possibility of strong to severe storms Friday into Friday night. Rain totals of 2.50…

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